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Tonemah
Tonemah
tonemah.com

Tonemah
3-piece band performing Native Americana
Sea of Glass Performance Hall   (click for map location)
Saturday, Nov 25, 2017
Event Begins at 7:30 PM

Award-winning musician, Tonemah, is Kiowa, Comanche and Tuscarora, he has 9 CDs under his belt, of which, includes his well known hit single “Pow Wow Snag.” His songs are filled with, thought provoking metaphors, and are sharp with emotion and humor that makes his music easy to relate to. He has won and been nominated  numerous times for “Best Folk Recording,” and “Best Male Artist”, “Songwriter of the year”,  by the Native American Music Awards and for “Best International Artist” by the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Awards. His CD “Welcome to Your Rainy Day,” won the award for “Best Folk Recording, “ and was called a Masterpiece by Whispering Wind Magazine.

Tonemah’s musical influence came to him as a young boy sitting in the back seat of his parent’s station wagon listening to “Born to Run” by Bruce Springsteen. Today, he is a singer/songwriter in the purest sense and his music combines the energy of rock, the intelligence of folk and the heart of country that creates a musical niche he calls “Native Americana.”

He has also appeared in theater, several films and television shows including “Nashville”,  “Sliver of a Full Moon”, and “The Cherokee Word for Water.” And written a book called “Spray Your Swamp Cooler”.

Tonemah holds tight to his small town Midwestern points-of-view that fuel his organic storytelling style that has become his trademark. Tonemah's life experiences of growing up on, and off, reservations coupled with his professional undertakings have given Tonemah a truly unique perspective that he brings to his songwriting.  

Of his concerts Tonemah says, “Its an opportunity to create a community for a brief time, to create a shared experience through story and song.”

As if musician, actor, and author are not enough, Dr. Darryl Tonemah also has a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and Cultural Studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, a masters degree in Community Counseling, and three bachelor degrees in Psychology, Sociology and Gerontology. He currently travels to indigenous communities around the world teaching behavioral methods of change, and health and wellness. Dr. Tonemah also sits on numerous state and national boards addressing disparities in education, and health care among the Native Community; as well as the Board of Directors of the American Diabetes Association.

Whether reaching out to Native communities through his many workshops & speaking engagements, or pouring it all out on stage, in front of the camera, in the recording studio, or putting pen to paper, Tonemah’s personality always shines through as a man with a creative spirit, a compassionate heart, and a passion for life and his many pursuits.

Advance: $15.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $12.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Day of Show: $20.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $17.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Makana
Makana
makanamusic.com

Makana
Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, with opening performer Joachim Cooder
Sea of Glass Performance Hall   (click for map location)
Wednesday, Dec 06, 2017
Event Begins at 7:00 PM


Opening for Makana - Joachim Cooder, son of multi-Grammy Award-winning guitarist and producer, Ry Cooder

About Makana

Described as “dazzling” by the New York Times, Makana is an internationally acclaimed guitarist, singer, composer and activist who is widely known for lending his musical talent for social change. He has been a TEDx talk presenter, and his guitar playing has been featured on three Grammy-nominated albums, including the soundtrack of the Academy-Award winning film “The Descendants”. In 2011, at the apex of the “Occupy Wall Street” movement, Makana’s song “We Are The Many” went viral on YouTube garnering more than half a million collective views and was coined the “Occupy Anthem” by Rolling Stone Magazine. His performance of the song at an APEC World Leaders’ Dinner hosted by the Obamas also went viral and became the #1 news story on Yahoo worldwide for two days, garnering appearances on CNN, BBC, ABC, Democracy Now!, Sean Hannity and other major news outlets. Makana’s captivating and wide-ranging performance style has led him to share the stage with Jason Mraz and Jack Johnson, open for music legends Sting, Carlos Santana and Elvis Costello, and perform in venues ranging from Asian and European opera houses to The White House. He has released 8 records to date and most recently a music video anthem, “Fire is Ours”, for Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

Makana’s career is incredibly diverse: he recently opened for Common at the Global Green Pre-Oscar party in Hollywood, co-headlined a music festival with Nahko and Medicine for the People, scored the Hawai’i Visitors & Convention Bureau’s entire 2016 TV campaign for Hawai’i (airing on networks and in movie theaters nationwide) and was awarded a PELE advertising award for his score, composed a song honoring the historic pier of the coastal town of Cayucos (after helping raise funding for its restoration), and produced 3 tribute concerts honoring his late mentor, slack key legend Sonny Chillingworth. In the summer of 2016 he was invited to open a US national arena tour for rock legends Bad Company & Joe Walsh, and debuted his newest album “Introducing SLACK ROCK”.

Born and raised in Hawai’i, Makana grew up on the shores of Waikiki amid the likes of legend Don Ho and young Elvis-impersonator Bruno Mars. Makana- whose name means “a gift given freely”- began singing when he was seven years-old, took up ‘ukulele at nine and began learning the ancient art of slack key at eleven. By fourteen, he was performing professionally, and before long playing five nights a week. His reputation as the youngest virtuoso of slack key spread like molten volcanic lava throughout the islands.

