Afropop Classic January 3, 2019
New York City’s globalFEST 2017

Every January, New York's Webster Hall jams to the music of 12 bands on three stages in one wild night. globalFEST has become an annual kick-off ritual for music-minded New Yorkers. This program samples the 2017 lineup with dynamic live recordings from Cuba (Septeto Santiguero), Congo (L'Orchestre Afrisa International), Ghana (Jojo Abot), Sudan (Alsarah and the Nubatones), Morocco (Hoba Hoba Spirit), and more. We also speak with Modero Mekanisi about the revival of Afrisa International, and with Reda Allali about Hoba Hoba Spirit's Moroccan roll. Produced by Banning Eyre and Sebastian Bouknight.

Music Playlist:

Septeto Santiaguero “Caridad”

Septeto Santiaguero “La Meneadora”

Afrisa International “Linga Nga Nalinga”

Afrisa International “Jalousie”

Afrisa International “Nkeyi Nairobi”

Betsayda y La Parranda El Clavo “Pueblo”

Jojo Abot “Flying”

Jojo Abot “Pi Lo Lo”

Jojo Abot “Even Ntor”

Alsarah and the Nubatones “Eyan Teban”

Alsarah and the Nubatones “Fulani”

Hoba Hoba Spirit “Trabando”

Hoba Hoba Spirit “Blad Skyzo”

Ranky Tanky “Sink 'em Low”

Rare Essence “Do You Know What Time It Is?”

Batida Unknown

Afrisa Lives! Interview with Modero Mekanisi


globalFEST 2017: Photo Essay


Related Audio Programs

Afropop Weigh in on Afropop's digital future and download an exclusive concert from the archives—free!