Artist Line Up for GlobalFEST Announced in New York


Fifth Annual Festival of Global Music Brings Twelve Artists to NYC Showcase

Here it is... the long-awaited list of fabulous talent performing at the 2008 globalFEST!

Chango Spasiuk
Argentina’s chamame master accordionist(Argentina)

Crooked Still
Newgrass innovators (USA)

Spectacular Korean drummers (Korea)

Fallou Dieng & DLC
Senegalese mbalax rising stars (Senegal)

Lo Cor de la Plana
Marseille’s hand-clappin', foot-stompin' vocalists (France)

Little Cow
Budapest's Gypsy-tinged rockers (Hungary)

Nation Beat
Northeastern Brazilian carnival meets American roots (USA/Brazil)

NYC-Mexico alt-rock folkloristas (NYC/Mexico)

Puerto Plata
84-year-old Dominican Son maestro (Dominican Republic/USA)

French Gypsy jazz guitar virtuosi (France)

Desert blues rockers (Niger/France)

Vinicio Capossela
Theatrical Italian underground visionary vocalist (Italy)

Artist bios, photos, and audio to be posted at later this week.

Sunday January 13, 2008
Webster Hall
125 E. 11th St., New York, NY
18 + with valid ID
7:00 pm (doors at 6 pm)
tickets now on sale!

In the last five years, globalFEST has become the U.S.'s leading showcasing event for artists performing a huge range of styles from around the world. Working alongside the annual performing arts conference, Association of Performing Arts Presenters (where major performing arts centers converge to seek talent), globalFEST has helped to create new touring opportunities for international musicians in the North American market. Over 50 groups/artists have participated in the first four years in the hybrid festival/showcase event. The festival has sold out each year with a crowd of over 1,400 including representatives of over 400 performing arts centers, festival and club curators, and artist managers, agents and labels rubbing shoulders with New York's homegrown global music audiences on three separate stages.
Twelve artists will perform over the course of the night with a wide variety of nations, ethnicities, styles, and tempos represented. globalFEST is organized by The Public Theater (NYC), World Music Institute (NYC), and World Music/CRASHarts (Boston). For the fifth year in a row, globalFEST is sponsored by The Cultural Services of the French Embassy, with additional support from the French Music Export Office, recognizing France's pre-eminent role as a hotbed for world music activity.
18 + with valid ID
7:00 pm (doors at 6 pm)

Webster Hall, performances on 3 separate stages
125 East 11th Street
New York, NY 10003

On-sale now!

How to buy tickets:

1. online:
2. by phone: 1- 866-448-7849
3. in person: CASH ONLY

Tickets are available at box office at the Mercury Lounge:
217 East Houston Street (between Ludlow and Essex)
Hours are Monday through Saturday
12 noon to 7 p.m.

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rock paper scissors, inc./ dmitri vietze
P.O. Box 1788
Bloomington, IN 47402-1788
TEL +1-812-339-0982
FAX +1-801-729-4911
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