January 10, 2008
This is the fifth annual globalFEST, held as part of the annual Association of Performing Arts Presenters convention in NYC. It attracts a mix of music industry types and diggers of global music. This year, it's 12 acts on three stages, including
Lo Cor de la Plana, from Marseille; Gypsy rockers Little Cow, from Budapest; Puerto Plata, the 84-year-old Dominican Sonero and Brooklyn's own Pistolera, who I especially dig.
Here's a clip of their song Cazador (Hunter), a song about the Minutemen "border guards," which will give you an idea of where the (mostly) ladies are coming from.
(Sample lyric: Dicen que están protegiendo la tierra contra ilegales. Pero cómo? si esta misma tierra fue robada al mexicano?/They say they are protecting the country from the illegals But how, if this same land was stolen from the Mexicans?)
globalFEST is Sunday, January 13th at Webster Hall, 125 East 11th Street, NYC. First set at 7:00pm.
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