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.
Moonlight Benjamin, Haiti / France
Moonlight Benjamin describes her music as a blend of vodou and rock and roll. Born in Haiti and living in France, she is both a vodou priestess and a powerful singer-songwriter with an impressive vocal range. Benjamin’s sounds are both thrilling and thoughtful.
"Haut là Haut"
Moonlight Benjamin: vocals
Matthis Pascaud: guitar
Matthieu Vial-Collet: guitar, backing vocals
Quentin Rochas: bass, backing vocals
Bertrand Noel: drums
Producer: Ma Case Prod
Audio: Frédéric Carayol | Mercredi 9 studio
Video: Eric Allard-Jacquin
Special thanks to Raphael Chassin and Fabrice Absil (Absilone Technologies)
TINY DESK TEAM
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