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Vancouver World Music Festival

Friday, April 13th, 2018 — 3:25pm PDT
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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.

Current contests on


  1. Jason B says:

    Double the chance to win.

  2. Tara says:

    Would love to go!

  3. Rob says:

    Sounds like some great music!

  4. Jazzy says:

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

  5. Shelley Butcher says:

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

  6. Theresa Sampson says:

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

  7. Alison says:

    April 27, but I’d love either day.

  8. Kelly says:

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

  9. carolyn says:

    pick me. yay!

  10. Brynn says:

    I would love to go to Friday!

  11. Maya says:

    Looks fun!

  12. Cheuk Lau says:

    lets travel around the world

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