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June 8th - 10th 2018

Brought to you by Global Lounge

Don't miss the 2018 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 2018 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

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.

2018 World Village Schedule

Note: Times include set-up, performance, and break-down.


Yoga in the Park- The forecast is looking sunny and clear next weekend for the World Village Festival! Come enjoy it with us and catch some FREE yoga in the park Saturday and Sunday from 9:00am-10:00am! Come meet the instructors and enjoy a free class in front of the Boise Capitol building!

Friday June 8

4:00 – 5:00 Samaquias Lorta (Electronic Ambient Cello)

5:00 – 5:45 Unmad (Indian Dance)

5:45 – 6:30 Biotzetik Basque Choir

6:30 – 7:15 Shimi Tree (Flamenco)

7:15 – 8:15 Afrosonics(Afrorock)

8:45 – 10:00 Ozomatli (Latin/Hip-Hop/Jazz/Rock, Los Angeles)

After Party Global / Electic Grooves @ Funky Taco

Saturday June 9

9:00 – 10:00 Courtney Taul Yoga

10:00 – 10:45 Killarney Irish Dancers

10:45 – 11:30 Sam Mattise (Cowboy Poetry & Music)

11:30 – 12:15 Padma Gadepally & Alekya Tanikella (Indian Dance)

12:15 – 1:00 Laos Traditional Dance

1:00 – 1:45 Indonesian Cultural Association (Indonesian Dance, WA)

1:45 – 2:30 Boise Traditional Chinese Dance Group

2:30 – 3:30 Cheekz (Reggae)

3:30 – 4:15 Tora’dan (Turkish/Iranian Music)

4:15 – 5:00 Moody Jews (Klezmer Music)

5:00 – 5:45 Boise River Grass (Traditional Bluegrass Music)

5:45 – 6:45 Bread & Circus (Improvisational Rock)

6:45 – 7:30 Danza Azteca Tonatiuh(Aztec Dance)

7:30 – 8:30 Rippin’Brass (Brass Band)

8:45 – 10:00 Ural Thomas & the Pain (Soul, Portland)

After Party: Latin Music & Dance @ The Olympic

Sunday June 1

9:00 – 10:00 Mary Baker / Mantra Simran Kaur Yoga

10:00 – 10:15 Shadow Taiko (Japanese Drumming)

10:15 – 10:30 Ann Liao (Chinese Dance)

10:30 – 11:15 R.E.S. (Indian Dance)

11:15 – 11:45 Big Tree Arts (Spoken Word)

11:45 – 12:30 Ballet Folklorico de Guadalupe (Mexican Dance)

12:30 – 1:30 Kristine Nunes (Portuguese Fado)

1:30 – 2:15 Bantry Bay Retreat (Traditional Irish Music)

2:15 – 3:00 Kawa Taiko (Japanese Drumming, Oregon)

3:00 – 3:45 Mariachi Juvenil de Mi Tierra (Children’s Mariachi)

4:00 – 5:30 Tejano Outlaw (Tejano)

Headliner's & More!

Ozomatli will be our Friday night headliner! These Cali legends will be hitting the stage at 8:45pm Friday June 8th to play some Latin/ funk/ hip hop- and everything in between! Check them out for yourself in the link- And video below! https://youtu.be/UclEyAvmiRI 


If you missed our good friends Afrosonics at Treefort Music Fest this year you can catch them opening for Ozomatli– Friday June 8th from 7:15pm-8:15pm!

Ural Thomas & the Pain- Need some R&B and Soul music to help get you through this week? Check out these Portland legends, and our Saturday night headliner Ural Thomas & the Pain! They take the stage Saturday, June 9th at 8:45pm. These talented musicians will be bringing Boise some R&B and Soul Music- all the way from Portland, Or!


Have you RSVP’d to Rippin’ Brass yet? This local band specializing in New Orleans Jazz and pop will be opening for Ural Thomas & the Pain– Saturday June 9th at 7:30pm!

