2018 Archive

Thank you for joining us for the inaugural BU Global Music Festival on October 5 & 6, 2018.
If you attended the festival and would like to share your feedback, please visit the End of Festival Survey.

“One of the most exciting developments for fans of international music in the Boston area was the debut of this free festival…. the programming was stellar.” Noah Schaffer – ArtsFuse

2018 Festival Schedule

Friday, October 5, 2018

PERFORMANCES
7:00 p.m. – Jupiter & Okwess 
(D.R. Congo): Tsai Performance Center
9:00 p.m. – Fendika (Ethiopia) & Debo Band (Boston/Ethiopia): Metcalf Ballroom, GSU

Saturday, October 6, 2018

12:00-4:00 PM – Global Bazaar: GSU Plaza

PERFORMANCES
1:00 PM – Zhou Family Band (China): GSU, Metcalf Ballroom
2:00 PM – Palos de Peravia (Boston/Dominican Republic): GSU, Conference Auditorium
2:30 PM – Gund Kwok (Boston/China): GSU Plaza
3:00 PM – Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole (Hawaii): Tsai Performance Center
4:00 PM – Marcus Santos Grooversity (Boston/Brazil): GSU Plaza
5:00 PM – LADAMA (Pan South America): GSU, Metcalf Ballroom
6:30 PM – Balla Kouyaté (Boston/Mali) & Mamadou Diabaté (Burkina Faso): GSU, Conf. Auditorium
7:30 PM – Dina Elwedidi (Egypt): Tsai Performance Center
9:00 PM – Orquesta El Macabeo (Puerto Rico): GSU, Metcalf Ballroom
10:00 PM – DJ Rekha (NYC/India): GSU, BU Central

WORKSHOPS
2:00 PM – LADAMA (Pan South America): BUild Lab (730 Commonwealth Ave.)
2:30 PM – Dina Elwedidi (Egypt): GSU Alley
4:00 PM – Zhou Family Band (China): GSU Alley
5:30 PM – Orquesta El Macabeo (Puerto Rico): GSU Alley
7:00 PM – Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole (Hawaii): GSU Alley