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globalFEST 2017 lineup (Jojo Abot, Maarja Nuut, Rare Essence, Septeto Santiaguero, more)

The lineup includes the Lauryn Hill-approved singer Jojo Abot, Estonian folk singer/violinist Maarja Nuut, DC go-go vets Rare Essence, Indian-classical and jazz fuser Rudresh Mahanthappa, Cuban group Septeto Santiaguero, and more.

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

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 FamousTickets 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...

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Antibalas played Daptone Super Soul Revue, touring with Zap Mama in 2015 (dates)

Antibalas played the night's most exploratory set. Its Afrobeat has been infused with New York City propulsion and diversity. It ratchets up Fela's deliberate pace and sometimes exults in the dissonance of its churning, brawling funk...

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globalFEST 2015 lineup and tickets

The annual NYC world music festival globalFEST returns in 2015 to Webster Hall on January 11. This year's performers -- many of whom are making their US or NYC debuts -- include (descriptions via press release):Bixiga70 (US debut; Brazil): Brazil's brassy Afrobeat orchestra

Emel Mathlouthi (Tunisia/France/US): Electro-inspired voice of Tunisia's Arab Spring

Emil Zrihan (Morocco/Israel): Soaring Moroccan improvisations and Jewish songs

The Jones Family Singers (US): Hard-driving Gospel funk from Texas

Just a Band (Kenya): Nairobi's Super-Nerdy Electronic Music & Art Collective

Kahulanui (US): Hawaii's kings of swing

Kevin Johansen + The Nada (Argentina): De-genre-ate Sub-tropicalia from Argentina

The Nile Project (US debut; various): Trans-border collaboration across the Nile Basin

Puerto Candelaria (NYC debut; Colombia): Colombia's rebellious cumbia experimentalists

Riyaaz Qawwali (various): Pakistani Sufi Music made in the USA

Sam Lee (NYC debut; UK): Unconventional Songs of the British Isles

Zap Mama (Belgium): Polyphonic a capella Afropop pioneersTickets are on sa...

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Lincoln Center Out of Doors 2014 free show lineup (Americanafest, Jose Gonzalez, Pete Seeger memorial, Roberta Flack & more)

The 2014 season of Lincoln Center's free Out of Doors festival happens over three weeks this summer, from July 20 - August 10 at various outdoor venues in and around Lincoln Center...

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KiT in NYC this week, playing Baby’s All Right tonight before globalFest on Sunday (watch a video)

"The first half of us made it to NYC. Waiting for the rest!!! Loving the weather ;-)" - KiT
There are plenty of bands that have tried to do the "traditional music remixed with electronica" thing and truthfully, many of them kind of suck...

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globalFEST returning in 2014, includes Abigail Washburn’s new trio The Wu-Force & more (lineup & tix)

Abigail Washburn in Central Park in 2012 (more by Chris La Putt)

NYC's annual world music festival globalFEST (not to be confused with Central Park's Global Citizen Festival) returns in 2014 at Webster Hall on January 12...

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globalFEST 2013 announces full lineup w/ Oliver Mtukudzi

Annual NYC world music festival globalFEST, whose name was recently borrowed for a much bigger one-off event in Central Park, have announced the lineup for their 2013 festival which will go down on all three stages at Webster Hall on January 13...

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ALSO: why Snoop Dogg isn’t voting for Romney, Menomena, Yellow Ostrich, Kanye’s Twitter, Nas, Amy Winehouse, more

Did Snoop Dogg talk much politics at his Wellmont Theater show last week? That picture above, no not the cats, is his Tweeted list of reasons for voting for Obama, and for not voting Romney...

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Doveman extends LPR residency, speaking at MoMA & stuff

Doveman at LPR in 2011 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Doveman will continue his Burgundy Stain Sessions at Le Poisson Rouge into 2012 with LPR shows happening on April 13, July 13, October 5, and December 7...

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