Jah Levi Foundation for the Preservation of World Music is a nonprofit organization committed to restoring, preserving, teaching and presenting traditional music and arts from cultures around the world for the enrichment of future generations.


Music and dance are universal languages that are vital to every culture. As globalization accelerates and the world’s populations are increasingly urbanized, many languages, folk traditions, and cultural expressions are at risk of extinction. By restoring and sharing traditional music and arts throughout the world, we help cultures to live on, ensuring that their rich flavors continue to contribute to humanity for generations to come.

Cross-fertilization between the world’s leading musicians allows us to develop intergenerational, intercultural collaborations to educate and inspire artists and audiences of all backgrounds and bring people closer together.

With the rise of global communication systems there is a new opportunity for people to share their traditions—an opportunity for cultural bonds that are critical to global community and progressive social change. Rather than seeing our traditions die out, we can renew and share them as never before.

Through online and on-site educational programs, an independent music label, and worldwide events, Jah Levi Foundation partners with likeminded organizations around the globe to share resources and maximize impact.


Musical production: identifying, recording and producing music with leading artists and composers from a diverse range of musical traditions.

Event production: planning and executing music and dance events in the US, and abroad, bringing together top musicians and dancers from various cultures.

Educational programs: teaching music and dance performance and production, sharing cultural traditions, and promoting all aspects of cultural exchange through online and onsite educational programs.