This fantastic 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, Indonesia, Bosnian, African, Lao, North, and South America, Middle Eastern, Indian and Greek communities. Join GlobalLounge for World Village Fest 2022 as Boise’s vibrant multi-national community comes together to celebrate art, culture, music, films, and people!Vendor RegistrationPerformer Reg. ClosedVolunteer Registration
World Village gives people an opportunity to listen, watch, learn, feel and interact while learning and teaching cultural aspects of Idaho’s diverse heritage. Through art workshops people will learn characters, words and symbols that reflect cultural heritage. Through dance workshops people will learn elements of movement that symbolize important events in other cultures, such as weddings, rites of passage, cultural celebrations and more.
In the creation of music, people will first learn the purpose and history of the instruments and rhythms that enlist call and response interactions of musicians and also draw people together to listen, dance or play as they have done for thousands of years. These hands-on activities help us to transcend language barriers and more quickly integrate newer members of the community, especially those who have relocated from other countries.
Growing together as a community requires understanding and validation of our unique experiences and backgrounds. The ability to share ones cultural heritage builds a sense of pride and belonging. Feeling welcome and having a mechanism to share strengthens individuals, families and builds a confident, strong and inclusive society.
The collaborative nature of art, music, film, dance and culture create the environment needed to open doors between ethnic groups in a vibrant and welcoming way. Through discovery of differences in art and culture, we also discover the many ways we are alike in our human experiences and values.
The World Village is a three day Arts and Humanities event that will be host to several multi-national performing groups representing Idaho’s variety of cultures. This Dance, Music Storytelling, Poetry, Film and Food event will showcase our community’s expanding blend of cultural arts and literature, and will invite every resident to connect with their neighbors through a rich celebration of the many traditions and arts around us.
World Village, a lively interactive event, will bridge communities, raise awareness and enhance cultural sensitivity while promoting diversity.
Boise’s vibrant multi-national community comes together at WORLD VILLAGE to celebrate culture through art, music, film, the people of the Treasure Valley and its neighbours. Enjoy Idaho's eclectic cultural mix, which includes native Idahoans, members of the international communities and the Northwest neighbours. Cultural information, demonstrations, traditional and modern dance, music, films, ethnic food, crafts, beer and wine, martial arts performances, and interactive workshops that will provide a unique hands-on experience.
Performers for the 2022 World Village festival include: ÌFÉ, Diggin’ Dirt, Tejano Outlaw, Afrosonics, Lobo Lara, Mariachi Cantares de Mexico, Buddy DeVore & the Faded Cowboys, Tora’dan, Cheekz, Boss Elvice, Nueva Generacion 2000, Kawa Taiko, Shimi Tree, Tracy Morrison, Laos Cultural Dancers, Scandi Band, Biotzetik, Ballet Folkorico Mexico Lindo, Indo Idaho and Indonesian Cultural Association, Open Arms Dance Project, Boise Chinese Traditional Dance Group, Norma Pintar & the Traditional Mexican Dancers, Swing By, Wakandeez, Fleet Street Klezmer, Ihor Temchenko, Makatas