Raised on an island in South Carolina, singer/songwriter Trevor Hall realized at a young age that music was more than just a passion – it was, rather, his life’s art. At sixteen, he recorded his first album, soon after which he left South Carolina for Idyllwild Arts Academy in California. There he studied classical guitar and was also introduced to the practices of yoga and meditation, which would greatly influence his life and his music. Hall’s music, a blend of roots and folk music with hints of inspiration from India, has led him to a series of sold-out tours and collaborations with artists such as Steel Pulse, The Wailers, Jimmy Cliff, Matisyahu, Michael Franti, Xavier Rudd and Nahko & Medicine for the People.
Hall’s most recent full-length album releases, Chapter of the Forest (2014) and KALA (2015), debuted at #3 and #2 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart respectively. He is currently touring around the US and Australia. While on tour, Hall collects donations to support children’s education in India.
The Polish Ambassador
Revolutionary music may seem hard to come by in these days and times. Long gone is the era of artists like Bob Marley, The Clash, Stevie Wonder and Patti Smith getting airplay and bringing their messages to the masses. But that doesn’t mean that the revolution isn’t still brewing in the hearts and minds of many people around the globe.
Meet Mike Love. One of reggae music’s rising stars. Born and raised in Oahu, Hawaii to a musical family that spans generations, Mike Love brings a multitude of influences to the table, all tied together by the common goal of making the world a better place. Through the grassroots method of releasing his albums independently, on his own Love Not War Records label, and performing 250 plus shows a year, Love has built an ever growing following for his unique and inspiring music. He has toured with many artists in the circles of conscious, roots music, including Trevor Hall, Xavier Rudd, Nahko and many more. Over the past few years he performed to enthusiastic audiences at the California Roots Festival, Wakarusa, Wanderlust and the Montreal Jazz Fest, just to name a few. He has also enjoyed great success and exposure through the web on outlets like YouTube, with one of his videos just recently hitting 9 million views!
On his award winning debut album, The Change I’m Seeking, Love harkens the legends of roots reggae in both his lyrics and his sound, but never relies on any one genre to hold him down. Coming from a wealth of influences, Love fuses the simple rhythms of classic reggae with the complex changes of the classical and rock music he was first trained on to come up with a style wholly unique to him. On his follow up album, Love Will Find A Way, released September 1st, 2015, Love further refines his sound and message, with grand and striking arrangements and deep heartfelt emotions, he takes you on a journey which many describe as “life changing”. He calls for immediate and drastic change in environmental impact on “Step Lightly”, affirms his connection with fans on “I Love You, and shows a vulnerable and touching insight into his personal life on “Advaya’s Song” and “No Regrets”. Following up with his most eclectic blend of styles, “Love Overflowing” perfectly compliments the previous release, with a downplayed mood of depth and reflection in the music.
But it’s his message, his passion, the wisdom behind his words that truly resonate with his fans. “It’s always been about the healing,” Mike Love explains, “I’ve never been into music that was shallow. I’m still learning about where I’m going and where I want to be. All the music is a learning tool for me too. I just make myself open to it and the messages come through. It’s just as teaching and healing for me as it is for anyone.”
His songs take you on a journey, one of healing and inspiration. One designed to help you on your path to knowledge, wisdom and understanding. On “Permanent Holiday” he takes you on a lyrical quest for freedom, both his and yours. He laments the ills of the world but also discusses solutions and ideas to change them. On “Earthlings” he sings about being vegan, about animal cruelty and about holding yourself accountable for your actions. These are songs with messages designed to affect change in a time when it is so desperately necessary.
Love and his band have already toured in the U.S., Canada, Central America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and East Asia. Mike Love has shared the stage with artists like Michael Franti, Trevor Hall, Nahko & Medicine For The People, Xavier Rudd, Rebelution, John Butler Trio, Groundation, Steel Pulse, Dave Matthews and Jack Johnson. 2017 is shaping up to be a big year of even more growth for Love and his musical family with plenty of touring and work on a brand new record!
Wildlight is the space between the notes, the earth’s undulating pulse, the modern echoes of ancient rhythms. It is a sound that will spark your body into motion and swing your soul into flight. An unlikely pairing of a folk songwriter and an electronic music composer has yielded a new sound; music that gracefully traverses human emotions, but can also jumpstart a party into a syncopated bounce.
While vocalist Ayla Nereo delicately crafts songs that climb and tumble through a landscape of crescendos and harmonies, seasoned composer David Sugalski (aka The Polish Ambassador) keeps the beats and bass rooted deep in the subatomic layers of the earth.
Big hair, big smiles, and a whole lot of love- Wild-hearted globe-trotter Dustin Thomas is making waves from America to Australia with his infectious blend of beat-box/soul-folk. Armed with his voice, a guitar, and universal anthems of love and war; this young singer-songwriter continues to inspire hearts around the world on his mission of peace, joy, and unity. As a touring artist Dustin Thomas is known worldwide for his captivating and unifying performances and soulfully crafted sing-a-longs. As a recording artist, Dustin has built a unique grassroots following online and boasts over a half a million streams on his website alone. Truly a man of the road, Dustin Thomas has shared the stage with the biggest names in conscious music including SOJA, Xavier Rudd, Trevor Hall, Rising Appalachia, and Nahko and Medicine for The People. As an advocate for both social and environmental justice, Dustin Thomas uses his platform to inspire both awareness and consciousness about important issues and writes music that encourages all people from all walks of life to work through the hard times, appreciate the good times, and ultimately to love themselves, love the planet, and love each other.
Chris Berry & Bana Kuma Orchestra
Join us at camp Bana Kuma/Mystic Rising and create an epic performance to be shared at the closing ceremonies on Sunday night of this mini festival this year.
If you can walk you can dance, if you can talk you can sing, If your heart beats you can drum, If you play an instrument then it you should bring!
