Upcoming Events Produced by Global Change Media

DeGrazia Spanish Guitar Band
DeGrazia Spanish Guitar Band
www.degraziamusic.com

DeGrazia Spanish Guitar Band
Saturday, Mar 04, 2017
Event Begins at 7:30 PM
Domingo DeGrazia is the son of renowned artist Ted DeGrazia. Much will be made of Domingo’s paternal lineage, but the most that can truly be said about Ted DeGrazia’s influence on his youngest son is that Ted instilled within Domingo an astounding love for all that life has to offer. Domingo has demonstrated this enthusiasm for life from an early age, from teaching himself guitar at the age of 13 to receiving his pilot’s license a mere four years later. In addition to writing and performing his own distinctive blend of Spanish and Classical guitar music, Domingo has earned bachelors degrees in Aerospace and Aeronautical Science as well as a Juris Doctorate in Law. Experience is the muse of great art, and it is Domingo DeGrazia’s rich body of experience that provides his music the excitement and emotion that separates it from the rest.

Domingo's latest musical project is the DeGrazia Spanish Guitar Band.  Spanish guitar, very difficult to master, is also the most melodious and sweet sounding among all types of guitars. Domingo plays lead guitar, blending Spanish guitar passion with the flair of Flamenco music. His music couples dynamic rhythms with vibrant Latin, Salsa and rock drum beats. Violinist Beth Daunis brings exotic and soulful violin to the mix, while Mark Brugler and Rick Skowron play bass and acoustic guitar.

Domingo and his band have performed all over Arizona and beyond, with many return performances at such places as the Phoenix Botanical Gardens and Boyce-Thompson Arboretum. A lawyer by profession, Domingo’s chosen artistic outlet is music which he both plays and composes, like his father before him.

Advance: $13.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $10.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Day of Show: $18.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $15.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Glenn White Quintet
Glenn White Quintet
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Glenn White Quintet
Saturday, Mar 11, 2017
Event Begins at 7:30 PM

A graduate of New England Conservatory, Glenn has performed alongside many notable musicians including Norah Jones, Paul Banks (Interpol), Greg Camp (Smash Mouth), Michael Eisenstein (Melissa Etheridge), Sunnyside Records artist Jamie Baum, Impulse! artist Greg Tardy, ECM Records artist Art Lande, and the Four Tops (opening for Chuck Berry).  In addition to his own recordings, Glenn can be heard on popular singles that have charted on the College Music Journal.  Glenn’s recordings, “Sacred Machines(OA2 Records) and “Time in Transit” (Armored Records), and “Quirk” (Armored Records), are featured on radio stations and satellite radio internationally.

Glenn lives in New York City, where he performs with different ensembles, which have been featured at South by Southwest, WNYC’s Battle of the Boroughs, the Big Apple Underground Jazz Festival, and more.  

Glenn’s performing and composing are enhanced by his experience as an educator, which has included a full-time faculty position at University of Alaska Fairbanks (saxophone, clarinet, jazz studies) and as a guest artist/clinician at a number of universities and high schools.  Glenn is also a recipient of the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, and has served as Director of the UAF Jazz Fest and Curator for the Jazz at the Shabazz summer concert series at the Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center.

“There is a ceaseless forward motion and approachability to White’s music that, for me, characterizes the best jazz of any age.”
JazzReview.com

“Progressive jazz is made accessible for once as the genre’s wild experimentation is tempered with sleek craftsmanship and an actual point. It becomes quickly obvious that saxophonist Glenn White and his band are sculpting actual soundtracks to their fevered imaginations, producing tracks that are atmospheric, compelling, and even playful.”
All About Jazz

Advance: $15.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $12.00
Day of Show: $20.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $17.00
Elizabeth Tighe
Elizabeth Tighe
www.elizabethtighe.com

Elizabeth Tighe
Saturday, Mar 18, 2017
Event Begins at 7:30 PM

Performing at the Sea Of Glass with a trio of talented musicians, Elizabeth Tighe is a singer-songwriter based in Phoenix, Arizona, who has been featured at numerous Arizona music festivals (including the Tucson Folk Festival) and at local venues as well as out of state locations, and has been featured on radio stations in and outside of Arizona. She is regularly backed by veteran Arizona musicians at her performances, and her "interesting" sound is one that blends rock, folk, and blues to create a style that is completely unique to her, sounding like a more alternative blend of John Hiatt and Janis Joplin. She plays more than seven instruments including piano, guitar and violin and released her first original music compilation in February 2016. The recording includes nine tracks on which numerous Arizona artists are featured.

