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.
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."CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!
This year, globalFEST will also present three nights of music through Tiny Desk Meets globalFEST. Tiny Desk Meets globalFEST is able to expand the reach of artists through this growing partnership with NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concert series, and we are thrilled to continue it again.Audiences can tune in January 24 - 26, 2023 NPR Music's YouTube Channel.
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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.