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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 2024

On January 14, 2024 globalFEST returns to Lincoln Center for its 21st anniversary at David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center! globalFEST 2023 was a transcendent treat with a joyous crowd of curious music listeners and arts professionals celebrating live music together, and we're thrilled to return.

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globalFEST 2024

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.

globalFEST at Lincoln Center January 14, 2024:

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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.

The 2023 Tiny Desk Meets globalFEST will premiere January 24 - 26 on NPR Music's YouTube Channel.

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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.

2023's Wavelengths will take place at DROM on Friday, January 13. More info here:

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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



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

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