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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 JULY 30, globalFEST joins forces with beloved NYC nightclubs Barbés and Drom in celebration of their milestone anniversaries for this mega event of musical discovery, featuring powerful artists with unique voices hailing from across the globe. Scheduled performers include: DakhaBrakha (Ukraine); Aynur (Turkey); Rare Essence (Washington, DC); Combo Chimbita (New York/Colombia); Amythyst Kiah (Tennessee); and Ahmad Fanoos and The Heart of Afghanistan Project (Afghanistan/USA). The evening culminates with a late night Global Silent Disco with DJ Shirine Saad and DJ Bembona. 

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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.

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.

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.

This year'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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