What is globalFEST?:
globalFEST is an annual indoor world music festival which presents a dozen or more artists on three stages in one night. globalFEST takes place in New York City every January, and highlights over a dozen world music artists who are generally not yet well-known in the United States. These days, globalFEST takes place at Webster Hall in New York City, and is co-presented by several of New York City's most prominent world music presenters.
The globalFEST and APAP Connection:
globalFEST always takes place during the annual conference of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP), and many of the artistic directors and talent buyers for venues around the world who attend the conference also attend the festival. What does this mean to you? It means that artists who perform at globalFEST are artists who are currently "unknown," but who you'll likely be hearing a lot about in the near future, and who will probably even be performing at a venue near you. Basically, because it caters both to the public and to arts presenters, globalFEST is a major tastemaker in the music scene.