Sunday, June 11
photos by Santiago Felipe
“Synergy and multilateral partnerships have been empowering GlobalFest for six years now, but the lessons of its continued success are needed more than ever in today’s economic climate. The show’s amazing deal–affordable tickets to see 12 world-class acts in one night–is only achieved because the artists aren’t paid. But the consequent chance to secure a U.S. agent and/or record company is worth one unpaid gig, and keeps event sponsors like the French Music Export Office coming back for more.” More from Carol Cooper in this week’s Voice.
Qawwali Party, who subbed last-minute for an ailing Femi Kuti
Ghanian neo-highlife combo the Occidental Brothers
Four-piece electronica crew Watcha Clan
Powerhouse vocalist Kailash Kher, already a star in India
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 14, 2009