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California WorldFest 2009, Grass Valley, CA, July 16-19, 2009

For the eighth consecutive year on the third weekend in July, I had the pleasure of being the official staff photographer, and my wife, Donna, was again the festival Marketplace store manager, for the California WorldFest, at Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley, CA. Headliners were Los Lobos and the Indigo Girls. It was four days of fun in the sun and fun at our 13-person campsite, sharing music, laughter, and friendship. As singer-songwriter Morley said, “Sharing is what it’s all about. Between all of us, we get to do this thing at this magical location.” Thanks once again to festival directors Dan DeWayne and Christine Myers, for assembling all aspects of this annual global village, especially the main ingredient - fine, off-the-mainstream-radar musical talent from all over the world. Click on final gallery photo, for an additional gallery of friends. Photos, July 16-19, 2009, by Alan Sheckter / AlSheck@comcast.net (please note new e-mail address). Publication of any images is prohibited without expressed permission.
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WorldFest co-director Dan DeWayne
WorldFest co-director Dan DeWayne
Maggie McKaig of the Northern Calif.'s Wilson Triplets, Meadow Stage
Maggie McKaig of the Northern Calif.'s Wilson Triplets, Meadow Stage
The Wilson Triplets
The Wilson Triplets
Done Gone String Band from Whitehorse, Yukon, Spotlite Stage
Done Gone String Band from Whitehorse, Yukon, Spotlite Stage
Saraha Hamilton of the Done Gone String Band
Saraha Hamilton of the Done Gone String Band
Done Gone String Band
Done Gone String Band
Is she reading the festival program?
Is she reading the festival program?
Next-gen music fan
Next-gen music fan
Gokh-Bi System, from Senegal, Meadow Stage
Gokh-Bi System, from Senegal, Meadow Stage
Gokh-Bi System fans
Gokh-Bi System fans
Gokh-Bi System
Gokh-Bi System
Gokh-Bi System
Gokh-Bi System
Gokh-Bi System
Gokh-Bi System
Video crew recording Gokh-Bi System
Video crew recording Gokh-Bi System
New York CIty-based Morley (right) with Robin Macatangay, Spotlite Stage
New York CIty-based Morley (right) with Robin Macatangay, Spotlite Stage
Morley
Morley
Morley with members of Gokh-Bi System
Morley with members of Gokh-Bi System
Morley
Morley
Morley's sticker supporting Myanmar peaceful dissident Aung San Suu Kyi
Morley's sticker supporting Myanmar peaceful dissident Aung San Suu Kyi
Old Blind Dogs' Ali Hutton, Meadow Stage
Old Blind Dogs' Ali Hutton, Meadow Stage
Old Blind Dogs'  Aaron Jones
Old Blind Dogs' Aaron Jones
Old Blind Dogs, from Scotland
Old Blind Dogs, from Scotland
Mmmm, campground sausage!
Mmmm, campground sausage!
Mmmm, campground pancakes!
Mmmm, campground pancakes!
