(event) WOBEONFEST 2014

Event Category: 
Non-Texas-Folklife Event
Event Date: 
Sat Sep 20, 2014 - 1:00PM to 11:00PM

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2014 WOBEONFEST ARTIST LINEUP

Here is the current WobeonFest 2014 artist lineup (in alphabetical order). A few more performances may be added in coming weeks

ANTHROPOS ARTS ORCHESTRA

Anthropos Arts Orchestra

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: AUSTIN TX | Genre:

Anthropos Arts was founded to address a need in Austin for high-quality music education for low-income and at-risk students. Our founder Dylan Jones conducted research documenting interest among low-income students to pursue music education, as well as the financial barriers they faced. He... Read more

 

ATASH

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
From: AUSTIN TX | Genre: WORLD, MIDDLE-EASTERN
ATASH is a brotherhood of musicians from diverse cultural backgrounds. From its predominantly Middle-Eastern roots, the band’s sheer diversity reminds us that we are all bearers of unique cultural traditions rooted in different geographical places. Yet the budding, cross-cultural language that... Read more
 
 

DENDE AND BAND

Dende and Band

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
From: BRAZIL | Genre: AFRO-BRAZILIAN FUNK & GROOVE
Dendê is a percussionist, singer, composer, bandleader, teacher, and multi-instrumentalist. He’s been a professional musician since the age of 14, when he appeared in the frontline of Timbalada, Carlinhos Brown’s superstar percussion ensemble. Read more
 
 

FARAH SIRAJ

Farah Siraj

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
From: JORDAN | Genre: ARABIC, JAZZ, FLAMENCO
Named Jordan's “Musical Ambassadress”, jordanian virtuoso Farah Siraj balances a career that spans the United States, Europe and the Middle East. Farah has performed at some of the world's most prestigious platforms, including the United Nations, Nobel Prize Hall, the World Economic Forum, the TV... Read more
 
 

HOBA HOBA SPIRIT

Hoba Hoba Spirit

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
From: MOROCCO | Genre: ARABIC, ROCK, GNAWA, RAI
CROWD-WOWING, THOUGHT-PROVOKING MOROCC'N ROLL FRESH FROM THE MAGHREB This “sharp, vibrant, and very nearly universal” band (Washington Post) is counted among the 50 people who shape the culture of the Arab world (Huffington Post, 2012). Unfettered and irreverent, Hoba Hoba Spirit creates its drive... Read more
 
 

KIKO VILLAMIZAR Y LA BANDA

Kiko Villamizar

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
From: COLOMBIA / AUSTIN | Genre: COLOMBIAN, CUMBIA, SALSA,
"Kiko Villamizar was born in Miami to Colombian parents and was taken to the Andean city of Medellin, Colombia when he was small and raised there. He learned Latin American folk music through the oral tradition of his family and then went back to Miami to study jazz after high school. Then he... Read more
 
 

MARACATU AUSTIN

Maracatu Austin

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
From: BRAZIL & AUSTIN | Genre: BRAZILIAN, MARACATU
"Maracatu Austin is a percussion group that focuses its studies on the many diverse rhythms from the Northeastern culture of Brazil (Pernambuco). Led by Austin drummers extraordinaire Michael Longoria and Bruno Vinezof, [Maracatu Austin's] goal is to create cultural awareness and and community... Read more
 
 

 

 

TAJ WEEKES AND ADOWA

Taj Weekes

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
From: ST LUCIA | Genre: ROOTS REGGAE
Taj Weekes & Adowa unite a true social consciousness with an unforgettable Reggae groove. Blending in elements of acoustic roots rock and afro-folk simplicity, the band’s vibrant sound defies genre and has garnered critical acclaim and a wide audience across the globe. With band members coming... Read more
 
 

VIVALDA DULA

Vivalda Dula

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
From: LUANDA, ANGOLA | Genre: AFRICAN, WORLD
"Born and raised in Luanda, the capital city of Angola Southwest Africa, Vivalda Dula a singer, songwriter and percussionist, has used her passion for the arts and for Angolan traditional culture to lock her place in the World Music stage. Read more
 
 
 

THE FUNKY KNUCKLES

The Funky Knuckles

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
From: DALLAS, TX | Genre: JAZZ, FUNK, SOUL, FUSION

"The inevitable result of a talent-soaked soul and jazz community, The Funky Knuckles are taking the sound of Dallas to an entirely different level. The band is comprised of sidemen from some of the biggest artists in the industry (Beyonce, Erykah Badu,Chrisette Michelle, Talib Kweli, P Diddy, etc... Read more

 
LISTEN To WOBEON Founder Jakes Srinivasan discusses the origins of WOBEON, WOBEONFEST, and the power of Austin's world music movement!