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.

2019 World Village Festival

Dates: June 21, 22, 23


Location:  Cecil D. Andrus Park – 601 W Jefferson St, Boise – (in front of the capitol)

June 21 – Friday      4:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

June 22 – Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

June 23 – Sunday    9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Featured at World Village Fest all Weekend:

  • Over 30 free multi-cultural dance/music/literary performances, retail vendors and food from around the world. (Schedule to be released soon)
  • 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
  • Interactive Children’s art and hands-on cultural activities for all ages


See what it’s all about!  View the World Village 2018 Video

  • World Village Printable Poster


Musical headliners performing each evening during the festival:

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!

Mykal Rose with Sly & Robbie – Musical Sample!

Mykal Rose with Sly & Robbie Printable Poster


June 22, Rising Appalachia 

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.

Rising Apalachia – Musical Sample!

Rising Apalachia – Printable Poster


June 23, 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.

La Misa Negra – Musical Sample!

La Misa Negra  – Printable Poster



More Global Lounge Events:

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


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

Screening: Ruben Blades is Not My Name, Free

World Village 2019 Feature Film – The World Village officially begins with the Feature Film “RUBEN BLADES IS NOT MY NAME” followed by a Salsa & Bachata Social (Salsa Under the Stars) June 14 at JUMP! RUBEN BLADES IS NOT MY NAME takes us up close to one of Latin America’s most beloved singer-songwriters, his music, and the stories behind them.  Donations accepted in lieu of an admission fee for the film. Purchase tickets for Salsa Under the Stars and enjoy both!

Tickets on Eventbright. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., film begins at 7:00 p.m.

Salsa & Bachata Dance Social Purchase tickets on Eventbright: http://www.salsaunderthestars.eventbrite.com/ [salsaunderthestars.eventbrite.com]



World Village Fest

World Village Fest Event Page

World Village Film Night

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World Village 2018 Video:


Welcome & Thank You to Our 2019 WVF Sponsors

Sponsorship Levels:

Major, 10K up,

Corporate, 5-10K

Supporting 2-5K


Major $10K:

Albertson’s Foundation, $10,000

Harry Morrison Foundation, $10,000


Corporate $5,000K-9999K:

Boise Cascade, $5,000

Boise City Department of Arts & History, $5,000

City of Boise, $8,000


Supporting $2,500-4999K:

Idaho Humanities Council, $3,000

Progressive Insurance, $2,500

Project Filter, $2,500

Boise Weekly, $500 + print sponsorship


Friends $500-2,499K:

Grove Hotel, TBD

Republic Services, $750

We Choose All of Us, TBD

Boise Weekly, $500 + print sponsorship, TBD


Community Partners <$500:

Evermore, $400 in kind

Duck Club

Severud Studios

Sofia’s Greek Bistro

AAA Sign Shop

Capital Printers (get correct name)



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