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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."

Upcoming Events

On JANUARY 15, 2023, globalFEST is heading to Lincoln Center for the 20th Festival! For twenty years the cultural catalysts at globalFEST have been opening minds and hearts to unexpected musical discoveries through their annual festival in what NPR Music calls “a thrill ride” with artists like Angelique Kidjo, Red Baraat, Tanya Tagaq and DakhaBrakha. globalFEST’s beloved, annual multi-stage event comes to David Geffen Hall giving audiences an opportunity to travel around the world through the venue’s unique spaces to celebrate the wonders of a world brimming with music that’s both innovative and deeply rooted. The New York Times has called the festival, "a joyful and often raucous celebration of diversity and culture’s uncanny knack for slipping through borders and stretching out roots underneath walls."

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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.

The 2022 Tiny Desk Meets globalFEST premiered January 18 - 20 on NPR Music's
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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 2022 Tiny Desk Meets globalFEST premiered January 18 - 20 on NPR Music's YouTube Channel.

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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.

2022's Wavelengths took place virtually on Thursday, January 27. 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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Hangouts

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

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