We gave a rundown of some of the highlights of this year’s globalFEST last week. Needless to say, Afropop is VERY excited for the event and we imagine you might just need some dream-inspired one-string guitar playing (Brushy One-String) and black-magic themed rap/Congotronics (Baloji) in your life too. Conveniently enough, we’ve got a pair of globalFEST tickets available for one lucky winner. To enter the contest just email us at email@example.com with the subject “globalFEST Ticket Giveaway” and your name.
The festival is taking place this Sunday January 12 at 7 PM (doors open at 6) at Webster Hall. The lineup features those we highlighted last week– Brushy One-String, Hassan Hakmoun, Noura Mint Seymali and Baloji– along with Kuenta i Tambu (K i T), Sergio Mendoza y la Orkesta, Como Mamas, The Wu-Force, Yasmine Hamdan, The Bombay Royale, DakhaBrakha and Fanfare Ciocarlia. Rarely do musicians from places like Curaçao, China, Romania, Lebanon and Mauritania all come together for a single event, so globalFEST is truly going to be something special. Don’t miss your chance to see it all for free!
And for a taste of the quality that awaits you? Check this performance footage from headliner Oliver Mtukudzi from last year.