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!
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 AreadyProductionsPosted 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.
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:
See what it’s all about! View the
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 –
Mykal Rose with Sly & Robbie
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 –
Rising Apalachia –
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 –
La Misa Negra –
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. 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, http://worldvillagefestival.com/
Global Lounge, http://globallounge.org/
World Village 2018 Video:
Major, 10K up,
Albertson’s Foundation, $10,000
Harry Morrison Foundation, $10,000
Boise Cascade, $5,000
Boise City Department of Arts & History, $5,000
City of Boise, $8,000
Idaho Humanities Council, $3,000
Progressive Insurance, $2,500
Project Filter, $2,500
Boise Weekly, $500 + print sponsorship
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
Sofia’s Greek Bistro
AAA Sign Shop
Capital Printers (get correct name)