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Taraf de Caliu, Noura Mint Seymali and extra : NPR

For the third 12 months, Tiny Desk concert events group up with globalFEST for an exciting on-line music pageant — Tiny Desk meets globalFEST.

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

Taraf de Caliu, Romania

After greater than three many years of relentlessly touring everywhere in the world, the founding members of Taraf de Haïdouks reunited for a brand new venture: Taraf de Caliu. The musicians from Clejani, Romania, are the final technology of “lăutari” that keep on this genuine conventional music from southern Romania, the music that outlined them as the most effective gypsy bands on the earth. Below the lead of Caliu, the long-lasting violinist of the taraf, they’re on the street once more.


  • “Ca la Breaza”
  • “Hora lui Caliu”
  • “Dragostea de la Clejani”
  • “Ciocârlia”


  • Gheorghe Anghel “Caliu”: violin
  • Robert Gheorghe: violin
  • Iulian Vlad: double bass
  • Marin Manole: accordion, vocals
  • Ionuț Gulună: vocals
  • Cristinel Turturică: cimbalom   


  • Manufacturing: Șaraimanic & DWMT Manufacturing
  • Producer: Călina Purje
  • Director: Andrei Gheorghe
  • 1st AD: Tudor Costache
  • Digicam operators: Alexandru Yatesey, Răzvan Leucea, Paul Chirilă
  • Digicam assistant: Daniel Sandu
  • Dwell recording: Mihai “Mushu” Popa
  • Combine and grasp: Mihai “Mushu” Popa, Andrei Boanță
  • Video edit and colorization: Paul Vlăsceanu
  • Props on set: Dan Statache
  • Particular due to Larisa Perde, Răzvan Murgu, Șaraimanic Neighborhood, Diud, Michel Winter, Isabel Soffer

Noura Mint Seymali, Mauritania

Noura Mint Seymali is Mauritania’s defining artist on the worldwide stage. Drawing on the timeless repertoire of the Moorish griot, a hereditary class of musical poets and historians, her band conjures “a full blown sandstorm of hypnotic grooves, melding conventional Mauritanian devices inside an electrified psychedelic rock band.” Increasing a sound born of Arab and sub-Saharan roots, Noura Mint Seymali bends the arc of Moorish musical custom to suit our up to date second.


  • “Na Ha”
  • “Tasirit”
  • “Ghlana”


  • Noura Mint Seymali: vocals, ardine
  • El Jeich Chighaly: guitar
  • Ousmane Touré: bass
  • Matthew Tinari: drums


  • Producer: Matthew Tinari
  • Audio: Dahman Ba
  • Video: Dahman Ba, Line Diop, 2F Xaliss
  • Particular due to Levrig Restaurant, Nouakchott

Justin Adams & Mauro Durante, U.Ok. / Italy

Justin Adams & Mauro Durante launched an award-winning debut album, Nonetheless Transferring, in 2021, transferring from serene minimalism to wild catharsis. Adams (producer of Tinariwen’s breakout albums and guitarist with Robert Plant) performs with a post-punk guitar method enriched by his ardour for Arabic music and African trance blues, whereas Durante is a sought-after violinist and percussionist and chief of southern Italy’s acclaimed Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino, who carried out its iconic taranta and pizzica dance songs at globalFEST in 2012.


  • “Talassa”
  • “Cupa Cupa”
  • “Darkish Street Down”


  • Justin Adams
  • Mauro Durante


  • Producer: Run Productions     
  • Audio: Yanna Plougoulm, Antonin Volson     
  • Video: Samuel Volson, Digicam Silens  


  • Inventive Director: Bob Boilen 
  • Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin 
  • Collection Producer: Bobby Carter 
  • Modifying: Joshua Bryant
  • Tiny Desk Workforce: 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

Rafael Gomes de Azevedo
Rafael Gomes de Azevedo
He started his career as a columnist, contributing to the staff of a local blog. His articles with amusing views on everyday situations in the news soon became one of the main features of the current editions of the blog. For the divergences of thought about which direction the blog would follow. He left and founded three other great journalistic blogs,, and With a certain passion for writing, holder of a versatile talent, in addition to coordinating, directing, he writes fantastic scripts quickly, he likes to say that he writes for a select group of enthusiasts in love with serious and true writing.


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