Société du parc Jean-Drapeau
 

Week-ends du monde

July 5-6 and 12-13, 2014
 
DANCE - MUSIC - CULINARY DISCOVERIES

Touring the world for free...that is something you can do during the summer at Parc Jean-Drapeau. The Week-ends du monde event provides Montrealers of all origins with a showcase in which they can share and celebrate their culture and tradition through music, dance and culinary discoveries. The event, presented by Loto-Québec, began in 2005 and has since enjoyed increasing popularity with the Montréal population eager to learn about the cultural wealth of the diverse communities that have come here and established local roots. The fact that some 218,000 people attended the event in 2013 is a testament to its popularity.

The format is simple. The public is invited to make their way around the site, as they wish, through four main stages that have been set up for this purpose. In addition to the main stages there are satellite stages providing day-long performances, along with kiosks offering tantalizing food specialities and a cultural market where many artisans come to display their wares.

Week-ends du monde is produced by the Société du parc Jean-Drapeau in collaboration with the City of Montréal.









Map of the site








Jamaica Day

Parterre de l'île Ste-Hélène

2 p.m. to 11 p.m.

A day that celebrates Jamaica through its dance, food, arts and crafts, and its ever-popular music. Shows and family activities are on the schedule.

This is the 10th year of participation for Jamaica Day at the Week-ends du monde!

On stage: Jah Cutta & Determination / Finger Melody / Kess


montrealjamaicaassociation.com

Mexico: Union et tradition New!

Carrefour du Monde

2 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Mexico's rich and diverse culture showcases its uniquely flavoured and spicy food, its traditional dance and a troupe of Mariachis to enliven the festivities with songs as they rove about.

On stage: Las Divas, Los Originales de Mexico, Los Viejha, Ballet Xcaret and La Raza de Bronce

Piknic @ WEM Free on Saturdays!

Zone Piknic Électronik

2 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Discover a musical program that features DJs exploring the traditional sounds of the tropics. Just the thing to get you bopping to the beat of an avant-garde genre of music!

On stage: Schlachthofbronx (DE), POIRIER (QC), Papa Kola & the Ubiquitous Family (QC)


Cambodian Festival

Secteur Boisé

2 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Shows featuring traditional music and dance, contemporary orchestras, tastings of Khmer food, exhibitions, games and much more.

This is the 6th year of participation for the Cambodian Festival at the Week-ends du monde!

An evening celebrating the 10th anniversary of Week-ends du monde New!

In collaboration with Mundial Montréal

Place des Traditions

7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

To mark the 10th anniversary of Week-ends du monde, Karim Ouellet and special guests put on an opening show you won't want to miss!

On stage: Karim Ouellet and special guests: DJ Unga, Gurpeet Chana « The Tabla Guy » and Vox Sambou.




Colombia National Festival

Parterre de l'île Ste-Hélène

2 p.m. to 11 p.m.

A celebration of Colombia's national day where pride and fervour are intermingled with orchestras, folkloric dancing and typical food fare.

This is the 6th year of participation for the Colombia National Festival at the Week-ends du monde!

On stage: Comparsa Colombia Carnaval, Ramon & Su Son, Valleson, Le Ballet Raices de Colombia, Salsabor orchestre

EUROfEST: European cultures in Montréal

Carrefour du Monde

2 p.m. to 11 p.m.

EUROfEST is a huge celebration of European cultures in Montréal. Local and international artists share the stage and create a one-of-a-kind opportunity for discovery and entertainment. Music, dance and food are also much in evidence.

This is the 10th year of participation for EUROfEST at the Week-ends du monde!

On stage: Nicolae Furdui-Iancu et son groupe Crainou », Trio Plus de Montréal, Aurelia Band (Ukraine), Radu Dolgan (Moldavie)

Piknic Électronik $

Zone Piknic Électronik

2 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Regular program

Jackathon, Ponsolo (QC), Jimmy Edgar (US), Heidi (GB), Unlog, FAMELIK B2B NOYL (QC)


piknicelectronik.com


Dominican Festival

Secteur Boisé

2 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The Dominican Festival promotes intercultural integration, harmony and discussion through culture, arts, music and dance in which all of the Latin American countries' genres are represented: merengue, bachata, salsa, cumbia, compas and reggae.

