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Tiny Desk Meets globalFEST: Music From Around the World Online


Created in the wake of 9/11, The globalFEST music festival has an ideology of anti-war and anti-racism and celebrates global music.  Now facing dual challenges of the pandemic, along with hardening of international borders, globalFEST will, for the first time, team with NPR Music’s Tiny Desk concerts for Tiny Desk Meets globalFEST, running January 11 to the 14th, 2021.

The festival will present exclusive video performances by 16 artists via NPR Music’s digital platforms, featuring 12 new artists, as well as 4 globalFEST Alums, the four-night series will be hosted by African superstar Angélique Kidjo, who performed at the inaugural edition of globalFEST in 2004.

Bands and artists performing are:

  • Hit La Rosa
  • Nora Brown
  • Sofia Rei 
  • Emel
  • Martha Redbone
  • Vox Sambou
  • Rokia Traoré 
  • Minyo Crusaders 
  • Dedicated Men of Zion
  • Aditya Prakash Ensemble
  • Elisapie 
  • Edwin Perez
  • Labess
  • Natu Camara
  • Rachele Andrioli 
  • DakhaBrakha 

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Tiny Desk Meets globalFEST
January 11 - 14, 20201

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