We will dance, drum, sing and play in honor of the four elements. All instruments are welcome.
Our performance will invoke archetypes that represent universal wisdom and through intention we will bring this wisdom to life.
Instead of watch this go down you are invited to be a part of it and join us on stage.
If you sign up for the workshop journey (starting on Thursday) you will get to learn the material and the wisdom behind it. Our days will be filled with music and dance and nights with story and song. This is a very special opportunity to create the energy as a foundation on the Friday before Mystic opens up to the rest of the festival.
Don’t let culture create you, we are the creators of culture. See you there!
Originally from Philadelphia, JAH LEVI, the son of record producer and world renown folklorist Kenneth S. Goldstein, first learned guitar from the late Rev. Gary Davis in the 1960’s, and later learned bass guitar as his “main” instrument. After studying music with many great master musicians and teachers, he majored in Ethnomusicology and world music studies. A trained herbalist and acupuncturist, he is “livicated” to proliferating consciousness through proper living “standing up to do the right thingJAH LEVI AND THE HIGHER REASONING, are world class musicians who are versatile enough to spontaneously perform all genres of music. His ability as a band leader is exemplified by the trust and loyalty of his group, several of whom have been with him since the group’s beginning and many who return (from the far corners of the globe) to perform year after year. They perform a unique blend of Reggae-Rastafarian music that is spiritually uplifting and fun to dance to. JAH LEVI founded THEOCRATIC RECORDS, one of the first independent reggae record labels in america, and JAH WORKS STUDIOS, the first solar powered digital (24-bit) recording studio in the world.
JAH LEVI has performed on the same stage with many reggae, folk and pop super stars such as: Ziggy Marley, Burning Spear, Ijahman Levi, Ras Michael, Culture, Israel Vibration, The Itals, Wailing Souls, Bob Dylan, The Persuasions, Peter Gabriel, Black Uhuru, Andrew Tosh, The Wailers, Hamsa Lila, Lost at Last, etc. He has also performed at festivals worldwide such as: the Glastonbury Festival in England, the Philadelphia Folk Fest, Reggae on the river, and the Seattle Hemp Fest and has played a large majority of the major music venues in North America. He has enjoyed chart action with his music on radio and Television around the world.
He is a world class musician with over 20 albums out, and 25 years of touring and performing his unique blend of Reggae / world fusion worldwide. He is well known for his abilities as a band leader, and is an independent music producer and engineer as well. His music continues to influence people with a powerful synergy of uplifting music and thought provoking lyrics, truly medicine for the hungry and afflicted soul, spreading a message of love and unity for all beings.
Satsang is a conscious music collective. Creating a unique blend of soul, folk-rock and hip-hop, Satsang delivers lyrics that come from and are rooted in change, growth, awareness, and imperfection. The live show is everything that the band name suggests: a gathering of people to assimilate and share their truths. The rhythms put forth by the band keep everyone on their feet, and the lyrics leave them craving active and positive change. Satsang has toured all over the country and has shared the stage with the likes of Michael Franti & Spearhead, Steel Pulse, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Trevor Hall, Chris Berry, Mike Love, Jon Wayne and the Pain, Tubby Love, and many more.
Lead singer and songwriter Drew McManus creates music for his soul, fueled by the ever present task of personal growth and the beautiful life that he found in the Beartooth Mountains of Montana. Commenting on his difficult upbringing in Des Moines and residency in Chicago, McManus says, “I grew up in an environment where aggression, violence, abuse, and addiction were always present. It made me a lot of things; angry, sad, and ashamed. I hated my story and I was a slave to addiction. I tried for so long to hide from the reality of my story and the reality of how beautiful life could be.” It wasn’t until an intense spiritual experience lead Drew to break his cycle of addiction. “I had changed my entire outlook on everything” say McManus, “I began to realize that had everything not happened to me exactly like it did, I would not be exactly who/where/what I am right now.” In an effort to share his revelation with others who may be in the same predicament, Drew began to write every day. “I was flooded with the urge to write down the lessons that kept revealing themselves in this surrender. And the connections I began making with other people by making this music vulnerable and open, began to change everything.” These songs are a statement of lessons learned and a further understanding of self. “The whole story is what makes it beautiful, not just the good bits.”
On March 20th, 2017 the band released their sophomore full length album Pyramid(s) on the Rootfire Cooperative Label, featuring guest appearances by Nahko Bear and Tim Snider of Medicine For The People, Wookiefoot, Tubby Love, and Grammy Award winner Chris Berry. It’s safe to say Satsang is well underway to a big year.
David Starfire is a world-renowned producer/multi-instrumentalist/DJ that is known for his signature “global-glitch-bass” sound. His niche is mixing world instruments and fusing them with modern beats. For his DJ sets, he often performs with percussion and various world instruments such as the phin (Thai lute) or the tumbi from India. His sound has brought him to perform at some of the most amazing places on earth, including the Pyramids of Giza, The Coliseum at Caesars Palace and Coachella.
David has performed at festivals and shows along with some of the biggest electronic artists including Skrillex, Bassnectar, Deadmau5, Daft Punk, David Guetta, Diplo and countless others. He’s performed around the world in exotic places such as India, Thailand, Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico, Australia and most major cities in Europe. Festival highlights include Coachella, Winter Music Conference, Lightning in a Bottle, Symbiosis, Love Parade, Outside Lands, Electric Picnic (Ireland), Shambhala(Canada), Burning Man and Wakarusa.
David has released 4 albums and 6 EPs in the last 10 years as well as various singles and remixes. David’s Ascend album reached #7 on the iTunes world music chart and # 5 on the RPM and World music CMJ charts. His songs have been remixed by the likes of Govinda, iLL Gates, An-Ten-Nae, Sidecar Tommy (Beats Antique), Kalya Scintilla and Kaya Project.