This is the 4th year of participation for the Dominican Festival at the Week-ends du monde!

On stage: Aramis Camilo, Henry Garcia, HOM, Joaquim Diaz, Billy one play, Mulato, Conexion Ritmo vital, and a lot more

Soirée électropicale new!

Place des Traditions

7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Soirée électropicale stars Boogat, a native of Mexico who's well rooted in Montréal, and Congolese-born Quebecer Pierre Kwenders, who was named World's musical revelation by Radio-Canada. It's the perfect time to discover artists who splendidly blend traditional beats and more contemporary music such as hip-hop and electro.

On stage: Boogat (Pierre Kwenders in the first segment)




Festival péruvien de Montréal, 42nd editione

Parterre de l'île Ste-Hélène

2 p.m. to 11 p.m.

This great annual event is the oldest Latin-American festival in the province of Québec. On the agenda: music, folklore and food in a family-celebration setting.

This is the 2nd year of participation for the Festival péruvien de Montréal at the Week-ends du monde!

On stage: Soneros del Heavy & Esencia del Peru, Groupe Revolver, Groupe Mestizo, Daniel Lazo and Michael Abanto (La Voz Peru)


festivalperuviendemontreal.com

Triniday - Montréal en harmonie

Secteur Boisé

2 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Montréal en harmonie celebrates the differences and similarities between the cultures of Trinidad-and-Tobago and Montréal, by providing the opportunity to taste traditional food and enjoy the music and dance originating from the twin islands.

This is the 3th year of participation for the Triniday - Montréal en harmonie at the Week-ends du monde!

Piknic @ WEM Free on Saturdays!

Zone Piknic Électronik

2 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Discover a musical program that features DJs exploring the traditional sounds of the tropics. Just the thing to get you bopping to the beat of an avant-garde genre of music!

On stage: Canicule Tropicale (QC), Kode9 (GB), DJ CHUCK & DJ DOC (ZA), The Funk hunters (CA), Speakeasy electro swing (QC)


Festival salvadorien de Montréal

Carrefour du Monde

2 p.m. to 11 p.m.

After a successful first edition, this festival is returning and making more of an impact on the stage with international guest artists as it continues to promote dialogue through food, music and dance.

This is the 2nd year of participation for the Festival salvadorien de Montréal at the Week-ends du monde!

On stage: Shaka y Dres, Lucho De Seda y los selectos and Crooked Stylo

Festival Afro-Monde Ngondo New!

Place des Traditions

7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

A show in which the rhythmic beats of African music pay tribute to an entire continent and the late great, Nelson Mandela. Many artists from various African countries will be sharing the stage for what is sure to be a highly colourful, crowd-pleasing performance.

On stage: Lorraine Klaasen (South Africa), Petit Pays (Cameroon)




Radio-Canada presents THE 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP BRAZIL FINAL New!

In collaboration with evenko, MEG and Pitch

Parterre de l'île Ste-Hélène

Many free activities to create excitement on the site are being planned, starting at 11 a.m.

Football fans have a date at 3 p.m. this Sunday at Parc Jean-Drapeau, where they can watch the live giant-screen telecast of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil final between Germany and Argentina. The free giant-screen telecast, which is being held in conjunction with the Week-ends du monde event presented by Loto-Québec, will allow "footie" enthusiasts to experience the ambiance of an outdoor stadium; it's the only place in Montréal where you can actually feel the Brazilian heat!

To get into the swing of this final match, artists will be on hand to apply makeup to youngsters and adults alike, so they can sport the colours of their favourite team. Meanwhile, mini soccer fields will be set up for short games between teams of four players, and there will also be plenty of fun games and entertainment, along with DJs who will be playing some muy caliente music to enliven the festivities.

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Festival Rasin Mizik Haïtien New!

Carrefour du Monde

2 p.m. to 11 p.m.

A new event that's an ideal way to discover Rasin (Creole Roots) music and shimmy to the sounds of the drums and folkloric dancing that have had a major influence on the history of the Haitian people.

