Watch the Opening Ceremony and Performing Arts Showcase of CongOlympics held in Kinshasa on the weekend of October 27, 2023. Artists and athletes from all of DRC come together to celebrate diversity and excellence in their respective fields. This is the qualifying event of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for the Global Encounters Festival to be held in Dubai in 2024.
Hosts Tanya Yousofi and Aryaan Kanji roll out the red carpet for the incredible performing artists from across Canada. Winners announced will represent Canada at the 2024 Global Encounters Festival in Dubai. Enjoy the show as spectacular vocalists, instrumental virtuosos, phenomenal dancers, and creative visionaries entertain and inspire you with their passion and artistry.
A conversation with Malik Talib, Chairman of the Ismaili Leaders’ International Forum (LIF) about the inception of Global Encounters and the goals for this new institution.
As we eagerly anticipate a thrilling adventure next summer, The Ismaili is pleased to present the official Global Encounters Festival song, “Dubai let’s go.” This incredible music video was created by talented musicians, vocalists, dancers, and choreographers of different ages from 11 countries, while the song features lines in English, Farsi, Arabic, and Hindi. Whether you’re planning to attend the festival in person or watch along from home — come on, let's go to Dubai!
The moment we’ve been waiting for is finally here! After months of anticipation and suspense, we are thrilled to announce the location city for the Global Encounters Festival 2024! From world-ranking championship events to themed showcases, get ready to immerse yourselves in breathtaking landscapes and rich culture and heritage. Prepare to have your senses captivated by the fusion of tradition and innovation that defines this remarkable location!