Thousands of people strolled down University Avenue in downtown Palo Alto Sunday, June 17, during World Music Day. Music enthusiasts danced and watched dozens of bands perform on University and in front of Palo Alto City Hall on Hamilton Avenue.
The free outdoor event featured 50 bands performing from 3 to 7:30 p.m. As in years past, the musical program was a veritable United Nations. Performers included the VL Trio, playing Cuban and Puerto Rican music; French folk groups Les Campagnards and Side By Side; Yiddish klezmer ensemble Hot Kugel; T-Rosemond playing Haitian sounds; Singing Wood Marimba bringing music from Zimbabwe; and Blues Kazoo playing American folk and ragtime.
Video by Bryce Druzin, Sierra Duren and Veronica Weber/Palo Alto Online.