The 8th Annual Berkeley World Music Festival- June 4th

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The Berkeley World Music Festival presents free and continuous performances by some of the finest world music artists, including Fito Reinoso y su Ritomo y Armonia and a host of others. On Saturday, June 4, from noon to 9pm, enjoy a wonderful mix of intimate performances at People’s Park as well as inside Telegraph Avenue cafes and shops. Swing by Amoeba Music on Telegraph for a special performance by Mamadou & Vanessa at 3pm! More info.

"Berkeley World Music Festival has some of our best world musicians who call the East Bay home...a wonderful event, an intimate mix of outdoor performances in cafes and shops and the best music People's Park gets each year along Telegraph Ave." - Larry Kelp, KPFA

Master kamale ngoni player Mamadou Sidibe is from the Wassoulou Region of Mali, West Africa. Twenty-five years ago Mamadou played a groundbreaking role in transforming the music of this region from its origins in hunters' sacred melodies -- played on six string donso ngoni (hunter's harps)-- to a music of philosophical observations, politics and daily life. Vanessa Sidibe, originally from New York, is an accomplished Afro- Cuban and Salsa musician. She has performed, recorded and taught in the San Francisco Bay Area and New York City for over fifteen years. She brings earthy depth and ethereal sensuality to all her vocals whether singing in English, Bambara or Spanish.

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The 25th Annual JazzReggae Festival-May 29-30-UCLA

Posted by Amoebite, May 11, 2011 09:07am | Post a Comment

Held at UCLA’s Intramural Field over Memorial Day weekend, this year’s JazzReggae Festival marks the 25th anniversary of this historic celebration of music, culture, and community. The JazzReggae Festival is the largest entirely student produced and run event of its kind on the West Coast.

Enjoy live performances from Lupe Fiasco, Steel Pulse, Little Dragon, Lee Fields, Talib Kweli, Me’Shell Ndegeocello and more! Single day tickets are available at Amoeba Hollywood. More info.

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The 38th Annual Topanga Days Festival- May 28-30

Posted by Amoebite, May 11, 2011 09:03am | Post a Comment

Topanga Days is a 3 day Fair & Fund Raiser celebrating Music & The Arts. Bring the family for crafts, activities and lots of local and national music including sets from Lee Rocker, John and Maggie Mayall and The Fabulous Thunderbirds. It all happens at 1440 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd from 10am-7pm. Come on down and join us! More info.

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Paul McCartney to Wed Nancy Shevell

Posted by Amoebite, May 6, 2011 10:45am | Post a Comment

Beloved Amoeba pal Paul McCartney is set to wed again -- this time to his girlfriend of 4 years, Nancy Shevell. This will be McCartney's third marriage. The couple has been dating since 2007. Congrats!

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Vinyl in the Woods- Saturday, May 28

Posted by Amoebite, May 5, 2011 04:21pm | Post a Comment

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Join us in Big Sur on Saturday, May 28 as we take part in the Vinyl in the Woods all day record fair! Amoeba will have a booth and will be spinning records! If you haven’t been to the amazing Henry Miller Library, this is a reason to come out! Sift through some great records, hear some great music and be a part of this one of a kind record fair! Here's more about the fest:
Magnus Toren had a vision.

Growing up in Sweden he became enamored by vinyl at an early age (John Mayall’s Crusade comes to mind.) It was a love that stayed with him his whole life, up until now, where he is the Executive Director of the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur, CA.

The Henry Miller Library is a non-profit art center that has live music (Arcade Fire, Animal Collective, Band of Horses), theater events, the Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series, writing workshops, and so much more. Check out their online schedule for the amazing events from now until mid-October here in your backyard.

Two years ago, Magnus envisioned bringing together the best vinyl dealers and independent collectors in California to Big Sur. He did. Vinyl in the Woods was born. And it ruled.

The second annual Vinyl in the Woods takes place on Saturday, May 28th, at the Henry Miller Library, which is located 30 miles south of Carmel on Rt. 1.

The event, from 10 am to 6 pm, is free to the general public. Come down early for an exclusive screening of the Wrecking Crew Friday night. (The holiday weekend also features sold-out shows with Chris Robinson and Gillian Welch.)

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