Photos: globalFEST 2011, Starring Red Baraat, La-33, And Orquestra Contemporânea de Olinda

Say hello to the Rhythm of Rajasthan. All pics by Ben.
Say hello to the Rhythm of Rajasthan. All pics by Ben.

What do you get when you take a dozen or so internationally hailed acts and dump them all in the East Village? The annual mind-expanding musical fete known as globalFEST. Thirteen acts from places as far afield as India and the Congo converged on Webster Hall last night for the show's ninth anniversary, splitting time between three stages over the course of a five-hour affair. While each act brought something unique to the table, the true standouts were New York's own "bhangra-gone-brass-band" outfit Red Baraat, Haiti's RAM, and nearly every Latin American act, especially Brazil's Orquestra Contemporânea de Olinda and Colombia's La-33. Here's a sample of what there was to look at.

Rhythm of Rajasthan (India)
Rhythm of Rajasthan (India)
Photos: globalFEST 2011, Starring Red Baraat, La-33, And Orquestra Contemporânea de Olinda
Kaumakaiwa Kanaka'ole (Hawaii)
Kaumakaiwa Kanaka'ole (Hawaii)
Aurelio & Garifuna Soul: (Honduras/NYC)
Aurelio & Garifuna Soul: (Honduras/NYC)
Orquestra Contemporânea de Olinda (Brazil)
Orquestra Contemporânea de Olinda (Brazil)
Photos: globalFEST 2011, Starring Red Baraat, La-33, And Orquestra Contemporânea de Olinda
Photos: globalFEST 2011, Starring Red Baraat, La-33, And Orquestra Contemporânea de Olinda
Photos: globalFEST 2011, Starring Red Baraat, La-33, And Orquestra Contemporânea de Olinda
Pedrito Martinez Group (Cuba/NYC)
Pedrito Martinez Group (Cuba/NYC)
Chamber Music: Segal & Sissoko (Mali/France)
Chamber Music: Segal & Sissoko (Mali/France)
Photos: globalFEST 2011, Starring Red Baraat, La-33, And Orquestra Contemporânea de Olinda
RAM (Haiti)
RAM (Haiti)
Photos: globalFEST 2011, Starring Red Baraat, La-33, And Orquestra Contemporânea de Olinda
Yoro Ndiaye (Senegal)
Yoro Ndiaye (Senegal)
Photos: globalFEST 2011, Starring Red Baraat, La-33, And Orquestra Contemporânea de Olinda
Zikrayat (Egypt/NYC)
Zikrayat (Egypt/NYC)
La-33 (Colombia)
La-33 (Colombia)
Photos: globalFEST 2011, Starring Red Baraat, La-33, And Orquestra Contemporânea de Olinda
Diblo Dibala (Congo/France)
Diblo Dibala (Congo/France)
Photos: globalFEST 2011, Starring Red Baraat, La-33, And Orquestra Contemporânea de Olinda
Red Baraat (NYC)
Red Baraat (NYC)
Photos: globalFEST 2011, Starring Red Baraat, La-33, And Orquestra Contemporânea de Olinda
Novalima (Peru)
Novalima (Peru)
Photos: globalFEST 2011, Starring Red Baraat, La-33, And Orquestra Contemporânea de Olinda
Photos: globalFEST 2011, Starring Red Baraat, La-33, And Orquestra Contemporânea de Olinda

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