Globalfest '09! Live

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Friday, March 05, 2010

Hear highlights from the annual world music event, Globalfest, the annual showcase that provides a "sneak peek" at global musicians on the verge of international fame. The buzz for that show was all about Tanya Tagaq, an Inuit Canadian who has taken the traditional mouth singing of Inuit women - singing into each others' mouths - and married it to modern electronics. Listen for other performances as well, hopefully including some music by Brooklyn Qawwali Party, who stepped in at the last minute for an ailing Femi Kuti. The BQP is sort of a Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan tribute band, in that they have taken his songs and arranged them for maximum party feel - incorporating elements of jazz, a little funk, some soul into the devotional singing. That, and a lot more.

PROGRAM # 2889, The Best of Globalfest 2009 (First aired on Tues., 1/20/09)





Tanya Tagaq

Live, Globalfest 1/11/2009 Webster Hall, New York City

Hunger, excerpt [7:00]

This recording not commercially available. Hunger appears on her release Auk/Blood. (
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Occidental Brothers Dance Band International

Akwaaba [5:00]

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Kailash Kher's Kailasa

Jaana Jopi De Naal (One with the divine) [7:00]

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Brooklyn Qawwali Party

Allah Hoo, excerpt [12:00]

This performance not commercially available. Allah Hu appears on their self titled CD, available at More info at www.brooklynqawwali

L& O

Valse/J'ai Bien Aime (I loved) [4:30]

This recording not commercially available. Info at (in French)

La Troba Kung Fu

Cumbia Inferno [7:30]

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Hot 8 Brass Band

I’ll Fly Away [5:00]

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