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"Over the last decade Globalfest has presented 21st-century world music as an accelerating fusion, a recombinant free-for-all of local traditions meeting ideas and technologies from afar. It’s a realistic view of how musicians work; very few are purists. And some hybrids have grown durable enough to feel like traditions of their own."

globalFEST

The flagship festival at the core of globalFEST gives audiences the opportunity to experience extraordinary artists from all over the world – and around the corner – all in one night.

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Tiny Desk Meets globalFEST

Tiny Desk Meets globalFEST

globalFEST has teamed with NPR Music’s Tiny Desk concerts to present exclusive video performances by artists via NPR Music’s digital platforms, in a series entitled NPR Music’s Tiny Desk meets globalFEST.

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Wavelengths

The Wavelengths: Global Music Conference is one of the largest gatherings of global music professionals in North America, highlighting important conversations on urgent issues facing the international music ecosystem.

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Wavelengths

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On The Road

globalFEST On The Road is a flexible touring and curating concept focusing on the spectacular variety of artists gF works with who represent diverse global styles.

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On The Road

Hangouts

Hangouts

globalFEST Hangouts are events in NYC that encourage audiences to make new connections to global music and culture.

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Hangouts

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