Diblo Dibala to Perform at globalFEST 2011

Diblo Dibala - Photo by Bill Farington
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.

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).


Author: World Music Central News Department

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