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Global Indigenous Peoples Village 2019

Global Indigenous Peoples Village

At WorldFest, it is our mission as a celebration of the World Culture to honor the indigenous peoples of the world and the expansive knowledge and cultural richness that are held within them.

Join us in celebrating the 10th annual Global Indigenous Peoples Village at WorldFest!

The Global Indigenous Peoples Village is hosted by a diverse range of Indigenous Peoples including the Indigenous Nisenan People of Nevada, Placer, El Dorado, and Sacramento counties, whose land holds the WorldFest gathering. The Nisenan
Tribes will open WorldFest on Thursday evening, with a ceremonial welcoming
of all guests of WorldFest on their ancestral homelands.

The Global Village holds a diverse variety of Indigenous Artisans, Musicians, Dancers, Wisdom Keepers, and Workshops to honor the past and recognize the indigenous peoples’ invaluable contribution to humanity’s cultural diversity and heritage.

During the festival, day break will begin with a ceremonial sun welcoming and continue with community gathering all day long.

Stay tuned for scheduling of workshops and presentations within the Global Village, and make sure to check out the schedule of the Global Stage which is dedicated to showcasing Indigenous Peoples music and dance as well as lectures from Elders within the community.

It is a honor to receive these teachings and share them with the greater WorldFest community. Join us in the Indigenous Global Peoples Village at the festival this year!

Kimberly Shining Star

Keeping the Culture is an honor and an obligation. There was a time when the stories told the history of the land, the plants, and the animals.

Kimberly ShiningStar weaves stories of inherent responsibilities with traditional ecological knowledge. The stories are mesmerizing, told in old time fashion. The experience may awaken your very soul. Genetic memories tingle when they hear the truth.

Descending from the Tume’lay Nisenan Miwok, a true California Native, Kimberly ShiningStar is known as “The Storyteller” and a “Culture Keeper”.

Bear Fox

I always loved music, and I realized later that I had a gift for songwriting around the age of 29. When I look back and think about it, I always had this beautiful gift, but I didn’t realize what I had. I remember when I was riding the bus to school I could hear music coming to me. I look around and there was no radio playing. It was a melody coming that only I could hear. So I would hum the melody I was hearing. As I got older, I first began writing songs that were in Mohawk for our Traditional Women’s singing group called, ‘Kontiwennenhawi’, (Carriers of the Words). In 2001 my family had a house fire. After this house fire, my family was going through tough times trying to pay bills and trying to put money aside to build a house. One day, I got the idea that I should try and write songs in English. I can write songs in Mohawk maybe I can write songs in English too. The first song that I wrote in English was, ‘Broken.’ The second song that came to me to write was called, ‘Rich Girl.’ So, these are the beginnings of songwriting and singing for me. I began making CDs, and it helps to have them to make ends meet.

When I write a song, I run it by my family first. I have five children; I have one girl and four boys. My husband is an Iron Worker. I remember when I sang them ‘Rich Girl’ for the first time—my kids loved it. It made my daughter cry. When my husband heard it, he loved it, too. I remember he had me sit in the car with him. He had me practice the song. Over and over he had me sing the song to him. He wanted me to memorize it without using the paper. I must have sung it about 100 times in a row that night…”

Southern California Aztec Dancers

The Southern California Mexica Dancers (meshika) share the traditions of their ancestors – the Mexica people from the Central Valley of Mexico once known as the great Tenochtitlan.

Their Danzas (way of dance) communicates stories and observations of the cosmic and the natural world. During their ceremony participants are invited to join in prayer for healing and restoration.

The dancers include Bernice Vasquez and Xochitl Palomera.

We are Mexica Dancers, also known as Aztec Dancers. Our danzas allows us to communicate the teachings and stories of our ancestors. Danza synchronizes the mind, body and spirit to the cosmic universe. During our ceremony, we combine the movement, rhythm and songs, Which represent the elements, nature and the cosmos. We invite all walks of life to join in, as we collectively put out our intentions for healing prayers.

