Vancouver World Music Festival

Comments 12 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Get ready to travel the globe in your own hometown! World Rhythms for Youth Society and CubbyHole Artists present the 4th annual Vancouver World Music Festival, happening April 26-29, 2018 at Guilt and Co. and The Imperial.

Vancouver World Music Festival

Vancouver World Music Festival 2018

The three-night celebration of world beats and melodies, will feature some world-class artists from Mexico, Brazil, Africa, Spain, USA, as well as amazing artists from Canada.

Featured Performers

Las Cafeteras (Mexico/USA)
The Boom Booms (Canada)
Locarno (Mexico/Canada)
Zimbamoto (Zimbabwe/Canada)
MNGWA (Russia/Mexico/Canada)
Calle Verde (Spain/Peru/Canada)
Bloco Energia (Brazil/Canada)
Kutapira (Canada)

Locarno Band - Vancouver World Music Festival
Locarno will play The Imperial on April 29th

“This festival is about bringing people together to honour cultural diversity and celebrate the things that unite us instead of divide us. As cliche as it may sound, in a world where current politics incite hate and racism, we believe it’s important, now more than ever, to come together and praise different cultures. We believe music has the power to help forge a path, and in a small way, bring about peaceful change.”

Tickets prices are only $15-25 per night or $50 for a festival pass and are available online, through TicketWeb, or in person at Highlife, Zulu and Red Cat Records.

Evening Performances

Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 7:00pm
at Guilt and Co. (19+)
Festival Kick-off night
Calle Verde (Spain/Peru/Canada)
MNGWA (Russia/Mexico/Canada)
Followed by GroundUp feat. Mazacote
(Nicaragua/El Salvador/Canada)

Friday, April 27, 2018 @ 8:00pm
at The Imperial (19+)
The Boom Booms (Canada)
Zimbamoto (Zimbabwe/Canada)
Bloco Energia (Brazil/Canada)

Saturday, April 28, 2018 @ 8:00pm
at The Imperial (19+)
Las Cafeteras (Mexico/USA)
Locarno (Mexico/Canada)
Co-presented with The BlueShore at Cap Global Roots Series

New this year is WorldBeat Sunday, with a free set of family-friendly performances on Sunday, April 29, 2018 from 11:30am to 3:30pm at Trout Lake Community Centre. worldBeat Sunday will feature Kutapira, Youth Performers and Percussion Workshops.

Win Tickets

I have a pair of tickets to give away to both evening shows on April 27th and 28th at The Imperial. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post listing which day you would like to attend (1 entry)
  • Click below to get another entry by posting on Twitter:

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Follow the Vancouver World Music Festival on Facebook and Instagram for more information.

Must be 19+. I will draw two winners at 9:00pm on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.

12 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Jason BFriday, April 13th, 2018 — 3:29pm PDT

    Double the chance to win.

  2. TaraFriday, April 13th, 2018 — 8:16pm PDT

    Would love to go!

  3. RobFriday, April 13th, 2018 — 8:18pm PDT

    Sounds like some great music!

  4. JazzyFriday, April 13th, 2018 — 8:52pm PDT

    I would like to go to the one on the 28th! Thank you!

  5. Shelley ButcherSaturday, April 14th, 2018 — 12:25am PDT

    I would love to either show. They both sound amazing!

  6. Theresa SampsonSaturday, April 14th, 2018 — 12:09pm PDT

    I opt for April 28th but would be so thrilled to go either day 🙂 !

  7. AlisonSaturday, April 14th, 2018 — 1:04pm PDT

    April 27, but I’d love either day.

  8. KellySunday, April 15th, 2018 — 7:51pm PDT

    Would love the concert on the 27th. Fingers crossed!

  9. carolynMonday, April 16th, 2018 — 2:44pm PDT

    pick me. yay!

  10. BrynnTuesday, April 17th, 2018 — 8:15am PDT

    I would love to go to Friday!

  11. MayaTuesday, April 17th, 2018 — 9:36pm PDT

    Looks fun!

  12. Cheuk LauSaturday, April 21st, 2018 — 9:26pm PDT

    lets travel around the world

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