Features January 17, 2020
Photo Essay: globalFEST 2020

globalFEST 2020, the 17th edition of New York's now traditional, far-flung musical showcase, went down with exuberant energy on Jan. 12 at the Copacabana, a fitting start for what promises to be a rambunctious year! Afropop's Banning Eyre, along with fellow music mavens NPR's Anastasia Tsioulcas, WFMU's Rob Weisburg, host of "Transpacific Sound Paradise," and "All Songs Considered" host Bob Boilen wrapped up the festival—click here to hear it.

While you're listening, have a peek at some of Banning's photos from a marathon night of music. They appear roughly in order of the 12 sets.

And from all at Afropop Worldwide, Happy New Year!

Yungchen Lhamo (Tibet)
Yungchen Lhamo (Tibet)
Nathan & the Zydeco Chachas (USA)
Nathan & the Zydeco Chachas (USA)
Cheikh Lo (Senegal)
Cheikh Lo (Senegal)
Meklit (Ethiopia/US)
Meklit (Ethiopia/US)
Xenia Franca (Brazil)
Xenia Franca (Brazil)
Les Amazones d'Afrique (West Africa/France)
Les Amazones d'Afrique (West Africa/France)
La Chica (Venezuela/France)
La Chica (Venezuela/France)
Tufan Derince (Turkey/Netherlands)
Tufan Derince (Turkey/Netherlands)
Sofiane Saidi & Mazalda
Sofiane Saidi & Mazalda
Bohemian Betyars (Hungary)
Bohemian Betyars (Hungary)
San Salvador (France)
San Salvador (France)
Ak Dan Gwang Chil (South Korea)
Ak Dan Gwang Chil (South Korea)
Banning Eyre, Cheikh Lo, Sean Barlow. Watch this space for our interview with the man!
Banning Eyre, Cheikh Lo, Sean Barlow. Watch this space for our interview with the man!

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