Little Thunder

(Lakota Dancers from South Dakota)

Cheryl Angel is a member of the Sicangu Lakota Oyate or Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. A front line opponent of the pipelines threatening native homelands across America, Cheryl is a strong advocate for environmental justice and indigenous rights. She spent the recent fall-winter season at the Sacred Stone Camp of Standing Rock and will share her experiences within the soothing ambiance of a Lakota wacipi (dance).

Karen K Little Thunder is also a member of the Sicangu Lakota Oyate. She is a proud graduate of Sinte Gleska University and a descendant of the University’s namesake and historical Sicangu leader, Spotted Tail. As a bloodline descendant of Little Thunder, Spotted Tail, and Crow Dog, Karen is helpful to the continuation of Sicangu Lakota ancestral knowledge and language by sharing her personal experiences in growth, recovery, and cultural reparations.

Cheryl and Karen are traditional dancers of the Sicangu Lakota wacipi and each speaks from the heart in defense of their homelands and indigenous rights. They are mothers and grandmothers, earth protectors and maske (sister-friends), who live and breathe their ancestral responsibilities on a daily basis. Join them in celebrating Mni Wiconi and their continuing advocacy for environmental justice. Revel in the Circle of Life and hear from these vibrant Lakota winyan (women) the latest about the #NoDAPL and #NoKXL movements of the Great Plains region. Water is Life. MNI WICONI.

https://www.facebook.com/N8ivGipZ
www.facebook.com/karen.k.littlethunder

Sacramento Pow Wow Dancers

The Sacramento Powwow Dance Group has been active in the Northern California area for about 8 years. The group features the southern style of dance & song. The majority of our dancers and singers have been participating in powwow dance their whole lives.

The Group is dedicated to promoting a positive native image through dance. This allows the group to bring native dancing and songs to the general population. The group is committed to educating others on native dance.

The Sacramento Powwow Dance Group has been featured at the following events: California State Fair, Elk Grove Multi-Cultural Festival, Noon Year’s Eve at the Crocker Art Museum, and lastly – part of the half time show at the Sacramento Kings Game. Just to name a few.

The Sacramento Powwow Dance group is led by Shonnie Bear.

We look forward to dancing with you!!

Feather River Singers

“The vocals are powerful, the drumming solid and the melodies, ear-catching. Make no mistake, these ladies can sing!” – Whispering Wind Magazine

This women’s Native American group thrills with soulful singing in Cherokee, English and other Native languages. Kathleen Shain, Anna Eyre and Pamela Ames have sung together for 17 plus years.

Feather River Singers is a Women’s Drum with exciting energy, a soothing beat and songs in Cherokee and English. Dedicated to preserving native language through songs, all original materials by group members their 2005 debut CD “Daughters of the Earth” by Feather River Singers broke into new musical territory. The group received a nomination in 2006 for Debut Artist of the Year by the Native American Music Awards (NAMMYS). Current members are Kathleen Shain, Anna Eyre, Pamela Ames, all born in California.

www.facebook.com/Feather-River-Singers-144896795603827/
www.store.cdbaby.com/Artist/FeatherRiverSingers

Goodshield Aguilar/Soul-A-Mente

Soul-A-Mente is a music duo in California since 2010 with Goodshield Aguilar (Lakota, Pasqua Yaqui) and Mignon Geli (Waray, Ilongo, Maya) offering a variety of original songs, spoken word and consciousness from an Indigenous perspective. They combine native traditional to contemporary music ranging from soul, rock, folk, funk, jazz, reggae and hip hop with guitar, wood flutes, traditional drums, rattles, vocals and native chants.

Stay tuned for their soon-to-be released album Soul-A-Mente, Part 2, another musical collaboration by Goodshield and Mignon. Visit the Buffalo Field Campaign website for the fall schedule of the Buffalo Field Campaign Roadshow which begins on the west coast September 13, and ending October 5, 2018 with presentations by co-founder Mike Mease, film documentaries, flute music by Mignon Geli and music by multi-instrumentalist Goodshield Aguilar. Visit www.buffalofieldcampaign.org.

