globalFEST On the Road -- Creole Carnival

Saturday, February 20, 2016 8:00PM
Copeland Hall

globalFEST On the Road -- Creole Carnival
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globalFEST Creole Carnival Teaser from Oresti Tsonopoulos on Vimeo.

Over the past decade, globalFEST has become one of the most dynamic global music platforms in North America. What started as an annual showcase in New York has grown into an international brand, building audiences for world music with stages at SXSW, Bonnaroo, and beyond. Founded in 2003, globalFEST spotlights artists who represent diverse global styles, bringing down boundaries between countries and creating cultural opportunities for collaboration. More than 120 emerging and established artists have performed at globalFEST, including such celebrated voices as Mariza, Lila Downs, and Angelique Kidjo. Following the January 2016 festival in New York, CAMI Music will launch globalFEST's first tour, bringing this phenomenon across North America.

Creole Carnival Tour honors the roots of African musical currents, crossed with a fusion of sounds from the Americas, and revolving around Carnival, the pre-Lent festival celebrated globally that’s everyone's favorite excuse for a party. From Brazil (Casuarina) — the superpower of celebration — to Haiti (Emeline Michel) and Jamaica (Brushy One String), each country has its own rich traditions for music, dancing, costumes, and cutting loose. globalFEST’s international trio of artists, will explore, expand, and upend notions of Carnival, without losing sight of where magic and religious fervor intersect with a madcap, no-holds-barred soiree.

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