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Chico World Music Festival preview

Local Jamaican-ska band, Boss 501, will be performing at the Chico World Music Festival on Saturday, Sept. 12. Photo courtesy of Boss 501.

Trevor Whitney

September 8, 2015

Four letters: F-R-E-E. This Saturday, Sept. 12, Chico State will host the world music festival and admission is free. It will be a great day to relax and enjoy the universal language of music. Music genres will range from ska, indie-hop, to urban rock. This event will take place outside of Laxson A...

Chico World Music Festival delivers stellar performances

Shoji Kameda throat sings, Masato Baba hits the taiko and Eien Hunter plays the drums in On Ensemble. The group entertained Chico residents at the 21st annual Chico World Music Festival. Photo credit: John Domogma

Jake Hutchison

September 14, 2014

[metaslider id=34584] Photographs courtesy of John Domogma Chico Performances' 21st annual Chico World Music Festival brought artists from across the globe together for one epic multicultural event. [View the story "Chico World Music Festival wows audiences " on Storify]     Fe...

Funkadesi bringing funk fusion for Chico World Music Festival

Funkadesi will kick off the 21st annual Chico World Music Festival Friday, Sept. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Laxson Auditorium. Photo courtesy of Chico Performances.

Kristen Moran

September 5, 2014

Headlining Chico Performances' 21st annual Chico World Music Festival is Funkadesi, a fusion music group that has won multiple ensemble awards and received praise from President Barack Obama. The group will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12 at Laxson Auditorium. Funkadesi combines the musical styles of reggae, funk, hip-hop and blues. The band also fe...

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