Telegraph Ave. at 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.
About the Festival
The 16th Annual Berkeley World Music Festival is back to usher in the summer with a unique community celebration of world music and dance from a wealth of different cultures.
On June 1 and 2, some of the Bay Area's favorite world music artists will come together to perform on our main stage in People's Park (Berkeley) and at select venues along Telegraph Berkeley
SATURDAY's festivities start off with the People's Park (Berkeley) with music from noon 'til 6 pm featuring a World Market and Kid's Zone! Lineup:
Fula Brothers kick off the party from 1- 2:25 pm
Sang Matiz from 2:45-4:10 pm
Baraka Moon plays from 4:30-6 pm
Various venues along Telegraph Avenue open on Saturday:
SLIVER hosts Hernandez HideAway noon-1:30 pm
Berkeley Hat Co. with performances by Harlan James Bluegrass Band from 1:30-4 pm
At Raleigh's Grill the French Oak Gypsy Band at Berkeley World Music Festival from 6-8 pm
Cafe Milano features Georges Lammam from 6-8 pm
Ashkenaz after hours with the Brazilian Dance Party with Oakland Samba Revue and Xaxado Mission from 9 pm on!
On SUNDAY, from noon – 8 pm, the Festival joins Sunday Streets Berkeley on Telegraph, where the Avenues will become pedestrian plazas for folks to gather round community music groups and family fun activities. Join us Sunday evening for a memorable finale at the The Tap Haus.
At Berkeley Hat Co. we have Simcha Trio 1-4 pm
Across the street from Amoeba Berkeley at Telegraph and Haste
Berkeley Morris noon-12:30 pm
Bayou Noir 12:30-3:30 pm
La Mixta Criolla 4-6 pm
Right outside The Bird Michael Masley performs from 2 pm on
At Telegraph and Durant we have
Harlan James Bluegrass Band from 12:30- 2 pm
Bollywood Gharana 2-4 pm
Elizabeth Strong with LUNASCOPE accompanied by Dan Cantrell & Friends playing from 4-5 pm
Inside Moe's Books performing is Cornelius Boots 6-7 pm
The Tap Hauss featuring La Mandanga Band from 6-8 pm
Then Kip's wraps the party up with live music from 8-10 pm
With Berkeley united through music, dance, and crafts, there will be something for everyone at this festival!
For more info, visit us on our website at berkeleyworldmusic.org or the day-of-event info booth at Telegraph and Haste.