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What to do in Montreal: Week-ends du monde
What to do in Montreal: Week-ends du monde

Week-ends du monde

July 9-10 and 16-17, 2016


Dance, Music,
Culinary Discoveries,
Family Segment

Thank you for this great edition of Week-ends du monde and see you next year on July 8-9 and 15-16, 2017!

A veritable trip around the world, Week-ends du monde, a free event since 2005, provides Montrealers of all origins with a showcase to celebrate and share their traditions through music, dance and culinary discoveries.

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Partner Loto-Quebec



2016 edition

The popular Week-ends du monde presented by Loto-Québec event is back at Parc Jean-Drapeau, for a 12th consecutive year, on July 9-10 and 16-17, from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m.!

Map of the site at the Week-ends du monde

Free for the whole family!

Daily parking: $25




Every day activities

Percussions

Percussions workshop

2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sentier du Petit-Prince

The Baratanga percussions school offers percussion workshops four times a day. Everyone is welcome to follow their own beat.

Roving entertainers

Roving entertainers

2:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m. Subway station exit and Mall

Colour characters perform on site. Don't be surprised if you come across a magnificent bird, giant insects or a funny chef and his chicken!

Place des Saveurs

Place des Saveurs

2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Mail Ouest

Represented cuisine: Restaurant Sandhu (Italian), Guru, Bistro Indien (Indian), Max Gourmet (Peruvian), Piri-piri (Portuguese), Lasawayenne (African), Meyer's sausages (German), Ay Caray (Mexican), Turkish crêpes (Turkish), Saveur Soleil (Guadeloupean), Boteco Brésil "Bar" Resto (Brazilian), Chili (Chilean).

Fiesta Latina

Fiesta Latina

5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Place Jean-Drapeau

The San Tropez dance school invites you to learn the basics of Latin dances (salsa, merengue and bachata) in a festive and caliente way.

Giant solar balloons

Giant solar balloons

2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Zone métro

Solar ballons in the shape of giant butterflies or multi-coloured parrots.

Artisans

Artisans

2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Zone métro

Discover Montréal from a different perspective through artisans and their works including: Alice in Montréal, Fotofibre, Vivalahenna.

Schedule

Saturday, July 9

Family segment 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Again this year, a family segment feature has been added to the program between 2 and 6 p.m. After 6 p.m., the site will be turned over to programming solely for adults; this will continue until 11 p.m.

Kattam et ses Tams-Tams

Kattam et ses Tams-Tams

2:30 p.m. Place des Traditions

Kattam loves music and percussion instruments. He whisks his audience from Bombay to Timbuktu with stories related in musical and rhythmic beats. He travels throughout Québec and puts on a show designed to sing and dance and entertain young people.

Family segment at the Week-ends du monde

Family segment

2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Subway station exit
  • Soccer workshop presented by Montréal Impact's soccer schools
  • Zone Télé-Québec with slides and tunnels
  • The Montréal fire department's inflatable structure
  • Interactive obstacle course by the Méga-animation team
  • Makeup tent for children

Week-ends du monde Opening Night 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Place des Traditions

For the 12th edition of WEM, the focus is on the cream of world music in the province of Québec. This special evening will be one with an Italian accent as Marco Calliari and his special guests will be there to celebrate summer in grand style and spend a real "buonanotte".

On stage: Marco Calliari, Tomas Jensen and Mamselle Ruiz.

Marco Calliari

Marco Calliari

Long-known on the Québec music scene for his music and energy, Marco has never forgotten his Italian roots. On his albums, there are as many compositions as there are traditionally Italian songs, and even some of the Québec music hits that are sung in Italian. Marco will be doing an overview of his repertoire for our enjoyment, and he will be sharing the stage with a few colleagues to add some spice to the evening.

Tomas Jensen

Tomas Jensen

Born in Argentina, but now settled in Québec, this engaging and prolific artist has recorded several albums with the musical groups, Les Faux Monnayeurs and Hombre. For the last several years, he has focused on his solo career. He recently returned from Buenos Aires, where he went to record an album in Spanish, Retour, fulfilling a desire to reconnect with his roots.

