globalFEST Annual Support Drive

During these uncertain times, the support from our community is crucial and more important than ever. Keeping artists and the entire performing arts infrastructure front and center during this pandemic is a huge challenge. We’ve been hard at work to re-conceptualize what gF means to our community and we are asking for your support to keep gF going.

With live events restricted for the foreseeable future, we will take this opportunity to reach a wider and even more diverse audience with our flagship festival with 4 days of streamed programs and other offerings to be presented with – sneak peek – a major media partner, who will provide a much wider reach for global music and its healing power. Your belief in our mission is critical to our continued efforts. 

By shifting our annual fundraiser to this format, even more of your donation goes directly to support globalFEST. Your contribution directly supports our work to push international music into the center of the performing arts field and to help artists develop sustainable careers, to bring global music across the country, break down barriers, and to encourage cultural understanding through music all at a time where creating opportunities for cultural exchange and diverse perspectives is more important than ever.

Your donation grants you access to numerous programs and events over the globalFEST 2021 year, including programming around the 2021 Festival and the gF Wavelengths Convening. Thank you for your support!

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"Want to shake up your music habits and find something out of your usual box? That's just what globalFEST does for me every year. GlobalFEST brings twelve bands from all over the world to New York City's Copacabana for a single night, and it's a thrill ride." - Bob Boilen, NPR

Read the review of globalFEST 2020 by NPR HERE

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gf 2021 artists

Aditya Prakash
Aditya Prakash Ensemble | USA / India 

Dedicated Men
Dedicated Men of Zion | USA


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