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  • viv March 27, 2017

    Voices in Vinyl: Moroccan Musical Mosaics

    Driving through the desert felt almost like flying. The saffron-tinted sandscape, undulating with the slightest variation, made it feel like I was barely moving at all. The dry desert air parched my lips to a tight chap, snapping my speech…and … Read more »

  • blog March 15, 2017

    Gnawa Festival Tour in New York City

    Gnawa (or Gnaoua), is a musical and spiritual lifeblood of Morocco. The origins of this trance-inducing music are with the people, also referred to as Gnawa, taken to Morocco as slaves from the Sahel beginning in the 12th century. Although … Read more »

  • program February 9, 2017

    New York City’s globalFEST 2017

    Every January, New York’s Webster Hall jams to the music of 12 bands on three stages in one wild night. globalFEST has become an annual kick-off ritual for music-minded New Yorkers. This program samples the 2017 lineup with dynamic live … Read more »

  • blog January 16, 2017

    globalFest 2017: Photo Essay

    globalFEST 2017 offered its trademark panoply of eclectic and highly entertaining sound and spectacle: 12 acts on three stages in New York City’s Webster Hall over the course of five hours on Sun., Jan. 8. The time flies by. This … Read more »

  • blog January 12, 2017

    APAP Showcase Marathon

    When the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) convenes in New York each year, one of the goals is to decide who will be performing on North American festival stages in the coming season. An influx of independent musicians, many … Read more »

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