2023 Global Music Festival Lineup

September 16, 2023

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Balaklava Blues is a duo formed by Mark and Marichka Marczyk, creators of the multi-award winning guerrilla-folk-opera Counting Sheep and leaders of the mighty Lemon Bucket Orkestra –  Canada’s notorious 12-piece balkan-party-punk-massive.

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

San Salvador is a six-voice and percussion collective from France, that aims to search for universal folklore, rooted in the region’s deep troubadour traditions, yet circulating between cultures and musical genres.

Mehrnam Rastegari is a prominent Iranian musician and film score composer, singer, violinist, and master Kamancheh player. She has been featured in concerts and some of the most prestigious music festivals worldwide, including the GlobalFest in NYC, USA, Secret Planet in NYC, USA, Fajr International Music Festival in Tehran, Iran, and the WOMEX (World Music Expo), which occurred in Tampere, Finland.

Big Chief Juan Pardo’s Tribal Gold, the union of The New Orleans Suspects and Big Chief Juan Pardo & the Golden Comanche, crosses new musical boundaries while preserving culture.

Fantcha is an international acclaimed singer, borne in Midelo, Cape Verde. Talented from a young age, she would spend her days sing rather than engaging in children-like activities. Growing up in a musically rich household, she would find fulfillment while sing with her two brothers who enjoyed playing guitar and cavaquinho at home.

DJ Adam Gibbons has worked in multiple genres of electronic and dance music for over 20 years and is a known pioneer of the Afrohouse movement.