globalFEST, one of the most catalytic world music events in North America, goes on the road, taking over multiple locations at Lincoln Center with a globe- and genre- spanning line-up in a day-long celebration.
1:00 pm: Brasslands, USA, 2013, 88min
A New York City brass band travels to a tiny Serbian village to compete in the 50th anniversary of the world’s largest trumpet competition. The first Americans to compete, Zlatne Uste meet the Serbian Roma champs, tough competitors with different reasons for wanting to win.
3:00 pm: The Last Song Before the War, US/Mali, 2013, 90min
The 2011 Festival in the Desert in Timbuktu draws musicians and audiences from all over the world. The film captures not only these stunning performances but also the participants’ concerns over an uncertain future as the Islamic militants threaten from north. Featuring Tinariwen, Khaïra Arby, Vieux Farka Touré, Tartit and more.
5:00 pm: Journey to Jah, Germany/Switzerland, 2013, 92min
Two European musicians find a new home in Jamaica after their separate searches for authenticity bring them to this politically and economically torn island. “Gentleman” from Germany and “Alborosie” from Italy thrive in the contradictions and connections they find in reggae—rebel music that unites.