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Wavelengths Conference
This year's annual Wavelengths: Global Music Conference took place virtually over Zoom on Friday, January 29 + Saturday, January 30 and highlighted important conversations on urgent issues facing the international music ecosystem, from agents/managers and presenters to artists and media. We reconnected with intention, moving away from the hypothetical and into the real and practical.
 
During this grim period of isolation, we worked to create a compelling and engaging event that allowed for a sense of community that the conference is known for. 
 
 
PRESS FROM GLOBALFEST 2021

"Many musicians who cherish local and traditional styles have decided that the way to ensure their survival is through adaptation and hybridization, retaining the essence while modernizing the delivery system. For musicians, fusion is also fun: a chance to learn new skills, a way to discover creative connections. There are commonalities in the ways voices can croon or bite or break, in mechanisms like repetition or call-and-response, in wanting people to dance. Modernization doesn’t have to mean homogenization."

Read the review of globalFEST 2021 by Jon Pareles at The New York Times HERE.

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gf 2021 artists

Aditya Prakash
Aditya Prakash Ensemble | USA / India 

Dedicated Men
Dedicated Men of Zion | USA

GF AWARDS

globalFEST again presented a series of awards that celebrated those that excel in the small but crucial global music field in the USA, too often with little recognition.