Alverno Presents Global Union 2014
A day of music from Argentina, China, Appalachia, Trinidad and Sierra Leone in picturesque Humboldt Park.
Summer may be gone, but Milwaukee’s autumn festival season is just getting underway. Bundled up in hoodies and sweatshirts, Milwaukee came out to celebrate the 9th annual Global Union, presented by Alverno College. This free event presented an eclectic mix of music, art, and food from all around the world.
This year’s lineup kicked off with Brazilian Electronica La Yegros and Chinese-Appalachian-Indie-Folk-Rock trio Wu force, where folk banjo delightfully meets Chinese zither in perfect harmony. The crowd couldn’t help but spring to their feet and dance to the uncontested diva of calypso Calypso Rose who was joined by reggae inspired Caribbean/Canadian band Kobo Town. Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars closed out the evening’s festivities with their uplifting, inspiring, highly energetic songs of hope.