One spot, global sound; Worldfest ‘music connects us all’ | TheUnion.com

One spot, global sound; Worldfest ‘music connects us all’

People of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds are coming together this weekend for the 21 annual Calfornia WorldFest.

Shelly Covert of the local Nisenan Native Americans opened the festival Thursday evening with traditional words and song spoken by her people, ensuring those in the crowd that their language is still very much alive.

Friday acts included Alash, who hail from the southern Siberian country of Tuva. They demonstrated the art of Tuvan throat singing while playing traditional instruments.

WorldFest 2017 will culminate on Sunday evening with a performance by Michael Franti and Spearhead at 8:50 p.m.

For more information, visit http://www.worldfest.net.

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