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globalFEST partners with NPR music's 'tiny desk concerts' for 2021 edition / World Music Central

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Influential world music showcase festival globalFEST will be held January 11 – 14, 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic and the difficulty of international travel affected globalFEST's 2021 plans so the organizers came up with a partnership with National Public Radio Music's Tiny Desk concerts.

The festival will present exclusive video performances by 16 artists through NPR Music's digital platforms, in a series titled NPR Music's Tiny Desk meets globalFEST. The concerts will feature 12 new artists, as well as 4 yet to be announced artists who have performed at previous globalFEST editions. The four night series will be hosted by African world music star Angélique Kidjo, who performed at the inaugural edition of globalFEST in 2004.

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