globalFEST 2020


globalFEST sets the stage for the international music touring scene in the U.S., North America, and around the world for the rest of the year. On January 12th, 2020, a dozen artists will transcend borders and boundaries at midtown Manhattan’s Copacabana, bringing diverse voices to the center of the performing arts field.

The 2020 globalFEST full artist lineup includes:

  • Ak Dan Gwang Chil (South Korea): Korean shamanic funk
  • Bohemian Betyars (Hungary): Radical speed-folk punk revelers (NY Debut)
  • Cheikh Lô (Senegal): Spiritual musical maverick
  • La Chica (Venezuela/France) Introspective electro pop (USA Debut)
  • Les Amazones d'Afrique (France): West African feminist supergroup (USA Debut)
  • Meklit (Ethiopia/USA): Cutting-edge Ethio-jazz
  • Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas (Louisiana/USA): Irresistible accordion-driven Creole dance music
  • San Salvador (France): (USA Debut) Fierce French polyphonies and percussion
  • Sofiane Saidi & Mazalda (Algeria/France): Psychedelic grooves from the Prince of Raï 2.0 (USA Debut)
  • Tufan Derince (Turkey/Netherlands): Wild electric Kurdish wedding songs (USA Debut)
  • Xenia França (Brazil): Afrofuturistic Bahian soul
  • Yungchen Lhamo (Tibet/USA): Songs, chants and prayers by legendary songstress