WORLD MUSIC Comes
to Telegraph Avenue
June 19th & 20th 2004 Featuring
dozens of performers
free Berkeley World Music Weekend will offer continuous music and
dance performances throughout the Telegraph Avenue District between
Bancroft Way and Parker Street on Saturday, June 19th, 11 am –
9 pm, and Sunday, June 20th, 11 am – 5 pm.
will enjoy an impressive range of music played outdoors and insideTelegraph’s many cafés. Internationally acclaimed artists
headline dozens of performers who bring a variety of traditions
into contemporary music, such as Borrina Mapaka, Congolese singer
and dancer; Stephen Kent, didjeridu; and Tim Rayborn, multi-instrumentalist.
Mahal led by Evelie Posch is as versatile with Filipino traditional
gong as ethnofusion.
Other popular performers include the thrilling Algerian Amazigh
singer, Moh Alileche with Danse Maghreb; Zulu Spear’s Khumbula;
the rhythmic Afro-Cuban beat of Clave Collective; 1920’s café
music by the Baguette Quartette (Parisian); Berkeley High Jazz Combo;
and Crying High Jazz Brazilian & Choro Band (Rio de Janeiro
will also be soloists such as the spectacular Big
Bones Blues; Celtic fiddler Laurie Chastain, Hungarian cymbolam
player Michael Masley; Renaissance
lutist Howard Kadis; and accordion
impresario Alex Yaskin. Whether it’s
Klezmer (Simcha Orchestra), rocking blues (The
Real Tom Thunder), Bluegrass & Cajun (The
Shots), Sufi trance (Salaat) or Celtic melodies (Glenn
Morgan), there is music for everyone.
Not to be missed is the West Coast debut linking music with slam
poetry for “World Lyric Slam,”
hosted by the effervescent emcee Charles
Ellik. What better time to discover Berkeley’s Telegraph
Avenue and street artists than now, in a solstice carnival that
showcases world music! For transit information and list of performance
schedules, visit .
World Music Weekend is sponsored by the City of Berkeley,
the Alameda County Art Commission, the People's Park Office, the
Telegraph Area Association, the Telegraph Business Improvement
District, UC Parking & Transportation, and Telegraph Area
This unique Berkeley event is held outdoors and inside the many cafés throughout the Telegraph Avenue area. Each year the Berkeley World Music Weekend celebrates two days of continuous music and dance performances and brings together an impressive array of world music traditions and many internationally acclaimed artists.