Body worker of the stars, Weezy
Body worker of the stars, Weezy
Done Gone String Band, Sierra Stage
Done Gone String Band, Sierra Stage
Done Gone String Band
Done Gone String Band
musicians getting acquainted backstage
musicians getting acquainted backstage
Sausage and shrimp on a stick, New Orleans style
Sausage and shrimp on a stick, New Orleans style
Festival walkway
Festival walkway
CoolerZone filling station
CoolerZone filling station
Old Blind Dogs'  Aaron Jones, Pine Tree Stage
Old Blind Dogs' Aaron Jones, Pine Tree Stage
Old Blind Dogs  Aaron Jones
Old Blind Dogs Aaron Jones
Morley sings Bees Green, Tall Trees, a song she just co-wrote with 11-year-old boy, Josh
Morley sings "Bees Green, Tall Trees," a song she just co-wrote with 11-year-old boy, Josh
Morley sings Bees Green, Tall Trees, a song she just co-wrote with 11-year-old boy, Josh
Morley sings "Bees Green, Tall Trees," a song she just co-wrote with 11-year-old boy, Josh
Henna hands
Henna hands
Kids crafts
Kids crafts
Kids crafts
Kids crafts
Kids crafts
Kids crafts
Young magician shows fest co-director a trick
Young magician shows fest co-director a trick
13th annual California WorldFest
13th annual California WorldFest
The Bluehouse, from Australia: Jacqui Walter (left) and Bernadette Carroll, Oak Tree Stage
The Bluehouse, from Australia: Jacqui Walter (left) and Bernadette Carroll, Oak Tree Stage
The Bluehouse
The Bluehouse
Troika folk dancers
Troika folk dancers
Troika folk musicians
Troika folk musicians
Troika folk musicians Julie and Glen
Troika folk musicians Julie and Glen
Morley, Sierra Stage
Morley, Sierra Stage
Morley
Morley
Morley fan I
Morley fan I
Morley fan II
Morley fan II
Summer smile
Summer smile
Keeping hydrated
Keeping hydrated
Del Castillo, Meadow Stage, from Austin, Texas
Del Castillo, Meadow Stage, from Austin, Texas
Del Castillo's Alex Ruiz
Del Castillo's Alex Ruiz
Keeping hydrated
Keeping hydrated
Del Castillo
Del Castillo
Meadow/Spotlite stage emcee Lisa Bryant
Meadow/Spotlite stage emcee Lisa Bryant
Odessa Jorgensen (left) and Kate Hamre of Alaska's Bearfoot, Spotlite Stage
Odessa Jorgensen (left) and Kate Hamre of Alaska's Bearfoot, Spotlite Stage
Bearfoot's Mike Mickelson
Bearfoot's Mike Mickelson
Odessa Jorgensen
Odessa Jorgensen
Kate Hamre
Kate Hamre
Bearfoot's Angela Oudean
Bearfoot's Angela Oudean
Odessa Jorgensen
Odessa Jorgensen
Odessa Jorgensen
Odessa Jorgensen
Bearfoot
Bearfoot
Del Castillo
Del Castillo
Bernadette (left) and Jacqui (center) of the Bluehouse
Bernadette (left) and Jacqui (center) of the Bluehouse
Wailing Souls, Meadow Stage
Wailing Souls, Meadow Stage
Wailing Souls' Lloyd 'Bread' McDonald
Wailing Souls' Lloyd 'Bread' McDonald
Winston 'Pipe' Matthews
Winston 'Pipe' Matthews
Winston 'Pipe' Matthews (left) and Lloyd 'Bread' McDonald
Winston 'Pipe' Matthews (left) and Lloyd 'Bread' McDonald
Member of the Wailinbg Souls
Member of the Wailinbg Souls
Kat the Hula Hoopster, along with a Conehead
Kat the Hula Hoopster, along with a Conehead
Wailing Souls
Wailing Souls
Abalone Dots, from Sweden, Spotlite Stage
Abalone Dots, from Sweden, Spotlite Stage
Rebecka Hjukström of Abalone Dots
Rebecka Hjukström of Abalone Dots
Sophia Hogman of Abalone Dots
Sophia Hogman of Abalone Dots
Sophia Hogman
Sophia Hogman
Elin Mörk
Elin Mörk
Abalone Dots
Abalone Dots
Sophia Hogman
Sophia Hogman
Louise Holmer
Louise Holmer
Elin Mörk
Elin Mörk
Louise Holmer
Louise Holmer
Rebecka Hjukström and Sophia Hogman
Rebecka Hjukström and Sophia Hogman
Indigo GIrls Amy Ray (from right), Emily Saliers and Julie Wolf, Meadow Stage
Indigo GIrls Amy Ray (from right), Emily Saliers and Julie Wolf, Meadow Stage