Listen to and buy Goodshield’s or Mignon’s music on CD Baby, the independent record store by musicians for musicians. Currently available is Goodshield’s The Fifth World by 7th Generation Rise or Mignon’s Under A Buffalo Sun – Flute Medicine by Mignon Geli.

www.cdbaby.com/Artist/7thGenerationRise
www.store.cdbaby.com/cd/mignongeli
www.facebook.com/geli.soulsis7/
www.facebook.com/GoodShieldAguilar7thGenerationRise/
www.goodshieldmusic.com
www.buffalofieldcampaign.org

 

Wakan Waci Blindman

Wakan Waci Blindman is a Numu (Northern Paiute) residing on the Pyramid Lake Reservation in Nevada. He also represents the Oglala Lakota Oyate of Pine Ridge, South Dakota. The album ‘Forever Grateful’ is a collective of Native American Church Songs (Peyote Chants) originally composed by him. His unique style is presented with a balance of harmony through sacred instruments and the vocals of all who contributed.

www.facebook.com/wakanwaci

 

Chief Caleen Sisk or Winnemem Wintu

Caleen Sisk is the Spiritual Leader and Tribal Chief of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, who practice their traditional culture and ceremonies in their territory along the McCloud River watershed in Northern California.

Since assuming leadership responsibilities in 2000, Caleen has focused on maintaining the cultural and religious traditions of the Tribe, and has led the revitalization of the Winnemem’s H’up Chonas (or War Dance) and BaLas Chonas (Puberty Ceremony), which had not been practiced for decades. She advocates for California salmon restoration; healthy, undammed watersheds, and the human right to water. She has received international honors as a tireless sacred site protector, and currently leads the tribe’s resistance against the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s proposal to raise Shasta Dam 18-feet and inundate or damage more than 40 sacred sites.

She is also currently leading her Tribe’s efforts to work with Maori and federal fish biologists to return wild Chinook salmon from New Zealand to the McCloud River. In doing so, she advocates for the inclusion of traditional ecological knowledge in federal, state and local environmental research and planning.

Caleen is an internationally known speaker on traditional tribal and spiritual issues, having spoken on diverse topics such as spiritual medicine ways, the spirit of water, global warming, sacred sites protection and the responsibility of tribal people to honor their tribal lifeway.

Caleen is also a leading voice in raising awareness of the poor human rights conditions suffered by federally unrecognized tribes and unrepresented indigenous peoples around the world. She is a regular speaker at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York where she has campaigned for the U.N. to study the plight of federally unrecognized tribes in the United States. She is also the Spiritual and Environmental Commissioner for ENLACE Continental, an international network of indigenous women.

For more than 30 years, Caleen was mentored and taught in traditional healing and Winnemem culture by her late great aunt, Florence Jones, who was the tribe’s spiritual leader for 68 years. Caleen’s traditional teachings and training comes from an unbroken line of leadership of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe.

Strongly rooted in her spirituality and her family, Caleen cares deeply for her Winnemem people and for oppressed people around the world.

Caleen received her B.A. from Chico State University, CA in 1975, and received her teaching credential from CSU, Chico in 1976.

www.winnememwintu.us/caleen-sisk

Indigenous Soul Rising

Native flute fusion meets Visionary folk and soul.

Chonie Vargas is a California Native with wild music roots that inspire and speak truth. Mother Nature paired with her Ancestral lineage of Chiricahua Apache and Latin heritage, awoke her to practicing music as medicine. Very original. A visionary folk artist with strong rhythm and acoustic soul.

