There will be some great performances in Berkeley this weekend including by DakhaBrakha, by the Brazilian-born Berkeley High alum, Ian Faquini, and the klezmer trio Veretski Pass.
Peter Williams, the program director, is diversifying the type of music being performed beyond Americana. He has tapped into the Bay Area's deep pool of Afro-Caribbean music.
For Black History Month, venues around Berkeley will be presenting an amazing array of music.
Saxophonist Miguel Zenón is spearheading a benefit for the hurricane-ravaged island at Freight & Salvage, one of a number of benefits for Puerto Rico in the coming days.