Tejano Outlaw- Our Sunday June 10th headliner Tejano Outlaw, coming to us from Nampa, Idaho will be taking the stage at 4pm to give Boise a taste of tejano music! You don’t want to miss these guys!

Artists in Residence: DULCE CENOBIO & award winning ENRIQUETA CALIXTO- Learn the miniature embroidery technique of the indigenous Mazahua of Mexico. Mother & daughter, Enriqueta Calixtro & Dulce Cenobio, are the 2018 World Village Fest Artists in Residence.


The embroidery technique that Enriqueta & Dulce work is traditional Mazahua. Most of the designs come from the patterns that the family has been designing over generations. Although, they can reproduce images from any medium.


On several occasions, Enriqueta has obtained the Gran Premio de Arte Popular, one of the main awards granted in Mexico.


Dulce & Enriqueta are invited to Boise as Artists in Residence of the 2018 World Village Fest & part of the Cultural Ambassadorship to the City of Boise, awarded to GlobalLounge for 2018 & 2019.

WVF Film Night At JUMP (6/7/18): Two Trains Runnin’- Join GlobalLounge and JUMP Boise for the World Village Film Night free screening of Two Trains Running on First Thursday, June 7th from 6-9 PM. This is a kick-off event for 2018 World Village Fest at Capitol Park in downtown Boise June 8th-10th to celebrate Idaho’s vibrant, multi-national community.

6 PM Doors Open

6:45 PM Cherie Buckner-Webb speaks

7 PM Movie screening

*New York Times Critic’s Pick
TWO TRAINS RUNNIN’ | 2017 | USA | 80’ | – Much like today, 1964 America was deeply divided by race and politics. During the Freedom Summer, activists traveled to Mississippi to join the civil rights movement against KKK violence and racist police forces in Southern towns. At the same time, a group of college students and record collectors also traveled to Mississippi but with a different mission: find forgotten African-American blues legends Son House and Skip James. Soon, these two efforts would collide in spectacular and tragic fashion. Directed by Academy Award Nominee Sam Pollard. Music by Gary Clark, Jr, Valerie June, Lucinda Williams, North Mississippi Allstars, Chris Thomas King and more. Executive Produced and narrated by Grammy Winner COMMON.

TRAILER: https://vimeo.com/234748919

Kibroms Restaurant: Food

India Fashion & Grocery: India jewelry, kids dress scarf, henna tattoo, face painting hippie bag, Bob Marley bag, summer dress, etc.

Creating Common Good: Friday ONLY – Sponsor (Boise Cascade)

Artist Demo: Saturday and Sunday ONLY – Sponsor (Boise Cascade)

We Choose All of Us: Sponsor

The Delphi Oracles LLC: Tarot Card Readings

Idaho Roots Designs: Wire wrapped stones and crystals mostly found in Idaho copper and silver hand-stamped jewelry Idaho jewelry or roots for that weekend copper and silver handstand jewelry macaroni jewelry Idaho route t-shirt marble copper when spinners Idaho jewelry macrame jewelry Idaho Roots t-shirts marble copper wind spinners

Champion Windows of Boise: windows, doors, sunroom, siding, roofing

Mazahua Embroidery-Artist Residence: Sponsor

Mexican Consulate of Boise: Sponsor

Bombay Grill: butter chicken, samosa, channa masala, mango lassi

Radio Boise: Saturday ONLY – Sponsor

AID Boise: Clothing items made by women’s self employment and livelihood groups

NW Services: Placing exchange students from other countries in families and schools in this area.

Dunia Marketplace: fair trade merchandise

The ONE Campaign. Washington, DC: N/A. ONE is global advocacy organization fighting extreme poverty and preventable disease.

Wild Lines: Face Paint, Festival Body Art, Henna Tattoos, Glitter.

Progressive Insurance: Sponsor

Good Looking Blooms: Garden Art made from up-cycled dishes, embellished with wire into 20 Good Looking Blooms flowers.

Lipsense: Cosmetics and skin care

Jada’s: Silver handmade jewelry and art.

