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01/09/2018
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GlobalFest

The yearly planetary musical potpourri GlobalFest moves to Times Square, where, per usual, a dozen culturally disparate acts will perform on three stages for a convention’s worth of performing-arts presenters — and you! Drift between Jupiter & Okwess’s hard-charging Congolese post-rumba and the francophone boogie blues of Guadeloupe’s Delgres band, or between Brazilian singer Ava Rocha’s Tropicália-tinged pop and Detroit blues shouter Thornetta Davis. Don’t miss a rare appearance by Iranian singer Mohsen Namjoo, the polyphonic splendor of Georgia’s a cappella Iberi Choir, or Eva Salina & Peter Stan’s beautiful Balkan Romani songs. But time marches on, so Indian classical music meets hip-hop in Grand Tapestry and gender boundaries dissolve in the local all-female Mariachi Flor de Toloache. Dig La Dame Blanche’s revved-up Cuban rumbas, then mellow out to Miramar’s reimagining of Sylvia Rexac’s Puerto Rican boleros.