World Music Stage Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contacts:

Marcy Baker 503 775-2038, bakerstudio@comcast.net

Raquel Edwards 541-292-2229, raquel@raqueledwards.com

FREE live music and entertainment take stage at the Art In The Pearl Fine Arts & Crafts Festival on September 5-7, 2009 in downtown Portland’s Northwest Park blocks.

The World Music Stage located in the Northwest Park blocks between W Burnside and NW Glisan at NW 8th Avenue will feature music from around the globe and will host 19 local acts including the Al-Andalus Ensemble (a nominee for the 2009 World Music song of the year), Café Cowboys and the largest traditional Irish session on the West Coast.

Remember, admission to the Festival and all live music and entertainment is FREE! See below for a complete schedule of music and entertainment.


Saturday. Sept. 5

10:30 – 12:00 Negara (middle Eastern)

12:00 – 1:00 Fools in Paradise (Marimba/mbira/sax)

1:00 – 2:00 Connie Bieberach & Armonia Latina Quartet (Latin Harmony)

2:00 – 3:00 Al-Andalus Ensemble(world chamber music)

3:00 – 4:00 Shabava (Middle Eastern)

4:00 – 5:00 Reggie Houston (Jazz)

5:00 – 6:00 TooLoose (Cajun)

Sunday, Sept. 6

11:00 – 1:00 Traditional Irish Session with Mickey Beglan & Nancy Conescu and

the Tir Eoghain Ceili Dancers (Irish)

1:00 – 2:00 Andrew Oliver Kora Band (West African)

2:00 – 3:00 Masumi Timson with Fumino Ando and Noriko Dozono (Japanese

koto and violin)

3:00 – 4:00 Clave 2/3 Cuban Jazz Trio (Cuban)

4:00 – 5:00 Venerable Showers of Beauty (Javanese Gamelan)

5:00 – 6:00 Coleen Raney With Hanz Araki and Cary Novotny (Irish)

Monday, Sept. 7

11:00 – 12:00 Sir James McDonald Pipe Band (Scottish)

12:00 – 1:00 Nupur Dance Academy Kala Bharathi Dancers (Indian)

1:00 – 2:00 Mariano DeOrbegoso and Toshi Onizuka (Brazilian)

2:00 – 3:00 Café Cowboys (Americana)

3:00 – 4:00 Nuestro Cantro (Mexican)

4:00 – 5:00 Sam Bam Boo (Cribbean)


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