2018 World Music and Dance Festival

2018 World Music and Dance Festival at CalArts 

April 27-29, 2018

Over the course of one weekend, the 2018 Annual World Music and Dance Festival brings musical traditions from around the world to Southern California. The Herb Alpert School of Music, along with DW Music Foundation and Latin Percussion (LP), presents 15 free outdoor concerts during the festival on the CalArts campus.

New for the 2018 festival is the addition of a second Latin Percussion Stage, doubling the number of performances from years past. The World Music and Dance Festival weekend also features a vendor village with instrument makers, artisans, food trucks and more. And the first 100 people to arrive daily will receive a free, limited edition Chick-ita™ mini maraca from Latin Percussion.

The family-friendly event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs for each day are requested.

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2018 Festival Schedule

CalArts World Music and Dance Festival 2018

FREE Concerts of Music from around the World

3 days, 2 stages, 25 performances

Friday, April 27

  • 6:00 pm, LP Stage
    LP Artist Randy Gloss and Hands On’Semble, CalArts Brazilian Drumming Ensemble
  • 8:00 pm, Wild Beast
    Balinese Music and Dance: Gamelan Burat Wangi, dir. I Nyoman Wenten and Nanik Wenten

Saturday, April 28

Sunday, April 29

  • noon, LP Stage
    Brazilian Collective; Peruvian Collective
  • 1:00 pm, Wild Beast
    CalArts Tabla Ensemble dir. Swapan Chaudhuri, Randy Gloss; CalArts Persian Ensemble dir. Houman Pourmehdi
  • 3:00 pm, LP Stage
    LP Artist Joey De Leon and LA Latin All-Stars
  • 5:10 pm, Wild Beast
    Javanese Music and Dance: Gamelan Kyai Doro Dasih, dir. Djoko Walujo and Nanik Wenten
  • 6:30 pm, LP Stage
    CalArts Salsa Band dir. David Roitstein and LP Artist Joey De Leon
  • 8:00 pm, Wild Beast
    Ghanaian, West African Music and Dance: Aza dir. Nani Agbeli with Andrew Grueschow; Adinkra, and Volta Drum Dance

All programming subject to change

A family-friendly event with content safe and appropriate for all ages

Latest program information and directions: calarts.edu/worldmusicfest

Vendor village with instrument makers, artisans, food trucks and more

Open lawn seating in the S. Mark Taper Foundation Courtyard and Graduation Courtyards. Bench seating is limited; bring low lawn chairs and blankets

Admission and parking are free

The first 100 people to arrive daily will receive a free, limited edition Chick-ita™ mini-maraca from Latin Percussion.

California Institute of the Arts, 24700 McBean Parkway Valencia, CA 91355

Festival Website: https://calarts.edu/worldmusicfest


CalArts Concert Tips

  • Admission and parking are free at the World Music and Dance 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, first- served basis. CalArts encourages you to bring your own low lawn chairs and blankets.
  • Picnics welcome: The lawn outside of The Wild Beast Music Pavilion 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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