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globalFEST returns to Webster Hall in January


globalFEST is returning to Webster Hall on January 8. The fest takes place on three stages and features a large variety of music from around the world. A few of the artists playing will be making their US debut at the show. This year’s lineup includes The Gloaming, BélO, Yemen BLues, Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino, Wang Li, Zaz, Mayra Andrade, M.A.K.U. Sound System, The Silk Road Ensemble, SMOD, Diogo Nogueira, and Debo Band. Descriptions of each band are below. Any recommendations on who not to miss?

Tickets are still on sale. Food will also be available for purchase all night.

globalFEST 2011 hosted some of Bob Boilen’s favorite live performances of 2011.

Full 2012 schedule below…

globalFEST 2012 Schedule:
7:00 – 7:50 (Marlin Room) The Gloaming (U.S. Debut): Virtuoso Irish and American supergroup explore new traditions
7:00 – 8:00 (The Studio) BélO: Haiti’s acoustic innovator and social activist
7:30 – 8:15 (Grand Ballroom) Yemen Blues: Electrifying Yemeni sounds meet jazz, blues and funk
8:10 – 9:00 (Marlin Room) Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino: Passionate and exuberant trance and dance music from Southern Italy
8:20 – 9:20 (The Studio) Wang Li (U.S. Debut): Sublime Chinese jaw harp master-improviser
8:35 – 9:20 (Grand Ballroom) Zaz: Chart-topping French chanteuse
9:20 – 10:10 (Marlin Room) Mayra Andrade: Golden-voiced Cape Verde-born singer
9:40 – 10:40 (The Studio) M.A.K.U. Sound System: Furious rhythms of NY’s Afro-Colombian underground
9:40 – 10:25 (Grand Ballroom) (The Silk Road Ensemble: Virtuoso collective from around the globe
10:30 – 11:20 (Marlin Room) SMOD (U.S. Debut): Hard hitting, political folk-rap from Mali
10:45 – 11:30 (Grand Ballroom) Diogo Nogueira: Rio’s red-hot samba star
11:00 – 12:00 (The Studio) Debo Band: Slinky Ethiopian funk and searing jazz grooves

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