Kultrun World Music Festival, July 9 - 10 2016, Victoria Park Kitchener, Free Event

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 ALMEIDA at KULTRÚN GALA

Cape Verde Africa's Most Promising Young Artist

DJ OONGA

Club-Friendly Tribal, Street Beat and Tropical Sounds

KULTRÚN FESTIVAL MCS

Three Festival MCs to Watch For

BLUE SKY SINGERS

Resurgent Songs of Indigenous Women

LE VENT DU NORD

International Ambassadors of Québécois Music

DABKE DANCERS

Traditional Syrian Folk Dancing

THE BAUDELAIRES

Rocksteady Daddies

BADR ALMALA ISSA

Children's Mural Painting

AYRAD

Andalusian & Berber Rhythms, Reggae, Raï & Latin Grooves

OLGA BARRIOS & JOHN HENRY GERENA

Impromptu Dance Interventions

BETSAYDA MACHADO (workshop)

'The Black Voice of Barlovento'

FLÁVIA NASCIMENTO

Brazilian Forró Music

AYRAD

Andalusian & Berber Rhythms, Reggae, Raï & Latin Grooves

BETSAYDA MACHADO

'The Black Voice of Barlovento'

PICADILLO

Music at the Crossroads of Havana & New Orleans

BUDIÑO

High Energy Folk Piper

DJ OONGA

Club-Friendly Tribal, Street Beat and Tropical Sounds

TRASH THEATRE

Costume-Making Workshop & Procession of the Species Parade!

CAMEXICANUS CHOIR AND YOUTH ORCHESTRA

Changing Young Lives One Note at a Time

SANTERIAS

A Mystical Blend of Old and New World Influences

ROULA SAID

Rock the Casbah Arabic Music & Dance

MANUEL GARCIA HERNANDEZ

Theatre Improv for Kids!

OLGA BARRIOS & JOHN HENRY GERENA

Impromptu Dance Interventions

CONGRESO

New Chilean Song Movement

TRASH THEATRE

Procession of the Species Parade

BADR ALMALA ISSA

Children's Mural Painting

LES TIREUX 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