Elizabeth’s voice, instrumental diversity and songwriting talent stand out to those attending her performances.  A wide swath of audience members have been touched by her lyrics, even to tears, and also love her more energetic, upbeat tracks.  Her enthusiasts range from folk and rock music fans to the next generation of consumers, due to the relatability, warmth and beauty of her style.  Listeners regularly describe her as a “rising star.”

Advance: $12.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $9.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Day of Show: $17.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $14.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Baba Marimba
Baba Marimba
www.babamarimba.com

Baba Marimba
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017
Event Begins at 7:30 PM
Baba Marimba is all about joy and movement performing African, Middle Eastern, Cuban, Brazilian, World Beat and original tunes that make you jump out of your chair and dance!

Baba Marimba performs high-energy dance concerts tempered with soulful and jazz-oriented numbers giving their shows the feeling of a trip around the world. While marimbas of all sorts are omnipresent, the band also has a great horn section with Heidi Wilson on alto sax and Mike Ankomeus on trumpet lighting up one song after the next.

The band also features Mark Holdaway on guitar, kalimbas, and marimba. Mark is a master kalimba player and talented multi-instrumentalist.

Pounding out the rhythm are Robert "Swami" Peizer on percussion, baritone and alto marimbas, and kalimba, and Michael Holloway on drums.
Advance: $10.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $7.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Day of Show: $15.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $12.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Easter Celebration
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Easter Celebration
Sunday, Apr 16, 2017
Event Begins at 9:30 AM
Suggested donation for entrance:
$12.00 - ages 18 & up
$10.00 - ages 12 to 17
$ 8.00 - ages 5 to 11
$ 5.00 - ages 4 & under

Pony Rides are $5.00 per ride or 2 rides for $8.00  
Ecovillage tour is $10 for 18 & up and free for under 18
 
Any parents who cannot afford these suggested donations can enter for free or barter salable art items in exchange for admission.  

Proceeds go to the following nonprofit programs - Global Community Communications Schools for Teens & Children, Homeless Is Not My Choice, Personality Integration Rehabilitation Program, Avalon Garden Internships. 

Avalon Organic Gardens and EcoVillage hosts their annual Easter Celebration!  Gates open at 9:00am to kick off a fun-filled day for the whole family.  Avalon Gardens has Easter activities and entertainment for all ages with an Easter Eggstravaganza Hunt & Games, pony rides; face painting; live music, theater and dance; delicious fresh local organic food; and a tour of one of the world’s largest ecovillage communities. Avalon Gardens has expanded the traditional Easter Egg Hunt to include a variety of fun-filled games and activities for kids of all ages with egg fishing, target toss, spoon races, tunnels and more!  After the hunt and games, enjoy an organic bounty of healthy, delicious refreshments while being entertained in the true spirit of Easter.  Performances include songs by TaliasVan’s 50-voice Bright & Morning Star Choir & Orchestra and by the CosmoKids Choir, a playlette by Global Change Theater Company, poetry and dance by students of Global Community Communications Schools for Teens & Children, and CosmoDance to CosmoPop®.  A tour of Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage will be offered for those interested in learning about North America’s largest EcoVillage established in 1989.  Avalon Gardens is located on 220 acres of rich farmland just across the Santa Cruz River from the Tumacácori Mission established by Father Eusebio Francisco Kino in 1691.  Father Kino cultivated these lands to provide for its indigenous community and Avalon Gardens continues to honor this vision by fostering progressive practices of sustainability such as permaculture, water harvesting, green/eco building, composting, seed saving, heritage grain cultivation, wind and solar power, Arizona’s largest food forest system, aquaponics, community-building, and more.    Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage has hosted Easter events for more than 20 years in celebration of this sacred day by offering wholesome, family fun in the beautiful surroundings of mother nature.  This working organic farm and ecovillage has horses, cows, chickens, emus, llamas, and other fun critters for the kids to see. 

Nathan & Jessie
Nathan & Jessie
www.nathanandjessie.com

Nathan & Jessie
Friday, May 05, 2017
Event Begins at 7:30 PM

Nathan Rivera and Jessie Andra Smith have been playing original music together for 5 years. Joined by Trevor Mulvey on the upright bass the trio has a full sound consisting of 2 voices (masculine and feminine), 2 resonator guitars (made of metal), 1 accordion and 1 foot tambourine. Their songs are an eclectic mix of jazz, folk and blues with a taste of pop. With a high level of musicianship and a dynamic contrast between the male and female aspects of life, their trilingual concerts in French, Spanish and English are interactive, uplifting, fun and bring a positive and encouraging message for everybody. 

Jessie and Nathan share their unique take on music with audiences globally. Tours to Europe, The Mediterranean and Mexico have brought them countless fans all over the globe. Fresh, powerful and energetic; music like nothing you have heard is how many describe this music experience!

