Find Your Voice: Opening the Throat Chakra with Katy Avila

Find Your Voice: Opening the Throat Chakra with Katy AvilaFind Your Voice: Opening the Throat Chakra with Katy Avila

 

Many different practices, from shamanism to Jungian psychology, recognize the practice of automatic writing, or writing without thinking, as a natural, meditative process in which words rise from a subconscious or spiritual source.

 

Though many people dislike writing or think they don’t know how to write, the inability to automatically write actually suggests psychic blocks and imbalances in the throat chakra as there is a lack of ability to communicate and express oneself.

 

In this workshop, attendees will participate in a series of group meditation, chanting, and prompted/unprompted writing exercises. The purpose of these exercises is to open up our throat chakra and see what organically arises from within when we put our pen to paper and enter that flow state.

 

Katy Avila is a writer, mentor, teacher, singer and musician living in Oakland, CA. Katy has taught writing to children, adults, and professionals across various academic and community settings because she believes all humans are writers by nature. By engaging with the power of stories and words, Katy’s workshops create space for change–change in how we view ourselves, each other, the world–and space for personal, collective and cultural healing. Her interests in yoga, music, and spirituality intersect with her teaching experience to create a transformative writing approach that is embodied, meditative, and cathartic.

 

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Embodied Shamanism Ecstatic Dance with Michael Stone

Embodied Shamanism Ecstatic Dance with Michael StoneEmbodied Shamanism Ecstatic Dance with Michael Stone (djDivine)

 

Michael Stone has been on the dancing path since 1972 when he first met Rave Queen and 5Rhythms creator Gabrielle Roth. He presents a unique combination of shamanic shape-shifting and full-on Ecstatic Dance. Catch him Friday morning at Ponderosa Hall! Michael is also the host of local radio show, KVMR’s Conversations.

Ecstatic Dance Wave with DJ Medicine Heart

Soul Shake Ecstatic Dance

Ecstatic Dance Wave with DJ Medicine Heart

Join DJ Medicine Heart for Saturday morning Ecstatic Dance! Ecstatic Dance is a space where people are invited to move however they want to; free to play, free to dive in deep, free to inhabit their bodies and hearts, free from concern about how they might look on the outside, free to be fully themselves!

 

DJ Medicine Heart opens the space by creating specific intentions and themes into each unique set, and create waves of music that journey through a range of musical genres, including world, funk, gypsy, dub, breakbeat, house, glitch, bass, broken beat, downtempo and leftfield.

 

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Django Jazz Ukulele with Danielle Herreid

Django Jazz UkeleleDjango Jazz Ukulele with Danielle Herreid

 

Inspired by Django Reinhardt, learn slides, bends, ghost notes and chromatic approaches with these easily-executed Django-jazz riffs. Add a touch of attitude to any genre of music with these helpful licks!

 

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Dancehall with Chantou Lam

Dancehall with Chantou LamDancehall with Chantou Lam

 

Uplift your spirit. Energize your body. Feed your soul.

 

Brought on by the pure energy, spontaneity and creativity of the Jamaican people partying in the streets, clubs, and homes – this perfect environment gave rise to Dancehall. The gritty, mesmerising and extremely energetic dance style is from the people and for the people. It is a dance that is more of a culture than genre. Dancehall helps to make parties and stage performances more energetic combining all of rhythms from various traditional instruments and more so from electronic sources, as of late. It involves many different individual dances that will be connected into one celebratory dance phrase!

Children’s Hoop Dance Class with Emily Reynolds

Children's Hoop DanceChildren’s Hoop Dance Class with Emily Reynolds

 

Learn the basics of body hooping as well as some off body hoop dance tricks – for kids! At the end of class there will be free hoop dance time to practice what you’ve learned and let the body and hoop flow freely!! This class will be for all levels of children and is offered to promote health and creativity!

Battle of Santiago

2020 ARTIST

Battle of Santiago

GENRE: AFRO-CUBAN

Battle of Santiago combines ancient Afro-Cuban rhythms and chants with a distinctly Canadian post-rock spirit and sensibility. The result is a wholly unique sound that tells a universal 21st Century story, transcending borders while staying rooted in one city’s immigrant experience.

“There are a couple of different Battles of Santiagos to choose from” explains the group’s founder Michael Owen. “there were a few in Cuba, mostly during the Spanish-American War, and there was even an infamous World Cup match in Chile that’s been given the name, too. So you can take your pick. We liked that ambiguity. It reflects how our music can change and take on different vibes. The name also implies some kind of soundclash, which works for us since the band has both a Latino section and a non-Latino section, and that dynamic can create a really exciting creative tension.”

