gF is no longer accepting submissions for globalFEST 2014 on Jan 12, 2014.
gF, widely considered North America’s most important world music industry event produces 12 concerts of multi-genre artists from around the world on 3 simultaneous stages in one night.
Previous artists include: Andy Palacio and The Garifuna Collective, Zaz, Debo Band, Babylon Circus, Balkan Beat Box, Beat the Donkey, Calypso Rose, The Gloaming, Cedric Watson, Caravan Palace, Silk Road Ensemble, Fallou Dieng, BQP, Kailash Kher, Little Cow, Lo Cor de la Plana, Mariza, Mercan Dede, Marcel Khalife, Meta & the Cornerstones, Namgar, Noche Flamenca, Oliver Mktukudzi, Rokia Traore, Yemen Blues, Vinicio Capposella, Yoshida Brothers and many more.
gF artists have toured North America at venues including Hollywood Bowl, Bonnaroo, Grand Performances, SunFest, Coachella, Lafayette Festival International, Lincoln Center and hundreds of other theaters and festivals.
Last year’s sold-out gF event had approximately 1,500 attendees, which included more than 500 industry professionals including artistic directors, presenters, producers, agents, labels, and press. gF has a booth for all of its artists to share at the APAP conference.
gF activities include:
The gF Touring Fund, open by application, enables alumni artists to apply for tour support to reach new markets in the United States, to develop new audiences, and to support the presence of international music in diverse communities in the United States.
gF on the Road produces an annual stage at SXSW has produced a stage at Bonnaroo, NY Day at Festival d’ile de France, an evening with the historic, psychedelic Joshua Light Show, and has embarked on a flexible touring component in North America and abroad.
- WE WILL ONLY CONSIDER 3 SUBMISSIONS PER AGENT. DO NOT SEND US YOUR WHOLE ROSTER YOU MAY FILL IN ALL ARTIST INFO ON ONE EXCEL SHEET
- WE WILL ONLY CONSIDER ARTISTS WHO WILL HAVE REPRESENTATION AT THE APAP CONFERENCE
- WE WILL ONLY CONSIDER ARTISTS WHO HAVE A FIRM COMMITMENT TO TOURING NORTH AMERICA IN THE FOLLOWING TWO YEARS
We do not accept CDs, DVDs or promotional materials by mail. If we need additional material, we’ll let you know.
gF is a showcasing event and provides backline, catering and free visa petition services (artist covers filing fees only). We also provide a modest stipend to each artist. Artists perform a 50-60 minute showcase, with sets starting on a staggered basis to allow 1,500 + audience members to circulate and sample multiple performances.
Should you have any questions please contact globalFEST administrator Jessi Olsen at jessi@globalFEST.org
Listen to gF2013 and more on NPR Music’s globalFEST Archive
Listen to gF2013 on NPR Music’s All Songs Considered
Read all our press here
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