The world’s most compact festival of international music earned a stage at Bonnaroo last summer. But Globalfest is best enjoyed on its midwinter home turf, where a dozen acts will perform on three stages for an audience heavy on members of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters. Highlights include Zimbabwe’s Oliver Mtukudzi and the Black Spirits, second-generation neotraditionalist Angelenos La Santa Cecilia, the formidable Stooges Brass Band from New Orleans, and Gypsy guitarist Stephane Wrembel. Francophiles won’t want to miss Lo’jo, a beguiling Paris group with North African inclinations, and the latest fine Wassoulou singer, Fatoumata Diawara. As for intriguing outliers, it’ll be tough to top Native Canadian DJ crew A Tribe Called Red or the theatrically inclined Chicago “circus-punk marching band” Mucca Pazza.
Sun., Jan. 13, 6 p.m., 2013
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 9, 2013