Global Union Celebrates Its Tenth Anniversary
August 4, 2015
Global Union, a free festival of world music and culture, will celebrate its 10th anniversary on September 19th. The festival will take place at Humboldt Park from noon - 6 p.m., rain or shine and will feature four bands. Food and merchandise vendors will also be on hand.This year's Global Union includes artists from Morocco, Poland, Colombia and Montreal, emcee Marcus Doucette of Radio Milwaukee, and WMSE's Paul Cebar spinning vinyl between sets. This family-friendly event also includes interactive music and activities in the Global Union Family Tent.
The lineup for this year's Global Union includes:
12:30 PM: Aziz Sahmaoui and the University of Gnawa
Ancient African Islamic spiritual religious songs and rhythms are combined with electric guitars and keyboards. The music is an intoxicating affair, visceral and groove-centric yet also nuanced and multilayered. Sahmaoui's lyrics address modern challenges such as poverty and warfare through a folkloric prism.
2:00 PM: Karolina Cicha and Bart Palyga
Traditional Polish folk instruments, such as the morinhuur, dorar, drumla, duduk, accordion, pipe and mandolin are joined by modern samplers and loopers, as well as ancient overtone singing. Don't miss this duo's first tour in the United States!
3:30 PM: Boogat
An international hip hop collectivebased in Montreal, Boogat is a rapper, writer and producer. He is gaining an international following, primarily in the United States and Mexico, and his music can be heard on the television series “Homeland,” as well as the movie “The Forger” starring John Travolta.
5:00 PM: La Chiva Gantiva
This blend of Afro-Colombian rhythms, rock, afrobeat and funk makes for an exciting, explosive show, winning over music lovers and the media alike. Their incredible live energy is punctuated by exuberant horn riffs.
Alverno Presents, the performing arts series of Alverno College, is celebrating its 56thyear. The series has innovated beyond our history as the longest running, continuous arts presenter in the city, to our niche of presentingcontemporary dance, world music and jazz and an array of performance events.Alverno Presents shares the school's mission by ensuring broad access to andparticipation in learning,experiencing and developing the arts for the learning community ofAlverno, and our community as a whole. For more information on Alverno Presents, special projects, media reviews and more, visit alvernopresents.alverno.edu, contact Alverno Presents Managing Director at 414-382-6151, or e-mail email@example.com.
Published on August 4, 2015 | Categories: Newsroom press release