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22nd Annual Global Fest

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Saturday, September 16 / 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
FREE ADMISSION AND ENTERTAINMENT
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Join us for a full day of events to celebrate our diverse community and world cultures through music, dance, crafts, displays, and international food.

PRESENTED BY

THE CITY OF
WEST LAFAYETTE

and

THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER

with

WEST LAFAYETTE PARKS & RECREATION
MORTON COMMUNITY CENTER
WEST LAFAYETTE PUBLIC LIBRARY
PURDUE CONVOCATIONS
FRIENDS OF BOB LIVE MUSIC CO-OP
PURDUE BLACK CULTURAL CENTER
PURDUE INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS

Join us for Global Fest 2017 on September 15-16. This year, Global Fest continues its transformation into a street festival with Columbia Street and Chauncey Avenue as the backdrop for the celebration and expanded entertainment lineup! Enjoy and explore world cultures through music, dance, crafts, displays, and international food. Continuous stage entertainment, cultural displays, and children’s activities are among the free activities.

Sept. 15 Naturalization Ceremony

White Horse Christian Center
1780 Cumberland Ave. | Free

Sept. 16 Global Fest Main Stage

Join us for a full day of events to celebrate our diverse community and world cultures through music, dance, crafts, displays, and international food.

Featured Performances

Pascuala Ilabaca y Fauna

7-8:15PM EXACT TIME SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Armed with her accordion and her formidable band, Fauna, Pascuala Ilabaca leads the charge of a new generation of Chilean musicians. Inspired by Violetta Parra (the mother of Latin American folk) and influences as far-flung as Mexico and India (where she studied music for a year), Ilabaca’s bass-slapping funk, slow-burn boleros, buoyant cumbias, and more illustrate why Rolling Stone says “she just doesn’t sound like anybody else.”

Delgres

8:45-10PM EXACT TIME SUBJECT TO CHANGE

An eternal harbor for nomadic souls, New Orleans became the haven to which many Caribbean people of Guadaloupe fled at the turn of the 19th century—escaping Napoleon’s declaration of slavery or the revolution that followed. Based in Guadaloupe today, Delgres channels those ancestral feelings of repression and exile— bridging the gap between Caribbean lament and Delta blues with music that captures both cultures in all their bittersweet buoyancy.

Full Schedule

Mainstage - Outside at Chauncey and Columbia 2nd Stage - Inside the Morton Center 
12:30-1PMSt. Boniface Yolotzin Dancers
12:45-1:30pmTatvam - Indian fusion band
1:30-2:00pmBTCCGL Traditional Indian Dance
2:00-2:15pmBlack Voices of Inspiration - Purdue Black Cultural Center
2:15-3:15pmCIPPAT Traditional Chinese Dance
3:00-4pmClave Caribe - Latin
4pmMayor John Dennis - Afternoon Greeting4-4:45pmMcGovern Ceili Irish Step Dance
4:45-6pmGerman Lopez - The Canary Islands
6-7pmPurdue Argentine Tango Club Milonga
7-8:15pmPascuala Ilabaca y Fauna - Chile
8:45-10pmDelgres - France