World Music & Dance Festival

World Music & Dance Festival

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CalArts Campus

Wild Beast

Part of CalArts Community Weekend

2024 World Music & Dance Festival at CalArts
FREE Concerts of Music from around the World
April 26-28, 2024
Location: Wild Beast Stage, Lund Dance Theater

Presented by The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts, the 2024 World Music Festival features ten concerts of music and dance from Bali, Indonesia; Ghana, West Africa; India; Iran; Japan; and Latin America, as well as cross-cultural fusion.

A tradition that spans five decades, the festival features ensembles from the World Music Program, joined by celebrated alumnx and guest artists. On Friday evening, the Balinese Gamelan Ensemble concert, featuring guest artists I Made Sutjita, Hirotaka Inuzuka (World Music, MFA ‘10), and Joti Rockwell, will commemorate the 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Indonesia and the U.S. This year, the festival also welcomes acclaimed guest artists Madan Oak (Saturday evening) and Extra Ancestral (Sunday evening). 
The festival will also feature concerts by Tabla, North Indian, Persia Electric, Latin Caribbean Collective, Japanese, African, and World Percussion ensembles. The full festival schedule can be found here.

Concerts at the Wild Beast will be live streamed via the CalArts Music YouTube Channel, and updates will also be posted on Instagram @calartswmdf. Join our community and come enjoy what is home for so many, the 2024 World Music Festival!