BU Global Music Festival is an all-day outdoor event that brings together extraordinary international music, educational events, and a global bazaar at Boston University – all free and open to the public.

Supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, the festival is produced by the BU Arts Initiative – Office of the Provost and the Department of Musicology & Ethnomusicology in the College of Fine Arts School of Music, with additional support from Boston University College of Fine Arts, Boston University Dean of Students Office, The Jewish Cultural Endowment at BU, College of Arts and Sciences World Languages & Literatures Program, and BU Global House.

Global Music Festival

Global Music Lunchtime Concert Series

The Global Music Lunchtime Concert Series, organized by the Department of Musicology and Ethnomusicology, showcases musicians, dancers, and performing artists seeped in popular, folkloric, and vernacular traditions from around the world. The series aims to provide students and faculty with opportunities to explore diverse musical practices from the world over. Accompanied by lectures or workshops whenever possible, this concert series will offer the audience intellectual insights and hands-on experiences in selected performing arts from various parts of the globe. Sponsored by the School of Music, College of Fine Arts, and BU Arts Initiative, Office of the Provost.