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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