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June is now World Music Month in Palo Alto

Original post made on Jun 3, 2021

This year, World Music Day has evolved into a monthlong celebration of live music, with performers playing on California and University Avenues on weekends in June.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, May 31, 2021, 8:20 PM

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Posted by Catherine McMillan
a resident of Menlo Park
on Jun 3, 2021 at 8:57 pm

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I'm delighted to see that this tradition is taking hold as it is firmly entrenched where I grew up. I'm not sure what a "Palo Alto tradition" is but why not encourage all your readers to look beyond the bubble, acknowledge where this celebration started (France, 1981) and why (to promote the enjoyment of all music everywhere, with free concerts everywhere, of all kinds). It's always on June 21 (often, not always, the Summer solstice in the northern hemisphere). A little (recent) history and international context never hurt anyone.

Posted by Bystander
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 4, 2021 at 8:41 am

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Music has been more important than ever to me during the last 15 months. Not live music of course, but it has been a mood lifter and a lifeline.

From buskers to full orchestra concerts, live music in our lives without having to travel far would be wonderful. I even enjoy hearing the music from Shoreline concerts!

Posted by Cecelia Watson
a resident of Stanford
on Jun 4, 2021 at 9:04 am

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It would be nice if the 'world music' of Africa could also be performed and heard throughout the weekend festival.

The primitive tribal dances and rhythms of the Mandinka and Bantu tribes are intoxicating and send out the haunting global message that we all originally came from the saharas and jungles of Africa.

Posted by MA midtown
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 6, 2021 at 8:53 am

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@CatherineMcMillan, Palo Alto World Music Day has been in existence for over a decade, started by Claude Ezran, you can read all about this history and larger context here- Web Link

Due to COVID this year we had to re-imagine how we could still bring 40+ performances to Palo Alto. Spreading it out over a month and situating musicians close to dining and shopping is what we decide to go with this year! Hope you'll come enjoy the music sometime this month!

Posted by MA midtown
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 6, 2021 at 8:56 am

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@CeceliaWatson I agree! please encourage musicians who are interested to fill out the form on the website Web Link


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on Jun 12, 2021 at 2:20 pm

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