Rooted in Colombia and based in New York, Combo Chimbita lives in the future. After playing together for years, these first-generation New Yorkers—powerhouse vocalist Carolina Oliveros, synth and bassist Prince of Queens, guitarist Niño Lento, and drummer Dilemastronauta—began experimenting with different traditional musical styles during their late night residencies at Barbès in Brooklyn. Exploring the connections between visual identity and improvisational long-form trips, Combo Chimbita came together as a four-piece band after they started encouraging more vocals by Carolina Oliveros, who tightens the rhythm with her guacharaca.
New album ‘AHOMALE’ out on ANTI- Records
Toured the US extensively with Crumb, Parquet Courts and more
Played institutions like MoMA, Getty Museum, BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn Festival, and festivals like Tropicalia, Ruido Fest and Hopscotch
Named one of the “Black Diasporic Women Running New York City’s Underground Music Scene” by VIBE, Bembona is a Puerto Rican-Panamanian DJ, Multi-Platform Artist & Activist, born & raised in Brooklyn, NY. Her work represents & pushes forward the Afro-Diasporadical movement, Latinx/Indigenous/Caribbean/African, with the purpose of empowering & bridging the gap between POC communities, generations, activist work & beyond.
Founder and resident of Vibras NYC
Opened for Bomba Estereo for 2 sold out nights
Resident DJ at BRIC House Sessions
Visionary singer and music maker Xenia Rubinos dips in and out of genre and structure to create movingly powerful songs with her O.G. signature sound. Xenia’s powerhouse vocals are at the center of her music which grows from a wide range of influences from R&B to Hip-Hop to jazz all delivered with a soulful punk aura. Pitchfork lauded the radiant singer as “a unique new pop personality” while a profile in The New Yorker described her work as “rhythmically fierce, vocally generous music that slips through the net of any known genre.”
One of the leading names of South America’s new vibrant pop scene, Alex Anwandter brings together 80's-influenced dance music and emotional songwriting all wrapped up in an engaging live performance full of raw intimacy and showmanship. Nominated for two Latin Grammys, his groundbreaking performance of Manifiesto at the 2016’s awards made a strong statement for LGBT+ rights.
Nominated for 6+ Pulsar Awards
Over the last decade, globalFEST has become one of the most dynamic global music platforms in North America, growing from an acclaimed festival/showcase into a catalytic non-profit service organization for curators, artists, and the performing arts field. Through its work, gF encourages networking and cultural diplomacy; deepens cultural understanding among its constituents; builds audiences for international music and creates new opportunities for artists leading to a more robust and sustainable ecosystem for world music in the United States. Artists that participate in gF programs represent diverse musical styles from all corners of the globe, ranging from traditional to contemporary, and everything in between.