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09.11.2014 | 99 days ago | Posted at 03:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly cultural talk show with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we're joined by Alverno Presents Director David Ravel, who previews Saturday's free Global Union world music festival in Humboldt Park. He shares the unique back stories behind this year's headliners, explains Global Union's booking philosophy, and joins us in a conversation about what, if anything...
08.13.2013 | | Posted at 12:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
There aren't many music festivals that pride themselves on booking artists you haven't heard of, but Alverno Presents' Global Union festival in Bay View's Humboldt Park is an exception. Each year, the event prides itself in booking semi-obscure acts from around the world that fuse the sounds of their native lands with unlikely sounds seldom associated with those countries. Some of these acts are e...
Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011

Today @ Humboldt Park, 1 p.m.

Alverno College's free world music festival Global Union returns to Bay View's Humboldt Park this year with an eclectic two-day lineup. In recent years as...
Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011

Today @ Humboldt Park, 1 p.m.

Alverno College's free world music festival Global Union returns to Bay View's Humboldt Park this year with an eclectic two-day lineup. In recent years...
Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011

Milwaukee's Global Union music festival

“This is the first time we've ever brought anyone back,” says David Ravel. The artistic director of Global Union...
Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010

Today @ Humboldt Park, 1 p.m.

Alverno College’s free world music festival Global Union concludes its two-day program this year in Bay View’s Humboldt Park with another eclectic lineup. Today’s performers include the Celtic/electronica/reggae band Delhi 2 Dublin at 1...
Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010

Today @ Humboldt Park, 1 p.m.

Alverno College’s free world music festival Global Union returns to Bay View’s Humboldt Park this year with an eclectic two-day lineup. Today’s headliners are the gypsy brass band Mahala Rai Banda at 1 p.m., the bachata artist Joan Soriano...
Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009

Today @ Humboldt Park, noon

The free, annual Global Union festival in Bay View’s Humboldt Park concludes today with performances from the Indian brass funk band Red Baraat, at 1 p.m.; the Chinese throat-singing/punk fusion ensemble Hanggai, at 2:30 p.m.; and Ethiopian singer and dancer Minyeshu, who updates the traditional music of her native country with the contemporary...
Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009

Today @ Humboldt Park, noon

From their political beginnings as the 80-piece group the All-American Anti-War Marching Band, Mucca Pazza has evolved into the biggest party act in the Midwest, playing sets that unfold as full-fledged halftime shows. The ensemble, now pruned to a still impressive 30-or-so members, dresses in marching-band uniforms, complete with cheerleaders, and has earned gigs on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and at Lollapalooza. With their gypsy music undertones...
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009
“World music” doesn’t mean the same thing it meant just decades ago, when the term referred to ethnographic field recordings. “It used to be world music was something that was regarded as quote-unquote ‘pure expressions’ of specific cultures and regions,” explains David Ravel, director of Milwaukee’s annual Global Union festival. “But we don’t live in...

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