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The 14th annual Madison World Music Festival will feature music and dance from unique and unexpected parts of the world. This annual festival is a celebration of diverse cultures and takes place at the Memorial Union Terrace and the Willy Street Fair every fall.

The Madison World Music Festival is sponsored by the Wisconsin Union Theater and UW Credit Union, and will start on Friday, Sept. 15 with the Ho-Chunk Wisconsin Dells Singers and will continue with performances at the Memorial Union Terrace and Fredric March Play Circle as well as the large stage in the Willy Street Fair. There will be a second installment on the Terrace on Saturday, Sept. 16, when The Skatalies end the festival.

As in the past, the performances are all free and open to the public and the Madison community will be able to enjoy great music from Latin America and its diaspora, Senegal, Haiti, and the band that brought Ska from Jamaica to the West.

Madison World Music Festival Schedule
Friday, Sept. 15 at the Memorial Union

4, Opening: Wisconsin Dells Singers, Ho-Chunk, Terrace
4:45, Bang Data, Latin Alternative, Terrace
6:45, Flor De Toloache, women mariachis, Terrace
7:15, Trio Brasileiro, Brazil, Fredric March Play Circle
8:45, Orkesta Mendoza, Tucson/Latin America, Terrace
(And: Wild Rumpus Stilt Walkers)

Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Willy Street Fair

2:15-3: Immigré, Madison, Afro-funk
3:45-5: Bideew Bou Bess, Senegal
5:45-7: Ladama, Latin America
7:45-9: Vox Sambou, Haiti

Memorial Union Terrace:
8:30: The Skatalites, Jamaica

The festival is supported by the UW Credit Union and is presented by the Wisconsin Union Directorate’s Performing Arts Committee in collaboration with the Marquette Neighborhood Association and is supported by Wisconsin Alumni Association and Alumni Park; Dane Arts with additional funds from Endres Mfg. Company, The Evjue Foundation, Inc., charitable arm of The Capital Times, the W. Jerome Frautschi Foundation, and the Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation; Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program (LACIS); Anonymous Fund; Evjue Foundation; WORT FM; Wisconsin Public Radio; and Capital City Hues.

Written by Madison365 staff

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