July 8 - 10 2016, Victoria Park, Kitchener

WHAT IS KULTRÚN?

The Heartbeat of World Music

 

Dubbed the Region’s ‘biggest outdoor dance party,’ Kultrún is a family-friendly celebration of diversity featuring local, national and international world music bands, all-ages interactive activities, workshops by professional artists, performance art, a food, craft and art market and a beer garden cantina. This year’s line-up includes high-energy trad-folk Québécois bands, Moroccan gospel, flamenco, Afro and Latin jazz, Brazilian forró and lots more fantastic world music! Excepting a ticked opening Gala July 8th at TheMuseum, Kultrún is a FREE festival taking place July 9-10 in Downtown Kitchener’s Victoria Park. The Festival runs Saturday from 12noon - 11pm and Sunday from 12noon - 9pm. 

*Kultrún (cool-troon). For the Mapuche people of Chile a Kultrún is not simply a drum, it is also the heartbeat of life embodied in the sound and rhythm of a drum. 

Who's Performing?

JUNEYT AND BAND AT KULTRÚN GALA

Turkish Flamenco at Kultrún Gala

ELIDA ALAMEDA at KULTRÚN GALA

Cape Verde Africa's Most Promising Young Artist

DJ OONGA

Club-Friendly Tribal, Street Beat and Tropical Sounds

BLUE SKY SINGERS

Resurgent Songs of Indigenous Women

LE VENT DU NORD

International Ambassadors of Québécois Music

THE BAUDELAIRES

Rocksteady Daddies

OLGA BARRIOS & JOHN HENRY GERENA

Impromptu Dance Interventions

AYRAD

Andalusian & Berber Rhythms, Reggae, Raï & Latin Grooves

BETSAYDA MACHADO

'The Black Voice of Barlovento'

FLÁVIA NASCIMENTO

Brazilian Forró Music

AYRAD

Andalusian & Berber Rhythms, Reggae, Raï & Latin Grooves

BETSAYDA MACHADO & Y LA PARRANDA EL CLAVO

'The Black Voice of Barlovento'

PICADILLO

Music at the Crossroads of Havana & New Orleans

BUDIÑO

High Energy Folk Piper

TRASH THEATRE WORKSHOP & PROCESSION OF THE SPECIES

Dress Up for Procession of the Species Parade!

DJ OONGA

Club-Friendly Tribal, Street Beat and Tropical Sounds

SANTERIAS

A Mystical Blend of Old and New World Influences

ROULA SAID

Rock the Casbah Arabic Music & Dance

OLGA BARRIOS & JOHN HENRY GERENA

Impromptu Dance Interventions

CONGRESO

Latin Jazz Big Band

LES TIREAUX D'ROCHES

Traditional Québécois Music with a Twist

JEWISH MONKEYS

Irreverent Klezmer Music

NANO STERN

Traditional & Revolutionary Chilean Songs

HELSINKI-COTONOU ENSEMBLE

Funky Afro Beats