Charanjit Singh, DJ Ushka (Dutty Artz), Baiana Play Som, DJ Ripley (Dutty Artz)

globalFEST, one of the most catalytic world music events in North America, goes on the road, taking over multiple locations at Lincoln Center with a globe and genre-spanning line-up in a day-long celebration.

Charanjit Singh (New York Debut)

Anticipating the birth of acid house, a Bollywood keyboardist got his hands on an 808 drum machine in 1982, making a brilliantly ahead-of-its-time cult album, the synthesizer-fueled “10 Ragas to a Disco Beat.” Finally recognized for his pioneering rethink of Indian music, the electronic musician makes his NYC debut.

DJ Ushka (Dutty Artz)

Ushka is a Sri Lankan-born, Thailand-raised, Brooklyn-living global bass DJ who crafts sets that move from soca to kudoro to South Asian rhythms, with both cross-cultural activism and the dancefloor in mind.

Baiana Play Som

DJ João Meirelles of BaianaSystem hits the wheels of steel with a sound system set that links Jamaican and Afro-Brazilian beats.

DJ Ripley (Dutty Artz)

An insightful scholar and a seasoned DJ, Ripley spins wreckstep raggaphonics, mixing sounds ranging from dubstep and dancehall to glitched-out breaks and bhangra.

Presented in association with globalFEST Inc.

globalFEST at Lincoln Center is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts Art Works