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Gamelankemana

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NOTE: Gamelankemana will be playing from 3pm-4pm.

Gamelankemana aims to take Balinese gamelan to new places--both physically and musically--by reinterpreting traditional repertoire and bringing it to new audiences. The ensemble is based on a form of Balinese music called gender wayang, which is used to accompany shadow-puppet plays. Even in Bali, this style of music is considered extremely demanding because the players must play independent interlocking parts with both hands, while also using their palms and fingers to dampen the keys after they are struck.

Gamelankemana is:

Ian Coss
Robin Buyer
Caitlin Cawley
John Forrestal
Matt Elkins

Band Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/gamelankemana
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2:00 PM

Boston Lok Susheli Samuha

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Boston-based Nepalese folk band. Traditional Nepalese instruments include Harmonium, Sarangi, Bamboo Flute, Drums, and more!

Come enjoy our music and while we support the victims of the Nepalese earthquake.

Band Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/bostonloksusheli.samuha/videos/295148273926105/
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2:00 PM

Congratulatinos

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When is the last time you hear someone sing like they really meant it and it was something that had to come out?
When is the last time you really danced, like there was no motion that was wrong, and the music had complete control of you?
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Come sing and dance with us in the street.
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Band Website: 
congratulatinos.bandcamp.com
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2:00 PM

Avon Street Trad Irish Band

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Come visit us for mix of traditional Irish and Scottish tunes, and songs performed by local amateur and professional musicians and singers, including Bill Meehan, Chuck Carey, Jeannie Donovan, Jim Corcoran, John Carew, Laurel Martin, Lisa McManus, Lydia Dant, Rawd Holbrook, and Sarah Thomae Reynolds.

Band Website: 
http://www.laurelmartin.com
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12:00 PM

Forró Zabumbeca

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Forró Zabumbeca plays dance music from the Northeast of Brazil using all the latest technology: 8-bass button accordions, rustic fiddles, guitars with extra strings, too many zabumbas, and one large triangle. Join us on our favorite porch for an energetic set of traditional and original forró!

Forró Zabumbeca:
Paddy League - 8-bass button accordion &amp; rustic fiddle
Adam Bahrami - 7-string guitar
Catherine Bent - triangle
Kenny Kozol - zabumba bass drum

https://soundcloud.com/forrozabumbeca
https://www.facebook.com/forrozabumbeca

Band Website: 
zabumbeca.com
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2:00 PM

Somerville Symphony Orkestar

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Blossoming from the Slavic heart of Greater Boston, the Somerville Symphony Orkestar is an all-original Eastern European Punk Funk band. Formed in 2009, the SSO has been constantly gaining notice from many of the music scenes in and around New England. With the success of their first album, the SSO has performed with such bands as the Rebirth Brass Band, Melvin Seals and the Jerry Garcia Band, the Stepkids, and Dudu Tassa &amp; the Kuwaitis. With moving rhythms and hyptnotic melodies, complex arrangements reign in the chaos only to explode into equal parts mosh-pit and horah, the SSO is the ultimate party band for the crowd that wants to dance all night.

Band Website: 
www.ssoband.com
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12:00 PM

School of HONK

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School of HONK is a community street band inspired by the radical marching bands that attend Somerville's annual HONK! Festival every year. The group is open to ANYONE, of any age or musical experience, and we parade every Sunday afternoon around Davis Square. Come hear "Billie Jean," "Ghostbusters Theme," and many other funky popular favorites as we pay homage to the age-old streetband tradition with songs, new and old.

Band Website: 
facebook.com/schoolofhonk
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4:00 PM

SheBoom

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8-member post-menopausal women's Brazilian percussion and vocal ensemble.
SheBoom began in January, 2010 as a Brazilian drumming class that was meant to last four weeks. Four weeks turned into a few months, then stretched out over the summer and beyond. We meet once a week to compose, practice, and learn new rhythms and beats from our teacher, master Brazilian drummer Marcus Santos. Sheboom includes Janet Axelrod (surdo), Lesley Bannatyne (surdo), Candyce Dostert (conga), Lisa Doyle (snare), Janine Fay (agogo), Deb Pacini (snare), Julie Schneider (repique), Adria Steinberg (surdo).

Band Website: 
http://grooversity.com/fr_home.cfm
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12:00 PM

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