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Globalfest and Brazilian Explorative Music Come to New York

The Association of Performing Arts Presenters convention is the January thaw for music in New York — an audition for the presenters, a potential binge for the rest of us. It brings Globalfest, where 12 international performers are showcased in one building over five hours: among them this year, the New York debut of the Haitian group Lakou Mizik; deep Delta blues from the Music Maker Blues Revue; raspy-voiced and Arab-influenced Mexican cabaret from Astrid Hadad; the Arabic-flamenco-jazz reunion of the oud player Simon Shaheen’s ensemble Zafir; and Fendika, with its own twist on Ethiopian funk. (7 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 17, Webster Hall,

Another showcase is Brazilian Explorative Music, from a Rio scene that mingles complex structures, noise and deep tradition. It’s headlined by Pedro Sá Moraes — singer, songwriter, guitarist and avant-gardist — along with, among others, the rock songwriter Thiago Thiago de Mello and the percussion explorer Sergio Krakowski. (10 p.m., Monday, Jan. 18, Le Poisson Rouge,