Lark in the Morning started in 1974 with the conviction that sharing music builds
bridges between friends, families, cultures, and nations. “Music
reminds us we're all part of one family and provides an environment
where love can develop and flourish.” Lark works with suppliers
in 70 countries, constantly searching the world for hard to find
folk and ethnic instruments. Kristina Almquist manages their store
in Mendocino California, which is jammed with instruments, international
tapes and CDs, as well as tutorial videos.
The San Francisco
Ethnic Dance Festival will present its 27th series in June,
with hundreds of dancers and musicians from Egypt, India, Turkey,
Japan, Bali, China, Tahiti, the Philippines, Mexico, Peru, Argentina
and many other countries.