Here too are some of Banning's best photos of the event. Note that Afropop came with a film and audio crew. Music from Yoro Ndiaye's set was broadcast on our recent Senegal program. More from GlobalFEST will be heard on future programs. And, we are working on a web video tour of the event. So watch the blog and the Afropop homepage for more.
For now, photos, photos, photos!
|Rhythm of Rajasthan (India)|
|Aurelio and Garifuna Soul (Honduras)|
|Ballake Sissoko (Mali), Vincent Segal (France)|
Richard Morse has led this spirited Haitian band, while running one of Port au Prince's best hotels, the Oloffson, for decades now. A leader in the rasin (roots) movement in Haitian music, RAM kicked out the jams and got Webster Halls ballroom into a rara frenzy.
|Yoro Ndiaye (Senegal)|
Yoro Ndiaye, a very promising singer/songwriter on the Dakar scene, made his New York debut at GlobalFEST. He's been compared to Habib Koite, and his stylistically varied, rootsy, electric/acoustic lived up to that billing. Watch this guy!
|Diblo Dibala (Democratic Republic of Congo)|
|Marlon Bishop and Wills Glasspiegel|
Afropop producers Marlon Bishop and Wills Glasspiegel were on hand with cameras, Marlon for New York's WNYC, and Wills for NPR's music website (see link at the top of this post). That means about 1/2 the photographers at this year's GlobalFEST were Afropop Producers. If you notice that Marlon and Wills have a lot more low-angle, stage side shots, that's because it's easier to lie on the floor in a fetal crouch when you're closer to 30 than 50....
|Afropop interns: Saxon, Kate, Erich, Auma|