Annual NYC festival globalFEST had to go virtual in 2021, but it'll be back at Webster Hall in 2022 on January 16. There will be a virtual edition this year too, though -- once again presented in conjunction with NPR's Tiny Desk -- happening from January 18 to 20 on the NPR Music YouTube channel, hosted by Angélique Kidjo.
"globalFEST came of age at Webster Hall, so it’s a thrill to be back after several years of renovations and the pandemic. To that end, last year, our longtime friends at NPR Music saved the day with the inaugural Tiny Desk meets globalFEST series, introducing the festival to hundreds of thousands of new fans," the curators say. "Now, as live concerts return, we want to keep both the incredible momentum of Tiny Desk and re-embrace the ecstatic in-person community that we have missed. So we will! All in the service of our catalytic mission to move international and roots music to the center of the performing arts."