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globalFEST 2016 is this month — listen to a playlist of this year’s performers

globalFEST 2016

The annual NYC world music festival globalFEST returns to Webster Hall on Sunday, January 17 across all three of the venue’s stages. 2016 performers — a few of whom are making their US or NY debuts — include (descriptions via press release):

Astrid Hadad
Extravagant Mexican cabaret with soulful songs and outrageous visuals

Debauche
Russian mafia ballads get a New Orleans punk makeover

Fendika
Masterful dancer Melaku Belay leads Ethiopia’s traditional music revival

Ginkgoa
Vintage Paris chic meets New York cool in swinging electro-beats

Lakou Mizik (NY Debut)
Powerhouse collective invigorating Haitian roots and grooves

Mariana Sadovska
The defiant cry of Ukraine, reinventing traditional songs

Simon Shaheen’s Zafir
A reuniting of Arab Andalucian music and fiery flamenco

Stelios Petrakis Quartet
Inimitable virtuosos from Crete weaving melodies across the Greek islands

The Dhol Foundation
UK’s leading South Asian bhangra crew

Tribu Baharú (US Debut)
Afro-champeta party from Colombia’s Caribbean coast

Somi
Lush Afrobeat inspired jazz, soul, and pop

Music Maker Blues Revue
Blues That Made America Famous

Tickets for globalFEST 2016 are on sale and the schedule/set-times are listed, plus a video preview and a Spotify playlist featuring songs by this year’s acts, below.

globalFEST 2016

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