Global Beat Festival: The Libyans, Feedel Band

May 7, 2015 | 8:00 pm | 200 Vesey Street | New York, NY | All Ages | FREE!  
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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.

The Libyans
US DEBUT
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
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!

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