CalArts World Music & Dance Festival 2019

CalArts World Music & Dance Festival 2019

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CalArts Campus

Wild Beast

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Friday, May 3
Saturday, May 4
Sunday, May 5

The 2019 Annual World Music and Dance Festival brings musical traditions from around the world to Southern California, courtesy of The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts, featuring more than 20 concerts on two open-air stages: The Remo and Ami Belli Stage and The Wild Beast Concert Pavilion.

Listen to music from around the world, including Bali, the Balkans, Brazil, Cuba, Ghana, India, Japan, Java, Persia and other regions/countries. 

This family-friendly festival is free and open to the public. Food trucks will be on site to offer snacks and beverages, while other vendors will offer instruments, clothing and artifacts. 


Friday, May 3

  • 5:30 pm, Remo Stage: CalArts Samulnori Ensemble (Korean)

  • 6:20 pm, Remo Stage: CalArts Afro-Peruvian Ensemble

  • 7:10 pm, Remo Stage: Youssef Sadek Ensemble (Middle Eastern jazz)

  • 7:40 pm, Remo to Wild Beast: Brazilian Parade

  • 8 pm, Wild Beast: Balinese Music and Dance

Saturday, May 4

  • 11:30 am, Remo Stage: Rain at Sunset (Balinese Gamelan and Chamber Orchestra)

  • 12:30 pm, Remo Stage: Balkan Ensemble

  • 1:20 pm, Remo Stage: Susana Pineda and The New Quartet (South American)

  • 2 pm, Wild Beast: Tabla Ensemble, Student Indian Ensemble

  • 3:30 pm, Remo Stage: Colibri (Brazilian/American)

  • 4:20 pm, Remo Stage: Traditional Turkish Ensemble

  • 5 pm, Wild Beast: World Percussion Ensemble

  • 7 pm, Remo Stage: CalArts Salsa Band

  • 7:45 pm, Remo to Wild Beast: Naiyandi Melam South Indian Processional

  • 8 pm, Wild Beast: North Indian Classical Music, feat. Sarod Master Ustad Aashish Khan and Guest Artist Pranesh Khan​

Sunday, May 5

  • 11:30 am, Remo Stage: CalArts Afro-Cuban Ensemble
  • 12:30 pm, Remo Stage: CalArts Daf Ensemble (Persian)
  • 1 pm, Wild Beast: Javanese Music and Dance
  • 3 pm, Remo Stage: CalArts Japanese Ensemble
  • 3:15 pm, Wild Beast to Bijou: Indonesian Procession
  • 3:40 pm, Bijou Theater, CalArts: Bali: Beats of Paradise feature documentary feat. I Nyoman Wenten, CalArts Faculty
  • 3:50, Remo Stage: Banda do Cabelo (Brazilian choro)
  • 4:40, Remo Stage: Baltic Ensemble SKAN
  • 5:10 pm, Wild Beast: Persian Ensemble
  • 6:30 pm, Remo Stage: Kevin Moran and Ben Scanlan Percussion (West African/North Indian)
  • 7:20 pm, Remo Stage: Sabina Arias (Mexican son jarocho fusion)
  • 8 pm, Wild Beast: African Music and Dance, feat. Ghanaian Visiting Faculty Sulley Imoro