globalFEST On the Road: Creole Carnival
Venue:Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
During the past decade, globalFEST has become one of the most dynamic global music platforms in North America. What started as an annual showcase in New York has grown into an international brand, building audiences for world music with stages at SXSW, Bonnaroo and beyond. Founded in 2003, globalFEST spotlights artists who represent diverse global styles, bringing down boundaries between countries and creating cultural opportunities for collaboration.
globalFEST’s first tour showcases three stars of world music: Emeline Michel, the reigning “Queen of Haitian Song,” a captivating performer, versatile vocalist and one of the premier Haitian songwriters of her generation; Casuarina, one of Brazil’s most respected samba bands, hailing from Rio de Janeiro’s famous bohemian neighborhood Lapa; and Brushy One-String, Jamaica’s “King of the One-String Guitar,” known for the powerful and soulful nature of his original songs.
“We love our indie rock as much as (if not more than) the next guy, but sometimes it’s necessary to push your cultural boundaries a little. Know what we’re sayin’? That’s why we’re consistently thankful for globalFEST, which over the years has opened our eyes and ears to some incredible talent far beyond rock’s spectrum” – Flavorpill