June 21-23 2019


Countdown to the 2019 World Village Festival


Brought to you by Global Lounge

Don't miss the 2019 World Village Festival

This amazing 3-day festival in beautiful Downtown Boise at the Cecil D. Andrus Park! (formerly Capitol Park) includes participants representing our Mexican, Basque, Native Americans, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Bosnian, African, Lao, North and South America, Middle Eastern, Indian and Greek communities.

Join GlobalLounge for World Village Fest 2019 as Boise’s vibrant multi-national community comes together to celebrate art, culture, music, films and people!

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Did you know that the World Village Festival is put on by Boise’s non-profit organization, GlobalLounge?


Global Lounge is a 501(c)(3) Non- Profit Organization established in 2006 with a mission to build communities through thoughtful cultural preservation, education, integration, and the promotion of cultural awareness by harnessing the power and beauty of diversity for individual and community development.


If you would like to make a donation, know more about the people putting on the World Village Festival, and learn about other future events check out the GlobalLounge Facebook page and website! http://globallounge.org

2017 World Village Fest

Honored to present the 2017 World Village Fest video!What an amazing year with so many vibrant cultures coming together. Come to experience locally the World Village Fest every 2nd weekend in June!Video brought to you by AreadyProductions

Posted by World Village on Thursday, August 10, 2017

Community comes together to tell stories about our heritage and culture, through music, dance, art, and food.

The three day celebration features dancing, cooking, workshops and live music. (Video by Erin Fenner.)

A Lakota people drum circle opens the World Village Festival in Capitol Park Friday June 10, 2106 in Downtown Boise. The three-day event features a variety of live music, food and vendors representing the Treasure Valley’s Mexican, Basque, Native American, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Bosnian, African, South American, Middle Eastern, Indian and Greek communities.

June 21, 22, 23 | Cecil D. Andrus Park

2019 World Village Festival

We will be featuring all weekend:

World Village Artist in Residence, Amiri Osman, Master Batik Artist from Africa.


Sector Seventeen, 5 Aerosol Artists working on 20 paintings to be silent auctioned off over the weekend.


Cross Cultural Film Theatre, Featuring Live Action Films made by local Latin American children.


Over 30 Free Performances, retail vendors and food from around the world


June 6, First Thursday at JUMP, Latin Dance Class, 5-9pm

5-6 Carpe Danza [carpedanza.wordpress.com] – Cumbia

6-7 Sound in Motion [soundinmotiondance.com] – Bachata

7-8 Idaho Dance Sport [idahodancesport.com] – Salsa and bachata

8-9 Leading Ladies – Cuban Rueda Salsa

June 14, World Village Film Night with Salsa Under the Stars

The 5th Annual World Village Festival: Pre-Party: “Salsa Under The Stars”

Join us in a fun night of Latin music as we dance to the beats of Bachata, Salsa, TImba and other Latin dance tunes. Beer and Whine Bar Available with ID. Paid parking Available. This is a 21 and up event.


Cover: $10 per person at the door, $7 Online Pre-sale, $5 Online Early Bird

When: June 14th 8:00 PM Social Dance by DJ Cesar (SLC) & DJ Lauro (Monterrey Mexico)

Where: JUMP! Boise

Featuring “The Deck” & JUMP! Room

Salsa & Bachata Dance Social: http://www.salsaunderthestars.eventbrite.com/   

Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2671127356236899/

Come check out the 2019 World Village Film Night right before the social dance starting at 6PM

Friday, June 14, Screening: Ruben Blades is Not My Name, Free

We are pleased to screen “Ruben Blades is Not My Name” followed by a Salsa & Bachata Social Dance. Latin American icon Ruben Blades was at the center of the New York Salsa revolution in the 1970’s.  His socially charged lyrics and explosive rhythms brought Salsa music to an international audience. Blades has won 17 Grammys, acted in Hollywood, earned a law degree from Harvard and even run for President of his native Panama. He lives in NY, where he granted us exclusive access to his life at home and on tour. Critically acclaimed director Abner Benaim takes us on a journey through Ruben’s 50 year career, revealing that Ruben might still have both musical and political ambitions. This is a film about a living legend and his struggle to come to terms with his legacy.


When: Fri, June 14, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM MDT

Where: JUMP! 1000 West Myrtle Street, Boise, ID 83702


Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/668176063618237/

Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-world-village-film-night-tickets-60966785296?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing

Headliner's & More!

Friday, June 21, Mykal Rose with SLy Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare- Boise get ready for a powerful night of classic Jamaican Roots Reggae featuring Grammy award winning legends Mykal Rose together with Sly and Robbie. Mykal Rose has been recording and performing his brand of militant, hardcore Jamaican reggae to the delight of fans and music lovers around the world. Worldwide, Mykal Rose and Sly & Robbie are household names. Mykal is an exceptionally talented vocalist and performer. He has an original style and sound that was quickly embraced worldwide. Sly and Robbie, affectionately known as the Riddim Twins, are perhaps the premiere architects of the modern sound of Jamaican music. Their messages and sounds reverberate through deep roots reggae style delivering an energetic and positive collective vibe. Get your dancing shoes ready and help welcome Mykal Rose and Sly & Robbie to Boise!

Saturday, June 22, Rising Appalachia- Make plans to join your friends at Global Lounge for an unforgettable soul-igniting evening with Rising Appalachia. Rising Appalachia brings to the stage a collection of sounds, stories, and songs steeped in tradition and a devotion to world culture. Intertwining a deep reverence for folk music and a passion for justice, they have made it their life’s work to sing songs that speak to something ancient yet surging with relevance. These southern sisters deliver global soul songs and free-folk. Rising Appalachia is a genre-bending force of sound that uses vocal harmony, lyrical prowess and diverse artistic collaborations to defy cultural clichés and ignite a musical revolution. Listen for sister harmonies, world folk traditions, banjos, fiddles, stand-up bass, acoustic guitar, and a host of pan-global percussion.

Sunday, June 23, La Misa Negra- Join your friends at Global Lounge for a supercharged evening with La Misa Negra. This 7-piece band from Oakland, California are known for their unique blend of heavyweight cumbia and high-energy, Afro- Latin music. On stage, they deliver an electrifying performance that explodes with infectious dance grooves and punk rock energy, powered by horn and accordion-driven riffs, a fierce rhythm section, and a vintage-inspired sound. Collectively, their music combines a wealth of musical influences as diverse as their cultural backgrounds.

Artists in Residence: Amiri Osman

View the art of Amiri Osman the World Village Fest 2019 Artist in Residence. GlobalLounge is sponsoring Amiri for 2019 making his art readily available to the community, offering artist workshops and working to give Amiri the opportunity to live and work as an artist in Boise. Amiri is a new refugee in Boise, he arrived less than two years ago after 16 years in a Botswana refugee camp. His art tells the story of refugee lives in camps across Africa.

Amiri is joining our cultural journey with his original works of Batik. Amiri was born in the Eastern part of D.R. Congo. He has lived and worked in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, S. Africa and for ten years in Botswana. In 1986 he acquired a diploma in Drawing and Perspective. Amiri arrived in the USA in September 2016 and resides in Boise, Idaho. He is a Master Batik artist and has a strong desire to represent family togetherness in his art.

Come see Amiri Osman’s work and ask him questions about his art!

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