PLANET OF SOUND

Travel the world one band at a time

It may not be a small world after all, but it’s definitely a musical one. New York’s intrepid globalFEST co-produces this daylong, multi-site celebration of music without borders. The focus, naturally, will be on live sounds with performances by Brooklyn banda experts Banda de los Muertos, dubwise Afro-Colombianists M.A.K.U. Soundsystem, brassy bhangra bangers Red Baraat, Haitian songstress Emeline Michel, and self-described New Orleans “Russian mafia band” Debauche. Three excellent documentaries — Brasslands, The Last Song Before the War, and Journey to Jah — are screened. And Lincoln Center’s Jaffe Drive Toll porte-cochère is transformed into a cross-cultural global-bass maelstrom with DJ Ushka, Baiana Play Som, DJ Ripley, and Charanjit Singh (of 10 Ragas to a Disco Beat fame).
Sun., July 27, 1 p.m., 2014

 
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