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GlobalFEST: A World Music Showcase

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GlobalFEST: A World Music Showcase

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GlobalFEST: A World Music Showcase

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For the past six years, New York City has been host to the brief but intense annual world music festival known as GlobalFEST. This year, All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen attended the one-night event, featuring a dozen bands on three different stages. It was a stunning mix of music: an electronica band from Marsailles, a Qawwali band from Brooklyn, an Inuit throat singer raised near the magnetic North Pole, a bagpiper from Iran, and much more. On this edition of All Songs Considered Bob Boilen looks back at highlights from the festival with Banning Eyre, host of Afropop, and Rob Weisberg, host of a weekly world music show on WFMU in New Jersey called Trans Pacific Sound Paradise.

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Photos of the festival, from Jon Vachon and WNYC

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GlobalFEST: A World Music Showcase

Shanbehzadeh Ensemble

Chardastmal

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Shanbehzadeh Ensemble

  • Song: Chardastmal
  • from Live at GlobalFEST 2009

Songs featured on this episode of All Songs Considered were recorded live at GlobalFEST and are not available on any CDs or albums.

Brooklyn Qawwali Party

Mustt Mustt

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Brooklyn Qawwali Party

  • Song: Mustt Mustt
  • from Live at GlobalFEST 2009
Tanya Tagaq

Medley

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Tanya Tagaq

  • Song: Medley
  • from Live At GlobalFEST 2009
chiche libre

El Borrachito

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Chicha Libre

  • Song: El Borrachito
  • from Live At GlobalFEST 2009
  • by Chiche Libre
cover for La Troba Kung-Fu

Sense Nom

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La Troba Kung-FĂș

  • Song: Sense Nom
  • from Live At GlobalFEST 2009
Kailash Kher's Kailasa

Jobann Chhalke

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Kailash Kher's Kailasa

  • Song: Jobann Chhalke
  • from Live At GlobalFEST 2009
Occidental Brothers

Fowa Koa Mamm

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Occidental Brothers Dance Band International

  • Song: Fowa Koa Mamm
  • from Live At GlobalFEST 2009
Watcha Clan

Goumari

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Watcha Clan

  • Song: Goumari
  • from Live At GlobalFEST 2009

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