Mignon Geli was born in San Francisco, of Waray, Ilongo, Spanish and Maya ancestry. For the past 18 years has been living in the California sierra foothills by the town of Coloma and the south fork of the American River, in Nisenan-Maidu country. She taught herself to play the Native American style wood flute after her son gifted her with one 13 years ago. Besides composing her own music, she can flute along in many genres from traditional to contemporary Native American (north and south), as well as soul, folk, rock, jazz, funk, blues, etc. Her musicality was influenced by her older brothers who were multi-instrumentalists, singers and songwriters, and many others. When not playing solo flute or drum, she often collaborates with like-minded musicians at festivals, events and gatherings. She is also a radio broadcaster on KFOK Community Radio in Georgetown hosting “Indigenous Soul” since 2007.

www.facebook.com/chonievargasmusic
www.facebook.com/geli.soulsis7
www.store.cdbaby.com/cd/mignongeli
www.chonievargas.bandcamp.com/releases
www.m.soundcloud.com/ascension-13

Huayllipacha

Huayllipacha (pronounced Why-Lee-Pacha) a group conceived in 1987 by several Peruvian youths from the Andes. As a tribute to their culture and with respect, honor, and admiration of their ancestors, the meaning of their name is “Singing to the Earth,” and it is in this spirit that their music is offered.

Over the years, as the group evolved, they have expanded their style honoring both traditional and contemporary music of the Andes, as well as from other regions in South America. Embracing all these styles, the music of Huayllipacha will always come from their heart and Soul, to share with the people of the Earth. Truly a cultural treasure, it is said, “one listen to these world- class Andean musicians will sweep you away to the Peruvian highlands.”

www.musicoftheandes.com
www.facebook.com/Huayllipacha

Neena McNair Family Drum

Neena McNair Family Singers originally came together as a women’s drum group to deepen and strengthen our commitment to maintain a pure dedication to the healing that comes through the drum, for all living things.

They offer themselves as a conduit for the songs, in order to share and educate others in the nature way. Striving to maintain integrity throughout, always with the deepest respect, their intention is to preserve each song’s unique message and sound, so the songs will not be forgotten and people will be reminded of the sometimes invisible healing magic that binds all living things together.

Dr. Solar’s Medicine Show

Joe Craven

Joe Craven, emcee

Joe Craven is not just an entertaining musician with a penchant for the mischievous, he is a teacher and student all at once and he will draw you into his performance by including you as though you’re part of the show itself. His gift of gab is unprecedented and his musical knowledge impressive. Joe’s openness and expression of gratitude for the gifts he’s acquired make it all the more fun for him to share them with his audience.

Creativity educator, former museum curator, visual artist, actor/storyteller, event emcee and recipient of the 2009 Folk Alliance Far-West Performer of the Year, Joe has made music with many folks – notably violinist Stephane Grappelli and Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia – to multi-whirled string guy David Lindley, harmonica wizard Howard Levy and seven years recording and touring with banjo fusionist Alison Brown.

Always looking for the next expression and object to make music with, Joe is a musical madman with anything that has strings attached; violin, mandolin, tin can, bedpan, cookie tin, tenor guitar/banjo, mouth bow, canjoe, cuatro, CBG, berimbau, balalaika, boot ‘n lace and double-necked whatever. Joe has created music and sound effects for commercials, soundtracks, computer games and contributions to several Grammy-nominated projects. An educator for over twenty five years, he has presented at well over 100 schools, universities, civic and community groups. He has paneled at the American String Teacher’s Association, is a keynote clinician and a co-director of the youth academy at Wintergrass in Seattle for over ten years. Joe is the Executive Director of RiverTunes in California and a coast to coast Emcee of a variety of music festivals, including Delfest and the 40th Telluride Bluegrass.

Whether a presentation to folks in Costa Rica, corporate heads in Contra Costa, CA, Goodwill Industries, The United Way, young men in a juvenile detention center, families in homeless shelters, a university lecture in Washington, jamming with Gnawa musicians in Morocco, on stage at Carnegie Hall with Stephane Grappelli, or on stage with an angel food cake pan in front of thousands of school kids in Scotland… no matter who and what Joe’s connected with, he’s at home and loving every minute.

