globalFEST, NYC's multi-stage one day festival with musical acts from around the world, will hold its 2019 edition at The Copacabana Times Square on January 6. Acts this year include Canadian composer and tenor, and 2018 Polaris Prize winner, Jeremy Dutcher who will be making his NYC live debut with globalFEST and will perform songs from his debut album, Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa, where he rearranged forgotten songs of the Wolastoq First Nation's traditional music.

Also performing: Brooklyn's terrific Combo Chimbita, South Africa's B.C.U.C. (Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness), Indian slide guitar master Debashish Bhattacharya, mambo supergroup Orquesta Akokán, Tennessee's Southern Gothic blues artist Amythyst Kiah, Ukrainian punk cabaret combo Dakh Daughters, Guadeloupean zouk greats Zouk Machine, London-based Palestinian group 47 SOUL who make a combination of electronic hip-hop and traditional dabke dance music they call "shamstep," and more.

Tickets for globalFEST 2019 are on sale now in a variety of packages via Indiegogo. Check out the full 2019 lineup, and an announcement video, below.


globalFEST 2019 Lineup

B.C.U.C. - Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness (South Africa) Defiant and hypnotic Soweto sounds

Jeremy Dutcher (Tobique / Canada) Reinvented indigenous Wolastoqiyik songs

Magos Herrera & Brooklyn Rider: "Dreamers" (Mexico / USA) Sensuous Latin vocals set against dramatic strings

Orquesta Akokán (Cuba / USA) Powerhouse Cuban mambo supergroup

Debashish Bhattacharya (India) Calcutta’s Innovative Slide Guitar Master

Cha Wa (New Orleans / USA) New Orleans brass driving Mardi Gras Indian funk

Amythyst Kiah (Tennessee / USA) Southern Gothic, Alt-Country Blues

Dakh Daughters (Ukraine) Kyiv's Underground Punk Cabaret

Zouk Machine (Guadeloupe / France) The Grand Dame of French-Antillean Zouk

47 SOUL (Palestine / United Kingdom) Electro Dabke from the Palestinian Diaspora

Combo Chimbita (Colombia / USA) Psychedelic Cumbia-Inflected Tropical Futurism

Gato Preto (Mozambique / Ghana / Germany) Afrofuturist Global Bass