Safe & Sounds: Safe & Sounds #67 – Bill Bragin

Bill Bragins

This Corona stuff really sucks ey! Since we might all be bound by borders for a while, we’d like to come together and share some happiness in the shape of a playlist or mix!

In the next days and weeks, check out Safe & Sounds, where we will figuratively introduce you to and put you in touch with music whizzes, featuring their selections, collections and picks from all around the globe.

Be “Safe & Sounds” and wash your hands!

Quickest mix tape I ever made! And there were several memories embedded in there while still trying to be optimistic. And that implies dance.

(Bill Bragin)


Bill Bragin is the founding executive artistic director of The Arts Center at New York University Abu Dhabi. He has been a finalist twice for the Abu Dhabi AmCham’s Falcon Individual Award for Excellence. Previously, as director of public programming of New York’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, he attracted hundreds of thousands of audience members to the Midsummer Night Swing and Lincoln Center Out of Doors festivals, and commissioned and premiered numerous new works in various disciplines. He also set the artistic vision for the David Rubenstein Atrium, which opened during his tenure.

Previously, as Director of Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater, he presented thousands of performances, and commissioned and helped develop the Tony Award-wining musical Passing Strange. Bragin is the co-founder of the not-for-profit world music festival and service organization globalFEST, which celebrated its 15th anniversary edition in NY in January, 2018, and was the 2018 winner of the William Dawson Award for Programmatic Excellence and Sustained Achievement in Programming by the Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP). As “Acidophilus,” he has djed internationally as part of GlobeSonic Sound System, and as a guest at Boogie Box in Abu Dhabi.

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