Indigo Girls' Emily Saliers (left), Amy Ray, from Athens, GA
Indigo Girls' Emily Saliers (left), Amy Ray, from Athens, GA
Amy Ray
Amy Ray
Emily and Amy
Emily and Amy
Amy and Emily
Amy and Emily
Amy
Amy
Emily
Emily
Emily and Julie Wolf
Emily and Julie Wolf
Indigo Girls
Indigo Girls
Emily
Emily
Amy
Amy
Chico State University AS Recycling volunteers
Chico State University AS Recycling volunteers
Shopping
Shopping
Festival Directors Christine Myers and Dan DeWayne
Festival Directors Christine Myers and Dan DeWayne
Keeping cool
Keeping cool
Fresh cherry tomatoes during MaMuse's outdoor set
Fresh cherry tomatoes during MaMuse's outdoor set
Fresh cherry tomatoes during MaMuse's outdoor set
Fresh cherry tomatoes during MaMuse's outdoor set
Sarah Nutting of MaMuse, from Chico, CA, Oak Tree Stage
Sarah Nutting of MaMuse, from Chico, CA, Oak Tree Stage
Karisha Longaker of MaMuse
Karisha Longaker of MaMuse
Sarah
Sarah
Karisha, guest drummer Mike Wolfchuck, Sarah
Karisha, guest drummer Mike Wolfchuck, Sarah
Sarah
Sarah
Karisha
Karisha
Mike
Mike
Kids watch the Banana Slugs String Band, Welcome Stage, from Santa Cruz, CA
Kids watch the Banana Slugs String Band, Welcome Stage, from Santa Cruz, CA
Banana Slugs String Band
Banana Slugs String Band
Member of the Banana Slugs String Band
Member of the Banana Slugs String Band
Dansing near the Sierra Stage
Dansing near the Sierra Stage
Mariposa Oxenberg (left), Ariella Kristol Forstein of Yeh Dede - Afro-Cuban, African, Middle Eastern rhythm group from L.A.
Mariposa Oxenberg (left), Ariella Kristol Forstein of Yeh Dede - Afro-Cuban, African, Middle Eastern rhythm group from L.A.
Odilia Pacios of Yeh Dede
Odilia Pacios of Yeh Dede
Mariposa Oxenberg (from left), Ariella Kristol Forstein, Addie Lupert of Yeh Dede
Mariposa Oxenberg (from left), Ariella Kristol Forstein, Addie Lupert of Yeh Dede
 Addie Lupert of Yeh Dede
Addie Lupert of Yeh Dede
Kids and their friends jam with Yeh Dede
Kids and their friends jam with Yeh Dede
Bearfoot's Odessa Jorgensen on the SIerra Stage
Bearfoot's Odessa Jorgensen on the SIerra Stage
Bearfoot's Kate Hamre
Bearfoot's Kate Hamre
Bearfoot's Odessa Jorgensen
Bearfoot's Odessa Jorgensen
Drum shack
Drum shack
Shopping amidst the tall trees
Shopping amidst the tall trees
Shopping
Shopping
Artisan
Artisan
Shopping, Clairose jewelry
Shopping, Clairose jewelry
Lydia's Organics
Lydia's Organics
Linda samples Indian food
Linda samples Indian food
'Asia'
'Asia'
KVMR, 89.5 FM, Nevada City, broadcasts live from WorldFest
KVMR, 89.5 FM, Nevada City, broadcasts live from WorldFest
Ariella Kristol Forstein and Addie Lupert of Yeh Dede
Ariella Kristol Forstein and Addie Lupert of Yeh Dede
Reserved seats
Reserved seats
Done Gone String Band fiddler's case
Done Gone String Band fiddler's case
Reserved seats
Reserved seats
Games on the green
Games on the green
Games on the green
Games on the green
Issa Bagayogo, from Mali, Pine Tree stage
Issa Bagayogo, from Mali, Pine Tree stage
The Bluehouse, Welcome Stage
The Bluehouse, Welcome Stage
Jacqui (left), Bernadette
Jacqui (left), Bernadette
Bernadette (left), Jacqui
Bernadette (left), Jacqui
Lisa the parade pixie
Lisa the parade pixie
Samba Da Terra, from Sacramento, leads the parade
Samba Da Terra, from Sacramento, leads the parade
Parade participant
Parade participant
Parade participants
Parade participants
Nicole, parade dancer
Nicole, parade dancer
Samba Da Terra and parade dancer
Samba Da Terra and parade dancer
Parade participants
Parade participants
Parade participants
Parade participants
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Kelvin Underwood (left) and Masato Baba of On Ensemble, Japanese Taiko from L.A.
