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10th Annual Berkeley World Music Festival, 6/22. Catch The Dogon Lights at Amoeba Berkeley.

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, June 5, 2013 06:26pm | Post a Comment
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Amoeba Music is proud to once again be part of the Berkeley World Music Festival, which offers a full day of FREE live concerts in Berkeley, starting from 12pm at Caffe Mediterraneum and ending at 9pm at the Village. Performances are featured in Telegraph Avenue cafes and shops, near UC campus, and at People’s Park. This year, the Festival celebrates ten years of showcasing the Bay Area’s rich world music scene with an amazing line-up!

At Amoeba Berkeley:

the dogon lights
The Dogon Lights - Live at Amoeba Berkeley on 6/22 at 6pm

Join us at Amoeba Berkeley at 6pm that evening for a special Berkeley World Music Festival performance from The Dogon Lights (Pronounced "Doe-Gone”). This dynamic galactic groove machine is from right here in the Bay Area. A high-energy world fusion group, Dogon Lights creates an infectious and energetic dance atmosphere transporting the listener straight to the stars.The band members play traditional Moroccan and West African harps, lutes, shakers, and djembe drum with electric bass, guitar, synthesizer, drums, sax, and flute. The West African tones and upbeat rhythms blended with electro hip-hop beats and Jimi Hendrix-inspired guitar provide layered dimensions to this exciting music.

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Berkeley World Music Festival Set by Fely Tchaco Confirmed Greatness of Amoeba Music In-Stores

Posted by Billyjam, June 4, 2012 01:37pm | Post a Comment

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's packed, high energy, and hella fun in-store performance by Ivory Coast singer Fely Tchaco on Saturday evening (June 2nd), proved just what a wonderful musical gift to the world the Amoeba Music in-stores are. 

And Saturday's extended concert, which was part of the larger Berkeley World Music Festival that ran all day Saturday in the Telegraph Ave/Peoples Park area, was extra wonderful. As the happy guy beside me at Amoeba on Saturday, in the aisle nestled between the reggae CDs and the used jazz vinyl, enthused at the one hour, five minute mark in the energetic show, "I've never seen any show at Amoeba Music that went for longer than an hour. This is unusual. And I come to Amoeba in-stores all the time. They're great!"  Indeed they are great and Saturday's show, that culminated in lots of audience members jumping up on stage to dance along with the band, was extra great since it ran for a full hour and a quarter which was especially long because it was part of the festival. Now in its ninth year the Berkeley World Music Festival included Peoples Park stage headliner Maria Muldaur and her Bluesianna Band whose set finished at 6pm. And afterwards many of the Muldaur audience exited the park & headed down the half block to filter into Amoeba and fill all the remaining open spaces in the aisles of the big record store to catch Fely's great set.

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Amoeba Berkeley Celebrates the 9th Berkeley World Music Festival Today with Fely Tchaco In-Store Concert

Posted by Billyjam, June 2, 2012 08:09am | Post a Comment

Fely Tchaco who will peform at Amoeba Berkeley today at 6pm as part of the
all day, free Berkeley World Music Festival

Over at Amoeba Berkeley today is the big day where the ever-popular annual free Berkeley World Music Festival celebrates its ninth year with the Telegraph Amoeba store an integral part of the celebrations with a 6pm in-store performance from Ivory Coast-transplant vocalist Fely Tchaco (see video of the artist above). But the festivities begin six hours earlier at noon today (Saturday, June 2nd) with world music festivities and performances along Telegraph Ave. and in Peoples Park (behind Amoeba) where the main stage is set up and performers will include headliners Maria Muldaur and her New Orleans styled Bluesianna Band and Cuban music great Fito Reinoso. For full details on the event and all the happenings click here on the Amoeblog post and also the festival website  The festival runs until 9pm today in Berkeley.

The 9th Annual Berkeley World Music Festival, June 2nd

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, May 14, 2012 06:46pm | Post a Comment
Amoeba Music is proud to once again be part of the Berkeley World Music Festival, which offers a FREE full day of live concerts in Berkeley, starting from 12pm at People's Park and ending at 9pm at the Village. Performances are featured in Telegraph Avenue cafes and shops, near UC campus, and at People’s Park. This year, the Festival celebrates nine years of showcasing the Bay Area’s rich world music scene with an amazing line-up!

At Amoeba Music Berkeley:
Fely Tchaco
Fely Tchaco - Live at Amoeba Berkeley 6/2 at 6pm

Join us at Amoeba Berkeley at 6pm for a special Berkeley World Music Festival performance from Fely Tchaco! The Ivory Coast-born singer, who now resides in San Francisco, delivers the best music of both cultures, a bridge between where she comes from and where she lives now. More details HERE!

At People's Park:
Six-time Grammy nominee Maria Muldaur and Bay Area’s premier Cuban bandleader, Fito Reinoso, headline at the People’s Park dance party. Druid Sister’s Tree Party opens the party with a riveting display of Celtic and Gypsy tribal grooves. A colorful crafts bazaar (Noon to 6pm) adds to the festivities in the park.

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

Posted by Amoebite, May 11, 2011 09:21am | Post a Comment

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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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