This weekend, May 3-5, CalArts’ 2019 Annual World Music and Dance Festival will bring musical traditions from around the world to Southern California, featuring 20 concerts of music and dance from cultures around the world on two open-air stages.
With two stages this year, the Wild Beast Concert Pavilion and The Remo and Ami Belli Stage, the festival is doubling the number of performances from years past. The weekend will feature food trucks and instrument, clothing and artifact vendors.
Additionally, the festival will also include instrument raffles and giveaways.
The family-friendly event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs for each day are requested.
Friday, May 3
5:30, Remo: CalArts Samulnori Ensemble (Korean)
6:20, Remo: CalArts Afro-Peruvian Ensemble
7:10, Remo: Youssef Sadek Ensemble (Middle Eastern jazz)
7:40, Remo to Wild Beast: Brazilian Drumming Ensemble Parade
8:00, Wild Beast: Balinese Music and Dance
Saturday, May 4
11:30, Remo: Rain at Sunset (Balinese Gamelan and Chamber Orchestra)
12:30, Remo: Balkan Ensemble
1:20, Remo: Susana Pineda and The New Quartet (South American)
2:00, Wild Beast: Tabla Ensemble, Student Indian Ensemble
3:30, Remo: Colibri Quartet (Brazilian/American)
4:00, CalArts C105: Remo Drum Circle
4:20, Remo: Traditional Turkish Ensemble
5:00, Wild Beast: World Percussion Ensemble
7:00, Remo: CalArts Salsa Band
7:40, Remo to Wild Beast: Naiyandi Melam Parade
8:00, Wild Beast: North Indian Classical Music, feat. Sarod Master Ustad Aashish Khan and Guest Artist Pranesh Khan
Sunday, May 5
11:30, Remo: CalArts Afro-Cuban Ensemble
12:30, Remo: CalArts Daf Ensemble (Persian)
1:00, Wild Beast: Javanese Music and Dance
3:00, Remo: CalArts Japanese Ensemble
3:15, Wild Beast to Bijou: Indonesian Procession
3:40, Bijou Theater, CalArts: Bali: Beats of Paradise feature documentary feat. I Nyoman Wenten, CalArts Faculty
3:50, Remo: Baltic Ensemble SKAN
4:40, Remo: Banda do Cabelo (Brazilian choro)
5:10pm, Wild Beast: Persian Ensemble
6:30, Remo: Kevin Moran and Ben Scanlan Percussion (West African/North Indian)
7:20, Remo: Sabina Arias (Mexican son jarocho fusion)
8:00, WB: African Music and Dance, feat. Ghanaian Visiting Faculty Sulley Imoro
All programming 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 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 at 24700 McBean Parkway in Valencia 91355, approximately 30 miles north of Downtown Los Angeles.
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