globalFEST, the world music showcase held annually in New York City, has announced the creation of a series of awards that acknowledge leaders of professional and artistic excellence in the small but crucial global music field, who too often receive little recognition.
The Trouble Worldwide Award will be given in its first year posthumously to Alexandra Nova, for whom it was named. In future years, it will be part of the open nomination process to an industry professional. Nominees will exemplify Alex’s “generous spirit, which was artist centered, innovative, and risk-taking,” said the press release.
The Artist Award for sustained achievement will be given to an artist or group who has made an indelible mark with their music.
The Impact Award will go to an artist/group or professional/organization for their outstanding commitment to the field.
This year, in addition to launching the awards, for its 15th anniversary, globalFEST’s showcase night is moving to the heart of Manhattan, to Times Square. The venues include BB King’s Blues Club, its sister venue Lucille’s and the historic Liberty Theater.
World music festival globalFEST announced the lineup of showcase artists scheduled to perform on January 8, 2017 at Webster Hall in New York City.
The artists include Congolese rumba band L’Orchestre Afrisa (D.R. Congo/USA); Afro-Venezuelan artist Betsayda Machado; Washington DC’s go-go band Rare Essence; Ranky Tanky’s Gullah Sea Island music; Cuba’s legendary Septeto Santiaguero; the electro-Angolan roots sound of Batida; Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Indo-Pak Coalition; Korea’s SsingSsing; African nu-soul singer Jojo Abot; and the mesmerizing Estonian avant-folk violinist and singer Maarja Nuut.
Additional artists will be announced at a later time.
New York, USA – Returning for a third year after two consecutive sold-out concerts, globalFEST—New York’s world music festival—announces the line-up for what has expanded to a two-night event.
The festival takes place Saturday, January 21 and Sunday, January 22, 2006 at The Public Theater, with the same 13 acts performing each night.The Public Theater is located at 425 Lafayette: Joe’s Pub/Anspacher Theater/Martinson Hall.
Since its 2004 launch, globalFEST has served as a beacon for international musicians hoping to boost their presence in North America. The festival seeks to showcase artists for fans and impresarios alike. Scheduled to coincide with the annual Arts Presenters conference—a performing arts event where most North American performing arts centers and festivals book their coming seasons—globalFEST identifies artists on the cusp of success here and gives them a springboard for further accomplishment on the touring circuit.
Your Connection to traditional and contemporary World Music including folk, roots and various types of global fusion