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12/29/2015
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World music will be on display at the 2016 globalFEST in New York City

On Sunday, Jan. 17, twelve artists from around the globe will be showcasing their unique musical stylings at New York City's iconic Webster Hall, thanks to the efforts of the minds and hearts behind globalFEST, one of the country's premier organizations dedicated to the promotion of international music. For more than a decade, the folks at globalFEST have provided not only exceptional concert events, but also non-profit and charity work, all in an effort to bring down boundaries between countries and create cultural opportunities for individual artists and for governments, sponsors, scholars and critics to collaborate. 2016's installment of their flagship music festival will be no different, thanks to the stellar line-up of artists from nations as far away as Ethiopia and the Ukraine.

January's event will signal the 13th of its kind, and the variety of artists and genres is sure to provide attendees with a little bit of everything:

Astrid Hadad
Extravagant Mexican cabaret with soulful songs and outrageous visuals
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Debauche
Russian mafia ballads get a New Orleans punk makeover

Fendika
Masterful dancer Melaku Belay leads Ethiopia’s traditional music revival

Ginkgoa
Vintage Paris chic meets New York cool in swinging electro-beats

Lakou Mizik (NY Debut)
Powerhouse collective invigorating Haitian roots and grooves

Mariana Sadovska
The defiant cry of Ukraine, reinventing traditional songs

Music Maker Blues Revue
Blues that made America famous

Simon Shaheen's Zafir
A reuniting of Arab Andalucian music and fiery flamenco

Somi
Lush Afrobeat inspired jazz, soul, and pop

Stelios Petrakis Quartet
Inimitable virtuosos from Crete weaving melodies across the Greek islands

The Dhol Foundation:
UK’s leading South Asian bhangra crew

Tribu Baharú (US Debut)
Afro-champeta party from Colombia’s Caribbean coast

The best part? Tickets for the event are available here for only $45. The event is 16+, begins at 7pm (6pm doors), and is staggered in such a way that attendees can catch each of the artists. Check out the video above to see Colombia's Tribu Baharú perform live.