Kelvin Underwood (left) and Masato Baba of On Ensemble, Japanese Taiko from L.A.
On Ensemble, Meadow Stage
On Ensemble, Meadow Stage
On Ensemble, Meadow Stage
On Ensemble, Meadow Stage
Moving to the rhythms
Moving to the rhythms
Joe Craven, Spotlite Stage
Joe Craven, Spotlite Stage
Joe Craven, Spotlite Stage
Joe Craven, Spotlite Stage
Joe Craven, Spotlite Stage
Joe Craven, Spotlite Stage
Lura, about to perform
Lura, about to perform
Assorted bands' kwipment
Assorted bands' kwipment
Oops, drummer's chair broke; need another, stat!
Oops, drummer's chair broke; need another, stat!
Lura, from Portugal, Meadow Stage
Lura, from Portugal, Meadow Stage
Lura
Lura
Lura
Lura
Meadow Stage and Spotlite STage
Meadow Stage and Spotlite STage
Lura, Meadow Stage
Lura, Meadow Stage
Music lovers
Music lovers
Lura, Meadow Stage
Lura, Meadow Stage
Wide angle, Meadow Stage
Wide angle, Meadow Stage
Fishtank Ensemble's Ursula Knudsen - klezmer, flamenco, Japanese folk from Oakland
Fishtank Ensemble's Ursula Knudsen - klezmer, flamenco, Japanese folk from Oakland
Fushtank Ensemble, Spotlite Stage
Fushtank Ensemble, Spotlite Stage
Fishtank Ensemble's Tim Smolens
Fishtank Ensemble's Tim Smolens
Fishtank Ensemble's Fabrice Martinez
Fishtank Ensemble's Fabrice Martinez
Ursula Knudsen
Ursula Knudsen
Fishtank Ensemble with guest dancer
Fishtank Ensemble with guest dancer
Fishtank Ensemble guest dancer
Fishtank Ensemble guest dancer
Cesar Rosas, Los Lobos, Meadow Stage, from L.A.
Cesar Rosas, Los Lobos, Meadow Stage, from L.A.
Los Lobos' David Hidalgo
Los Lobos' David Hidalgo
Cesar Rosas
Cesar Rosas
David Hidalgo
David Hidalgo
David Hidalgo
David Hidalgo
Cesar Rosas
Cesar Rosas
Los Lobos
Los Lobos
Cesar Rosas
Cesar Rosas
Steve Berlin
Steve Berlin
Cesar Rosas
Cesar Rosas
Los Lobos
Los Lobos
Cesar Rosas, David Hidalgo
Cesar Rosas, David Hidalgo
Cesar Rosas signs mini-guitar
Cesar Rosas signs mini-guitar
Los Lobos meet 'n' greet
Los Lobos meet 'n' greet
Los Lobos meet 'n' greet
Los Lobos meet 'n' greet
David Hidalgo, Conrad Lozano, and Steve Berline do the shake and howdy with fans
David Hidalgo, Conrad Lozano, and Steve Berline do the "shake and howdy" with fans
Los Lobos meet 'n' greet
Los Lobos meet 'n' greet
Fishtank Ensemble practices backstage
Fishtank Ensemble practices backstage
Late night drumming and dancing
Late night drumming and dancing
Yeh Dede leads late night drumming
Yeh Dede leads late night drumming
David Blonski (left) gets in on the late night drumming
David Blonski (left) gets in on the late night drumming
Late night drumming and dancing
Late night drumming and dancing
Odilia Pacios of Yeh Dede looks out over the dance floor
Odilia Pacios of Yeh Dede looks out over the dance floor
Yeh Dede leads late night drumming
Yeh Dede leads late night drumming
Late night embrace
Late night embrace
Our group campsite under the tall trees
Our group campsite under the tall trees
Camping
Camping
Camping with a fashion rack
Camping with a fashion rack
Camping with a spaced-out friend
Camping with a spaced-out friend
Tsi-Akim Maidu Tribe - Native People's Village
Tsi-Akim Maidu Tribe - Native People's Village
Member of Loping Wolf  wood flute and drum circle, Auburn, Ca, Oak Tree Stage
Member of Loping Wolf wood flute and drum circle, Auburn, Ca, Oak Tree Stage
Members of Loping Wolf  wood flute and drum circle