David’s songs are featured on several TV, cable, movies and video games. Some highlights include Lie to Me (FOX), Outsourced (NBC), Live with Kelly Ripa (ABC), ESPN2, Fox Sports, MTV, MTV2, Fuse, Showtime, HBO, EA sports and a Right Guard commercial. His songs are featured on several music compilations including Sony, Lonely Planet, Red Bull, Craig’s List, and his song “Shout it Out” was regular rotation at Starbucks.
David’s signature sound has led him to perform public and private shows for Lucas films, Samsung, Sprint, Beats Audio, Google, Siemens, Nokia, HP, Symantec, Virgin Galactic, Roland, Digg, MacWorld, Best Buy, Flaunt Magazine, CAA, Red Bull, Warner Music, Atlantic Music, Industrial Light and Magic, Chobani Yogurt, Hotel W, City of San Francisco and many others.
David has collaborated with the likes of Afrika Bambaataa, Ooah (of the Glitch Mob), Natacha Atlas, Cheb i Sabbah, Gaudi, Govinda, Ganga Giri, FreQ Nasty, Desert Dwellers, Beats Antique, William Close and members of Beck’s band. He produced an official remix for reggae king, Sizzla and he’s had two #1 bootleg remixes on the Hype Machine that included the Beatles and Led Zeppelin. In 2015 he released an album from his side project with FreQ Nasty called The Dub Kirtan All Stars that features the Grammy Nominated singer Chaytanya.
David is currently touring in support of his latest album, Karuna, where he traveled to the Thai-Burma border-zones to collaborate with Burmese refugee musicians, which was a first for an electronic artist. All of the proceeds go towards a non-profit to pay for education for Burmese refugee children. Other collaborators on the album are Alex Grey (the well-known visionary painter), William Close and the Earth Harp (runner up on America’s Got Talent), and Govinda. The album cover was designed by the world-renowned digital painter, Android Jones.
Looking towards the future, David will be releasing a “Karuna” remix album and a new EP this fall with heavy tracks for the dance floor that conjures up tribal music with elements of future bass and hip hop.
Billboard “David Starfire brings a unique perspective.”
BBC Radio “One of the most brilliant world-fusion producers of our time.”
DJ Times “a wealth of heavy bass and world music influences…”
VIBE Magazine “L.A.-based music producer/DJ David Starfire is known best for his seamless fusion of signature bass styles with a diversity of music genres, including world and hip-hop.”
Huffington Post “His undeniable swagger of instrumentation between beats is exceptional.”
Yahoo Voices “A driving force in the tightly knit underground music community stringing from LA to SF.”
Tubby Love & Amber Lilly
From the garden to the globe, Tubby Love is gathering the tribe. Born David Andrew Terrett, Tubby’s physical, spiritual, and musical transformation has been a testimony to the power of human evolution. Music has been the catalyst for deepening his connection to life and also a bridge for sharing his journey with others. Calling the island of Kauai home has set forth a Roots Family movement involving regenerative land and energy practices connecting communities inter-island and worldwide. Tubby and his partner Amber Lily have been blessed to create a soundtrack for this movement alongside artists like Medicine For The People, Dustin Thomas, Wookiefoot, Trevor Hall, Mike Love, Nattali Rize, Paul Izak, Rising Appalachia, Cas Haley, as well as other artists with a similar message. In a time of much needed change, Tubby Love is unifying the people through music and addressing real issues to inspire solutions.
Watch his new music video SAGES ( Featuring The Oakland Ecstatic Dancing Community):
SAGES Music Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gnV2ZKqnn4Mountain Medicine Live Music Video Directed by Grototote:
Here is a link to stream the SAGES EP:
FREEDOM has been a favorite at festivals for many years. In addition how celebrated Freedom and his music is, the other members of his previous incarnation comprising “Freedom Tribe” have included Sasha Butterfly, Tina Malia, Al Torre and Stephen Roush have all gone on to create other well-loved musical projects! You never know who might step in and join Freedom and with every configuration of his band Freedom brings it with potent medicine, transformation and a clear dimension of liberation and an experiential glimpse of how “we resurrect Eden lost with every song that we sung!”
Born in the Northland.
Here to Raise the Vibration.
We could give you a typical bio, drop names and tell you who he has played with and where.
Let’s just skip that part.
Freedom’s Music is Medicine.
Full with Beautiful Potent Poetry of True Substance and Relevance.
Ringing an Ancient Bell and Invoking Spirit Presence.
Freedom is Good for your Soul.
Be Here and Hear for Yourself.
The ONE TRIBE Movement
One People, One Nation, One Family. ONE TRIBE is a declaration of our global togetherness. This music is the harmonic convergence of Tubby Love, Amber Lily, Jordan Walker, Tha Mammoth, and Kelli Love. Rooted in their love for the land, these artists have come to share inspirations for the healing of the Earth.
ONE TRIBE is gathering to bring music, plant medicines, and the message of oneness to the world. Navigating through challenges that we as a global family face, ONE TRIBE artistically expresses and informs through solution based thinking. Their intention is to unify and ignite local communities with song dance and prayer as a life style in tune with the rhythms of the natural world.
Bana Kuma Orchestra (with Chris Berry)
Bana Kuma is a wisdom tradition and a word that sees our creative power as a sacred gift. Our ability to make ethereal thoughts manifest in the physical is Bana Kuma and each person possesses this power.
Chris Berry’s Bana Kuma is based on the ancient concept that music and dance is a form of prayer that includes the community erasing the lines between performer and observer.
Through a series of workshops participants are taught 4 pieces that represent the 4 elements. The Bana Kuma likens these 4 elements to the creative process: Air is thought, Fire transformation and water is the feeling or emotion that gives brith to the final manifestation which is seen as the element of earth.
