An international music festival crammed into a single evening thanks to the Association of Performing Arts Presenters’ annual Manhattan confab, GlobalFest serves up a dozen acts only hardcore National Public Radio junkies will likely have encountered previously. Headliners of a sort, Congolese-Belgian artist Marie Daulne’s formerly a cappella group Zap Mama returns augmented by local Afrobeat juggernaut Antibalas, with whom they’ll be touring this spring. Tonight also marks the local debut of Sam Lee, the youngish, stylish baritone singer and song collector with a unique take on British Isles traditionalism. GlobalFest’s other picks to click include the brassy yet subtle ten-piece Brazilian Afrobeat group Bixiga 70; Nairobi, Kenya’s highly stylized (yet modestly monikered) Afrosoul conglomerate Just a Band; and Riyaaz Qawwali, a multinational U.S.-based Sufi-sounds collective.
Sun., Jan. 11, 7 p.m., 2015