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Making Movies

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Making Movies

GENRE: Cumbia/Rock | LOC: Kansas City, MO

 

Energy, mysticism, roots– it’s hard to describe the genre-breaking music of Making Movies, a band that Rolling Stone says is “breaking down walls in the United States,” with a mix of afro-latino rhythms and psychedelic rock’n’roll that makes the group’s sound something unique. The connection between the Chi brothers (hailing from Santiago, Panama)– together with their Mexican bandmates, the Chaurand brothers– results in an overwhelming musical presence that takes you through landscapes festive, furious, refreshing, and dark.

At times the falsetto of Diego Chi (bassist) takes you to the underworld, while the fuzz of Enrique Chi’s guitar anchors his spirited voice in the midst of the Chaurand brothers’ primal and folkloric percussion. An explosion of energy on the stage––does the soundtrack make the movie, or does the movie make for the soundtrack?

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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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Coreyah

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Coreyah 고래야

GENRE: Korean Folk Rock | LOC: South Korea

“Mesmerising and wonderful” ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

“Infectious…a beautifully layered sound” ★★★★ ThreeWeeks

“Beyond the musicians’ sizzling chops, what’s most interesting about this band is how subtly they weave classic Korean folk themes into a rock framework.” (New York Music Daily)

There are few band across the world that so expertly meld classic, traditional instruments and vocalization with entirely modern ones as Coreyah. Indeed, their new breed of music breaks the barrier between the traditional and the contemporary. This sextet group Coreyah’s unique freewheeling, polystylistic vision of Korean traditional music combines various world music heritages, such as Anglo-American rock, Balkan gypsy, and a variety of musical genres from South America and Africa.

The band is chocked full of gifted musicians, consisting of Kim Dongkun (daegeum, sogeum, tungso), Ham Boyoung (vocal), Na Sunjin (geomungo), Kim Chorong (percussion), Kyungyi (percussion) and Ko Jaehyeo (guitar). Since their 2010 debut, Coreyah has been expanding its musical domain by actively blurring the distinction between old and new. In 2011, they won the grand prize at a new Korean music competition called “Cheonchamanbyeol (all kinds of music) Concert” hosted by BukchonChangwoo Theater, and were selected for “Tune Up,” an esteemed granting program. The following year, Coreyah proved that traditional Korean music could attract just as much attention as flashy rock, when they reached the top 16 on KBS (Korean Broadcasting System)’s “Top Band II,” a band survival show. They then went on a four European country-tour, and in 2013, Coreyah received the highest mark at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. They continue to delight audiences at home and abroad.

The name of the group, the Sino-Korean homonym Co – Re – Yah, refers to inheritance of the past, but now serves to draw living modern people toward more attractive music using old music elements. Translated into Hangul, (the Korean alphabet), Coreyah also means “whale”—the group’s totem animal and good luck charm.

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Niki J Crawford

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Niki J Crawford

GENRE: R&B/Soul | LOC: Los Angeles

Niki J Crawford and her band bring the heat with a high energy soul get down. After a short break following her latest tour, Niki is back with a new band, new songs and a new show. Niki is an American Recording Artist/Songwriter from the small country town of Springhill, Louisiana with a powerful, unforgettable and melodic voice. The singer/song writer crafts poignant lyrics and creates music with a Soul-Funk-R&B sound that you can feel. Niki has been singing since she was 6-years-old. From her roots as the lead soloist in her hometown church choir to the recently completed touring, her talent has continued to evolve as one of the strongest voices in music.

Niki and the band members have shared the stage and have played with Carlos Santana, Snoop Dogg, Al Green, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Aaron Neville, Macy Gray, Booker T Jones, The Roots, Tune Yards, Chicano Batman, Galactic, Keb Mo and Orgone just to name a few of the performers who have sought out her talent. She has performed on various late-night TV shows such as Jay Leno, David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, and Saturday Night Live and lit up festival stages across the world like Bonnaroo, Wakarusa, Cal WorldFest, Utah Arts, Montreal Jazz, Summer Camp, Bear Creek, Long Beach Jazz Fest, All Good, High Sierra and Jam Cruise.

Niki continues to write and perform leading with her trademark aura of unconditional love and sensuality that fuels a vocal passion with the effortless ease of a veteran performer. Niki has said her goal is to make feel-good music and great films with an energy that inspires and alleviates negativity.

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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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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

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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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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.