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Sample Track 1:
"Calypso Blues" from Calypso Rose
Sample Track 2:
"Mafiwo" from Occidental Brothers Dance Band International
Sample Track 3:
"Construction" from Tanya Tagaq
Sample Track 4:
"Tres Pasajeros" from Chicha Libre
Sample Track 5:
"Samba Sem Nenhum Problema" from Marcio Local
Sample Track 6:
"Tauba Tauba" from Kailash Kher's Kailasa
Sample Track 7:
"Calor Calor" from La Troba Kung-fu
Sample Track 8:
"C'est un garcon" from L&O
Sample Track 9:
"Get Up" from Hot 8 Brass Band
Sample Track 10:
"Bandri" from Shanbehzadeh Ensemble
Sample Track 11:
"Balkan Qoulou" from Watcha Clan
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Performance Schedule

World Music Institute, The Public Theater, and Acidophilus: Live and Active Cultures in association with The Bowery Presents

6th Annual globalFEST
at NYC’s Webster Hall

12 artists from around the world on three stages to coincide with the annual APAP conference

January 11, 2009

Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 7pm

Line-up features Calypso Rose (Trinidad & Tobado/U.S.), Chicha Libre (U.S.A.), Femi Kuti & the Positive Force (Nigeria), Hot 8 Brass Band (U.S.A.), Kailash Kher's Kailasa (India), L&O (France), La Troba Kung-fu (Spain/Catalunya), Marcio Local (Brazil), Occidental Brothers Dance Band International (Ghana/U.S.A.), Shanbehzadeh Ensemble (Iran/France), Tanya Tagaq (Canada/Nunavut), and Watcha Clan (France)


BALLROOM: Hot 8 Brass Band (7:00-7:45); La Troba Kung Fu (8:05-8:50); Kailash Kher's Kailasa (9:10-9:55); Femi Kuti & the Positive Force (10:25-11:10)

MARLIN ROOM: Shanbehzadeh (7:20-8:10); L&O (8:30-9:20); Marcio Local (9:40-10:10:30); Calypso Rose (10:50-11:40)

STUDIO: Occidental Brothers (7:10-8:10); Tanya Tagaq (8:30-9:30); Chiche Libre (9:50-10:50); Watcha Clan (11:10-12:10)

Tickets are $35 for APAP attendees (2 tix per order). Use code "globalAPAP" when ordering tickets by phone and online. Artist lineup and schedule is subject to change.

Tix/Info: 212 545-7536 (World Music Institute)

Online  or 212-307-7171

APAP Ticket Buyers:  please bring your APAP badge to get your VIP pass in the Webster Hall Lobby! Or pick up your VIP pass at the WMI booth at APAP: Americas Hall 1 - Booth 625

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For the sixth year, this leading showcase for international sounds keeps a foot in the door of cultural exchange, giving dozens of musicians access to the national stage. The event takes place on January 11, 2009 (7 pm) on three stages at the newly remodeled Webster Hall in New York City. With just one ticket, festival-goers can see twelve acts in one night, representing diverse global styles, from groundbreaking hybrids to little-known traditions, and in three unique settings under the same roof.

globalFEST is timed to coincide with the annual Association for Performing Arts Presenters conference, when thousands of concert presenters are in town to program their upcoming seasons. While globalFEST was created in the wake of 9/11, a time of xenophobic backlash and tightening visa restrictions, the festival has always kept a finger on the pulse of cross-border musical exchange and has adapted to the changing needs of the field. The festival directors—Bill Bragin of Acidophilus: Live & Active Cultures and Isabel Soffer of World Music Institute, are joined by Shanta Thake of Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater.

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