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Berkeley World Music Festival - FREE 13 Annual

Saturday, June 11, 2016
12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
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Gianna Ranuzzi,organizer
Location Details:
Telegraph Avenue at Haste St. next to Amoeba Music, 2445 Telegraph is a starting point for visitors to pick up a performance map and schedule. Music is outdoors and in various Telegraph area venues from People's Park, 2556 Telegraph, to YWCA gym, 2600 Bancroft, near UC Berkeley

The free 13th Annual Berkeley World Music Festival celebrates Bay Area's multi-cultural music scene Saturday & Sunday, June 11 and 12, Noon- 9 pm. Some of the finest world artists who call the Bay Area home will present dazzling range of music - 20 shows! - outdoors and at various Telegraph Avenue venues. Best starting place is the event information booth, located on Telegraph Avenue at Haste St, near UC Berkeley.

Each day offers dance concerts led by internationally renowned headliners who are foremost proponents in their fields of music. For Saturday's People's Park Concert (12:30- 6 pm) Multi-Grammy nominee John Santos leads an all star lineup. After the Muwekma Ohlone opens the Park, AZA steps on stage with Tamazight "Berber" rhythms, horns, and soaring vocals, followed by The Dogon Lights electrifying West African harmonies and John Santos, whose 9 piece Afro-Latin Jazz band includes Cuban timbales drumming legend, Orestes Vilató!

On Sunday, Trio Garufa (Argentine Tango) and then Fanna-Fi-Allah (authentic Sufi Qawwali) ignite the YWCA dance floor at 2600 Durant Ave, from 3-7 pm. With the incomparable Dirty Cello and Rumbaché (Salsa) with 2014 Grammy award winner Omar Ledezma Jr., as evening finales or Latin Grammy nominee Gabriel Navia (New Wave Latin), SonoMusette, Ensohza (Japanese Folk Music and Dance), Neema Hekmat, (Persian), Bayou Noir (Zydeco), Ghost Note Ensemble (European Trans-Carpathian), Margaret and Kristof (Celtic), Michael Masley (Kalimbolam), Sadza Marimba and Julia Chigamba (Zimbabwean Music and Dance) Simcha Orchestra (Klezmer), Spirit of ’29 (Dixieland Jazz) and Crafts Village in the Park, the memorable Berkeley World Music Festival offers something for everyone!
Added to the calendar on Thu, Jun 9, 2016 8:52AM
Rebecca Roudman plays cello like you've never heard before.
§Berkeley World Music Festival 2016 poster
by Gianna Ranuzzi,organizer
John Santos is pictured on Berkeley World Music Festival's poster. He brilliantly connects Jazz to it's Afro-Carribean roots.
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