‘Everything Joe touches turns to music,’ says mandolinist David Grisman, with whom Joe played for almost 17 years. No one who saw Joe wring a percussion concerto from his garbage-bag raincoat during a downpour at the Strawberry Music Festival could disagree.

https://www.facebook.com/playjoecraven
http://joecraven.com

Tora’Dan

Tora’Dan

Jan and Tovas Porvas married in 2006 and have performed together around the world ever since. Jan was born into an entire family of musicians in the city of Tabriz, one of Iran’s premier cultural centers. He started his musical career playing traditional Iranian rhythmic instruments like the Nagara and the keyboard. In his 20’s, Jan learned to play the Tanbour, Kopuz, Daf and even the saxophone. Tovas was born in Baku, Azerbaijan, and began playing music at just 6 years old. She sang and performed in many festivals in Baku, often placing among the top three young performers. Tovas is a poet and Jan is a composer. For more than a decade, the duo has been united in their mutual love for music. They arrived in the U.S. and Boise in the summer of 2016 with their young daughter. Today they aim to keep their Sufi cultural traditions alive and thriving through the arts. They are music instructors looking to share their talents and rich musical history with the people of Boise!

https://www.facebook.com

Elevation

Elevation

Elevation feat. J Silk is a high energy funk/rock band from Northern California. Their original music was born in the clubs and bars of Grass Valley, Nevada City and Auburn. They are a jam band and a dance band with an emphasis on heavy bass lines and funky grooves. The smooth vocals of front man J Silk and singer Brynn Farwell give Elevation a fresh sound that’s both old school and modern. They released their first album in October, 2018, “ELEVATION feat J Silk,” the tracks were recorded live in the studio to keep that ‘live’ feel and unique sound. The bands motto…ELEVATE YO FUNKIN’ LIFE! Currently the band is taking time to work on their second album, release sometime 2019.

https://www.facebook.com/elevateyofunk
https://www.instagram.com/elevateyofunk

Flytiger

Flytiger

FlyTiger is a future-soul group currently based out Nevada City, CA. The group is comprised of musicians from Washington, D.C. to Atlanta, GA to California. Fully formed in 2018, members include: Alvetta Newby-Jones -lead vocal, Neil Layton -keys, DJ Fossil -1’s and 2’s, Eric Bevel -bass, Richard Jones -drums and percussion.

https://flytigermusic.com
https://www.facebook.com/flytigermusic

Turkuaz

Turkuaz

Drip painting entails actively splashing myriad colors on canvas.

Popularized by Jackson Pollock, Janet Sobel, Max Ernst, and other 20th century luminaries, the artform itself relies on action and motion. In similar fashion, energetic splashes of funk, alternative, rock, R&B, and psychedelia color the music of Turkuaz. Balancing male-female harmonies, strutting guitars, wild horn arrangements, and interminable grooves, this spirit takes shape in the color donned by each respective member on stage nightly via larger-than-life performances.

The Brooklyn-based nonet—Dave Brandwein [guitar, vocals], Taylor Shell [bass], Craig Brodhead [guitar, keys], Michelangelo Carubba [drums], Chris Brouwers [trumpet, keys], Greg Sanderson [tenor sax], Josh Schwartz [baritone sax, vocals], Sammi Garett [vocals], and Shira Elias [vocals]—ignite an explosion of energy punctuated by neon hues, deft musicality, and show-stopping singalongs on their fifth full-length album, Life In The City.

“Turkuaz is made up of individuals, each their own shade of the color spectrum,” explains Dave. “Each person brings a signature style and embodies his or her own color. The respective auras come together to create our sound. The name itself implies that vibrancy, but it’s a different spin on turquoise. In the same way, we put a different spin on groove-oriented music by telling stories that you wouldn’t normally associate with funk.”

Since emerging in 2011 with their self-titled debut, the group have quietly animated a movement.

Touring incessantly in support of four full-length studio albums and three official live releases, they’ve lit up stages everywhere from Bonnaroo, Hulaween, Okeechobe, Electric Forest, and Mountain Jam to Telluride Jazz, High Sierra, and Lock’n, in between gracing stages at legendary spots such as Red Rocks, Terminal 5, and The Fillmore, to name a few. Among numerous critical plaudits, The New Yorker claimed, “This Brooklyn-based nine-piece delivers horn-filled funk incorporating elements of R&B, psychedelic pop, gospel, Afro-pop, New Wave, classic rock, and just about any genre that gets people dancing.”

