Venue:Carolina Theater - Fletcher Hall
This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Over the past decade, globalFEST has become one of the most dynamic global music platforms in North America. What started as an annual showcase in New York has grown into an international brand, building audiences for world music with stages at SXSW, Bonnaroo, and beyond. Founded in 2003, globalFEST spotlights artists who represent diverse global styles, bringing down boundaries between countries and creating cultural opportunities for collaboration. More than 120 emerging and established artists have performed at globalFEST, including such celebrated voices as Mariza, Lila Downs, and Angelique Kidjo. Following the January 2016 festival in New York, globalFEST will embark on its first tour across North America.