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¡Globalquerque! Festival Returns For 11th Year

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The 11th annual ¡Globalquerque! festival takes place in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Sept. 25-26.

The spectacular lineup this year includes the legendary Malian griot Kassé Mady Diabaté, Nigerian Afrobeat pioneer Orlando Julius, Honduran Garifuna singer Aurelio Martinez, Congo-Angolan rumba, soukous and salsa singer Ricardo Lemvo with his band Makina Loca, up-and-coming Jamaican roots reggae singer Jah9, and Tunisian songbird Emel Mathlouthi, who was dubbed “the voice of the Tunisian revolution.”

Tickets are currently on sale. Click here for the full festival schedule.

For a small glimpse of what is in store for concertgoers, here’s the sublime Aurelio performing for NPR’s tiny desk concert series. Enjoy!

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