2022 BU Global Music Festival Archive

September 17, 2022


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Bazurto All Stars (Colombia) are known as the pure party machine and the best Champeta band in Colombia whose seven musicians put on an unrivaled stage show. Boston Debut.

Madalitso (Malawi) is a duo whose music is full of joy, lush harmonies, and syncopated rhythms that will infuse you with delight and haunt you long after the last note has played. Boston Debut

Puuluup (Estonia) is a well-known Estonian duo artist/band, Ramo Teder (Pastacas as a solo artist) and Marko Veisson. Their instruments – talharpas – represent tradition and folklore. Boston Debut.

Qwanqwa (Ethiopia) is a supergroup of musicians who are primarily an instrumental quintet; their music is a modern, experimental take on Ethiopian traditional music. Boston Debut

Saung Budaya Dance (Indonesia/ New York City) is a dance group composed of  Indonesian diaspora students and young professionals that have a mission to educate about their roots through culture and dance.

Yamma Ensemble  (Israel) is Israel’s leading world music ensemble, which presents original contemporary Hebrew music. Boston Debut.

Son Rompe Pera (Mexico) The Gama brothers are keeping alive the rich legacy of marimba music running through their family. While firmly rooted in the tradition of this historic instrument, their fresh take on this folk icon challenges its limits as never before, moving it into the garage/punk world of urban misfits. Boston Debut.

Kingfisher Singers and Dancers (Aquinnah, Mashpee, & Herring Pond Wampanoag) 

The Wampanoag once lived across 60 tribal villages in southeastern Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. The Wampanoags encountered the first European settlers at Plymouth, and laid the foundation for the American Thanksgiving celebration in 1621. The Kingfisher Singers and Dancers are from the Mashpee, Aquinnah, and Herring Pond communities. The members view their dancing as a means to teach others about the values, perspectives, and culture unique to “the people of the first light.”