These pieces are inclusive in that they cater to profesional musicians and dancers as well as total novices. Chris Berrys masterful compositions include challenges for the most seasoned musicans as well as simpler parts for the total beginner. As Chris was taught in Zimbabwe, “If you can walk you can dance if you can talk you can sing.
Several days of workshops are held to learn the material. These workshops culminate in a prayer-formance that can be done as a private ceremony or on stage for thousands. The Bana Kuma orchestra includes drums, marimbas, dance, song and all varieties of western instruments. Chris Berrys Bana Kuma is heavily african inspired but there are many other influences intertwined making it a truly eclectic experience.
A group intention or prayer is decided upon before beginning the Bana Kuma journey. Also each individual is encouraged to use the music and dance as a personal prayer. The effects of these prayers has been documented in thousands of people being healed or experiencing massive changes in their day to day lives.
Participating and or witnessing a Bana Kuma is said to have profound inspirational effect. In the tradition of Bana Kuma there are no teachers or teachings, priests or sermons, leaders and followers. Instead one is encouraged to example their own Bana kuma or creation. As an initiate of the Bana Kuma tradition Chris Berry’s exampleship of his Bana Kuma has inspired countless people to follow their dreams around the world.
We have all felt the power of music and dance but have we truly explored its full potential. We invite you to experience music that uses sacred geometry and symatics as its base and strong intention as its guide. Experience a dance and music whose very essence welcomes and is supported by the unseen realms.
For more info please visit www.ChrisBerryMusic.org
Sasha “Butterfly” has been immersed in music since a young age. With a background in acoustic music, she started playing guitar at age 14 and began writing her own music and lyrics. She began playing with the band Freedom Tribe at 17 and played the festival circuit up and down the west coast, hawaii and Australia. When she was 20 she began the Sasha Butterfly band, who continued to play mainly the festival circuts. The influences in those years were huge as she branched out to be the background singer for acts such as Jai Uttal and the Pagan love Orchestra, Prezident Brown, Hamzalila, Tina Malia, Shimshai, Jah Levi, and Blayne Lyon. She also began appearing with acts such as Zilla (members of String Cheese), and The Everyone Orchestra. Many worlds were bridged through her music. She can perform as either an acoustic trio, A full funky band, or a solo electronic act. All with the common thread of her soulful, angelic vocal style. She has played at festivals such as, Earthdance, High Sierra, The Oregon Country Fair, Health and Harmony, Whole Earth, Symbiosis, Emergensee, The Arlington Garlic Festival, Reggae on the River, and many more. The music is a soulful gypsy fusion of rich melodies and funky beats, with a common theme of conscious lyrics and a voice to soothe your soul.
Alokananda is a pioneer of the ascension age offering his unique gifts and passions which embody a focus on heart centered living, grounding the mystical and supporting the process of self-mastery and planetary service. Known as a healer of healers, he serves as a guide for conscious creators, leaders and high achievers that are here to make a lasting positive impact on the planet. He teaches and speaks on the subjects of Ascension, community building, holistic living, self-mastery, sacred relating, and integrative spirituality.
With a foundation in Bio-energetics therapy, he has spent the last decade completely immersed in study, facilitation and apprenticing under Wisdom Keepers, Elders and Master Healers and Teachers in multiple lineages. Alokananda is also a committed and evolving singer-songwriter and poet under his solo music project, collaborations and with his band Suns of the Earth. He is the co-founder of Planetary Solutions, and continues to support and assist the building of vibrant and empowered community as a visionary, connector and catalyst for multiple projects. Alokananda often travels to teach, speak, share music or facilitate trainings and sacred space for groups and individuals. He is based in Ojai & Maui.
Summit Jaffe, as Numatik, offers fresh and timelessly deep sonic expressions of love and gratitude. Currenty nestled in the ancient mountains of Appalachia, Summit has been digging deeper and deeper into his creative outlets in a mission of self-discovery and unfoldment. After experimenting with and learning the intricacies of analog synthesis at a young age, he became enthralled in the infinite creative potential of digital production. Through spiritual practices, ancient plant medicines, and the synchronized cosmic flux, Summit has stepped gently into deeper awareness of what it means to be here on Earth. Numatik is a project that brings together his spiritual awareness and tactical production knowledge, resulting in deeply connected sonic landscapes, pulsing with ever evolving freshness. By the cultivation of sacred sonic space, Numatik transforms dance floors into containers for free expression of the divinity within us, guided by music infused with the organic sounds of breath, natural sounds, shamanic vocals and occasional ethnic instrumentation. The majority of recent Numatik sets have also featured different vocalists and performers, speaking powerful invocations, singing deep shamanic chants, and spitting improvised spirit raps with fiery intent. Numatik brings a truly unique offering into the collective, cocreative mind of worldwide conscious EDM. Numatik has shared the stage with sonic wizards like Tipper, Random Rab, Kalya Scintilla, The Polish Ambassador, Govinda, Rising Appalachia, Alex & Allyson Grey, Bluetech, Akara, Thriftworks, Desert Dwellers, Aligning Minds, Futexture, Push/Pull, and more… “Channeling transmissions direct from the galactic core, this prodigy’s potential has been palpable from the start – a clear testament to the djedis rising up in these accelerating times. It wasn’t until this year’s Gratifly that the game changed, however, and he stepped up to play his first all-original set. Now, just two months from this monumental shift, Numatik’s debut EP has dropped – along with everyone’s jaws.” – Taylor Pearon of Tribal Council Collective
Maesyn is a singer-songwriter / violinist / music producer. She has been classically trained on violin and piano since the age of 4, & also plays guitar and whistles. She weaves fun funky beats with elements of classical, Pop, gypsy jazz, and folk into her own breed of slinky swingy cabaret. She alchemizes life reflections into song spells, singing her way home and embedding uplifting reminders of Truth into the subconscious mind.
