Global Notes: Review of Mundial Montreal 2018

8th annual Mundial Montreal
8th annual Mundial Montreal Courtesy / Catalina Maria Johnson
8th annual Mundial Montreal
8th annual Mundial Montreal Courtesy / Catalina Maria Johnson

Global Notes: Review of Mundial Montreal 2018

Catalina Maria Johnson travels to all of the major world music festivals around the globe, and for this week’s Global Notes, she reports from the 8th annual Mundial Montreal. The event is billed as ‘North America’s World Music Summit,’ with performances and a conference dedicated to sharing sounds among amateurs and professionals. Catalina, who’s also the host of Beat Latino on Vocalo, shares some of her favorite picks from Mundial Montreal. The latest trends in world music have been to center indigenous traditions and voices. There was plenty of that at Mundial Montreal, including acts like Silla + Rise and Okan