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Dakh Daughters, Khadija El Warzazia, Cui Jian : NPR

For the third yr, Tiny Desk concert events crew up with globalFEST for an exciting on-line music pageant — Tiny Desk meets globalFEST.

Hosted by Angélique Kidjo, the collection echoes globalFEST’s dwell flagship occasion in spirit however is centered within the framework of the Tiny Desk live performance collection. This collaboration presents unique video performances from 9 artists filmed of their respective homelands, on the highway and in exile all around the world. There might be three nights of concert events, every that includes three bands, on consecutive nights starting Jan. 24 at 8 p.m. ET. The globalFEST crew wrote the next biographical details about every performer.

Dakh Daughters, Ukraine

Dakh Daughters create an environment of a French saloon, the place Mireille Mathieu befriends Marilyn Manson. Once in a while, armed with a full set of strings, keyboards and percussion, the ladies shake the viewers with a roar within the method of the group Laibach, however can swiftly alternate anger for kindness, turning into fun-loving, Hollywood beauties of the Fifties who dream of tropical holidays within the Caribbean.



  • Solomiia Melnyk: vocals, cello, accordion
  • Ruslana Khazipova: vocals, drums/percussion
  • Natalka Halanevych: vocals, piano, double bass
  • Ganna Nikitina: vocals, guitar
  • Natacha Charpe (Zo): vocals, violin


  • Director: Vladyslav Troitskyi
  • Artwork Supervisor: Iryna Gorban
  • Audio: Anton Ocheretyanyy
  • Video: Nayan Ducruet
  • Particular because of Theatre Le Préau and Lucie Berelowitsch

Khadija El Warzazia’s Bnat el Houariyat & Esraa Warda, Morocco / Algeria / USA

Khadija El Warzazia’s Bnat el Houariyat & Esraa Warda is a pairing composed completely of ladies artists: Bnat el Houariyat from the guts of Marrakech performs ladies’s celebratory and trance music, together with chaabi and houara. The group’s percussion and call-and-response singing and complicated polyrhythms construct right into a deeply transporting sonic expertise. It’s accompanied by the mesmerizing Algerian-American dancer Esraa Warda, a “rebellious spirit” identified for her profound performances of the trance-like jedba hair-swaying dance.


  • “Dyaf Allah Rjal el Bled”
  • “Mra Sabra”
  • “Li Guer imout”


  • Fatiha Benmsinane
  • Malika Nouader
  • Khadija el Warzazia
  • Nouzha Lagrimi
  • Touria Nouader
  • Esraa Warda: dancer


  • Producer: Esraa Warda
  • Audio: Simo Chafai
  • Director, Producer, Digital camera: Ahlam Maroon
  • Digital camera: Oussama Mountassir 
  • Lighting: Amine Houmam
  • Particular because of Azzedine & Abdelghafour Artwork

Cui Jian, China

Essentially the most influential rock musician in China is Beijing-born, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and vocalist Cui Jian. The previous chief of Chinese language rock band Ado, Jian’s solo music is regularly embraced by new generations: his albums having offered greater than 10 million copies in Asia. The Wall Road Journal mentioned, “Cui Jian continues to be an inspiration for China’s disenchanted youth.” Nevertheless, Jian’s prime inspiration comes not from politics, however from private points. He mentioned, “I discuss critical issues in my coronary heart and other people’s lives, together with, in fact, love. However, largely it is about Chinese language tradition, the fashionable tradition. They don’t seem to be political songs. It is simply the reality, the fashionable fact. I discuss our life in China.”


  • “Pretend Monk”
  • “Go On”
  • “Wild within the Snow”


  • Cui Jian: lead vocals, guitar
  • Liu Yuan: saxophone
  • Eddie Randriamampionona: guitar
  • Liu Yue: bass 
  • Lu Chao: drums
  • Gao Xing: hand percussion
  • Wu Na: Chinese language guqin
  • Zhou Tian: vocals
  • Li Yanan: vocals


  • Artwork Director: Cui Jian
  • Govt Producer: Yoyo
  • Govt Director: Ken Deng
  • Stay Music Recording Engineer: Li Feng
  • Stay Music Supervisor: Wang Zheng
  • Stay Recordist: Zheng Xiaofei
  • Program: Wang Zheng
  • Stay Monitor Sound Engineer: Xu Xuan
  • Audio Gear Coordinator: Wang Chaojie
  • Sound Mixing/Mastering: Li Make
  • Musician Assistants: Yang Haitao, Gao Shuo
  • Videographers: Ken Deng, Li Bingwei, Xu Zhu, Li Qianpeng, Jiao Mingjie, Jin Siwei 
  • Assistant: He Chang
  • Gaffer: Solar Qunliang
  • Assistant: Solar Xujie, Cao Yawei, Wang Xinqiao, Cao Junfei
  • Coordinator: Wang Zebin, Sira 
  • Particular because of East Shore Jazz Membership


  • Inventive Director: Bob Boilen 
  • Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin 
  • Collection Producer: Bobby Carter 
  • Enhancing: Joshua Bryant
  • Tiny Desk Crew: Marissa Lorusso, Hazel Cills, Ashley Pointer


  • Co-Administrators: Shanta Thake, Isabel Soffer, and Invoice Bragin
  • 2023 Curators: Shanta Thake, Isabel Soffer, Invoice Bragin, and Meera Dugal
  • Occasion Producer: Ian Thake
  • Host: Angélique Kidjo
  • Authorized Companies: Tamizdat
  • Authorized Companies: Duane Morris
  • Video Manufacturing: Karim Tabbaa


  • The Mellon Basis
  • The Nationwide Endowment for the Arts
  • NYC Division of Cultural Affairs


  • Ken Umezaki
  • Fabian Alsultany
  • Steven Kirkpatrick
  • David Komar

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