Review: Berkeley World Music Festival 6/5/2010

I arrived just as Khi Darag! were taking the stage in People's Park. The name is Armenian for 'disgraceful scoundrel'. The San Francisco based, seven member band brought multiple saxophones, a violin, a Jew's harp plus a small set of Indonesian gamelan instruments. They blend influences from Armenia, Cambodia, Indonesia and beyond. The freaks were out in People's Park and began dancing immediately. They were joined by college students and soon the dance floor was filled with people as different as the musical influences driving the band on stage. It crossed my mind that Khi Darag! might be covering too [...]

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