Global Music Fest 2020 Will Feature Virtual Performances By Alt-Latinx Bands

Lead Photo: Photo by Jake Hanson. Courtesy of the artist
Photo by Jake Hanson. Courtesy of the artist
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Global Music Fest 2020 is here to present live streaming sets from amazing alt-Latinx bands from all over.

As the days on lockdown go on, our options for streaming music become greater. More artists are broadcasting from their homes to give us something to pass the days and get a little joy. Since most of what gets talked about is acoustic sets from long-time favorites and Instagram Live battles between legends, music discovery gets pushed a bit to the sidelines. So, why not take this pause from our hectic lives to dig into new sounds or music that is not made by superstars and mainstays? Global Music Fest might be the thing you’re looking for if this is your line of thinking.

Global Music Fest 2020 is a four day event that reunites 20 artists from eight different countries, streaming live sets directly to your home. The best part of this virtual festival is that it leans heavily on Latin American artists; this is in great part thanks to the work of Sao Paulo, Brazil booking company Brain Productions. To drive the point further home, day one is curated by KEXP’s alt-Latinx show El Sonido, and gives us a stacked lineup featuring El Shirota from Mexico, Marineros from Chile, Riel from Argentina, and Seattle locals Tres Leches and Cactus/Terror. The rest of the festival is not lacking of talent, as we will see sets by Brazil’s Bike, Ema Stoned, The Baggios, Chile’s Perrosky, and Argentina’s Barbi Recanati, as well as indie rock legend Dough Martsch of Built To Spill fame and U.S. psych act Temples, among many others.

Global Music Fest 2020 kicks off on Thursday, April 23 at 3:00 p.m. ET, and will be hosted on Minuto Indie’s YouTube channel.