Archive: Global Music Month 2020

While the 2020 BU Global Music Festival was postponed, we presented virtual programming as a part of Global Music Month 2020, with 19 festivals and presenters from the US and Canada joining together for a month of online celebration of music from around the world, from August 29 to October 1.

On Thursday, October 1 we featured exclusive performances by Sister Nancy and Fabiola Méndez & Zayra Pola, followed by a live panel discussion moderated by our Artistic Director, Marié Abe.

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About Our Artists:

Sister Nancy, is a legendary reggae artist, dancehall DJ, and singer. She is known to the world as the first female dancehall DJ and was described as being a “dominating female voice for over two decades” on the dancehall scene.

Fabiola Mari Méndez Quiñones was born on February 20, 1996. She started playing the Puerto Rican cuatro at age 6. She was a student at the Humacao Musical Institute, the Antonio Paoli School of Music in Caguas, and the Conservatorio de Artes del Caribe.

Zayra Pola was born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. Puerto Rican American singer and percussionist was given the birth name as Zayra Marie Ocasio Espinosa. Zayra is the granddaughter of a well known folkloric Puerto Rican guitar player Polo Ocasio and one of her professors named her ‘’Pola” in honor of her grandfather.