Living Prism’s conductor and one of Portland’s best-kept secrets, ĐÅR, has been DJing around the globe for over 15 years. You won’t find ĐÅR’s tracks, mixes or DJ pictures online – you’d just have to be there, in the desert, the warehouse or on the mountain, when the magic unfolds.
What should you expect from ĐÅR’s set at Mystic Rising? Get ready for… ‘Bootyism,’ ĐÅR’s new musical religion that will provide you with the dance medicine and help you unleash your inner divine gangsta.
Mystic Minstrel, Chad Wilkins, is an American/Australian singer-songwriter bringing heart-songs that reveal a better way for a generation in transitional times on our planet! From his lively, progressive grooves, to his deeply prayerful chants, spanning many genres, Chad’s rootsy folk anthems carry themes of love, gratitude, risk, honour, and pure vibrant LIFE(!) – giving voice to our cry for spiritual transformation, harmony with the Earth, and hope for a bright future.
Touring extensively, Chad’s performance style is unique and spontaneous – whether performing solo, with his full band, or anywhere in between, he guides his listeners through an interactive journey ranging from dancing celebration to mindful meditation to sing-along declarations.
Chad released his first full-length album “Show Us The Way Of The Heart” in 2014, and in 2015 his most recent release “This New Ancient Paradigm”, featuring the single “Live Love”.
Trill LeBeau is the singer of a band he founded called Cosmic Serenity. He & his band have played at festivals such a Shangrala, Flow Fest and others. A number of our favorite musicians have joined him on stage including those playing at Mystic Rising 2017 such as Tubby Love, One Tribe (Preach and Kelli Love, Al Torre and others. His songs have heart and passion and a tribal cathartic strength to move through, let go and feel more alive again!
In Trill’s own words: “I am the Lead Vocalist of a band Call’d ” Cosmic Serenity ” And We Are But Old Sckool Hippie’s and a Gipsy Traveling Band . We are two fellow luminous beings riding the wave of musical medicine. With a side note of comedy, and eccentric yet eclectic style of fashion, and a folksy sound and gypsy vibe that amps up a crowd and keeps you moving your head, tapping your feet… or just get up and lay the boogie down! “
In addition to being a gifted singer/songwriter, Matthew Human is also an outspoken proponent of small farmer’s rights and protecting the world’s food and water supply from big agri-business. His commitment to food justice and ending the corporate stranglehold on our crops is evident on such spirited anthems as “Clean Food” and “Monsanto Go Away,” which The Human Revolution played almost continuously on a 350 mile march from Brooklyn New York to Washington DC, culminating at the White House on international food day in 2011.
Having grown up in a family of musicians in Southern California, David Kai was raised with both song and ocean in his heart and spirit. As a kid, David found his first musical love when he began playing the drums. He spent many years thereafter playing drums in punk rock bands, skateboarding on the streets, and surfing in the ocean. After high school, David followed the path of music which led him inevitably to the expansive universe of the Grateful Dead and those who followed. At this point, David had been playing the guitar for a while and was writing his own songs. Fully equipped with a free spirit and his guitar, David began traveling and hitchhiking all over the US, writing songs, meeting people, and paving his path. He finally landed in Hawaii, where he stayed for many years.
Through his journeys, David was blessed to connect with Native Tribal elders from both North and South America. These elders continue to share with him their teachings and songs through ceremonial ways and have taught him a way of life. These teachings have had a profound influence on David and his music.
David now lives in Southern Oregon and spends much of his time traveling, seeking the ocean, and sharing the spirit of his music.
His newest album, “AWAKE,” was released in January 2014.
The Uprising Movement’s call to action is one to inspire. After a wonderful debut year of festival shows and traveling, the Uprising Movement has taken their love of freestyle collaboration from the campfire, the river, and festival campsites, to the stages. They Played Shangri-La, Project Earth, Oregon Country Fair, Chris Berry’s Flow Festival, and Blessed Coast last year, with Summer Meltdown, NW World Reggae Festival, OCF, and Shangri-La on the calendar for this summer. They are currently recording their anticipated debut album, with their first single being We Are Love Featuring Tim Snider of Medicine for the People.
“Music has the power to heal as well as transform, and we are honored to serve as messengers and practitioners of this art. Our intent and purpose is to uplift, inspire, educate, and unify our community and youth towards positive personal growth.”
Windsong Martin is a singer songwriter currently residing in Williams, Southern Oregon, U.S.A. She lives with her family on a beautiful piece of land, at the foot of Greyback Mountain, graced by a rushing mountain creek, blessed by a fresh water spring and beautiful forest in the Siskiyou Mountains.
Windsong accompanies herself with a variety of instruments including the guitar, dulcimer, and rattle. Her style ranges from folk ballads, to tribal rhythms, to reggae beats. Her lyrics evoke images of the power and beauty of nature and the vision of a compassionate humanity. Thru the years she has become a voice for the preservation and appreciation of the natural world sharing her songs at ceremonies, benefits, concerts, festivals and rallies, teaching songs to many and inspiring unity and hope in a time of uncertainty.
Welcome to JAMeeSHKA, where two lovestruck planetoids, James Caran and Ishka Lha, have marvelously morphed into a musical duo spaceship! They will strike your heart chords with raw vocal power, positivity, and poetry on a number of subjects ranging from love and loss to devotion, desire, and corporate insanity. But more than anything they’re a call to unity. Each JAMeeSHKA set is an eclectic blend of original compositions and improvisation using guitar, drum, outlandish vocal play, and some sneaky sonic twerkery. Oh yeah, and definitely some obscure instrument cameos. You’ll be amazed that there are no computers involved in the creation of their musical melting pot. Expect a journey that you’ll never hear quite the same way twice.