On stage: RARAM, Tokay, Racine flambo, Rasin Mapou Guinin, Boukan Guinin (with Eddy François)

rasinfeste.com

Piknic Électronik $

Zone Piknic Électronik

2 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Regular program

Miguel Graça (QC), Van Did (live) (QC), Applescal (NL), Sébastien Belle (QC), Audio Sin (QC) and Mir (QC)


piknicelectronik.com


Festival cubain de Montréal

Secteur Boisé

2 p.m. to 11 p.m.

A festive, people-rallying event that provides an overview of Cuban music and culture through a series of shows and family activities. The program includes many artists with a diversity of styles that convey the sounds of this country.

This is the 10th year of participation for the Festival cubain de Montréal at the Week-ends du monde!

On stage: Adan de Dios y su orquesta, Congo Havana, Grupo ilulade, Rey El Vikingo, Karisma Cubana, École de danse Tito el sabor, and much more.

Brazilian Summer Carnival

Place des Traditions

6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Brazilian parade startting at 6 p.m.
On stage at 7 p.m.

Again this year Brazil is staging its summer Carnival, which is inspired by the legendary Rio Carnival. This is a great time to attend the big parade that features samba dancers and their flashy costumes, musicians and athletes that practise the capoeira (Brazilian martial arts), all to the beat of the Brazilian drums. The party continues all evening long on the stage, with music and dancing. It's a must-see!

On stage: Batucada Le Bloco, Balako do Samba, Térrato and Akauwi

Daily at Week-ends du monde




Les rythmes folkloriques

Place des Traditions

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

In collaboration with the Société du patrimoine d'expression du Québec (SPEQ), three folkloric groups of different cultures give dance and traditional music performances.

Place des Saveurs New!

Mail ouest

2 p.m. to 11 p.m.

On the menu are eight fine-food areas representing different communities, providing some real culinary discoveries. Each of the food stations has food that is varied, unique and original. It's an area that's specially designed to please your taste buds!

Les défilés endiablés

Subway exit and Mall

3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

One after another, parades featuring drummers and musicians enliven the various trails that run along the site of Week-ends du monde.

La Fiesta Latina

Place Jean-Drapeau

5 p.m. and 5 p.m.

The San Tropez dance school invites the population to learn the basics of Latin dances (salsa, merengue, bachata and cha cha) in a setting that's festive and caliente.

G1Tour New!

Subway exit

2 p.m. and 11 p.m.

G1TOUR allows visitors to have their picture taken with an exotic car (Lamborghini, Ferrari, Audi, etc.). Luxury car enthusiasts, this is your time to dream!


Food segment of the Carnaval d'été brésilien de Montréal

Mail ouest

2 p.m. and 11 p.m.

The Brazilian community offers up its great variety of food fare and national drinks that are both colourful and refreshing, just right to enjoy vacation time and the festivities!

Sentier des Artisans

Sentier du Petit-Prince

2 p.m. and 11 p.m.

The Sentier des Artisans merchants invite visitors to share in the city's socio-cultural wealth through an array of exotic items. It's the ideal place for conversation and discovery!

Cirque Carpe Diem

On the pond alongside the Mall

2:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (try-outs on the trapeze)
2 p.m., 5 p.m., and 8:45 p.m. (performances)

Flying trapeze performances and free tryouts are offered by Cirque Carpe Diem's troupe of artists.

Discovery Zone New!

Sentier du Petit-Prince

2 p.m. and 11 p.m.

To introduce visitors to the different aspects of culture presented at Week-ends du monde, the Discovery Zone is set up to speak with and learn from the people who are instrumental in the cultural wealth of these communities.


Baladi Workshop with Nocta Belly dance at 2:15 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 6:15 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.

Percussion Workshop with Samajam at 3:15 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 7:15 p.m. and 9:15 p.m.

Demonstrations of henna tattoo and African drums

La Grande Gourmandise New!

Mail ouest

2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

La Grande Gourmandise offers free culinary demonstrations and tastings so people can discover our home-grown products and promote the food-tourism aspect that makes Québec special.



Thanks to our partners!


Important notice

Attention to all!

From July 25th to August 10th 2014, swimming at Parc Jean-Drapeau's Aquatic Complex will be canceled because of the 15th FINA World Masters Championships. For holders of a season pass at the Aquatic Complex, the pass will be valid at the Beach during those dates. Thank you for your understanding.


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