September 30th – October 2nd NEW ORLEANS


International Arts Foundation is pleased to announce the “reboot” of the annual international arts festival

FESTIVAL: NOLA. A celebration of global music, culture, and people.
INTERNATIONAL ARTS FEST: NOLA will feature a global symphony of music
Through instruments, paint brushes, voices, and instruments, it celebrates the beauty of art
The culture of New Orleans is represented by imagery, poetry, and music.
This 3-day event showcases incredible New Orleans musicians among a wide range of genres.
An expertly curated list of global stars. During the festival, New Orleans and select regions will be showcased “Sister City” agreements between cities.


Presenting and celebrating authentic international culture while providing a platform for cultural exchange. The agenda for business and economic development. Opening ceremonies will take place on Friday, September 30th, 2022.

IAF: Celebration of Jazz Concert honoring newly appointed Jazz Master at the Orpheum Theater
Big Chief Donald Harris Jr. Julian Vaughn, an emerging jazz sensation, will perform as well.It will take place at Crescent Park’s Mandeville Wharf over the weekend of October 1st and 2nd, and features the following artists:

▪ African Drum Circle – Congo Square Society
▪ Reggae Icons Steel Pulse (UK)
▪ Reggae Ambassadors Third World (Jamaica)
▪ A carnival experience featuring Trinidadian Soca music stars Bunji Garlin and Nailah
▪ US-based Pieces of Dream
▪ Ernie Smith, Jazz/Gospel South African star
▪ Cyril Neville from the iconic Neville Brothers
▪ Marion Meadows
▪ Russell Batiste and Friends (New Orleans)
▪ Alexey Marti/Cuban Musician
▪ New Orleans Brass Bands
Key Elements of the Festival will include:
● IAF Nola Celebration of Jazz Concert: New Orleans Jazz Master, Donald Harrison Jr., and
Julian Vaughn
● Outdoor concert at Mandeville Wharf, Crescent Park: Various Artists

International Art Gallery: A mini village dedicated to selling local & International fine art.
The village will also host live panel discussions.
● Food and International Wine & Drink Stations: A hodgepodge of kiosks showcasing global
cuisines from around the world with a special focus on New Orleans restaurants and chefs.
● Pan African business networking and Idea exchange
● Social Media Broadcast Booth: This station will embrace technology while allowing fans to
interact with music and entertainment products. Social Media broadcast sessions will be
afforded to both performers and festival participants.
Art & music provides meaning and understanding about the world around us. When we create art,
we elevate our mood, we improve our ability to problem solve, and open our minds to new ideas.
“The International Arts Festival curators are committed to developing and unifying fans and artists’
creative ideologies thereby allowing a stronger connection between creatives and consumers”.
About International Arts Foundation
International Arts Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to expose the
benefits of cultural diversity through education, the arts, performing & visual, and economic
development worldwide.
For more Information on The International Arts Foundation please visit,

Tickets are now available at https://www.iafnola.com
For food and craft vendor opportunities please contact International Marketplace producer Nii Badi
@ 770-733-5561 or badiworld@aol.com.

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