Soukous legend KANDA BONGO MAN (Democratic Republic of Congo), precociously talented newcomer and son of the late Ali Farka Toure, VIEUX FARKA TOURE (Mali)and Germany's madcap genre-busters 17 HIPPIES have all been confirmed to perform at Globalquerque! New Mexico's 4th Annual Celebration of World Music & Culture, which takes place in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC)on September 19 & 20, 2008. 
The three will join previously confirmed acts including LILA DOWNS (Mexico), HAPA (Hawai'i), SAVINA YANNATOU (Greece), MOR KARBASI (Israel), GENTACORUM (Quebec) and ORCHID ENSEMBLE (China/Canada) performing on 3 stages of 2 days.  More artist will be announced soon! 
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