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Webster Hall Presents

globalFEST 2016

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Sunday, Jan 17, 2016 7:00 PM EST (6:00 PM Doors)
Webster Hall, New York, NY
16 years and over

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globalFEST is America’s most pioneering showcase/festival and year round service organization for global music. This year marks the 13th edition of the festival and features 12 artists from around the world on 3 stages for a night where “worlds and music meet, in euphoric result” (NY Times).

Astrid Hadad
Extravagant Mexican cabaret with soulful songs and outrageous visuals

Russian mafia ballads get a New Orleans punk makeover

Masterful dancer Melaku Belay leads Ethiopia’s traditional music revival

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

Music Maker Blues Revue
Blues that made America famous

Simon Shaheen’s Zafir
A reuniting of Arab Andalucian music and fiery flamenco

Lush Afrobeat inspired jazz, soul, and pop

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

About globalFEST

globalFEST’s mission is cultural, social and political. It aims to bring down boundaries between countries and create cultural opportunities for individual artists and for governments, sponsors, scholars and critics to collaborate. Tours and cultural exchanges that result from globalFEST¹s showcases have helped to build an ever widening audience for world music and, by extension an increase in international cooperation and collaboration.



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