Egyptian Ensemble Zikrayat Added to globalFEST 2011 Line-Up

Zikrayat - Photo Credit: Alison Domzalski
globalFEST 2011 has just announced that traditional Egyptian music ensemble Zikrayat will be rounding out the 13-artist lineup for this year’s festival.

With a mission to highlight the diversity of Arabic culture for mainstream Western audiences, Zikrayat alternates between vocal and instrumental pieces in an authentic, educational and entertaining manner.

Festival line-Up

  • Chamber Music: Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal (U.S. debut)
  • Creole Choir of Cuba
  • Diblo Dibala
  • Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole (NYC solo debut)
  • La-33
  • Novalima
  • Orquestra Contemporânea de Olinda
  • Pedrito Martinez Group
  • RAM
  • Red Baraat
  • Rhythm of Rajasthan
  • Yoro Ndiaye (U.S. debut)
  • Zikrayat

The one-night festival includes three U.S. debuts and one New York debut. Tickets are $35 if purchased by November 30, $40 thereafter, including at the door. ($35 for members of World Music Institute) (www.ticketmaster.com or by phone through World Music Institute box office: 212-545-7536).

globalFEST 2011
Sunday, January 9, 2011 at Webster Hall
125 E 11th St., New York, NY
between 3rd and 4th avenues

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