Bia Ferreira: Tiny Desk Meets globalFEST 2023
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 Published On Jan 29, 2023

For the third year, Tiny Desk concerts team up with globalFEST for a thrilling online music festival — Tiny Desk meets globalFEST.

Bob Boilen | January 29, 2023
Hosted by Angélique Kidjo, the series echoes globalFEST’s live flagship event in spirit but is centered in the framework of the Tiny Desk concert series. This collaboration presents exclusive video performances from nine artists filmed in their respective homelands, on the road and in exile all over the world. There will be three nights of concerts, each featuring three bands, on consecutive nights beginning Jan. 24 at 8 p.m. ET. The globalFEST team wrote the following biographical information about each performer.

Bia Ferreira, Brazil
Bia Ferreira is a Brazilian singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist and activist. Her music, which she defines as "MMP — Música de Mulher Preta," discusses topics such as feminism, anti-racism and homophobia. She makes music that harnesses a combination of funky beats, reggae and soulful ballad grooves while lyrically pushing her listeners toward the discomfort that generates "movemente,” or action. Her lyrics have been described as "escrevivência,” a term Conceição Evaristo uses to “tell our stories from our perspectives.” It represents the subjectivity of a Black woman in Brazilian society.

"Antes De Ir"
"De Dentro do Ap"
"Levante a Bandeira do Amor"
"Aquela Moça"
"A Conta Vai Chegar/Cota Não É Esmola"

Bia Ferreira: vocals, guitar
Maurilio Santiago dos Santos Nascimento "Pé Beat": drums
Mariana Lima Valim: guitar
Erica Souza da Silva: bass

Producer: Zeferina Produções, Rafaella Bonatti
Audio: Dj Go Locadora, Renato Venom
Video: Quixó Produções
Direction and photography: Luan Cardoso
Photography: Camila Picolo
Gaffer: Marcela Katzin
Editor: Beatriz Dantas
Special thanks to Zeferina and Rafaella Bonatti, Erica Silva, Mari Lima, Pé Beat

Creative Director: Bob Boilen
Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin
Series Producer: Bobby Carter
Editing: Joshua Bryant
Tiny Desk Team: Marissa Lorusso, Hazel Cills, Ashley Pointer

Co-Directors: Shanta Thake, Isabel Soffer, and Bill Bragin
2023 Curators: Shanta Thake, Isabel Soffer, Bill Bragin, and Meera Dugal
Event Producer: Ian Thake
Host: Angélique Kidjo
Legal Services: Tamizdat
Legal Services: Duane Morris
Video Production: Karim Tabbaa

The Mellon Foundation
The National Endowment for the Arts
NYC Department of Cultural Affairs

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