Guatemala Creations (BOBBI’S World): Guatemala imports

FireFly Tattoo’s: Mainly Temporary Airbrush Tattoo’s

Origami Owl: handcrafted chalkboard signs and custom Origami Owl jewelry

Scentsy: All scentsy products

Genie Sue Weppner: Functional stoneware Pottery

Planned Parenthood: We hand out information about sexual health, as well as PP swag and condoms; we also have voter registration and I Stand with PP Petitions for folks to sign

Medicare Solutions of Idaho: Medicare information, medicare insurance and prescription plans.

Ashiana Estate: Sponsor

Renewal by Andersen of boise: set appointments only

JW: No sales; we will display free literature for community and families.

Lao Community of Idaho: the food booth is to sell Asian Food whereas the retail booth will sell Lao souvenirs and clothing

Ben and Jerry’s: Ice cream

Kids Area

Jammi’s Dawgs: Hotdogs, Basque Chorizos, German sausages, polish sausages, Nachos, super nachos, corn on the cob

Lime and a Coconut, LLC (Thai cuisine): Thai food, drinks and dessert

Taste of Nigeria: Jollof rice, fried plantain, fried rice, Meat pie, puff-puff, Chin-Chin

Meat the Skewers: Sate (pork or chicken) will consist of 6-10 large cubes, seasoned coconut steamed rice sprinkled with crunchy fried onions, and a side of Sate sauce. (Peanut, Curry or American BBQ). Also for those who like vegetables, we also will offer “Sate Lettuce Wraps”

Confucius of Boise: We will advertise Chinese language and culture classes

Idaho Chinese Organization: Food vendor – Chinese Food

K & R Kettle Corn: Kettle Corn, Caramel Corn and Lemonade

Its Ice LLC: Hawaiian Shave Ice

Kono Pizza Cones: Pizza Cones

Ramen Sho: Japanese Ramen Noodles

Darjeeling Momo: Chaw mien.Dumplings,kabob,Friday rice.Nepali taco. And rice pudding

Tacos y Tortas el paco: Mexican food, tacos, Tortas, burritos, quesadillas, enchiladas, nachos, tamales


Did you know we have 30+ entertainers and musicians that will be performing at the 2018 World Village Fest? Make sure you come see them all, for free, June 8th- 10th in Downtown Boise at the Cecil D. Andrus Park! (formerly Capitol Park).

Samaquias Lorta (Electronic Ambient Cello)-

Artist: Samaquias Lorta (SmaQ)

Genre: Cello Electronic Ambient

Bio: From Caldwell, Idaho Cellist, Electronic Musician, and Producer Samaquias Lorta brings to life field recordings and soundscapes taken from landscapes across the world depicting a Sonic Experience that tells a story and immerses the listeners into various Ambiances using electric cello, sound design,software synthesizers, and training from Boise, Berlin, and Latin America.

Links: https://soundcloud.com/samaquias-lorta-928033902


Indonesian Cultural Association (ICA)-

Indonesian Cultural Association (ICA) is an active non-profit organization dedicated to increase awareness of the Indonesian cultural heritage which is tremendously rich in its culture and diversity.

ICA takes pride in promoting Indonesian culture to communities and younger generations. We seek to reach out to our communities and share our vibrant culture through cultural, educational, community events and outreach.

ICA has participated in numerous events, cultural and educational activities held throughout the year in Washington and other states as well.


Jan and Tovas Porvas married in 2006 and have performed together around the world ever since. Jan was born into an entire family of musicians in the city of Tabriz, one of Iran’s premier cultural centers. He started his musical career playing traditional Iranian rhythmic instruments like the Nagara and the keyboard. In his 20’s, Jan learned to play the Tanbour, Kopuz, Daf. Tovas was born in Baku, Azerbaijan, and began playing music at just 6 years old. She sang and performed in many festivals in Baku, often placing among the top three young performers. Tovas is a poet and Jan is a composer. For more than a decade, the duo has been united in their mutual love for music. They arrived in the U.S. and Boise in the summer of 2016 with their young daughter. Today they aim to keep their Sufi cultural traditions alive and thriving through the arts. They are music instructors looking to share their talents and rich musical history with the people of Boise!

