Experience three exciting artists in this mini-festival format. Over the past decade, globalFEST has become one of the most dynamic global music platforms in North America. What started as an annual showcase in New York City has grown into an international brand, building audiences for world music with stages at SXSW, Bonnaroo, and beyond. Founded in 2003, globalFEST spotlights artists who represent diverse global styles, bringing down boundaries between countries and creating cultural opportunities for collaboration. More than 120 emerging and established artists have performed at globalFEST, including such celebrated voices as Mariza, Lila Downs, and Angelique Kidjo. Following the January 2016 festival in New York, globalFEST’s first tour will begin, bringing this phenomenon across North America.
The inaugural tour, Creole Carnival, features the reigning queen of Haitian songs, Emeline Michel; Rio’s innovative samba master, Casuarina; and Jamaica’s one-string guitarist and vocalist, Brushy One-String.