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California WorldFest

An annual music festival that brings music from around the world to Grass Valley, California. We honor the land our festival is held on with our Global Indigenous Peoples Village. PLUS: Workshops & Yoga • Global Conscious Living • World Food & Artisan Market • Family Fun for All Ages • Buskers • Late Night Music • Parade & More!

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Pamyua

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Pamyua

 

GENRE: TRIBAL FUNK / INUIT SOUL MUSIC

 

Pamyua showcases Inuit culture though music and dance performance. The show is a platform to share indigenous knowledge and history. Their style derives from traditional melodies reinterpreted with contemporary vocalization and instrumentation. Often described as “Inuit Soul Music,” Pamyua has discovered their own genre.

The members are proud to represent Indigenous culture. The group believes unity is possible though music and dance and the members interpret Inuit traditions masterfully with joy and sincerity. The response to this message is tremendous as the group is a symbol of pride for Alaska’s indigenous people and to all who see them perform.

 

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An annual music festival that brings music from around the world to Grass Valley, California. We honor the land our festival is held on with our Global Indigenous Peoples Village. PLUS: Workshops & Yoga • Global Conscious Living • World Food & Artisan Market • Family Fun for All Ages • Buskers • Late Night Music • Parade & More!

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Jupiter & Okwess

2020 ARTIST

Jupiter & Okwess

GENRE: World Music, Afrobeat, Afrofunk

 Paving the way for young musicians in the Congo, Jupiter Bokondji reactivated the forgotten rhythms and melodies of the Congo, by injecting the urban groove of his hometown, Kinhasa. His projects have combined his Mongo roots with influences from The Rolling Stones to James Brown. .

With their second album Kin Sonic, Jupiter and Okwess transcend the Congo’s unexplored musical heritage and dive into a pool of modernity. We’re invited to savour his latest recipe, the Okwess (‘food’ in the Kibunda language) which is the fruit of all the encounters and influences he has absorbed during his many journeys around the world. It’s a recipe based on perfect alchemy, enriched by contributions from Damon Albarn of Blur and Gorillaz, violinist Warren Ellis of Nick Cave’s Bad Seeds and Robert del Naja, aka ‘3D’, of Massive Attack.

 

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Red Baraat

2020 ARTIST

Red Baraat

GENRE: AFROBEAT/FUNK/JAZZ 

 

Red Baraat is a pioneering band from Brooklyn, New York. Conceived by dhol player Sunny Jain, the group has drawn worldwide praise for its singular sound, a merging of hard driving North Indian bhangra with elements of hip-hop, jazz and raw punk energy. Created with no less a purposeful agenda than manifesting joy and unity in all people, Red Baraat’s spirit is worn brightly on its sweaty and hard-worked sleeve. Their infectious rhythms roll over the audience like a hurricane and let the audience breathe only in a short ballad pause. – RHEIN MAIN PRESS (GERMANY)

Red Baraat’s June 2018 album release, “Sound The People”, hit the top 10 on the World Music Charts Europe and was heralded in the US as the anthem soundtrack for the South Asian diaspora by US hipster, indie-rock magazine, STEREOGUM: The album is full of moments that hit with the force of a spiritual awakening…The funk, ska-punk, and other American forms that make their way into the music are layered intricately within the same threadwork as the ragas on which these songs are pulled from. Each piece is a gesture of cultural harmony, rendering not only genre irrelevant, but the geographic placement of those sounds.

The release of Red Baraat’s 2nd album in 2013, Shruggy Ji, debuted at #1 on the Billboard World Music charts in USA and propelled the band on a world tour that has yet to stop. They’ve performed at Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, WOMAD, globalFEST, Lincoln Center, New Orleans Jazz Fest, along with clubs, theatres, and arts centers. Along the way they sold out rooms as diverse as the Luxembourg Philharmonic and the New York City’s legendary rock club Bowery Ballroom, and performed at the request of The White House (Obama), TED and Olympic Games.

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An annual music festival that brings music from around the world to Grass Valley, California. We honor the land our festival is held on with our Global Indigenous Peoples Village. PLUS: Workshops & Yoga • Conscious Living • World Food & Artisan Market • Family Fun for All Ages • Buskers • Late Night Music • Parade & More!

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California WorldFest © 2020. California WorldFest is presented by The Center for the Arts, a cultural and educational organization that promotes and presents the literary, visual, & performing arts for the enrichment of our community. Site Photography by Marion Charlotte Photography, Ryuta Shimotomai, and Eye of Laksmi.