Sweat Your Prayers with Jacia…a 5 rhythms dance wave
This workshop will be designed in a Sweat Your Prayers 5 Rhythms Wave style. Jacia will introduce the practice and offer some grounding meditation , and body part opening practice before she D.J’s a hour and a half long dance through using the rhythms of flowing, stacchato, chaos, lyrical and stillness. This is an amazing way to ground and embody your love and prayers within the context of the festival.
About Jacia Kornwise
Jacia Kornwise www.rhythmsofacceptance.com has been working as a dance teacher, a guide, and a spiritual minister, educator, and healer for 20 years. Her life is dedicated to helping people open to their authentic embodiment, love, heart, creativity and aliveness. She brings a contagious joy for life and a open heart to her work.
Awakening the illuminated Heart – a journey into the Sacred Space of your Heart
Join Viola on a deep experiential journey into your Heart and connect
with your Higher Self. We will discuss the work of Drunvalo
Melchizedek, Sacred Geometry and LightBody activation (MerKaBa) .
learn to live and create our life from the Unity of the heart, instead of
the duality of the mind. This is ancient teachings brought into modern
understandings, making it easy for us to connect to the Quantum
Sngularity within ourselves, within us all.
About viola rose
Viola Rose is a certified teacher of drunvalo Melchizedek’s School of
Remembering and facilitator of Awakening the Illuminated heart
workshops. She lives in Portland Oregon, travelling regularly
offering Drunvalos teaching of living in the Heart and activating the
Merkaba (lightbody). She brings her joy and enthusiasm to this
Visit her website for more information: www.DreamTheNewDream.com
Dance the sweet, passionate, hungry, heartful truth birthing in every breath of your beautiful human life. Dance your gratitude, your willingness to ask for help, and the unfettered awesomeness of your deepest dreams. Give it up on the elemental wave of our shared dance. Sweaty prayers liberate our souls and elevate our lives.
About Samantha Sweetwater
A veteran transformational facilitator, ceremonial leader and vision journey guide with 25+ years of experience under her wings, Samantha gently yet boldly invites you to unburden yourself from yourself, choose your happy, purposeful life, and to co-create a regenerative culture of peace for All Beings. She is the founder and director of Dancing Freedom, PeaceBody Japan, and Movement Makers Mentoring. She has trained over 200 Dancing Freedom facilitators internationally and is currently working on her first book, More Life Please.
Embodying Permaculture, Embodying Ecology, Generation Waking Up, Expressive and Healing Arts, Singing Alive: Awaken Your Songbird, Eco-Poetics and SomgWeaving
The Embodying Permaculture Workshop is an experience designed to integrate mind, body, heart and spirit with the values and principles of permaculture. As facilitators we will take participants through a journey of body centered awareness practices including transformational theater, embodied movement, guided music creation, vinyasa yoga flow, and guided visualization meditations activating the 5 senses and permaculture. We will engage in interactive games and exercises for each of the 5 senses. We will also facilitate a Solutionary discussion counsel where the participants will have the opportunity to share their vision of being a co-creative change-maker in a thriving sustainable community. When we are fully in alignment with our true selves as multidimensional beings, we develop a strong connection to ourselves, our community and our environment.
Eco-Poetics and Song-weaving:
Through this transformational co-creative process, we guide participants through a journey of free-flow writing and song sharing.
Generation Waking Up
The Generation Waking Up “Wake Up Experience” is a four phase journey that lays out the context of our current planetary situation and dives into a council of generating solution. These four phases are: 1) Who are we? (As individuals, as a generation, and as an inter-generational community) 2) Where Are We? (In regards to the ideal thriving, just and sustainable world wish wish to live in) 3) What’s going on? (Global Challenges) & 4) What has to change? (Solutions)
Through interactive exercises, discussions and activities, participants will gain an expanded awareness of our planet’s great story, and our part in it as active changemakers and solution generators.
More workshop offerings can be found here: http://www.bloomingbiodiversity.solutions/#!about3/c1mvz
About Robin Liepman (Bloom) and Anna Combi (Anahata)
Robin Liepman (Bloom) and Anna Combi (Anahata) are earth activist musicians, permaculture designers, and transformational paradigm shifters. They have facilitated countless community workshops, retreats, gatherings, concerts and permaculture action events together in North, South and Central America. They are co-organizers of Blooming Biodiversity Tour which spanned the West Coast Fall 2015, offering events that brought together communities in transformational celebration to learn and practice permaculture. They have both studied eco-psychology, herbalism, and expressive arts. They have completed the Earth Activist Training Permaculture Design Course taught by Starhawk. They were recently interns at Arkana Alliance, an indigenous rainforest activism organization in Peru, and are now back on the West Coast pollinating the regenerative paradigm through their expressive permaculture activist work.
Exploration of Psychedelics / Entheogens with Martin Ball
Join Author Martin Ball as he facilitates a forum on psychedelics and entheogens.
About Martin Ball
Martin W. Ball, Ph.D., is a writer, independent publisher, energy worker, visionary artist, and musician currently living in Ashland Oregon. In the spring of 2009 Martin underwent a profound energetic opening and transformation – the result of intensive work with entheogenic medicines and a year of profound self-exploration. The result is Martin’s articulation of what he calls the “Entheological Paradigm,” a Grand Unified Theory of all of reality from God to the direct experience of each human being, which he characterizes as an articulation of his view on “radical nonduality.” His approach is unique in that he sees the tension between duality and nonduality not as a spiritual or religious issue, but as an energetic issue that can best be addressed through the intentional use of powerful entheogens, such as 5-MeO-DMT. As such, his approach is thoroughly practical, straight-forward, and free of metaphysics, speculation, and attachment to spiritual or religious ideologies and mythologies. The result is a view of the nature of reality and the self that is challenging, liberating, and powerfully transformative, pointing to the true nature of being and personal responsibility as an energetic being.
