globalFEST (gF), an annual global music festival in New York City and a year-round resource for international artists, was founded in January 2003. Over its first decade, gF’s groundbreaking 3‐stage, 12‐band world music showcase has become one of the premier world music events in North America. Taking place during the annual Arts Presenters conference, gF highlights artists who represent diverse global styles, ranging from traditional and folk to hybrid acts that incorporate classical, rock, jazz, electronic, and hip‐hop.
A 2016 grant from the Cultures of Resistance Network supported the 2017 festival and showcase.
A 2012 grant from the Cultures of Resistance Network supported Iranian musician Kayhan Kalhor's project "Ghazal: Persian and Turkish Improvisations" and the participation of Erdal Erzincan, the exquisite Turkish Alevi baglama player.