New York’s globalFEST makes its extremely anticipated return for its twenty first 12 months to Lincoln Heart for the Performing Arts (LCPA) with a full day of music and performances on Sunday, January 14, 2024, as a part of Lincoln Heart Presents. Newly introduced artists are set to carry out throughout three levels inside David Geffen Corridor, celebrating musical traditions, and inspiring discovery.
After internet hosting its twentieth anniversary at Lincoln Heart’s newly-renovated David Geffen Corridor, and with its greatest, sold-out crowd ever, globalFEST returns to Lincoln Heart with a brand new lineup curated by competition co-directors Invoice Bragin, Isabel Soffer, and Shanta Thake, additionally Ehrenkranz Chief Inventive Officer at Lincoln Heart for the Performing Arts, plus visitor curator Zion Jackson.
The 2024 globalFEST lineup options artists from the world over, together with the normal South African Xhosa rhythms and funk of Thandiswa Mazwai; the electronic-infused Indo-classical sounds of Karsh Kale; Yasser Tejeda’s new spin on Afro Dominican Roots music; gripping singer-songwriter and Brazilian activist Bia Ferreira; Catalan electro-folk duo Tarta Relena; Lonnie Holley whose reside exhibits include new and spontaneously created sounds; psychedelic Moroccan-French Gnawa quartet Bab L’ Bluz; GRAMMY award-winning Villalobos Brothers, fusing Mexican folks with jazz and classical music; the fascinating modern Puerto Rican Bomba band El Laberinto del Coco; and the Ukrainian-Canadian Balaklava Blues that fuses Ukrainian polyphony and folks traditions with electronica.
“We’re thrilled to as soon as once more deliver artists from everywhere in the world to Lincoln Heart’s David Geffen Corridor. The facility of music to deliver folks collectively throughout making an attempt instances is extra necessary than ever. globalFEST started following the darkish days between 9/11 and the beginning of the Iraq Battle. Now in its twenty first 12 months, because the world faces new conflicts and the horrors of warfare are throughout us, we stay dedicated to encouraging cultural consciousness by means of musical discovery.”
Bragin, Soffer, and Thake
All through globalFEST’s historical past, the competition has acted as a musical beacon, bridging cultural divides and bringing audiences collectively by means of the common language of music. The beloved curation has confirmed influential to arts organizations and venues throughout the nation and jump-started the US touring careers of unimaginable artists, together with Antibalas, Amythyst Kiah, Angelique Kidjo, DakhaBrakha, Jupiter and Okwess, Martha Redbone, Rhiannon Giddens and extra.
Since its starting, globalFEST has showcased greater than 200 artists and teams from 70 totally different international locations, and all the time to sold-out audiences. Based in response to the aftermath of 9/11, the run-up to the Iraq warfare, the closing of borders, and rising xenophobia, the competition was a music-filled gentle in a darkish time. The competition has grown from a live performance right into a catalytic non-profit group that serves an intersectional array of worldwide artists and the bigger performing arts subject. Recognizing that artists are sometimes advocates and ambassadors, globalFEST has additionally change into a platform for these whose properties have been underneath duress, from Gulf artists post-Katrina to Haitian artists after the 2010 earthquake to Muslim artists amidst Trump’s “Muslim Ban.” Moreover, the competition has centered gender fairness as a aim and made LGBTQ+ voices a programming precedence.
globalFEST 2024 takes place on Sunday, January 14, 2024 at Lincoln Heart, inside David Geffen Corridor. Tickets for most of the people go on sale Thursday, October 26 at 12 p.m. ET. For the most recent information on globalFEST, go to LincolnCenter.org/globalFEST.