THE WORLD CULTURE FESTIVAL
World Continents Pavilions
The World Culture Festival will showcase the cultural heritage of the four continents in four pavilions by giving the participants the opportunity to experiences each continent's local food, dance, music, poetry and literature. There will be inter-cultural dialogues, conferences and workshops in each continent.
Explore, see, hear, taste, and enjoy the world's continents in one place!
Dance and Music
The history of a people is found in its songs and dances. The World Culture Festival will bring together leading dance and music troops from around the globe, with dazzling performances from their individual countries as well as collaboratively with other countries to celebrate unity in diversity. This colorful program will host a grand ensemble of over 2000 guitarists and 30 piano players.
Music is a universal language. You don't need to speak Italian, Portuguese or Arabic to enjoy the music of far away lands. Music and spirituality go hand in hand. The outer music is played by an instrument but the inner music is played by the heart and enjoyed by the soul. In the twinkling of an eye, music can elevate our consciousness. Dancing can help you to expand while the music is flowing through the soul like peace, light and bliss. Dance is a means of self-expression and connecting to the Soul.
With continuous music playing in one of the beautifully organised marquees, experience distinctive rhythms, sounds and instruments from different parts of the world.
You won't need to travel far to enjoy the music and dance of different corners of the world. No part of the world, East or West, can deny the divinity of music. In the first place music is the language of the soul, and for two people of different nations or races to unite there is no better source than music. For music not only unites man to man, but man to God.'
- Indulge in dancing and singing workshops taught by international artists and
musicians for children and adults.
- The international artists will host various workshops, including workshops for
Adults and children. You can attend any of these workshops for FREE and learn
different types of singing, dancing and various musical instruments.
- Top performing talents from all around the world will bring their local Music to you
- Enjoy exotic dance, singing shows in colourful costumes from different
countries performed in a beautifully decorated marquee.
- Experience fusion and rocking satsangs played by guitarists, tabla players,
sitarists and plenty more other instruments
- International dance performances will be Sufi Dervish Whirling, Chinese 100
Hand-Dance, 5 Rhythm Dance, Spanish Flamenco, Indian Folk Dance , Persian
Classical Dance and Yoga Dance.
- Put your hand on different music instruments and explore many dance
styles to discover the most suitable ones for yourself
- Buy music and music instruments brought to you from different corners of the world
The World Culture Festival will provide a platform for dialogue between people of diverse ethnical and cultural backgrounds. In each of the
four pavilions there will be conferences and talk. The aim is to explore common values and create a sense of universal belonging whilst celebrating
the diversity of the different cultures. Governmental representatives, business leaders, academia, leaders of NGOs, religious and spiritual
leaders, peacemakers and other renowned personalities from across the globe will exchange their views.
The International Women's Conference
After the success of the 4 International Women's conferences over the past 6 years where over 3500 women from over 70 countries
participated, the World Culture Festival will be hosting The 5th International Women's Conference. Hosted under the aegis of
the International Art of Living Foundation, this conference will bring together women from all walks of life to share knowledge and wisdom about
life, family, work and spirituality. The previous women's conferences have led to positive action on the ground with sustainable impact on society by
supporting the education of young girls, building homes for homeless women, advocating awareness campaigns for HIV AIDS and much more. This
5th International Women's Conference will provide a vibrant platform for women of the world to share their successes, discuss their challenges, inspire
and be inspired by each others triumphs and celebrate the spirit of womanhood!
The Youth Conference
Youth are the future of the world. They are the hope of a better tomorrow. The voice of the youth and the strength in their action will shape the destiny of the times to come. The Youth Conference hosted on the occasion of the World Culture Festival will give a powerful platform to the youth of the world to harness their full potential.
It will give them a historic opportunity to engage in multicultural dialogue, question the status quo and chart an optimistic way forward. The Youth Conference will be able to synergize the views of the youth from around the world and create a lifelong network of learning and sharing.
Living Human Values - A World Conference on Spiritual Regeneration and Human Values
These are difficult times we are living in. Widespread social, political and economic turbulence is impacting the very basis of human life adversely. Technology has shrunk the world, so the impact of one incident in one part of the world can be felt all around in no time. Fear and insecurity have made their home in peoples' hearts and minds. The urgent need of the world today, is to dislodge this fear and replace it with the appreciation of universal human values of love, compassion, a sense of caring, sharing & belongingness.
The Living Human Values - A World Conference on Spiritual Regeneration and Human Values to be hosted on the occasion of the World Culture Festival will provide this most unparallel opportunity to thought leaders, heads of states, CEOs, academia, leaders of NGOs , religious and spiritual leaders, peacemakers and other renowned personalities from across the globe, to voice their views and ideas
The first World Conference on Spiritual Regeneration and Human Values was held in 2006 and brought together a similar eclectic group of world leaders. This second conference will reignite the flame of humanity. It will revive the dialogue on the importance of human values and the spirit of acceptance in the context of the complex and dynamic world that we live in.
Vegetarian Food Festival
Food is core to the existence of mankind and one of the single most significant trademarks of a nation's culture. The World Culture Festival will host a breathtaking vegetarian food festival in four pavilions. It will showcase the beauty, diversity and delights of different cuisines from all around the world. Mouth watering and delicious recipes from remote nooks and corners of the world will leave visitors asking for more! In addition to this delectable experience, the Festival aims to underline the importance of vegetarianism for a sustainable future for our planet, such as its positive impact on the environment, the water and soil consumption, saving of the forests, effects on global warming, as well as promotion of personal health.
- Take a walk through the jungles of Africa, enjoy their exotic food while listening to live drumming and music from Africa. Experience
the whole African ambience before exploring the next continent. Walk to Asia for delicious Japanese and Chinese food, then over to
India for curries and special herbal teas, over to Europe for Greek, Italian, French and Spanish cuisines to name but a few.
Come and taste these culinary delights exquisitely presented in the elegant pavilions
- Take home some of the most exotic ingredients and food from across the world
from Indian spices to Swiss chocolate and Japanese tea, Dutch cheese, Turkish
Delight, Mongolian delicatessen and other specialties from different corners of the
- International chefs will be cooking and sharing their secrets of healthy, easy to make ayurvedic dishes in enjoyable workshops.
Ayurvedic consultancy by ayurvedic doctors from India who will help you find out the most suitable food for your body type
- Lectures on the benefits of Vegetarianism and ayurvedic science where you will gain a great
understanding of how this science works and how you can use its simple tools to benefit yourself on a day to day basis. You will
be able to understand your mind and body type, which foods are suitable for you,
how to easily prepare foods the ayurvedic way and how by consuming the
right foods, prepared in the right manner you can balance your constitution, thus
promoting great health and vitality.
- You can watch films and attend conferences about food, healthy eating and its
impact on the whole globe.
- With the colourful array of special dishes from culinary experts from all the continents, there will be something for everyone at the food festival.
You will take home some wonderful flavours, cultural experiences and tips for healthy and fun living.
As per the famous adage "You Are What You Eat" come and get the best out of the Food Festival for the wellbeing of the body, mind and spirit.