Members of Loping Wolf wood flute and drum circle
Anusara yoga
Anusara yoga
Anusara yoga, led by Paula Barros
Anusara yoga, led by Paula Barros
Anusara yoga
Anusara yoga
Anusara yoga
Anusara yoga
Akabella, Pine Tree Stage, a capella from Northern California coast
Akabella, Pine Tree Stage, a capella from Northern California coast
Young festival participant
Young festival participant
Future WorldFest performer
Future WorldFest performer
Renowned Hawaiian slack key guitarist Ledward Kaapana, backstage
Renowned Hawaiian slack key guitarist Ledward Kaapana, backstage
Gordy 'Banjoman' Ohliger, Chico, CA, Discovery Stage
Gordy 'Banjoman' Ohliger, Chico, CA, Discovery Stage
Gordy 'Banjoman' Ohliger
Gordy 'Banjoman' Ohliger
Gordy 'Banjoman' Ohliger
Gordy 'Banjoman' Ohliger
Gordy 'Banjoman' Ohliger
Gordy 'Banjoman' Ohliger
John Cruz, from Hawaii, Sierra Stage
John Cruz, from Hawaii, Sierra Stage
John Cruz, Sierra Stage
John Cruz, Sierra Stage
John Cruz
John Cruz
John Cruz, along with volunteers from the crowd
John Cruz, along with volunteers from the crowd
Hawaiian music comdrades John Cruz and Led Kaapana
Hawaiian music comdrades John Cruz and Led Kaapana
Hnadful of Luvin', Pine Tree Stage, from Bellingham, WA
Hnadful of Luvin', Pine Tree Stage, from Bellingham, WA
David John of Handful of Lovin'
David John of Handful of Lovin'
David John of Handful of Lovin' sings to some dancers
David John of Handful of Lovin' sings to some dancers
Good hands
Good hands
Wet Games on the Green
Wet Games on the Green
Chico, CA's Pub Scouts leads contra dance, Welcome Stage building
Chico, CA's Pub Scouts leads contra dance, Welcome Stage building
Contra Dancing
Contra Dancing
Pub Scouts' Connor, Mark, Pierce, Vita
Pub Scouts' Connor, Mark, Pierce, Vita
Pub Scouts' Mike Cannon
Pub Scouts' Mike Cannon
Pub Scouts
Pub Scouts
Pub Scouts' Vita, Mike, Phil
Pub Scouts' Vita, Mike, Phil
Pub Scouts lead contra dance
Pub Scouts lead contra dance
Contra dancers
Contra dancers
High-stepping teens dance to Pub Scouts traditional Irish music
High-stepping teens dance to Pub Scouts traditional Irish music
High-stepping teens dance to Pub Scouts traditional Irish music
High-stepping teens dance to Pub Scouts traditional Irish music
David Blonski's dijeridoo class
David Blonski's dijeridoo class
David Blonski's dijeridoo class
David Blonski's dijeridoo class
Leroy Bell signs a CD for a fan
Leroy Bell signs a CD for a fan
Cuban Cowboys, Pine Tree Stage
Cuban Cowboys, Pine Tree Stage
Keeping hydrated
Keeping hydrated
Joyful steps
Joyful steps
Cuban Cowboys, Pine Tree Stage
Cuban Cowboys, Pine Tree Stage
Relaxing on the lawn
Relaxing on the lawn
Beautifully decorated - not sure if the child thinks so
Beautifully decorated - not sure if the child thinks so
Issa Bagayogo, Meadow Stage, from Mali
Issa Bagayogo, Meadow Stage, from Mali
Issa Bagayogo
Issa Bagayogo
Artist capturing the Meadow Stage scene
Artist capturing the Meadow Stage scene
Artist capturing the Meadow Stage scene
Artist capturing the Meadow Stage scene
Volunteer trash-picking sisters
Volunteer trash-picking sisters
Dave Cowan with his creation, a case for Issa Bagayogo's n’goni (Malian guitar)
Dave Cowan with his creation, a case for Issa Bagayogo's n’goni (Malian guitar)
One of WorldFest's main thoroughfares
One of WorldFest's main thoroughfares
Mmmm, pizza!
