During normal times, 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.
This year, globalFEST presented three nights of music through Tiny Desk Meets globalFEST. Last year, gF was able to expand the reach of artists through this growing partnership with NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concert series, and we were thrilled to continue it again.Audiences tuned in January 18 - 20, 2022 at 8pm EST on NPR Music's YouTube Channel.
Ak Dan Gwang Chil (ADG7)WATCH NIGHT 1 HERE
Son Rompe Pera WATCH NIGHT 2 HERE
Al Bilali Soudan
Tufan Derince GroupWATCH NIGHT 3 HERE
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globalFEST promotes global and American regional music traditions, creates opportunities for artists, inspires discovery for arts professionals to present artists from diverse cultures, and introduces new music to the public. globalFEST believes that music can be a driving force toward a society that values cultural diversity as a source of unity rather than division.
Tours and cultural exchanges that result from globalFEST showcases have helped to build an ever-widening audience for global music and, by extension, an increase in international cooperation and collaboration. You can support globalFEST's continuing work here
As a direct consequence of performing at gF, most artists go on to tour at theaters, events, and festivals across the country and around the world. Tours and cultural exchanges, as well as press features and articles, that result from participating in gF have built an ever-widening audience for global music and, by extension, an increase in international cooperation and collaboration.