Priestess Portal with Graell Corsini
Join Graell for a ceremonial adventure focusing on your connection to your body as temple and the land as temple.
About Graell Corsini
Graell Corsini is a devotional Priestess of the Goddess, a Mari-Morgan Clan member, workshop and retreat facilitator, Priestess birth and death attendant, goddess temple raiser, and a ceremonial dance performer. Her grounded practicality fuses with walking the Path of Sacred Living in a most epic Mythic existance. She raises the God & Goddess within you.
Graell is the Founder and Co-Director of the Goddess Temple of Ashland, Oregon, USA and has supported raising Goddess Temples around the world. Graell has been intimately involved in the Goddess Conference of Glastonbury UK since 2006. She annually serves the Glastonbury Goddess Temple in any way needed, as well as Tempio della Grande Dea of Rome, Italy, both Temples are the first of their kind, in their location, to be rasised in over two thousand years.
Ecstatic Dance & Breathwork for Deep Healing *** Who Am I? An Exploration of Yoga, Psychedelics & Enlightenment
Ecstatic Dance & Breathwork for Deep Healing
This workshop combines sacred music, movement and a powerful breathing practice (similar to Holotropic Breathwork) to release deep trauma from the tissues and facilitate a greater feeling of wellness and wholeness. The workshop presenter, Allowah Lani, has years of experience in guiding these sessions. All will be held in a safe and loving container. Come for what is more often than not a transformational experience!
Who Am I? An Exploration of Yoga, Psychedelics & Enlightenment
Join author, yoga teacher and musician Allowah Lani for an in-depth exploration of yoga and plant medicine, particularly with an eye to how the two complement each other. This will be a fun, funny and interactive multi-media presentation that is based on Allowah’s recently published book, Who Am I? Yoga, Psychedelics and the Quest for Enlightenment. 90 minutes.
About Allowah Lani
I’ve taught at several Mystics in the past, all with very positive feedback. I’ve been doing yoga for 21 years and have a yoga school (Yoga Quest University) that has offered close to 30 Yoga Teacher Trainings over the years. I’m perhaps not the most famous yogi on the planet, but I do feel these workshops will draw a good number. As I said, I will also do my part to help promote and bring as many people as possible.
Avatar’s Guide Visionary Nourishment
Extraordinary health and vitality is possible when you feed your body the proper fuel. Eternal Health, Youthful Glowing Beauty, Superior Performance, Lusty Libido are all available to you. Come learn effective strategies and easy recipes to nourish your Inner Avatar and support your body in looking, feeling and performing better than ever. Learn delicious recipes with powerful ingredients that have anticancer properties, increase libido, fuel your workout, and promote greater health, vitality and natural energy. Enjoy a tasting experience.
About Jillian Love
Jillian Love creates engaging sensory experiences with the fusion of food, entertainment, education and fun Jillian is a change agent & pioneer in the conscious cuisine & sustainable health movement. Certified Raw Chef, M. Ed. Counseling, Certified Life Coach & NLP Practitioner. Jillian teaches classes and offers one on one trainings and life and nutrition optimization coaching. She also provides chef services and offers menu development in the USA and internationally.
Hatha Vinyassa Flow with Anna Combi
I am dedicated to opening the heart and cultivating deep connection to ones physical, spiritual and emotional bodies in my yoga classes. My classes are designed to empower, inspire and creating a healing flow that enables participants to drop in deep with their true nature embodying their connection to source, oneness with nature and liberation from trauma stored in the body. I integrate Iyengar alinements, breathwork and pranassage hands on assists. I focus on metaphors from nature, healing and releasing blockages. My classes are for people of all ages and at all skill levels. I help participants find modifications to meet their needs.
Two Vinyasa Practices: You will learn both a vigorous vinyasa, and a therapeutic vinyasa flow. From this balanced foundation, you will learn how to design your own vinyasa practices, creating a teaching style that is unique to you, while supporting the diverse needs of your students.
Nosara Yoga Vinyasa Flow: Created by Amba Stapleton out of her love of strong physical exercise, sweating and the movement of life force (or prana). This dynamic sequence of hatha yoga postures is linked together through rhythm and breath, and inspired by passionate music, creating a shift in brain wave patterns that lead to a shift in consciousness.
Taught by: Anna Combi
My style of teaching is definitely unique and eclectic. I borrow from different styles and modalities and each class is different. What I do best is to help facilitate feeling more love and presence, and less worry, stress and negative self-talk. People leave feeling better, and that’s what I’m here for.
Taught by: Allowah Lani
Mainly Vinyasa yoga for all-levels. I also enjoy teaching Hatha yoga and Budokon yoga (imagine yoga and martial arts had a baby).
I teach a creative flow class with a blend of alignment cues and space for self-reflection and guidance. Usually I will start class with some authentic story about my life that leads to a teaching for us to consider while we move. I might share a poem or short piece of writing that relates and then I’ll weave the concept throughout class. Music playlists are super important to me- they must be good.
We may do a pranayama breath practice first and then we’ll warm up and start to build from the ground up to a series of poses that eventually expands into a highlighted pose or genre of poses (i.e. backbends, hip-openers, etc.). I’ve been told my sequencing and classes are subtly challenging but still sweet and fun.
I like for students to be free, to take up space, make noise, breath loudly and modify anything that they need to without worrying about me. I read each person as we go to make sure we’re all on the same page and I like for my language to be fresh and present- not rehearsed.
I give time for lunar poses and savasana so there can be rest and healing and possibly more magical inner wisdom to witness. I like to keep it light-hearted and to practice with purpose.