Boise River Grass-

​Boise River Grass (BRG) consists of bluegrass veterans Gary Eller on guitar and banjo, L. B.  Robertson on guitar and mandolin and Joel Kaseman on banjo, mandolin and guitar. BRG has a hard driving sound reminiscent of Reno/Smiley, Red Allen, Jimmy Martin and the early Country Gentlemen. We focus on bluegrass classics from the early days of bluegrass that are rarely heard around Idaho, plus some originals.

Have you RSVP’d to Rippin’ Brass yet? This local band specializing in New Orleans Jazz and pop will be opening for Ural Thomas & the Pain– Saturday June 9th at 7:30pm!


Rippin’ Brass is a New Orleans-style brass band based out of Boise.  Their music ranges from what you’d hear on Bourbon Street to songs that any crowd will know and recognize.  You can follow them on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. For booking inquiries: rippinbrass@gmail.com.

Big Tree Arts-

Big Tree Arts is a Boise-based nonprofit that provides a platform for competitive spoken word poetry as well as writing workshops for students in schools with limited arts funding. We are proud to present the following performers:

Katie Pukash: a poet based in Boise who loves breakfast food and tortoises.

Ben Chappell: a poet and magician who loves to blur the lines between poetry, rap, spoken word and social commentary. He believes words have the power to reveal, heal, and unite us. His first book, A Guide to Crying in Public debuted this year.

K Lange: a writer, teacher, and UFO seeker from Boise who uses poetry to explore gender, grief, healing, and the rugged edges of Idaho. Their work can be found in Sink Hollow, Ellipsis, and other literary journals as well as in their 4 self published chapbooks: Sugarbecoming, Moonache, Ways of Seeing, and Weird Grief.

Kawa Taiko-

Kawa Taiko was formed in Ontario, Oregon in February 2000 ignited by a performance by Portland Taiko in Ontario in 1999.  The group is self- taught, but various taiko masters from Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles and Pocatello have generously shared their expertise with KT when they have visited the area.  Members have also attended conferences in Seattle, Vancouver BC, Los Angeles, Sacramento and Las Vegas for motivation, inspiration and to advance their taiko skills.

Kawa (which means “river” in Japanese) Taiko (which means “drum”) is a project of the Snake River Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League, and operates as a non-profit club.  The group likes to have fun and at the same time hopes to educate and entertain the public with a centuries old art form from Japan. The original founders were mothers who wanted to share this Japanese culture with their children, but currently, the group is comprised of teenagers and adults who are very dedicated to preserving this craft.

Kawa Taiko has performed at public, private, civic and commercial events over the years.  Some notable venues that they have appeared at are: America’s Global Village Festival, Zoo Boise, Boise State University, Boise Depot, Ontario Veterans Day Parade, Malheur County Fair, Idaho Botanical Gardens, Hyde Park Street Fair, Indian Creek Festival, Ontario Obon Nite, Idaho Japan Day, College of Idaho, and at conferences, schools, and nursing homes.

Welcome & Thank You to Our 2018 WVF Sponsors

Major Sponsor-$10K & up:

City of Boise


Corporate Sponsor-$5K-10K:

Boise Cascade


Headliner Sponsor:

Ashiana Estate

Supporting Sponsor-$1K-5K:

Duck Club

Venue Audio

Idaho Humanities Council

Idaho Commission on the Arts

We Choose All of Us

Project Filter

Boise Weekly

Grove Hotel

Progressive Insurance


Boise State Radio

Greenbelt Magazine

Backyart Photography

Republic Services

Sockeye Brewing

Community Partners:

AReady Productions

JSDA, inc.


Sofia’s Greek Bistro

Radio Boise

The River

2018 WVF Vendors

We have over 35 booths and vendors at the GlobalLounge World Village Festival this year! Don’t miss your chance to collect some goods and meet some of the small business’ here in the Boise community!