Creole Choir of Cuba to Showcase at globalFEST 2011

Grupo Vocal Desandann is now marketed as the Creole Choir of Cuba. The ensemble will be performing at globalFEST 2011 at New York City’s Webster Hall (125 E. 11th St.) on January 9.

Creole Choir of Cuba is an extraordinary Cuban vocal group of Haitian descent. The ensemble is composed mainly of second and third generation Haitians who were born and raised in Cuba, particularly in the Camaguey area.

Singing of their ancestors’ longing for home and stirring audiences with percussion and movement, these skilled musicians from Eastern Cuba evoke the Caribbean’s complex and rich musical heritage with precision and passion. These qualities shine on their debut international release on the Real World label.

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)

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

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).

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UK tour – January/ February 2011

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