Archive: 2019 Festival Information

2019 Festival Schedule

Friday, October 4, 2019

Location: Tsai Performance Center (685 Commonwealth Ave)

7:00 p.m. – Gamelan Çudamani 
(Bali, Indonesia)
8:30 p.m. – Saraswathi Ranganathan (India/US)

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Location: George Sherman Union (775 Commonwealth Ave)

1:00-4:00 PM – Global Bazaar: GSU Plaza
5:00-7:00 PM – Cultural Fair: GSU Ziskind Lounge *NEW for 2019*

2:00 PM – Eastern Medicine Singers (Algonquin/Rhode Island): Metcalf Ballroom
3:00 PM – Marcus Santos Grooversity (Brazil/Boston): GSU Plaza
3:30 PM – Les Filles de Illighadad (Niger): Conference Auditorium
5:00 PM – 47Soul (Palestine/UK): Metcalf Ballroom
6:30 PM – Frontera Bugalú (Mexico): Conference Auditorium
8:00 PM – KOKOKO! (Democratic Republic of Congo): Metcalf Ballroom
*Most performances will run 60-75 minutes*

3:30 PM – “Rhythm & Thought” with Frontera Bugalú (Mexico): BU Central
5:30 PM – “Women, Music, and the Tuareg Society” with Les Filles de Illighadad (Niger): BU Central


Walk-up registration will be available, but we ask that you register online, if possible, for a quicker check-in day of. Each venue has a limited capacity.

Performance venues include:

  • Tsai Performance Center (685 Commonwealth Avenue)
  • George Sherman Union (775 Commonwealth Avenue)

We’re excited to welcome the following artists to Boston University:
Gamelan Çudamani (Bali, Indonesia)
Saraswathi Ranganathan (India/US)
Les Filles de Illighadad (Niger)
Frontera Bugalú (Mexico)
47Soul (Palestine/UK)
KOKOKO! (Democratic Republic of Congo)

featuring local artists
Eastern Medicine Singers (Algonquin/Rhode Island)
Grooversity (Brazil/Boston)


Special thanks to our 2019 festival sponsors:


& a very special thanks to our generous individual donors.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture and the City of Boston.