Get ready to travel the globe in your own hometown!
What started as a conversation between friends and bandmates, Tom Landa and Robin Layne, developed into the creation of the 4th Annual Vancouver World Music Festival.
The three-night celebration of world beats and melodies, will feature some world-class artists from Mexico, Iran, Africa, Spain, USA, as well as amazing artists from Canada. NEW this year is WorldBeat Sunday, a FREE Family-Friendly event at the Trout Lake Community Centre.
This festival is about bringing people together to honour cultural diversity and celebrate the things that unite us instead of divide us. As cliche as it may sound, in a world where current politics incite hate and racism, we believe it’s important, now more than ever, to come together and praise different cultures. We believe music has the power to help forge a path, and in a small way, bring about peaceful change.
The festival will take place in several venues throughout Vancouver and is spread over 3 nights. Here are the details:
World Rhythms for Youth Society and CubbyHole Artists Present
The Vancouver World Music Festival April 26-29, 2018
Guilt and Co. (19+)
Festival Kick-off night
Calle Verde (Spain/Peru/Canada)
The Boom Booms Do Brazil (Canada)
Gord Grdina Oud Trio (Iran/Canada)
Las Cafeteras (Mexico/USA)
Trout Lake Community Centre (all ages)
Featuring Kutapira (Canada)
& Youth Performers; Los Tesoros, Zazu Collective,
East Van Marimba All Stars, and More!
Percussion Workshops fun for the whole family
If you are looking for a chance to travel the globe in your own hometown, you won’t want to miss the 4th Annual Vancouver World Music Festival!