globalFEST 2019

globalFEST 2019

  • Date:06 - Jan - 2019
  • Time:6:00PM
  • Venue:The Copacabana
  • Location:8th Avenue, 268 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036

On January 6, 2019, we will return to NYC to celebrate new artists, old perspectives, and expansive cultural traditions. During this time of turbulent political change, globalFEST’s work and the work of its artists feels more urgent and more relevant to the global conversation than ever. Artists are storytellers and connectors, making the platform of this festival the start, or restart, of a long conversation between artist and audiences.

globalFEST 2019 Lineup

The 16th edition of globalFEST features music from Cuba to Palestine. Dive in:

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

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

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

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

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

Dakh Daughters (Ukraine) Kyiv’s Underground Punk Cabaret

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

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

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

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