Mamselle Ruiz

Mamselle Ruiz

This young Mexican-born songwriter-composer-singer gained prominence when she won the Radio-Canada "Discovery" award in 2013-14. Since then, she has toured the world with her music which is inspired by Mexican folklore, and she continues to charm her audience and excite us every time she's on stage. Her latest album, Sombras, is as captivating as her previous works.


From 2 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Jamaica Day

Jamaica Day

2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Île Sainte-Hélène Parterre - Casino de Montréal Stage

Celebrate Jamaica through its dance, food, music, arts and crafts, along with shows and family activities.

On stage: Jason Brown, King Shadrock, Face-T, Chelsea Stewart, Wayne Tennant & Roen Higgins, Robin & Uprising Band, Sampaloo, Rass Out, Westcan Folk Performing Company.

Festival vénézuélien

Festival vénézuélien

2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Carrefour du monde

Fresh off last year's successful performance, the Venezuelans invite you to dance the "Rumba".

On stage: Danzas Venezuela and Martha Benavides, Danse Traditional Nardys D Alfonzo, Groupe Melkocha, Groupe Pasillaneando, Groupe Resaca, Groupe InCrescendo, Groupe Sabor Internacional.

Festival cambodgien

Festival cambodgien

2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Secteur boisé New

Discover classical and folkloric Cambodian dance, popular games for children, shows featuring traditional music and a Khmer orchestra.

On stage: Many traditional dance troupes and music groups.


Piknic @ WEM 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Zone Piknic Électronik

Free Saturdays

Some great dance-floor beats, along with Brazilian, Portuguese and tropical-flavoured rhythms that will get you moving all day long.

On stage: TUPI Collective with Branko [PT], DJ Mks & DJ Skambo [QC], Kell Bell Fo [QC].

Tupi Collective

Tupi Collective

Created in August 2012 by Marcus Freitas (DJ Mks) and Wallace Roza (DJ Skambo), Tupi Collective explores the various beats of Brazilian music. From Drum'n'bass to the samba, from soul/funk to forró, an amalgamation of old and new Brazilian rhythms, the two DJs mix a diversity of styles that will transport dancers to a tropical world.

Lisboète Branko

Lisboète Branko

The link to Portugal will be made with a special guest, Lisbon-native Branko, the leader of the incredible group Buraka Som Sistema, co-founder of the record label Enchufada. He has put the "world" sound on the map and has helped change the face of modern dance music.



Sunday, July 10

Family segment 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Again this year, a family segment feature has been added to the program between 2 and 6 p.m. After 6 p.m., the site will be turned over to programming solely for adults; this will continue until 11 p.m.

Les Petites Tounes

Les Petites Tounes

2:30 p.m. Place des Traditions Show in French

Les Petites Tounes will have you singing along to the catchy, funny songs that are part of their "Les 4 saisons" show.

Family segment at the Week-ends du monde

Family segment

2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Subway station exit
  • Soccer workshop presented by Montréal Impact's soccer schools
  • Zone Télé-Québec with slides and tunnels
  • The Montréal fire department's inflatable structure
  • Interactive obstacle course by the Méga-animation team
  • Makeup tent for children

Letting Loose Night 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Place des Traditions

Nomadic Massive

Nomadic Massive

7 p.m. Place des Traditions

The flagship group on Montréal's hip-hop scene offers a frenetic on-stage performance. The group, which sings in five languages, has a great time mixing all sorts of influences into its music, everything from funk to reggae.

Afrodizz

Afrodizz

9 p.m. Place des Traditions

Afrobeat's musical recipe is distinguished by its brass instruments, drums and frenzied beats. Afrodizz is offering up a show inspired by the great masters of this musical genre, which originated in Africa in the 1970s.


From 2 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Festival dominicain

Festival dominicain

2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Île Sainte-Hélène Parterre - Casino de Montréal Stage

This huge multicultural festival promotes dialogue through Latin American countries' culture, arts, music and dance. Every style of music is represented: merengue, bachata, salsa, cumbia, compas and reggae.

On stage: Mala Fe, Chokolate Chalas El 4to Bate, Jaime Vinas.