A protégé of the Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar legends, including Bobby Moderow Jr. and the late master Uncle Sonny Chillingworth, Makana has dedicated his life to perpetuating as well as evolving the traditional Hawaiian art form. Slack key or Ki Ho’alu, nearly 200 years old and indigenous to Hawai’i, was created by ‘ohana (families) on the different islands as a very personal folk music expression of their beautiful surroundings and way of life. The style is characterized by “slacking” the strings to open chords, thus freeing the hands to alter the sound whilst self-accompanying with a triad of alternating bass patterns, faux rhythms and sweet melodies evocative of island atmospheres. Think “three guitars in one!” From this tradition Makana has evolved his own dynamic, high-octane style, coined “Slack Rock”: slack key infused with elements of bluegrass, rock, blues and raga. Makana’s playing has garnered praise from such guitar luminaries as Kirk Hammett (Metallica) and Pepe Romero (Spanish 

Flamenco Master). A contributor to the 2007 Grammy-nominated “Hawaiian Slack Key Kings Vol. I” and 2009 Grammy-nominated “Hawaiian Slack Key Kings Vol II”, Makana is considered one of the “greatest living players” (Esquire Magazine) whose “instrumental brilliance bears comparison with the work of such groundbreaking acoustic guitarists as John Fahey and Michael Hedges” (Maui News).

The focus of Makana’s art is to celebrate the beauty of tradition while exploring new, relevant perceptions, sounds and themes. In his music he often honors his forebears, the vintage Hawaiian music legends as well as the rock poet idols of the 60s, paying homage to the kupuna (elders) who carry within their Beings the cultural wisdom passed down through generations.

About Joachim Cooder

Joachim Cooder grew up surrounded by music. His Father, multi-Grammy Award winning guitarist and producer Ry Cooder, would take him on the road at an early age, first as a viewer, and in his early teens, as a player.

Joachim’s first instrument was the drums, playing with Ry both live and in the studio. These touring and recording projects allowed him to share stages and recordings with Johnny Cash, Ali Farke Toure, V. M. Bhatt, Steve Earle, John Lee Hooker, Dr. John, Nick Lowe, and most notably the Buena Vista Social Club. Over the years Joachim has maintained this close relationship with his father, solidifying his reputation as a lyrical drummer, and branching out on projects of his own.

Advance: $20.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $17.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Day of Show: $25.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $22.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Keith Secola with opening performance by The Cody Blackbird Band
Keith Secola with opening performance by The Cody Blackbird Band
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Keith Secola with opening performance by The Cody Blackbird Band
Friday, Dec 22, 2017
Event Begins at 7:30 PM


Opening for Keith Secola - the Cody Blackbird Band

FEATURED ARTIST – Keith Secola

Keith Secola is an icon and ambassador of Native music.  He is one of the most influential artists in the field today.  Rising from the grassroots of North America, he is a songwriter of the people.  Critics have dubbed him as the Native versions of both Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.  NDN Kars (Indian cars), his most popular song is considered the contemporary Native American anthem, achieving legendary status and earning him a well-deserved cult following.  It has been the number one requested song on tribal radio since the 1992.  In 2011, he joined the ranks of Jimmy Hendrix, Hank Williams, Crystal Gale, and Richie Valens, and was inducted into the Native Music Hall of Fame.

Born in 1957 in Cook, Minnesota, Secola is affiliated with the Anishinabe tribe.  He is an accomplished artist, garnering awards and accolades as a musician, a singer, a songwriter, a composer and a producer.  He is highly skilled with the guitar, flute, mandolin, banjo, harmonica, and piano, and has played in venues from the halls of the Chicago Urban Indian Centre, to the walls of the bottom of the Grand Canyon.  He has also performed at the Olympic Games in Atlanta 1996 and Salt Lake City 2002, and toured Europe several times.  

A seven-time Native American Music Award winner, Secola has earned NAMMYs not only for his music, but also his abilities as a producer, to include The Best Linguistic Recording for producing ANISHINABEMOIN (2007).  A well respected musician, he has worked with music legends such as Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead.  Secola has also teamed with academics like author Dr. Tom Venum of the Smithsonian Folklife Institute, collaborating on the CD, AMERICAN WARRIORS: SONGS FOR INDIAN VETERANS, and with elders such as Karen Drift, a speaker of Anishenabemoin.

OPENING ARTIST – The Cody Blackbird Band

Cody has found his calling as a musician and has had worldwide success especially with his band, The Cody Blackbird Band.  Winners of the 2017 Native American Music Awards “Group of the Year”, they have also recently received attention and praise from pop sensation Mike Posner and the Steve Miller Band’s Kenny Lee Lewis as well as Kris Kristofferson and others.  

Blending the old with the new, Cody merges the Native American flute with powerful vocals into contemporary blues rock sounds with The Cody Blackbird Band.  The band has been compared to a hybrid Native version of the famous Blues rock band “Blues Traveler”.  Featured on NBC, PBS, WGN, MSNBC, CNN and The NY Times, Cody has performed over 1500 shows both nationally and internationally.  The Cody Blackbird Band has shared the bill with such artists as Arlo Guthrie, Michael Franti, Lynyrd Skynyrd's Rickey Medlocke, Buffy St Marie, Peter, Paul and Mary’s Peter Yarrow, Nahko Bear, Xavier Rudd, and Reggae legends “Big Mountain".  

