2022 World Music and Dance Festival

2022 World Music and Dance Festival at CalArts 


April 29th - May 1st, 2022

From Friday, April 29th, through Sunday, May 1st, 2022, the CalArts World Music Festival brings traditions from around the globe to Southern California. Over one spectacular weekend, audiences will experience a variety of world-class world musicians, on the campus of California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in Valencia.
Since 1974, this one-of-a-kind annual festival has brought celebrated international artists to perform with CalArts’ renowned World Music Program faculty and students. After a two-year pause from live performances, the community is geared up and excited to announce the return of the festival!
Presented by The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts, the 2022 festival features music from; Iran; Bali & Java, Indonesia; India; Ghana, Africa; as well as cross-cultural fusion from much of the rest of the world.

2022 Festival Schedule

CalArts World Music Festival 2022

FREE Concerts of Music from around the World

Friday, April 29, 2022

  • 7:30pm: Persian Electric Ensemble
  • 8:40pm: Balinese Gamelan (Music and Dance)

Saturday, April 30, 2022

  • 5:00pm: North Indian Ensemble
  • 5:55pm: Tabla Ensemble
  • 7:30pm: World Percussion Ensemble
  • 8:30pm: North Indian Music

Sunday, May 1, 2022

  • 5:00pm: Javanese Gamelan (Music and Dance)
  • 7:30pm: African Music and Dance Ensemble

All programming is subject to change, including start times. This program listing will be updated as performing ensembles are confirmed.

CalArts Concert Tips

  • Admission and parking are free at the World Music Festival.
  • The festival is a family-friendly event with content safe and appropriate for all ages.
  • Bench-seating is limited at the Wild Beast and available on a first-come, firstserved basis. CalArts encourages you to bring your own low lawn chairs and blankets.
  • Picnics welcome: The lawn outside of The Wild Beast Music Courtyard is a perfect place for a picnic. Please leave the alcohol at home, however; open containers are not allowed on the CalArts campus.
  • The CalArts campus is located in Valencia, Calif., approximately 30 miles north of Downtown Los Angeles.

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