World

Dr. Beaver 鬍子醫生

9 Spencer Ave, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Ying-Hsuan Chen
Saturday, May 12 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Founded 18 years ago by a few high school classmates, Dr. Beaver is an award winning band in Taiwan. We play refreshing folk music in relaxing tempo. We write our own songs. We sing in Mandarin Chinese. We believe music can free worries and cure broken hearts. That's why we are called Dr. Beaver.

Ryan Lee Crosby

10 Tyler Street, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Ryan Crosby
Saturday, May 13 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Ryan Lee Crosby is an American guitarist, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Boston, Massachusetts. A versatile, exploratory musician with a restless drive to create, Crosby's unique sound is a fusion of American blues and world music influences, which he performs on 12 and 20 string guitars. In his time as an active artist, Crosby has produced 5 albums, 3 EPs and a film score, as well as having performed live across the US and around the world. Whether playing solo or leading a full band, Crosby's intricate playing, propulsive rhythms and dynamic vocals create a sound that confronts listeners with an immediacy rarely found in the work of traditional singer/songwriters.

Sophie et Adam

4 West Street, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Pei Ma
Saturday, May 13 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Duet Sophie et Adam interpret songs from some the most renowned french chanteurs of the 20th century, such as the mythical Edith Piaf, Georges Brassens, Barbara, and Jacques Brel. Native french Singer Sophie Michaux, and Guitarist Adam Simon expand their repertoire to Tangos, inspired by the great Carlos Gardel, Yiddish songs, Flamenco tunes as well as some originals by Adam Simon. For more information: www.sophieetadam.weebly.com

Opposite People

19R Prospect Hill Ave, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Josh Rosenstock
Saturday, May 16 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Opposite People is an afrobeat/funk/world music dance band from Boston. We specialize in performing at outdoor, community events around the Boston area, including numerous appearances at the Jamaica Pond Lantern Parade, Wake Up the Earth Festival, Hyde Park Traffic Jam, Somerville Porchfest, Roslindale Farmer’s Market, Egleston Square and East Somerville Main Streets, and many more.

Opposite People

19R Prospect Hill Ave, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Josh Rosenstock
Saturday, May 17 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Funk - Afrobeat - Reggae - World Beat

Lots of horns, percussion, guitars, drum and bass. Outside, dancing, little kids, music!

The party in the driveway gets going at 1.

The People's Party

219 Broadway, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Curtis Falzoi
Saturday, May 17 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The People’s Party, a band hailing from Boston, MA, is an eclectic mix of rock, funk, hip hop, jazz, and everything in between, dedicated to spreading love and unity in the celebration of life. The original sound borrows from a wide variety of genres. With rich vocal harmonies reminiscent of Motown and The Beatles, a thick, groove-filled rhythm section that can move from hip hop to acid jazz to rock with ease, infectious songwriting and lyricism, which varies from Paul Simon-esque to a Tribe Called Quest and beyond, a horn section along the order of Tower of Power and The Meters, and jams similar to Phish and The Grateful Dead, the music takes the audience on a wild musical ride.

Garlic and Onions

22 Prospect Hill Avenue, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Sonia Lipson
Saturday, May 17 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Balkan, klezmer, accordians and more

Big Blue World

93 Hudson St, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Chris Chitouras
Saturday, May 18 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This roots based band from Boston, MA combines 3-part harmonies layered over rock and world beat grooves and has developed a unique sound that moves smoothly from original reggae and rock to West African and Cuban music. The band is made up of Conor O'Brien on guitar, electric mandolin and lead vocals, Chris Chitouras on acoustic and electric guitar and vocals, and Keith Kirkpatrick on electric, and upright bass and vocals. Some influences include Paul Simon, Fela Kuti, Bob Marley, Peter Gabriel, Buena Vista Social Club, Al Dimeola, Baaba Maal, Grateful Dead and Zani Diabate.

Opposite People

19R Prospect Hill Ave, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Josh Rosenstock
Saturday, May 18 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Afrobeat, Funk, Groove. Horns, percussion, guitars, drum and bass. Outside, dancing, little kids, good times!

big blue world

93 Hudson St., Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Chris Chitouras
Saturday, May 19 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Original world, rock, reggae, West African and Cuban music with 3 part harmonies. The band is made up of Conor O'Brien on guitar, electric mandolin and lead vocals, Chris Chitouras on acoustic and electric guitar and vocals, and Keith Kirkpatrick on electric, and upright bass and vocals. Some influences include Paul Simon, Fela Kuti, Bob Marley, Peter Gabriel, Buena Vista Social Club, Al Dimeola, Baaba Maal, Grateful Dead and Zani Diabate. For more info and band mp3's, go to http://somervilleartscouncil.org/node/454.

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