Taught by: Alysa Romano
Lindy Kehoe enjoys living a spacious and peaceful life, choosing to reflect that quality within her dream-like work. Contemplative and quiet, her paintings are portals into the sublte realms of rememberance, shape-shifting in care of the viewer.
Her mediums include oil paints on canvas, acrylic, earth pigments (stoneground), clay-based eco paints, water colors and ink on paper. The body of work on this sight reflects a decade of painting after her studies at Ohio University, where she received her Bachelors of Fine Art, focusing on Art Education. As a certified Art Educator for kindergarten through Highschool, she has taught in many fashions and ages. This journey brought her to Napa, California, where she taught as a Middle School Art teacher at River School in 2006-2007.
Called to the Northen Landscape and Rivers, she moved to the Rogue Valley of Oregon, where she fell in love, and illustrated Star Hawk’s “Last Wild Witch”, published by Mother Tongue Ink of We’Moon. She received a Silver “Nautilus Award” for her illustrations. Lindy’s work has been featured in “Spirituality in Health Magazine”. Her work has been internationally published since 2004 in the We’Moon Calendar books and Wall Calendars. Her work has been shown in galleries and festivals across the west coast, with Art Visionary Masters including Alex Grey, Martina Hoffman, and Mark Henson.
Lindy is currently weaving together her many images into a story book called “Urial and Arianna and the Transformation of the Worlds.” She considers this a book for all ages that reads like poetry and finds itself to be an interdimensional journey through time and space.
Brian Paul Smith
Brian Paul Smith is a digital artist based in Ashland Oregon. A lifelong interest in Art, Computers, Math and Mysticism have been fused together to manifest this one of a kind creative spark. His work is an alchemical exploration of light, color, symmetry, sacred geometry, and the mystical forms that manifest within the cosmic fractal landscape. Like cloud gazing, or a Rorschach test on steroids, Brian’s art beckons the imagination of viewer and reveals an endless array of faces and spirit beings that merge together into unified inter-dimensional windows. Soothing, Mesmerizing and unlike anything you have ever seen before, the images he creates will captivate and galactivate you.
Ishka was born in 1982, and grew up in northern California. She loved to draw ever since she was a little girl, even if it meant getting carsick on long road trips with her family because she was so focused on her sketchpad. Her talent advanced as she got older, but she felt it was necessary to pursue a career that assured more financial stability. Society had taught her too much about the starving artist. And so, she sought study for a profession that was highly useful in society that would also require her artistic skill.
Six years later, she graduated from California Polytechnic State University with a professional bachelors degree in architecture.
During her fourth year in college, Ishka spent a year studying abroad in France, and traveled all over Western Europe. Her experience of life outside the U.S. transformed her entire perception of art, architecture, and community; and it was then that she became much more certain of her path, both as an artist and an architectural designer.
Everything came to a climax in this little town she visited on the southern coast of Portugal—one of the last trips she made before returning to the states. In the hostel she stayed in, twenty complete strangers from all over the world had somehow come together as one big family. For the first time, Ishka experienced the miracle of coming together with people she had never met as though they had somehow known each other for lifetimes. Miracles began happening everyday; or, maybe it was that Ishka was finally allowing them to happen, and be a witness to them.
A rose, long-awaited, bloomed in her heart, and Ishka began to recognize God in all beings. She awakened to a Great Love for herself and everyone around her. This shift in her awareness marked the inception of a life long spiritual journey!
When she returned to California, she dedicated her next year of college studying as much as she could about natural building techniques and eco-village design, and developed her thesis around it. The architecture program had included aspects of green building over the years, but Ishka’s hunger for it and her interest in intentional community living intensified exponentially after her trip overseas. Moreover, her passion for art was renewed with a vehemence and sense of freedom all too wild and magnificent to describe any other way than to draw it. She no longer felt inhibited by the stigmas society had put on her greatest gift.
After graduation, Ishka made a solid commitment to her practice as an artist, and architecture would be her mistress. Ishka has since embarked on many other travels in North America and abroad, exploring and expanding her participation as a true citizen of the world. She uses every opportunity available to absorb spiritual guidance and inspiration for her art, and foster her development and dedication to community building and lifestyle.
Roman Villagrana creates art as a campaign to inspire visionary community. Setting out to influence others to create by portraying a universal and harmonic culture he calls “Tribe13” is his mission. Believing in the representation of myth-creating reality powered by faith is his message. Art to him is a reflection of life and its infinite potential…
Roman has helped bring forth Tribe13 and the Inter-dimensional Art Movement as platforms for visionary community building and harmonic culture manifesting and hosts the annual Inter-dimensional Art Show in Seattle showcasing leading visionary art, music and fashion from around the world. You can see Roman at art shows or live performance painting at conscious events throughout the west coast and abroad including Canada and England.
“Art has become a method for hacking my inner firewall, helping me to connect with my authentic self despite the schwirl of culturally induced delusions. Making my art has granted me gradual access to a more integrated and multidimensional reality.I think the most powerful thing we can accomplish with our work is to inspire each other to accept responsibility for the liberation of oneself from the social conditioning of previous generations and the prevailing ignorance of our cultural story; to dismantle who we were falsely taught that we are and find the unique creative identity within.My intention for my work, beyond personal healing, is to reflect a simple Truth — That the Universe is made of a profound Love beyond human categories, and that inter-collectively, we are One Being, One Consciousness.”
Welcome to our Tickets page! Our Mystic Rising Gathering event will be an intimate weekend journey with only 550 Weekend Passes at our amazing new venue Frontier Ranch on almost 1,000 acres and with a large swimable pond! The campgrounds are lush, there are teepees, large tents with beds, and and showers and facilities! Because of the very limited capacity we have at this venue for year, we limited number of tickets and are not able to offer day passes for this event. We also are looking forward to going through a full weekend transformational journey deeper into community as we move through the weekend together.
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