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|Berkeley World Music Festival - FREE 10th Annual -|
|Date||Saturday June 22|
|Time||12:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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2454 Telegraph Ave at Haste St.
Festival Starting Point
FREE 10th Annual Festival features some of the finest world music artists who call the Bay area home. Performances are offered in Telegraph Avenue cafes and shops, near UC campus, as well as the People’s Park concert (1-6 pm), sponsored by Amoeba Music. Visitors are encouraged to pick up an event map and schedule at the information booth located on Telegraph Avenue at Haste Street.Added to the calendar on Sunday May 19th, 2013 1:11 PM
Peoples Park concert opens with West Coast sensation Tri Tip Trio (Zydeco / Cajun / Blues) followed by international star MC RAI’s Arabic urban-folk fusion. Baraka Moon, with Sukhawat Ali Khan and KPFA’s Stephen Kent (on didjeridu) headline with ecstatic Sufi riffs.
Telegraph venues feature acclaimed lead performers. Singer
Melanie O’Reilly opens w/ Gaelic music, followed by Tim Rayborn (medieval/world folk). Vukani Mawethu fills the Berkeley Art Museum’s courtyard w/ So. African harmonies.
Telegraph’s music stores host Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel (Latin Jazz /Salsa) & Dogon Lights (Psychedelic Afro-Fusion). Moe’s Books provide a backdrop for Jeff Whittier’s classic No. Indian flute. Cafes offer LES GWAN JUPONS (Caribbean Folk-Jazz), Georges Lammam (Arabic violin) & Agapi Mou(Greek music). Along the street is Sadza Marimba & Mbira (Zimbabwean Dance Music), Michael Masley (World Kalimbalom) & fiddler Rebecca Salvidge (Celtic & American Roots). This musical feast + world crafts fair (Noon- 6pm), offers something for everyone!