Combo Chimbita sign to ANTI-, share “Testigo,” touring w/ Parquet Courts
Brooklyn's Combo Chimbita have signed to ANTI- and will release their new album on the label in 2019. The band rose up through the scene at Brooklyn club Barbes and practice what they call Tropical Futurism -- ”the idea that ancestral knowledge can represent a magical and substantial future outside the boundaries of white, Western ideals” -- inspired by Sun Ra Arkestra, psych rock, and more.
globalFEST 2018 lineup & tickets
With its usual home of Webster Hall currently closed under renovation, the annual multistage globalFEST is moving to Times Square for its 2018 edition, happening January 14 at BB King Blues Club & The Liberty Theater. Across three stages, this year's lineup brings talent from all over the world...
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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