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Maga Bo – Outras Terras mixtape

January 4, 2010 Comments Off on 01/10 NY: GlobalFest Views: 1636 Blog, Front Page, News

01/10 NY: GlobalFest

Loads of sounds coming through New York this SUnday January 10. Here’s the line-up:

Alif Naaba, West African acoustic song (Burkina Faso)
Cara Dillon, striking Celtic vocalist (Ireland)
Caravan Palace, swingin’ electro manouche jazz (France)
Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole, Creole Zydeco heir from Louisiana (USA)
Federico Aubele, bolero and cumbia meets electro downtempo (Argentina/USA)
François Ladrezo & Alka Omeka, Gwo-ka master (Guadeloupe)
La Cumbiamba eNeYé, music from the Pacific and Caribbean coasts of Colombia (Colombia/USA)
La Excelencia, old-school salsa dura revivalists (USA)
Meta and the Cornerstones, African roots reggae export (Senegal/USA)
Namgar, Siberian shaman rock from the Central Asian steppes (Russia)
Nguyên Lê’s Saiyuki, acclaimed French-Vietnamese guitarist leads a Pan-Asian jazz trio
(Vietnam/Japan/India/France)
Nightlosers, Transylvanian blues-rock/Gypsy chameleons (Romania)

François Ladrezeau’s gwo ka is definitely what caught our attention… read more about him here.

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