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Jamaica Plain emerges in the spring to wake up the earth

Hula hooping to music at Jamaica Plain's Wake Up the Earth festival

Parades from both ends of Jamaica Plain converged today, as they do every May, to march to the Southwest Corridor for the neighborhood's annual Wake Up the Earth festival in front of Stony Brook station, where residents converged for arts, music, progressive politics and all sorts of food and stuff to buy - as well as the usual ad-hoc slide for kids down one hillside.

J.S. Hummel spotted some of the many musicians in the parade:

Musicians in Wake Up the Earth parade
Musicians in Wake Up the Earth parade

There were more musicians at the festival, some playing on a large stages, some banging on various objects in a free-form percussion area - or just walking around, jamming:

Musicians in Wake Up the Earth parade
Musicians in Wake Up the Earth parade

And there was dancing:

Dancing in Wake Up the Earth parade

Jessica Burko watched stilt walkers during the parade:

Stilt walkers in Wake Up the Earth parade

Liam posted way more photos from the parade.

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