Tuesday, January 17, 2012

GlobalFest 2012 in Review

A little over a week ago twelve bands making up 17 different countries took to three stages in New York City for one excellent evening showcasing some of the best acts from music beyond the U.S. What was it? GlobalFest, of course! The festival has become an annual showcase bringing international acts, many who have never played in the U.S., to the Big Apple at the delight of world music fans.

As with each year, Afropop was in attendance for all the great performances that included a wide variety of styles. While we often offer our own coverage of the festival, this year we decided to partner with NPR to bring you photos, videos and commentary on all the bands featured this year.

Go HERE to listen to our very own Banning Eyre join Bob Boilen from All Songs Considered, NPR Music's Anastasia Tsioulcas and Rob Weisberg of WNYC to discuss the festival and sample some of the great music from the festival. You can also see photos and hear full sets!

The Debo Band
(photo by Ryan Muir for NPR)
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