Famed New York nonprofit music festival GlobalFEST has taken to the road for its first national tour, and will perform at Mount Baker Theatre Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 7 p.m. Attendees can expect musical artists performing from globally-diverse backgrounds. The overarching mission of GlobalFEST is breaking down walls and creating collaborative opportunities between cultures, and this show unites under a heading of “Creole Carnival.”
The carnival features Brushy One-String, a Jamaican guitarist whose soulful power inspires many around the world. A five-member Brazilian group called Casuarina will be performing samba music with a flare of the pop and urban genre. Rounding out the Bellingham show is the queen of Haitian song, Emeline Michel. Michel combines Haitian and jazz music with soaring and soulful renditions. All three acts will also collaborate in a musical celebration befitting the carnival theme.
Over the past decade, globalFEST has become one of the most dynamic global music platforms in North America. What started as an annual showcase in New York has grown into an international brand, building audiences for world music with stages at SXSW, Bonnaroo, and beyond.
For tickets or information, call (360) 734-6080 or visit the Mount Baker Theatre’s website. Promotional photos from the GlobalFEST can be downloaded on dropbox.
Tickets to GlobalFEST can be purchased for $20-$39 plus applicable fees.
The show sponsor for GlobalFEST is The Community Food Co-Op. The Mount Baker Theatre’s 2015-2016 Season Sponsor is Saturna Capital.
The Mount Baker Theatre, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supporting the performing arts, is supported by a tourism facilities grant from the City of Bellingham.