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World Music Fest is a colorful gift to Chico

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We talk a lot about Chico Performances, the public-events arm of Chico State that is responsible for bringing the bulk of the world-class music that makes its way to our little isolated city—Ziggy Marley, Elvis Costello, Angélique Kidjo are a few on this year’s schedule. But probably the most fun and energizing event that promoter Dan DeWayne and his crew put on features artists of a much smaller profile—many local, in fact—and is completely free. This past weekend, was the 19th year of the Chico World Music Fest, and the east side of campus was packed with international music, food, crafts and art. Longtime fest-goer Alan Sheckter joined the grooving crowd and captured some of the colorful fun.