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Cafe awakens recognition of Oakland talent with music festival

The Daily Californian
Written by Elliot Classan

On Friday and Saturday nights, Awaken Cafe hosted a celebration of what according to 2,200 community members and nine music industry experts is the best music coming out of Oakland right now. Awaken Cafe — a coffeehouse by day and music venue by night — opened its doors Friday to a crowd of mostly 20-somethings for five hours of music from six local artists, all winners or honorable mentions of the Oaktown Music Festival. {read more}