Acoustic alt-folk band Las Cafeteras, from East LA; indie mambo Orkesta Mendoza, from Tucson, AZ, and NYC’s all-female mariachi group Flor de Toloache, some of the freshest, most innovative and provocative bands in contemporary Latin music, take turns in the spotlight for globalFEST: The New Golden Age of Latin Music, the newest globalFest On The Road touring production. globalFEST On The Road is a flexible touring and curating concept based on globalFEST’s annual flagship festival in New York City, a one-day event that showcases a dizzying range of musicians from around the globe.
Founded in 2003, globalFEST guest-curates in both performing arts and commercial settings, including such influential events as SXSW, Bonnaroo, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, as well as internationally at Festival d’Ile de France, and for socially conscious brands including TOMS. These curatorial opportunities raise the profile and visibility of gF artists and build audiences by having them appear in unexpected stages where more general music fans have the opportunity to discover the excitement of global sounds. In 2016, On The Road expanded to include gF’s first national tour, Creole Carnival. Featuring artists Emeline Michel (Haiti), Brushy One-String (Jamaica), and Casuarina (Brazil), the tour went to over 25 cities in the U.S. and Canada. globalFEST: The New Golden Age of Latin Music, is booked by Toby Tumarkin at IMG Artists in New York City.
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Thursday, March 1st | 7:30pm-10:30pm