GLOBALFEST TO BRING WORLD MUSIC TO BONNAROO
The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is excited to announce the creation of the globalFEST Tent. The latest in a series of successful and inspiring specialty venues the festival has developed, globalFEST will bring some of the most exhilarating musicians from around the world to perform throughout the day in one tent. The confirmed line up features: Debo Band, Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang, Khaira Arby, La-33, Pedrito Martinez and Red Baraat.
Since it began nine years ago, globalFESThas become North America's most influential showcase and festival of global music, centered around its annual multi-stage event in New York each January. Cofounders Bill Bragin, Isabel Soffer, and Shanta Thake produce the annual event and oversee the globalFEST Touring Fund, which provides much needed tour support for local and international artists to reach new markets throughout the US.
"Part of our goal has been what I half-jokingly refer to as 'infiltration,' says Bragin. "We've been successful in moving world music to the center of the conversation in the performing arts world and Bonnaroo represents a huge leap forward - to reach some of the most active, and open-minded indie-music audiences at one of the most beloved and best curated festivals in the country."