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.

And more!
The musical feast will be served throughout the day at various Telegraph venues featuring innovative artists rooted in ancient traditions. Award winning Patrick Landeza is a leading West Coast Hawaiian slack-key guitarist. The sublime Ultra World X- tet is a jazz fusion group that includes Yangqin Zhao, 
 China’s foremost player of the Yangqin, a hammered dulcimer that bears her name. True Life Trio, who weave vocal harmonies from the Balkans and beyond, first met as members of the internationally renowned Kitka Ensemble. Trio Garufa is distinguished as the only US Argentine Tango group who play in top “Milongas” dance halls of Buenos Aires. With Bouchaib Abdelhadi (North African, Middle Eastern and Sufi rifts), Duo Gadjo (French Gypsy Jazz), Baron Rubenbauer (Neo-classical guitar / Spain to India), and street performances by Sadza Marimba & Mbira (Zimbabwean Dance Music), Simcha (Klezmer), and world accordion artist Alex “the Kombrig” Yaskin there’s something for everyone!

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