Bay Area World Music Venues

Ashkenaz: a nonprofit music and culture venue in Berkeley that specializes in presenting live world and roots music. Tends strongly toward African and East European music, with a great dance floor and a cafe serving beer and wine.

La Pena: a community center on the Oakland-Berkeley border, focusing on Latin American music and culture, but with forays into African and other world music forms. La Peña has "a national reputation and a global vision that promotes peace, social justice and cultural understanding through the arts, education and social action."

Mezzanine, SF. Good music seen here: Rupa & the April Fishes, California Honeydrops.

Red Poppy Art House: one of the most unique venues in San Francisco. This little place, (approx. 650 sq. ft.) on the corner of Folsom Street and 23rd Street, is an artists? work studio during the week; and a colorful, candlelit concert hall on the weekends, hosting an array of top-caliber artists/performers from around the world.

Rhythmix Cultural Works: a non-profit community arts center in Alameda with a beautiful vaulted theater/dance/performance space in a renovated industrial building. Presents a wide range of world music, comedy, theater plus an offering of classes, workshops, art exhibits and more.

Rickshaw Stop, SF - home to Nonstop Bhangra, a monthly bhangra dance party with an incredibly diverse crowd and no attitude. Other good music seen here: Rupa & the April Fishes.

Sangati Center: a nonprofit community center in the Mission, focused on providing an intimate venue for unamplified performances of Indian classical music. No refreshments provided, it's like sitting in someone's living room.

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Bands that Rock Our Worlds August 14, 2011 11:37 PM Richard Michos
World Music Websites August 16, 2011 12:17 AM Bay Area Flamenco
Bay Area World Music Venues August 13, 2011 10:13 AM bean
About World Music Meetup Group July 26, 2009 1:39 AM former member

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