Mmmm, pizza!
Meat menu - wild boar bratwurst, anyone?
Meat menu - wild boar bratwurst, anyone?
Hospitality ladies
Hospitality ladies
Donna checks in Tommy Emmanuel merchandise
Donna checks in Tommy Emmanuel merchandise
Jackie Greene, one of the Skinny SIngers, Meadow Stage
Jackie Greene, one of the "Skinny SIngers," Meadow Stage
Mother Hips' Tim Bluhm (left) and Jackie Greene, the Skinny Singers
Mother Hips' Tim Bluhm (left) and Jackie Greene, the "Skinny Singers"
Jackie Greene
Jackie Greene
Tim Bluhm
Tim Bluhm
Jackie Greene
Jackie Greene
Jackie Greene
Jackie Greene
Mother Hips' Tim Bluhm (right) and Jackie Greene, the Skinny Singers (with Stave Adams, Dave Brogan)
Mother Hips' Tim Bluhm (right) and Jackie Greene, the "Skinny Singers" (with Stave Adams, Dave Brogan)
Mother Hips' Tim Bluhm (right) and Jackie Greene, the Skinny Singers (with Stave Adams, Dave Brogan)
Mother Hips' Tim Bluhm (right) and Jackie Greene, the "Skinny Singers" (with Stave Adams, Dave Brogan)
Dancing on the lawn
Dancing on the lawn
The Skinny Singers
The Skinny Singers
Dancing on the lawn
Dancing on the lawn
Australian pals Bluehouse and Tommy Emmanuel sing show tunes backstage
Australian pals Bluehouse and Tommy Emmanuel sing show tunes backstage
Next generation of WorldFest performers?
Next generation of WorldFest performers?
Tommy Emmanuel dazzles the Meadow Stage audience
Tommy Emmanuel dazzles the Meadow Stage audience
Tommy Emmanuel
Tommy Emmanuel
Tommy Emmanuel
Tommy Emmanuel
Tommy Emmanuel
Tommy Emmanuel
Tommy Emmanuel closes the festival
Tommy Emmanuel closes the festival
Tommy Emmanuel signs a mini-guitar for a fan
Tommy Emmanuel signs a mini-guitar for a fan
Happy volunteers
Happy volunteers
Happy Marketplace store managers
Happy Marketplace store managers
Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil
Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil
Bluehouse's Jacqui wearing her WorldFest alliance on her feet
Bluehouse's Jacqui wearing her WorldFest alliance on her feet
During Tommy Emmanuel's busy meet and greet, an impromptu jam session with Fishtank Ensemble's Tim Smolens emerges
During Tommy Emmanuel's busy meet and greet, an impromptu jam session with Fishtank Ensemble's Tim Smolens emerges
Friends and good acquaintences, California WorldFest, Grass Valley, CA, July 16-19, 2009
:: Friends and good acquaintences, California WorldFest, Grass Valley, CA, July 16-19, 2009 ::
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