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Fans of world music who want to stay in the city can head to Old Market Square this weekend for the ninth annual Soca-Reggae Music Festival.

The fest, headlined by Jamaican reggae star Freddie McGregor and Montreal’s Jah Cutta, begins Friday (6 p.m. to midnight), continues Saturday (noon to midnight), and ends Sunday (noon to 10 p.m.).

Daily admission is $7, and rises to $10 after 7 p.m.

Along with the musical acts, there will be a craft market and the aromas of Caribbean and Latin American cooking in the air as Old Market Square will be transformed into a Caribbean village, organizers say.

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