Saturday August 20th ~ 8:30am – 2:30am
Seamana Earth & Stone Stage
Good Shield Aguilar (1:00 pm)
Good Shield Aguilar is a first nations artist of Oglala Lakota and Pasqua Yaqui origin and he is a buffalo activist (www.buffalofieldcampaign.org), painter, sculptor, Green builder and musician. He started music at a very young age, but in his early 20’s he started to use music and film and a platform to address cultural, ecological, and social issues. His music is classifies as “indigenous Soul”, and he combines rock, funk, reggae and spoken word with traditional native music influences. he travels the world, sharing his music and message of unity,the love for our planet, and most importantly, the plight of the yellowstone buffalo, the last genetically pure, free roaming herd that have been targeted by the livestock industry of the state of Montana as a “threat” to their grass monopoly on public land, also known as public land, subsidized grazing. He hopes to send a positive message of the emerging 7th Generation and the return of cultural ties to the land and its inhabitants all around the world. we are all related.
Eostar and Web of One (3:30 pm)
Eostar and the WEB of ONE is a 6 piece Bay Area-based original psychedelic, jazz-rock jamband with a spiritual message. This ecstatic, guaranteed-to-make-you-dance band infuses Eostar’s overtly conscious, devotional lyrics and hypnotic voice and melodies with Mathias’s transcendental improvisational lead guitar work Eostar’s didgeridoo playing adds to the ecstatic and trance nature of the instrumental jams. Founders, Eostar and Mathias come from different musical backgrounds: Mathias Pailas, from the counter-cultural band DOUBLE DOSE, has toured the country many times playing multiple festivals and released 3 CDs. Eostar Kamala, devotional singer/songwriter has been active in the Northwest and California New Age/Yoga and medicine music field for many years. She released 2 CD’s with her former Eugene, OR-based band, Fearless Love. Having published their first live album “West Coast Alive” in 2013, Eostar and the WEB of ONE are now about to celebrate the release of their first studio album “ILLUMINATE!”.
Alice DiMicele (6:30 pm)
Alice DiMicele seeks to uplift the human experience through music. Her lyrics are love incantations to the elements earth, water, fire, and air. Drawing from a rich musical background including folk, jazz, funk, rock, and soul DiMicele’s acoustic music incorporates many styles creating a fresh funky stew all her own. With her powerful band behind her, or alone with her acoustic guitar Alice’s multi-octave voice soars high and rumbles deep. As a lyricist and singer DiMicele invokes passionate emotion.
With thirteen self-released albums and almost 30 years of touring under her belt, DiMicele is a master of her craft and knows how to delight her audiences be it on a large festival stage, a theatre, or a house concert. She’s shared the stage with some of music’s best including Bonnie Raitt, Joan Baez, JJ Cale, David Grisman, Arlo Guthrie, Steve Winwood, and so many more. Her festival appearances are many including Strawberry Music Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, EarthDance, Oregon Country Fair, Joshua Tree Music Festivals, Britt Festivals, and Health and Harmony Festival.
For her newest recording “Swim,” DiMicele assembled a bevy of kindred musical contemporaries to create a record that can only be characterized as a family affair. Backed by some of her most beloved community of musicians, DiMicele’s vision comes to life. Released January 26, 2015 the album is already receiving airplay and great reviews.
Hamsa Lila (9:30 pm)
Hamsa Lila first hit the West Coast scene back in the early 2000’s with their infectious world trance grooves, earning an instant cult following with memorable shows, rich in traditional influences from North and West Africa, India, Brazil, and more. High profile sets at Burning Man and headlining shows at a majority of the West Coast festi’s landed them a spot as one of the most coveted live dance bands around. In 2005 their studio release “Gathering One” reached the top of CMJ’s World Music chart as well as Canada’s National Chart Attack. Their new studio album “Aurora” is due out in Spring 2016.
“Zap Mama meets Fela Kuti in a hip hop night club in Morocco” is kind of snapshot of their infectious sound, one that pioneered millennial world fusion in the US. With commanding, deep pocket grooves led by South African drummer Ian ‘Inkx’ Herman (Paul Simon, Sting, Habib Koite), mesmerizing multi-lingual vocals (both male and female), a Moroccan ‘sintir’ (camel-skinned bass-lute with a deep, punchy tone) all accentuated with flutes, synths, Ngoni, kalimbas, and jawharps, Hamsa Lila builds to a tidal wave of divine melodies and rhythm that take crowds on a magic carpet ride of a life-time.
