Congolese musician Diblo Dibala will be performing at globalFEST 2011 at New York City’s Webster Hall (125 E. 11th St.) on January 9.
Dibala’s spitfire guitar-playing has earned him the evocative nicknames “machine gun” and “magic fingers.” After rising to Congolese stardom as a teenager, Dibala’s soukous won admiration and shook hips all over Africa.
Over the decades fronting several popular Afropop bands and working as a session musician in Europe, Dibala has used his music’s irresistible pulse and sparkle to pack dance floors worldwide.
- Chamber Music: Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal (U.S. debut)
- Creole Choir of Cuba
- Diblo Dibala
- Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole (NYC solo debut)
- Orquestra Contemporânea de Olinda
- Pedrito Martinez Group
- Red Baraat
- Rhythm of Rajasthan
- Yoro Ndiaye (U.S. debut)
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).