Berkeley World Music 2004

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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.
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Big Bones Blues Mahal with Evelie Posch -Filipino song
Borrina Mapaka Telegraph Avenue Berkeley stephen Kent, Berkeley World Music
Borrina Mapaka - Congolese singer 1st Annual Berkeley World Music Festival Stephen Kent - didjeridu
Alex Yaskin Berkeley World Music The Shots Berkeley World Music Michael Masley, Berkeley World Music
Alex Yaskin - Accordion Impresario The Shots - Bluegrass & Cajun Michael Masley - Hungarian cymbolam






Zulu Spear Khumbula West African
  Zulu Spear’s Khumbula Simcha Orchestra - Klezmer

....Videotaped as seen through the South Berkeley Telegraph Area businesses and community..
WORLD MUSIC Comes to Telegraph Avenue June 19th & 20th 2004 Featuring dozens of performers BERKELEY—The 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.Berkeley World Music 2004 poster

Visitors 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 samba).

There 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!

The Berkeley 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 businesses.

Telegraph Area Business/Hosts: Musical Offering, Café Ann's Kitchen, Cody's Books Durant, Food Court, La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant, The Beau Sky Hotel, Mediterraneum: Med Café Telegraph & Channing, NAAN ‘N Curry, Rasputin Music, Caribbean Cove, The Village, Annapurna, People’s Park, Julie's Healthy Café, Henry's Pub @ Hotel Durant, Amoeba Music, Café Milano, Ann's Kitchen, The Village.

Performances broadcast on Berkeley Cable Access Television.

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