Most recently, 2015’s Digitonium yielded fan favorites such as “Nightswimming” and “European Festivity Nightmare” and generated over 1 million-plus cumulative streams. When it came time to commence work on Life In The City, the musicians switched up the flow and took a different approach.

“We did Digitonium in a short period of time and created a concept based on The Sword in the Stone,” says Dave. “We sifted through a lot more material for Life In The City. We threw all of the paint on the canvas. There was more collaboration in the writing. Some members who hadn’t participated before brought ideas to the table. We didn’t have anything road-mapped. In that respect, it was exploratory as far as who we are sonically. The same goes for the lyrics. Beyond the turmoil in current events and the world, I was going through some difficult challenges in my personal life. So, Life In The City is more based in reality and the experience I’ve lived in the past few years than a fantasy like the last record. The city is representative of modern life and all of these distractions we face day to day.”

In order to capture that vision, they first recorded at More Sound in Upstate New York before moving to Dave’s own newly relocated Galaxy Smith Studios in Brooklyn. Avowed fans of the Stop Making Sense film, they tapped Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads to produce standalone single “On The Run” and album track “If I Ever Fall Asleep” at The Bunker Studios.

“I’m extremely hands-on, so it was a growth experience to see someone else’s take on the band,” adds Dave. “Overall, Jerry made us as a band think about things we wouldn’t have otherwise. It was really beneficial.”

The group officially introduce the album with the first single and title track “Life In The City.” Funkified guitars wrap around otherworldly synths and rapturous horns as the words “Blind in the spotlight” glare.

“That line stands out to me,” Dave continues. “There’s so much stimulus in the city and in modern life in general. So much is going on. Light is constantly shined on what we do, how we act, social media, and the urban hustle and bustle that we’re blind to what’s really going on underneath. That line sums up what the song is about. We’re not able to take a breath and experience the simplicity of reality anymore. We forget to be who we really are.”

A collaborative effort with several band members, the swaggering cry of “Lady Lovely” tells an intergalactic horror story disguised as cross-species romance, complete with “creature” giggles from the song’s vocalist Josh Schwartz. Schwartz also co-wrote “If I ever Fall Asleep,” portraying the “paranoid ramblings of an insomniac holed up in his apartment.”

Punctuated by robust horns, “Superstatic” illuminates another side of Turkuaz as it touts lyrics “about letting go and having fun for a minute.” Meanwhile, on the more personal side, upbeat delivery and synth squeals underscore a poignant admission for Dave on “The One and Lonely.”

“It’s about kicking a lot of habits and stepping away from vices,” he admits. “The song highlights the struggle I had with substances and alcohol as well as the process I went through trying to shed the struggle.  Drinking and drug use is a huge part of the road for most bands. It got to a point where it was too much for me though. This album documents me taking a step back and saying, ‘I want to live for a long time. I want to stop and take in what’s actually happening to me—not just party all the time.’”

It’s that honesty that has reinvigorated how far down the line the band has its sights set. And even in the midst of serious subject matter creeping in on this album, the musicianship of all nine band members and the group’s upbeat, fun-loving sensibility still shines through to give Turkuaz fans the joyous sound they’ve come to know over the last several years.

“I would love for our music to be a bright spot in an otherwise dark world,” he leaves off. “You can come to our shows, let go, exist, and have a good time in spite of what may be going on outside. That’s what music does for us. We want to share that.”

https://www.facebook.com/turkuaznation
https://twitter.com/Turkuaz
https://www.instagram.com/turkuazband
https://www.youtube.com

Brian Hartman

Brian Hartman

A leader in the West Coast underground music scene, Brian Hartman is an in-demand DJ & a successful event producer. The Nevada City, CA resident is among the most versatile DJs in festival culture, his genre-spanning sets dot the globe and travel through time and space. Hartman is a master of connecting progressive musical ideas to unveil an emotional journey; his warm, organic rhythms are transmitted through a myriad of tempos and a bevy of creativity.  Brian Hartman’s vibrant DJ sets cultivate distinctly different offerings, he mixes Midtempo Intercultural Beats, deep, tribally house, as well as a variety of Latin, African, and Caribbean beats, at times journeying through Cumbia, Tropical Soul, and beyond. Hartman distills traditional tones and rhythms, blending treasured songs and melodies, the soundtracks to cultures dating back hundreds of years.