EUROfEST: European cultures in Montréal

EUROfEST: European cultures in Montréal

2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Carrefour du monde

EUROfEST is a big celebration of European cultures in Montréal. Dance, food and artists from Romania and other countries will be part of the festivities.

On stage: Paula Alecu and her invited guests, Liza Eidelman Rock Band, Soleil Tzigane.

Québec-Maghreb aux Week-ends du monde

Québec-Maghreb, la grande fête

2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Secteur boisé New

Québec-Maghreb, la grande fête, is an event marking the end of Ramadan and it features many artists that will get the public singing and dancing. The aroma emanating from the Mediterranean grills will get your mouth watering.

On stage: Ayrad, Salamate Gnawa, DJ MC Rahimus, Troupe Tafsut, Troupe Corps et âme en mouvement, Kattam.


Piknic Électronik 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Zone Piknic Électronik

Piknic Électronik Regular program at the price of $15 ($11 before 3 p.m.)

On stage: tINI [DE], Rasho [US], The Doctors [QC], Moody Jones [QC], Frankie Teardrop [QC].


Saturday, July 16

Family segment 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Again this year, a family segment feature has been added to the program between 2 and 6 p.m. After 6 p.m., the site will be turned over to programming solely for adults; this will continue until 11 p.m.

Salmigondis, spectacle pour enfant au parc Jean-Drapeau

Salmigondis

2:30 p.m. Place des Traditions Show in French

Baragouin, Végane and Djingo accidentally land here in the children's world. Yay! They sing, dance, have a party, until they discover that each of them has to pass a difficult test or they will go back to the way they were: inanimate toys. Fortunately, the tests are funny and the kids in the audience are there to help them!

Génial! de Loto-Québec au parc Jean-Drapeau

Génial!

3:30 p.m. Place des Traditions Show in French

Télé-Québec brings Génial! the popular, science-oriented TV quiz show that has received many awards for its quality and animation, to the Parc Jean-Drapeau stage. Martin Carli will display his know-how with flair and humour for the pleasure of the entire family: get ready for a ton of experiments and stunning demonstrations that demystify science, in a one-of-a-kind show that will delight people of all ages.

Family segment at the Week-ends du monde

Family segment

2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Subway station exit
  • Soccer workshop presented by Montréal Impact's soccer schools
  • Zone Télé-Québec with slides and tunnels
  • The Montréal fire department's inflatable structure
  • Interactive obstacle course by the Méga-animation team
  • Makeup tent for children

Festival Afro-Monde Ngondo 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Place des Traditions

Celebrate Africa with a show in which music honours an entire continent and 65 years of Makossa rythm.

On stage: Toto Guillaume and Aladji Touré, Ebeny Amstrong and Wesli, DJ Will Salsa and Dj Tef, Troupe Afro-pop.

Toto Guillaume et Aladji Touré

Toto Guillaume et Aladji Touré

Ebeny Amstrong

Ebeny Amstrong

Wesli

Wesli


From 2 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Festival péruvien de Montréal

Festival péruvien de Montréal 44th edition

2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Île Sainte-Hélène Parterre - Casino de Montréal Stage

Peruvian culture at its best! Celebrate its music, folklore and food in a festive setting, to which the entire family is invited.

On stage: Payaso Sinjalin, Groupe Mestizo, Groupe Avalancha, Chorale Takina, Club Libertad, Lucho Quequezana, Ana Kohler.

Mexico at parc Jean-Drapeau

Mexico: Union and tradition

2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Carrefour du monde

Food is featured with unique and spicy flavours; and the event includes dance and traditional music performances.

On stage: Boris Liam-Pepe Gonzalez and Adriana Sanchez, Payaso Charrasquin, Jazor & Youni Verse, Dj Oliver, Ballet Xcaret, Profugos Band, Marcelino Mateo Lopez and his Groupe Rubi, Macario "El Guerrerense" and his Mariachi Fiesta.

Festival salvadorien de Montréal au parc Jean-Drapeau

Festival salvadorien de Montréal

2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Secteur boisé

This popular festival fosters a spirit of friendship and discussion through its food, music and dance, showcasing one of Montréal's largest Latin-American communities.