“Call it trance. Call it otherworldly. Call it spiritual. The effect is the same, bringing both musician and listener to a higher place.” SF CHRONICLE
Casbah Pavilion Stage
Millicent Cummings (12:00 pm)
Millicent Cummings is an award winning singer, songwriter and guitarist from Hawai’i, as well as a recording and multimedia fine artist. She is also a long time activist involved in the protection of human, animal and environmental rights. Cummings has been referred to as an “Eco-feminist, Aloha Aina Troubadour” and also dubbed, “Mistress of Media,” as she is a true Renaissance Woman of the Arts, viewing all of them as tools for both individual and collective healing and realization. Her intensely dynamic, original music is intended to inspire a heightened awareness of and intimate connection with the Spirit of Aloha.
Hāwane Rios (2:15 pm)
bio coming soon
Cornflower (5:00 pm)
Cornflower is a genre-bending vocalist, live-looper and beatboxer. His music is a fusion of organic a cappella soul-tronica. Cornflower’s mission is to channel music that inspires, empowers and uplifts people into presence and connection with themselves and to each other, creating a community of inspired individuals living their purpose.
He has performed major festivals and performed with great success across North America, Australia & New Zealand and is a favorite in the ecstatic dance, yoga & jam band communities across the country. Cornflower’s ‘vocal instrumentation’ brings you into the moment, using ‘beatboxing’ to set your body in motion to his soaring melodies and atmospheric grooves that are looped right before your eyes. Cornflower invites you on a journey into his magical world of sound!
SaraTone (8:00 pm)
Sara Tone is a Soul Singer by Trade, Activist by Heart and Farmer whenever she’s blessed to be home. Her Music is passion filled, fueled by Land, Spirit and Music that deepens that connection, and inspired by her tours and travels through West Coast BC-Cali, Hawaii, Minnesota, New York and beyond. She finds that singing with the Land is the most harmonious and powerful thing she can offer thus far.
Sara proudly sings for the Cascadia Bio Region!! For Salmon Nation, Tall Tree’s, Free Flowing Water, PURE SEED!
Sara lived in Ashland for 2 years during the original fight to protect the seeds of Rogue Valley. Her song ‘Pure Seed’ became the victory chant for Jackson County! Sara also has participated in the last 3 gatherings on Mt. Ashland to sing our Thanks and Prayers to Ahlkatah, Ashland’s Mountain that Springs forth Ashland Creek. With the Ethic of Cascadia Aloha as her guiding force, you’re sure to feel the Upliftment! You are invited to come bring your sacred breath, your Aloha, to sing with this Music, for the Land, and for Great Spirit!
*Sara Tone’s brand New Album ‘Good Way’ is now available!!
Casbah Late Nite Music
Chad Wilkins (11:15 PM)
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”.
Heather Noel (12:45 pm)
Heather Noel’s acoustic prayer-songs express truth directly from the heart. Her angelic transmissions are inspired by nature, ceremonies, and her dedication to doing her part to create peace on earth for the generations to come. She began her musical journey by singing her poetry to heal herself through sound and breath. Now she shares her songs as an offering for others to experience this transformational magic. Her first album titled, “Angels are Here”, was recorded on the Big Island of Hawaii. Her newly released second album, “Sanctify”, was recorded at her home in southern Oregon.
Saturday Late Nite Dance ~ 11:15pm-2:15am Community Room
Solus (11:15 pm)
A long time member of the electronic dance community, Solus’ journey began in the earliest part of the burgeoning Rave culture in Chicago warehouse events circa 1992. Solus discovered the music first, and then discovered the dance culture connected to it. Raised on a farm in rural Illinois, the first glimpses of culture and spirituality came from dancing and experiencing the music at raves. Solus has since been working as a professional within the culture, activating the dance floor as a DJ since 1997. Solus is a bridge into the rapidly evolving ancient-future paradigm, and serves as a walking archive of the evolution of conscious electronic dance music and culture.
Random Rab (12:30 am)
Emerging from his own distinct corner of the West Coast electronic music scene, Random Rab offers a powerful and unique contribution to sonic exploration. Often referred to as “The Master of Emotion” his music is patently beautiful and melodic. With diverse influences ranging from trip-hop, classical and Arabic to bass driven compositions, his songs are considered anthemic and timeless. As a multi-instrumentalist and singer, his tracks are organic, uplifting and stand on their own as a distinct genre. Listeners of all types of music can find something they can relate to in this sound. He has toured extensively across North America, including tours with Bassnectar, Shpongle, Beats Antique and headlined several festivals across the country. From acoustic performances in the Himalayas to rocking packed clubs in New York, Random Rab has found a way to connect with people of all kinds.