JUNE 21-23


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!

Global Lounge

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

FREE TO THE PUBLIC! June 21, 22, 23

2019 World Village Festival

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
  • Global Lounge will be selling t-shirts and water bottles
  • We have an eco-friendly water bottle refill station


Line up for the mural painting:

Elms One (Boise) – Instagram 

Mawk One (Boise) – Facebook

Ian Fahey (Boise)

Casey Kawaguchi (Denver) – Instagram

Bad Apple (Nampa)

FREE TO THE PUBLIC! June 21, 22, 23


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



FRIDAY, 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!

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

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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. NOW AN ALL AGES 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 Purchase tickets on Eventbright

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