NYC to Host GlobalFest, 1/12/2014
globalFEST (gF) is a groundbreaking annual 3 stage, 12b and world music showcase/festival held this year on January 12, 2014 at Webster Hall in New York City. Over the past decade it has become one of the most influential world music events in North America and the premier gateway event for emerging and established artists from around the world. Since 2003, gF has provided more than one hundred twenty groups from around the world access to stages across North America.As part of our expanded role as a service organization, gF manages the globalFEST'sTouring Fund (gFTF), which offers a bi-annual competitive grant opportunity to all tour ready gF alumni artists. gFTF is an innovative program designed to encourage cultural exchange by offsetting the high cost of touring in the U.S., and to encourage performances in new, underserved markets.
globalFEST has brought its curatorial vision to the iconic American festivals SXSW andBonnaroo, Paris' Festival d'île de France, and the legendary Joshua Light Show. globalFEST's artists have performed alongside some of the world's most popular and legendary performers and have garnered excellent press, both in the US and abroad. Through these infiltration activities, globalFEST aims to move world music to the center of the performing arts and the live music industry.
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