2014 World Percussion Festival | Oakland
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East Bay Church | 4130 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609
Submitted by the Event Organizer
The 3rd Annual Oakland World Percussion Festival, Northern California’s largest one-day percussion, drum and dance event featuring free world percussion and dance performances including Brazilian Funk, West African Kuku, Japanese Taiko, Music from the Middle East, North India, Trinidad, Oakland, CA and more.
2014 Oakland World Percussion Festival
Saturday, September 27, 2014 | 9 am to 6 pm
East Bay Church, 4130 Telegraph Ave, Oakland
The festival features a giant drum circle, free drumming classes for kids and families, an International Marketplace featuring hand-made crafts, jewelry and art celebrating the drum, and world cuisine from India, Cuba, Thailand, Ethiopia, and Jamiaca.
- 9:30 – 10:30 am: Kids Drumming Class with Mika Scott
- 11:30 am – 12 Noon: Maze Daiko – Japense Taiko Drumming Group with a funky twist (featuring Janet Koike and Tina Blaine)
- Noon – 12:30 pm: Bataleras – Women’s Afro-Cuban Bata Drumming Group featuring Carolyn Brandy
- 12:30 – 12:45 pm: Kamesha Fofana – West African Dance
- 1 – 1:30 pm: Global FOURplay – Multi-instrumental Percussion Attack featuring Wade Peterson, Patricio Ben Isaacs and Robert Wallace
- 1 – 1:45 pm: Kids Drumming Class with Mika Scott (Held in outside garden)
- 1:30 – 2 pm: Balafon with Mohammed Kouyate and Craig Miller
- 3 – 3:30 pm: Batala – Afro-Brazilian Percussion Ensemble
- 3 – 3:45 pm: Kids Drumming Class with Mika Scott (Held in outside garden)
- 4 – 5 pm: John Santos and David Flores: Afro-Latin Grooves & Concepts (donations are accepted)
- 5:15 – 5:45 pm: Afoutayi Haitian Drum/Dance Ensemble
- 6 – 6:30 pm: Closing Drum Circle facilitated by Jeni Swerdlow
There are also six hours of hands-on Percussion Workshops led by Oakland Drum All-Stars John Santos, Kiazi Malonga, Bobby Wallace, Edgardo Cambon, Ben Isaacs, Mary Ellen Donald, Jeff Pierre and others. Full Day Workshop Pass: $50