Berkeley World Music Festival is a collaborative effort. It could not survive without the help of individuals, organizations and cultural centers, who donate their labor and/or funding. This gives us the means each year to bring together a dazzling set of musicians.
Special Thanks / Acknowlegments
2016 SPONSORS / SUPPORTERS
Mayor Tom Bates
Kriss Worthington - City of Berkeley District 7 Councilmember
Berkeley Civic Arts Commission
BCM - Berkeley Communtiy Media. A free speech public access TV station and learning center. Members produce media as well as share it with the community.
Amoeba Music - Concert sponsor. Iconic record store born on Telegraph (1990), stays true to its "PEACE thru MUSIC" vibe by being a good neighbor to Avenue folks.
Askhenaz Music and Dance Commuity Center - Festival's fiscal agent. Berkeley's home for world music artists and enthusiasts since 1973!
East Bay Express - An Alternative Weekly - currently the only independently owned large-circulation newspaper in the Bay area.
East Bay Media Center founded the Berkeley Video & Film Festival. It screens independent films and offers performing space to artists, media services & training.
KBBF, started in 1973, was the first US bilingual, bicultural educational radio service. This empowering multilingual voice engages the community to achieve social justice through education, celebrating culture & covering local & world news.
KPFA - a vital news and cultural community resource. (Also special thanks to KPFA Music Dept., as well as KPFA Apprentice Program & apprentices acting as emcee.)
Persian Center is a Berkeley resource dedicated to the social, cultural, and educational enrichments of the Community - a center for people of Iranian descent and all interested in Persian culture.
YWCA Berkeley / Oakland located at 2600 Durant Ave., provides programs, dance & fitness classes, and resources for local communities & UC students.
Merchants -partial list + more tba:
Guillermo Prado - Graphic Design
Shera Sever - Social Marketing Consultant
Festival Board + Team Leaders: Max D'Ambrosio, Penny Hennagir, Guillermo Prado, Gianna Ranuzzi, Bryan Uhlenbrock, Marc Weinstein + Vylma V (KPFA), C. Carr, C. DeWitt, and C. Dickson