globalFEST 2018 NYC, Fifteenth Anniversary
Sunday, January 14, 2018
B.B. King’s, Lucille’s Café, Liberty Theater, New York City
By E. Joyce Glasgow, www.artsandculturescene.com
GlobalFEST 2018, NYC, is relocating its 15th annual festival this year from Greenwich Village to the heart of Times Square and the intensive, celebratory evening of twelve international music acts will appear at three venues; B.B. King’s Blues Club, sister venue, Lucille’s and across 42nd Street at the Liberty Theater. Visit www.globalfest.org for more information.
Flor de Toloache (NY/USA/Mexico) is an all-woman Mariachi band, who perform traditional Mexican Mariachi music as well as easily crossing over into performing rousing music influenced by a number of other musical genres.
Eva Salina and Peter Stan, voice and accordion (NY) are committed to keeping beautiful, passionate, soulful, traditional Balkan Romani songs alive and current.
Miramar (Puerto Rico/NY) sing and play the dreamy, romantic, sensual Latin Boleros of mid-twentieth century Puerto Rico, including compositions by composer/musician/poet, Sylvia Rexach, active in the bohemian artistic community in San Juan. Rexach was an independent, free spirited woman, revolutionary for her time. She died at 39 in 1961, but her boleros have continued to grow in popularity since her death.
These are just three of the intriguing, eclectic musical acts performing at globalFEST 2018 NYC.
Nine more acts will play:
La Dame Blanche (Cuba)
Grand Tapestry (India/California/USA)
Iberi Choir (Georgia)
Mohsen Namjoo (New York/USA/Iran)
Jarlath Henderson Band (Ireland/Scotland)
Thornetta Davis (Detroit/USA)
Ava Rocha (Brazil)
Jupiter & Okwess (Democratic Republic of Congo)