2022 BU Global Music Festival Saturday, September 17th

2022 BU Global Music Festival
Saturday, September 17th

Join us for an all-day outdoor festival on Saturday, September 17. Enjoy extraordinary international music, educational events, and a global bazaar at Boston University – all free and open to the public. Be sure to join our mailing list for updates about the 2022 festival including artist line-up and ticket reservations.

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2022 Full Bios of  Artists- Here

Listen to our GMF 22 artists on Spotify!

2022 Festival Schedule

12:00 Pm- 12:45 PM  Madalitso Workshop

1:15 PM- 2:00 PM     Kingfisher Singers and Dancers

1:45 PM- 2:30 PM     Qwanqwa Workshop

2:00 PM- 2:50PM     Yamma Ensemble – Boston Debut – Co-sponsored by the BU Jewish Cultural Endowment and The Jewish Arts Collaborative

3:00 PM- 3:45 PM    Yamma Ensemble Workshop

3:05 PM- 3:55 PM    Puuluup – Boston Debut

4:10 PM- 5:00 PM   Qwanqwa – Boston Debut

4:45 PM-5:30 PM    Puuluup Workshop

5:15 PM- 6:05 PM    Madalitso – Boston Debut

6:20 PM- 7:10 PM   Son Rompe Pera – Boston Debut

7:25 PM- 8:15 PM    Saung Budaya

8:30 Pm- 9:20 PM  Bazurto All Stars – Boston Debut

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2022 BU Global Music Festival Funders and Sponsors

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, African Studies Center, BU Pardee School of Global Studies, College of Arts and Sciences World Languages & Literatures Program, and BU Global House.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit

Special Thanks to our Media Sponsors/Partners

A very special thanks to our generous individual donors.

 This festival is handicap accessible. 


2019 – The BU Global Music Festival was ranked #5 in the Top 10 World/Global Music Festivals in the 2019 Festival Awards by Transglobal World Music Chart.

2018  – The BU Global Music Festival was ranked 3rd Best Newcomer Festival and 3rd Best Small/Medium Festival Award in the 2018 Festival Awards by Transglobal World Music Chart.

For information about past festivals, please visit our archive websites:
2021 Festival | 2020 Global Music Month | 2019 Festival | 2018 Festival 


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