2556 Haste St
Berkeley , CA 94704
Promoting musical traditions as diverse as the people of the bay, while cultivating the social value of the world's music and cementing the Bay Area as a center for world music and artistic expression.
Berkeley World Music Festival is a free world music and cultural weekend that features musical genres from every corner of the world! Some of the finest world music artists in the world, that call the Bay Area home, perform at this Festival. The Festival opens with a Friday night kick-off party at Le Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Avenue.
Saturday and Sunday offers a wonderful mix of music from Noon – 9 pm, in a variety of settings throughout the Telegraph Avenue neighborhood. Best Starting place is the main information booth at Telegraph Ave. and Haste St.
Saturday, a world music tour takes place in a variety of Telegraph Avenue venues, from intimate café and street music to the featured concert in People’s Park with crafts fair. On Sunday, Telegraph and Durant Avenues are transformed into a leisurely pedestrian “Sunday Streets” plaza for family friendly activities anchored with world music dance and symphony stations, as well as back porch jams.