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A Review of GlobalFEST

By January 18, 2013

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Last weekend, About.com World Music contributor Dorothy Johnson-Laird made her way to the renowned New York City world music extravaganza GlobalFEST, and had herself a fine time. With 12 bands and artists playing in three venues simultaneously, it's hard to take in everything completely, but two artists really stood out for her: Fatoumata Diawara, a Malian-born singer-songwriter whose debut CD made my Best of 2012 list, and Réunion's Christine Salem, an artist who I was lucky enough to see live several years back at the Penang World Music Festival in Malaysia, and whose performance at GlobalFEST marked her North American debut. Amazing artists, both of them, and it sounds like it was quite a night overall. Read Dorothy's full review: A Report from GlobalFEST 2013


January 26, 2013 at 9:10 pm
(1) diane wolkstein says:

Dorothy lets us know what is happening now in the music scene and she also gives us a larger perspective when she writes: “Once women were a delicate, invisible backdrop to male voices in world music; now they are singing on their own terms and making unique sounds.” Keep writing, Dorothy!! Your words are a feast!

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