On stage: Serey, Hielo Ardiente, La Tenchis, Jordi, Walex Cotete, Carolina y su Alcides Band, Koki y su banda.


Piknic @ WEM 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Zone Piknic Électronik

Free Saturdays

To celebrate its 9th anniversary at the second Piknic special WEM, the Music Is My Sanctuary website has been given carte blanche.

On stage: Music Is My Sanctuary with Lexis [QC], The One Tash [QC] and Invited Guest.

Music Is My Sanctuary, show at parc Jean-Drapeau

Music Is My Sanctuary with Lexis

MIMS, the independent music website, has become a must for music aficionados because of the wealth of its musical content: radio shows, interviews, forgotten treasures... Every month, it reaches more than 50,000 music lovers worldwide, drawn in by this source of high quality, which is backed by some 20 contributors.

The One Tash, show at parc Jean-Drapeau

The One Tash

Who are the day's DJs? Lexis, of course, one of the most versatile DJs of his generation, who has put together a fascinating musical journey with The One Tash and a very special invited guest. Expect a musical potpourri where bass, soul and boogie meld together!



Sunday, July 17

Family segment 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Again this year, a family segment feature has been added to the program between 2 and 6 p.m. After 6 p.m., the site will be turned over to programming solely for adults; this will continue until 11 p.m.

Ari cui cui, show for kids at parc Jean-Drapeau

Ari cui cui

2:30 p.m. Place des Traditions Show in French

Ari Cui Cui invites children to come into her magical, educational and food-loving world, based on the theme of cooking. This summer, she's leaving on a trip in a hot-air balloon and takes us with her on the discovery of many countries. There is never a boring moment with Ari cui cui!

Family segment at the Week-ends du monde

Family segment

2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Subway station exit
  • Soccer workshop presented by Montréal Impact's soccer schools
  • Zone Télé-Québec with slides and tunnels
  • The Montréal fire department's inflatable structure
  • Interactive obstacle course by the Méga-animation team
  • Makeup tent for children

Carnaval d'été brésilien de Montréal 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Place des Traditions

The ideal opportunity to attend this great parade with its samba dancers and their highly colourful costumes, musicians and the capoeira athletes, all to the frenetic beat of Brazilian drums.

Parade artists and dancers at the week-ends du monde

Parade artists and dancers

6 p.m. Place des Traditions

Batucada Le Bloco, Adriana Alves and Cantelli, and a host of dancers

Artists on stage at the  weekends du monde

Artistes sur scène

7 p.m. Place des Traditions

On stage: Axé Brazil with Jully Freitas, Show Rio 2016-Gafieira, Carnaval with Maracuja.


From 2 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Festival national de la Colombie

Festival national de la Colombie

2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Île Sainte-Hélène Parterre - Casino de Montréal Stage

A nice celebration of Colombia's National Day with orchestras, folkloric dancing and typical Colombian food fare.

On stage: DJ Cegupi, Latin Rumba Workout, Dances Sensation Latina, Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra, Vallenato Folklore Colombien (Valleson), Orchestre Sabor international.

Cuban festival in Montreal at parc Jean-Drapeau

Festival cubain de Montréal

2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Carrefour du monde

A festive and unifying event that provides Montrealers with an overview of Cuban music and culture through shows and family activities.

On stage: Rumba Kwa, Association Afro-Cubaine de Montréal, Tito Salsabor.

TriniDay at parc Jean-Drapeau

TriniDay - Montréal en harmonie

2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Secteur boisé

Montréal en harmonie celebrates the differences and similarities between the cultures of Trinidad-and-Tobago and Montréal. Come and enjoy their traditional meals, listen to their music and see their dances.

On stage: Destiny Int Soca Band, Playboys Steel Band, Mr Vik and the Scene, D.J. Professor, local bands.


Piknic Électronik 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Zone Piknic Électronik

Piknic Électronik Regular program at the price of $15 ($11 before 3 p.m.)

On stage: Martin Buttrich [DE], Head Nodders [QC], Slava Bilan [QC], Adam The Goose & Jay Newtone [QC].


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