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gF Hangout: Amir ElSaffar at River to River
Posted on 6/21/2017

globalFEST gathered on Friday, June 16th to host a gF hangout and celebrate the release of Amir ElSaffar’s “Not Two” with the Rivers of Sound ensemble at River to River Festival.

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Noura Mint Seymali
Posted on 5/22/2017

Noura Mint Seymali is a nationally beloved star and one of Mauritania’s foremost musical emissaries. Born into a prominent line of Moorish griot, Noura began her career at age 13 as a supporting vocalist with her stepmother, the legendary Dimi Mint Abba. 

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Skaramagas Camp in Athens: El Sistema in Greece
Posted on 5/17/2017

Debra Levine and I spent this morning visiting Skaramagas Camp in Athens, a refugee camp comprised of containers on the port, housing about 3,200 migrants, mostly Syrian, Afghani, Pakistani and Kurdish, about half of whom are children. Most of the camp are intact families.

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Martha Redbone
Posted on 9/26/2016

Her unique roots would later shape her commitment as an artist to bring more awareness and understanding of her cultural identity.

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