The Cody Blackbird Band carry a message of finding purpose and pursuing one’s life goals in a positive manner to reflect change in one’s self and thus their community and abroad, as well as stressing the importance of keeping culture alive in music.

Advance: $15.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $12.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Day of Show: $20.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $17.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Workshop - The Science of Mindfulness and Compassion
Workshop - The Science of Mindfulness and Compassion
self-compassion.org
drshaunashapiro.com
Workshop - The Science of Mindfulness and Compassion
A Weekend with Kristin Neff, PhD & Shauna Shapiro, PhD
Sea of Glass Performance Hall   (click for map location)
Saturday, Feb 10, 2018
Sunday, Feb 11, 2018
Event Begins at 9:30 AM
Use coupon code "SEAOFGLASS" during checkout to receive $50 off!
 
The Science of Mindfulness and Compassion
A Weekend with Kristin Neff, PhD & Shauna Shapiro, PhD
 
February 10-11, 2018
9:30 AM–4:30 PM
Doors open at 9 AM
Register for $199
 
9 CE Credits available for $36
 
"Mindfulness is a key element to self-compassion," teaches Dr. Kristin Neff. By practicing this simple and powerful skill, we can learn be with our difficult emotions without turning away, and develop a sense of loving connection with the disowned parts of ourselves.
 
On February 10-11, we invite you to join us for an immersive workshop on mindfulness and self-compassion with internationally recognized experts Kristin Neff, PhD and Shauna Shapiro, PhD. These two pioneering teachers will help you explore the unique and overlapping dimensions of mindfulness practice and compassion with the goal of integrating both in our personal and professional lives, including:
 
The latest theories and research on mindfulness, compassion, and self-compassion from Dr. Neff and Dr. Shapiro
The heart aspects of mindfulness—how cultivating a sense of kind awareness transforms our present moment experience
Why so many of us find it more difficult to give compassion to ourselves than others
How we can treat ourselves with the same sense of kindness we would show a close friend or loved one
How our shared sense of human imperfection can open the way to being more present with the inevitable struggles of life and meeting our challenges with greater ease
The role of mindfulness, compassion, and self-compassion in caregiving, with specific practices to help you integrate mindfulness and compassion into your personal and professional life
Research has shown both mindfulness and self-compassion practices to have a pronounced, positive effect in association with any form of therapy, healing, or life plan for promoting psychological and physical wellness. We hope you’ll join us as these two leaders in this emerging field of research share their most powerful findings and practices for cultivating these essential qualities with The Science of Mindfulness and Compassion.
 
Kristin Neff, PhD, is an associate professor at the University of Texas, Austin, and is the author of Self-Compassion, as well as the audio course Self-Compassion Step-by-Step. She has been practicing Buddhist meditation in the Insight Meditation tradition since 1997. She and her family were featured in the book and documentary The Horse Boy. In addition to her pioneering research into self-compassion, she has developed an eight-week program to teach self-compassion skills. The program—co-created with her colleague Chris Germer and affiliated with Harvard Medical School—is called Mindful Self-Compassion. For more, visit self-compassion.org.
 
Shauna Shapiro, PhD, is a professor at Santa Clara University, a clinical psychologist, and an internationally recognized expert in mindfulness and compassion. Dr. Shapiro is the recipient of the American Council of Learned Societies teaching award, acknowledging her outstanding contributions to education; and is a fellow of the Mind and Life Institute cofounded by the Dalai Lama. Dr. Shapiro lectures and leads mindfulness programs internationally, and has been invited to present for the King of Thailand, the Danish government, and the World Council for Psychotherapy in Beijing, China. Dr. Shapiro serves on the Advisory Board of Axialent—a leader in conscious business—and has brought mindfulness to pioneering companies including Genentech, Cisco Systems, and Google. She has published over 150 articles and book chapters, and is coauthor of the critically acclaimed texts The Art and Science of Mindfulness and Mindful Discipline: A Loving Approach to Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child. Dr. Shapiro’s work has been featured in the Wired magazine, USA Today, The Huffington Post, Yoga Journal, and American Psychologist. For more, visit drshaunashapiro.com.

Earth Harmony Sustainability Seminar
avalongardens.org

Earth Harmony Sustainability Seminar
Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018
Sunday, Feb 25, 2018
Event Begins at 8:00 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.

Two registration options: the all-inclusive VIP Access Pass includes 2 days of agricultural internship for a total 5-day seminar, $2,500. Register with the Standard Access Pass for a 3-day seminar, $2,000. Register one month or more in advance for a $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 22, 2018
Sunday, Aug 26, 2018
Event Begins at 8:00 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.

Two registration options: the all-inclusive VIP Access Pass includes 2 days of agricultural internship for a total 5-day seminar, $2,500. Register with the Standard Access Pass for a 3-day seminar, $2,000. Register one month or more in advance for a $200 discount.
Lodging and organic meals included.

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