Experience the hottest bands from around the world in a global explosion of music and dance in the magnificent Winter Garden at Brookfield Place!
GLOBAL BEAT FESTIVAL explores music from around the world befitting the stunning acoustics of the magnificent glass-vaulted Winter Garden. Each night pairs two groups from different traditions for an unforgettable 3-day experience from May 7-9, 2015.
Come for the beats, stay for the eats!
Dine at one of the 14-chef driven eateries in Hudson Eats or Le District, the French-inspired marketplace.
Thursday, May 7 features:
The Libyans (Israel)
The Libyans give new life to the fascinating, sacred music of the Jews of Libya that was on the verge of being lost to the world. Based in Israel, the six-member ensemble performs rare old Libyan Jewish liturgical songs, taking heed of the country’s confluence of history and geography. The result is a spectacularly fascinating repertoire with Arabic, African, Turkish, Western and other influences.
Feedel Band (Ethiopia)
The Feedel Band is one of among the leading lights of Ethiojazz, a merging of jazz and R&B with traditional Ethiopian songs and instruments. Inspired by the golden age of Ethiopian popular music in the late 1960s and 70s, the band features artists and music from the hugely popular Éthiopiques series, which has helped turn Ethiopian music into a hipster obsession. Groove to the beat along with special guest dancers, who will join the Ethiojazz funk and soul band!
Don’t miss the rest of the Global Beat Festival:
Curated by Live Sounds / Isabel Soffer.
Travel support for The Libyans is generouly provided by the Consulate General of Israel/Office of Cultural Affairs in the USA.