Don't miss this chance to see true artistry in music.




Advance: $12.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $9.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Day of Show: $17.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $14.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Earth Harmony Sustainability Seminar
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Earth Harmony Sustainability Seminar
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Event Begins at 9:00 AM

Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage invites you to join in an exciting and innovative approach to community development and cultural enhancement. Our model community of 115+ men, women, and children is an experimental prototype intentional community designed to be replicated throughout the world, and is the largest EcoVillage in the United States. For more than 25 years, we have been working cooperatively to construct this learning center in an effort to share the fruits of our labor with other planetary citizens.

We are offering people, individuals and groups alike, the opportunity to come and learn about our method of sustainability through practical advice. We'll be providing the necessary knowledge and tools to replicate this model of living anywhere. The world is rapidly changing and many of our resources are being mismanaged and/or are in very short supply. It is with the utmost sense of responsibility and accountability that we share this wealth of information with you.

$2,000 for a 3-day seminar (skip the first 2 days of Hands In the Soil Mini-Internship),
$2,500 for a 5-day seminar,
Register 1 month or more in advance and receive of $200 discount!
Lodging and organic meals included.

Discounts available for missionaries and agricultural workers.  Call (520) 603-9932 to register or for more information.

Earth Harmony Sustainability Seminar
avalongardens.org

Earth Harmony Sustainability Seminar
Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017
Sunday, Aug 27, 2017
Event Begins at 9:00 AM

Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage invites you to join in an exciting and innovative approach to community development and cultural enhancement. Our model community of 115+ men, women, and children is an experimental prototype intentional community designed to be replicated throughout the world, and is the largest EcoVillage in the United States. For more than 25 years, we have been working cooperatively to construct this learning center in an effort to share the fruits of our labor with other planetary citizens.

We are offering people, individuals and groups alike, the opportunity to come and learn about our method of sustainability through practical advice. We'll be providing the necessary knowledge and tools to replicate this model of living anywhere. The world is rapidly changing and many of our resources are being mismanaged and/or are in very short supply. It is with the utmost sense of responsibility and accountability that we share this wealth of information with you.

$2,000 for a 3-day seminar (skip the first 2 days of Hands In the Soil Mini-Internship),
$2,500 for a 5-day seminar,
Register 1 month or more in advance and receive of $200 discount!
Lodging and organic meals included.

Discounts available for missionaries and agricultural workers.  Call (520) 603-9932 to register or for more information.

Earth Harmony Festival
earthharmonyfestival.org

Earth Harmony Festival
Saturday, Oct 07, 2017
Sunday, Oct 08, 2017
Event Begins at 10:30 AM

Explore Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage, one of North America's largest EcoVillages, during the annual celebratory event — the Earth Harmony Festival!

Throughout the 2-days of this exciting and educational event, festival-goers enjoy live music, speakers and tours of our uniquely designed residential center and surrounding organic gardens. See the future in action during presentations of sustainable living practices such as permaculture, organic gardening, seed-saving, composting, rain and grey water-harvesting, eco-building projects, Arizona's largest food forest system, solar and wind power, the workings of a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, and more.

The Earth Harmony Festival is always all-ages, with speakers and live music that offer higher-consciousness messages not to be missed by young or old. An interactive children's village, pony rides, and guided arts and crafts round out the many offerings for the young, or the young-at-heart.

Live music for the festival is provided by Global Change Music Nonprofit Record Label featuring TaliasVan & The Bright & Morning Star Band performing CosmoPop® (spiritual vocal music that addresses the sufferings of our times and gives hope for a better world to come™ ) VansGuard, Starseed Acoustic Ensemble, and Israfel Awakened.

The Earth Harmony Festival showcases local crafters and artisans in a Locavore's Vendor Village. Past vendors have included exquisite handmade jewelry, gourmet foods, tie-dyed clothing, and indigenous textiles, to name just a few. Educational booths offer information on how to integrate sustainable practices featured at the festival into participants' own lives and communities.

Best of all? Admission to the Earth Harmony Festival is absolutely FREE! All activities throughout the festival are by donation to go towards supporting agricultural internships offered by Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage, the Homeless Is Not My Choice ministry, and the Personality Integration Rehabilitation Program. Low-cost overnight camping is also available!

We hope you will join us for this one-of-a-kind gathering to imagine, build, and fuel the future!

Learn more about the activities to experience at this year's Earth Harmony Festival!



Held at Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage. 2074 Pendleton Dr., Tumacacori, AZ. For more information call (520) 398-2542 or visit http://earthharmonyfestival.org

Proceeds support Avalon Gardens Internship Programs and the Global Community Communications Schools for Teen & Children.