WorldFest Adds Three New Artists

Grass Valley (California), USA – WorldFest has announced the addition of
Hawaiian slack key guitar masters George Kahumoku, Jr and Daniel Ho to the
Sunday line-up.

George Kahumoku, Jr. is steeped in Hawaiian traditions and culture and is as
famous for his story telling as his guitar work. Multi-instrumentalist Daniel Ho
is revered for his improvisational technique and mastery of the slack key guitar
and ukulele. The vocal ensemble Voco has been added to WorldFest. Moira Smiley leads an
exquisite harmony exploration of folk styles spanning Eastern Europe to the
Appalachian hills (Sat, Sun).

The WorldFest line up to date is listed below, and complete artist info with
music samples are available at

Camping News

The most requested 4-day and 3-day tickets with camping as well as 2-day and
1-day tickets with camping are available. It looks like there will be a full
campground. RV Hookups are sold out but you may bring your RV and dry camp.
There is a dump available on-site.

Ticket Outlets:
Adult 1 day tickets (no camping) are now available at the outlets:

Sacramento – Sacramento Natural Foods – 916-455-2667
Auburn – Cherry Records – 530.823.2147
Chico – Vagabond Rose – 530.343.1110
Grass Valley – Briarpatch Market – 530.272.5333
Grass Valley – Windhorse Rugs – 530.273.9463
Nevada City – Yabobo – 530.478.9114

Tickets are available online at or call 530-891-4098 (10am-5pm, M-F).

Adult 4-day with camping = $110
Adult 3-day with camping = $100
Adult 2-day with camping = $70
Adult 1-day with camping = $45
Adult 1 Day NO camping = $30
Camping tickets include all the music on 7 stages, all the workshops, and
on-site camping. (A youth camping ticket, age 13-16, is $50 for the whole
festival and a child’s camping ticket, age 5-12, is $30. Children under 5 are
free.) There is a $3 handling charge per order not per ticket. Orders not
including the $3 fee will not be processed.

Here is the lineup as of today:
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO ~ South African A Cappella (Sat)
The WAIFS~ Alt-Country & Folk (Sun)
LINDA TILLERY & NINA GERBER> ~ Soulful Roots Vocal & Guitar(Sat)
JACKIE GREENE~ New Blues (Sun)
JAKE SHIMABUKURO ~ Ukulele Jazz (Fri, Sat)
FRUIT TRIO ~ Funk & Pop (Thur, Fri)
FIAMMA FUMANA ~ Italian Folk & Techno (Fri, Sat)
JOHN JORGENSON QUINTET ~ Swinging Jazz (Fri, Sat)
TIEMPO LIBRE~ Afro Cuban Dance (Sat)
DON ROSS ~ Guitar Maestro (Sun)
the bluehouse ~ Aussie Folk (Thur, Fri, Sat)
QUETZAL~ Chicano Roots & Rock (Fri, Sat)
ALASDAIR FRASER ~ Celtic Fiddle (Fri, Sat)
RANI ARBO & DAISY MAYHEM ~ Bluegrass & Swing (Sun)
MARLEY’S GHOST ~ Americana (Thur, Fri)
ADAAWE ~ African Rhythm & Dance (Sat, Sun)
JOE CRAVEN ~ String Wizard (Thur, Fri, Sun)
O-MAYA ~ Latin & Hip Hop (Sun)
GEORGE KAHUMOKU, JR & DANIEL HO ~ Hawaiian Slack Key (Sun)
VOCO ~ Eastern European Vocals (Sat, Sun)
MORTAL COIL ~ Stilt Dancers (Sat, Sun)
(Artists subject to change)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.