Friday, January 7, 2011 , Posted by LATINO EVENTS Y TESPIS MAGAZINE at 4:52 PM

Is always great to have globalFEST in Nueva York! This year they have some great Latino artists for us to enjoy and dance!
La cita es el 9 de Enero en @Webster Hall. La fiesta comienza a las 7 PM!
Visita globalfest para info y tickets. Aqui una nota con los artistas latinos presentes desde Honduras, Colombia, Perú, Brasil y Nueva York.


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Soulful singer, composer and guitarist Aurelio Martinez is a central figure in the resurgence of Garifuna music. His new cd Laru Beya  is out this coming January 18!. The Garifuna are an Afro-Amerindian community whose ancestors were escaped slaves whose culturally threatened population lives primarily along the Caribbean coasts of Belize, Guatemala and Honduras. A veteran of tours with the late great Andy Palacio and his own projects, including a recent collaboration with Youssou N’dour, he enjoys a tremendous following in the Garifuna diaspora.  Martinez brings a bittersweet vocal style to the guitar-accompanied paranda ballad and other traditional Garifuna song forms. Martinez’s group takes Garifuna music into the future without compromising the cultural foundations of his inspiration.


Afro-Peruvian electrónica.

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Originally the product of a long-distance musical collaboration between four Peruvian friends who adored Afro-Peruvian traditions and global DJ culture, Novalima uses cutting-edge sounds to explore the rhythmic and vocal treasures of Peru’s once denigrated African-roots   community. Novalima unites cosmopolitan musicians with traditional Afro-Peruvian masters, including renowned percussionists and drummers. This groundbreaking collaboration has made a major step toward greater understanding—as well as hip, smart dance music.

Pedrito Martinez Group

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Pedrito Martinez, the Thelonious Monk International Jazz competition-winning percussionist and former Yerba Buena member, has been quietly playing a Manhattan restaurant gig three times a week. It’s attracted the likes of Eric Clapton and Roger Waters, while honing his Pedrito Martinez Group’s telepathic communication with music that ranges from traditional batá-rumba to Cuban jazz, son and timba.

LA 33

                               Photo Credit: Cecilia Rocca (Bogota, Colombia)
Though hot on the salsa scene thanks to clever originals and quirky covers like the “Pantera Mambo” (based on Mancini’s Pink Panther Theme), Colombia’s LA 33 made their first limited U.S. tour this past summer, selling out Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing in the process.

 The Orquestra Contemporânea de Olinda

                                                   Photo Credit: Beto Figueiroa
The Orquestra Contemporânea de Olinda includes an all-star collaboration from Northeast Brazil’s red-hot mangue beat scene and offers a dialogue of a different sort, between the brassy horns of Pernambuco’s carnival frevo music and funk and rock.

This year’s globalFEST comes to New York City’s Webster Hall (125 E. 11th St.) on January 9, 2011 at 7pm. The one-night festival includes two U.S. debuts and one New York debut. Tickets are $35 if purchased by November 30, $40 thereafter, including at the door. ($35 for members of World Music Institute) ( or by phone through World Music Institute box office: 212-545-7536).

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