Latitude: 36.975 Longitude: -122.0263
Pacific Avenue in Santa Cruz reminds me of European and Latin America cities where people are on a promenade, not necessarily to buy anything or to go anywhere. They are strolling to see each other, enjoyed the shop windows and listen to music. On the weekends there are individual musicians mingling with beggars, street people, and a few music groups such as the wonderful marimba band that plays at the corner of Pacific and Church in downtown Santa Cruz. Kuzanga Marimba played for two hours on Saturday January 29. and it is some of the nicest music I have heard. Unfortunately they don't have a CD yet, but if they are playing you can hear them at no charge. They seemed to have collected a nice amount of donations on Saturday. Highly recommended.