 

He effortlessly weaves in and out of sweet dub cumbia, but will also lock into the heartbeat of deep, dubby, ethno-house. Four-on-the-floor is his first forte, and Brian feels right at home in the sexy confines of throbbing, rippling Deep House.  Within that idiom, the seasoned DJ puts a premium on minimalism; in terms of dynamics, Brian does more with less. Regardless of style or setting, Hartman continues to turn the heads of seasoned dance music veterans, as well as newcomers to the scene.

 

2018 saw Brian Hartman upping the ante, by playing a vast array of events both domestic and international. His schedule included Envision Festival in Costa Rica, Bali Spirit Festival, Cosmic Convergence in Guatemala, Air Festival on the Gili Islands, and New Earth Festival in Indonesia. Stateside he has appeared at Global Eclipse Gathering, enchanted forest gathering, Lightning in a Bottle, California WorldFest, Bioneers Conference, Imagine Festival, among others. Hartman has provided direct support for iconic live performers such as Dirtwire, LulaCruza, Beats Antique, Les Nubians, Vieux Farka Toure, members of Rising Appalachia, and many others. Hartman has also performed alongside Nicola Cruz, Martha Van Straaten, M.Rux, Ocean vs. Orientalis, Chancha Via Circuito, Be Svendsen, Sabo, KMLN, CloZee, an-ten-nae, The Librarian, Attya, and more.

 

Along with Isis Indriya, Hartman co-produces the monthly HeartBass, a tastemaker event in Nevada City, CA. Brian was an award-winning 8th-grade Humanities teacher before retiring from teaching to focus on his music career full time.

https://soundcloud.com/brian-hartman-heartbass
https://www.facebook.com/brianhartman530
https://vimeo.com/232842573
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPcEN4HM6VA&feature=youtu.be

Femme de la Muse

Femme de la Muse

Femme de la Muse is an artists’ collective of women bridging the worlds with harmonic chants, crystal alchemy bowls, lush soundscapes and sacred dance. Described as other worldly, Femme de la Muse invites us into a mystical journey through time and space.

https://kimberlybass.com/femme-de-la-muse
https://www.facebook.com/Femme-de-la-Muse-1479655195460839

Sasha Butterfly

Sasha Rose

Sasha’s background of lifelong musicianship created a strong foundation for her unique style of electronic production and live DJ performances.  She combines many elements, learned from her vast variety of musical experience, to offer a truly innovative type of artistic expression.

Her popularity with spiritually focused dance crowds comes from her unique hybridization of original production featuring her live vocals and flute playing with carefully selected inspirational dance tracks from various artists from around the world.  Her performances flow from celestial grooves to tribal world rhythms to downtempo dance dub to collective ascensions to higher realms. Sasha is one of the most sought after DJ’s for Ecstatic Dance and Ecstatic Dance styled events throughout California and beyond.  She has performed at over 40 such dances including multiple appearances at Ecstatic Dance Oakland, Dance Journey, and many others.

Over the last 10 years, Sasha has taken her live solo electronic show to festivals throughout the US including Symbiosis, Beloved Festival, Earthdance, Sonic Bloom, Enchanted Forest, Raindance Campout, Photosynthesis, and many more. She has guested with several electronic artists including Random Rab, Vibesquad, Mimosa, Anasia, Zilla, Eoto, J.Boogie, Lafa Taylor, Jamie Janover, Lynxand many others.  In her musical production, Sasha creates luscious soundscapes and thick bass lines bridged by her soulful, angelic voice and a variety of live instrumentation. Her original lyrics bring awareness and create a deep earth connection to her listeners.

https://www.sasharosemusic.com
https://www.facebook.com/sasharosemusic