Upcoming Events Produced by Global Change Media

An Evening with Gabriel Ayala:  6 Strings & 88 Keyz
An Evening with Gabriel Ayala:  6 Strings & 88 Keyz

An Evening with Gabriel Ayala: 6 Strings & 88 Keyz
Saturday, Mar 24, 2018
Event Begins at 7:30 PM

The Sea Of Glass—Center For The Arts presents guitarist, Gabriel Ayala in concert with pianist, Richard Katz for an evening of “6 Strings and 88 Keyz”. 

A member of the Yaqui people of southern Arizona, Gabriel Ayala is at the forefront of a new generation of Native Americans making a career performing classical music.  A hometown performance is a rare treat for this Tucson native who is usually on tour!

Ayala performs regularly throughout the United States and has appeared at the Poway Center for Performing Arts, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, National Museum for the American Indian, and Oscar Meyer Theater in Madison, Wisconsin.  Gabriel was honored to perform at the Musical Instrument Museum in a series called “Guitar Masters”.  He has been honored as the Artist of the Month for the Indigenous Internet Chamber of Commerce (IICOC).  Not only is Gabriel recognized nationally, he has also been the featured performer at the “Festival Internacional de la Guitarra Academica” in Venezuela with Performances in Caracas, Guarenas, Guatire and on National Public Television throughout Venezuela.

Ayala is a multiple award-winning guitarist and has had the honor to share the stage with some of the greatest such as Motown living legends The Four Tops, The Temptations, Richie Havens, Dr. John and many others.

Gabriel earned a Master’s Degree in Music Performance from the University of Arizona in 1997, has taught at all educational levels from elementary through college, and serves as a competition adjudicator.  As Ayala continues to travel around the world he serves as an advocate for education for all youth while instilling his values of living a traditional lifestyle and abstaining from Alcohol, Drug and Tobacco.  Gabriel believes in leading our children in the right direction through his philosophy, “Love your children, Honor your elders, and Respect your women”.  Gabriel wants to share the gift of music with all people and show children that they can become whatever they dream.

Ayala is supported by keyboardist, Richard Katz.  A practicing and performing musician for over thirty years, Richard attained his Bachelor of Music from the University of Arizona in 1995.  With a major in theory and composition and a minor in keyboard performance, he is a regular composer\performer with various musicians and studios in and around Tucson.  Katz has performed and or/recorded with: Ry Cooder, Pat Travers, Brian Bromberg, Carmine Appice, Rudy Sarzo, and Greg Hasselbeck, to name a few. With many CD’s, film and arranging credits, he believes in teaching and sharing music with others as a lifelong endeavor.

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
Javelina Chamber Music Ensemble
Javelina Chamber Music Ensemble

Javelina Chamber Music Ensemble
Wednesday, Mar 28, 2018
Event Begins at 7:00 PM

$15.00 suggested donation for entry

Concert presented by Ami Campbell

Many professional orchestral musicians have rigorous schedules which don't allow for much time to get together and play in smaller chamber groups. The Javelina Chamber Music Festival came about from a desire to reunite friends from around the country in a beautiful place and make music together.  The Javelina Chamber Music Ensemble is led by violinist Ami Campbell and Russell Campbell on trumpet, with Amy Tyson on violin, Dmitry Kustanovich on viola, Brad Ritchie on cello, and Andrew Campbell on piano.

Violinist Amy Campbell and husband, trumpeter Russell Campbell, who were married in Tucson in 2001, work in orchestras in Dallas and have enjoyed opportunities playing in chamber music festivals around the country, but rarely together. They come to Tucson multiple times a year for family visits which always include nights out with Ami's parents and sister who live Tucson, listening to the myriad of musical offerings in this creative city. A recent trip sparked the idea that Tucson was the perfect place for their dream to come true, they could draw from the many great musicians from all parts of the country that they have played with over their careers and bring them to this beautiful place to enjoy the beautiful desert, share their mutual love of great classical music in a music loving community and have a little fun. Thus, the Javelina Chamber Music Festival was born.   

Ami Campbell was born in Phoenix, and raised in Portland, Oregon, where she studied under Polish violinist Raphael Spiro.  She went on to study at the Juilliard School in New York City, Indiana University under Henryk Kowalski, and graduate studies at Yale University with Syoko Aki, before winning her first job with the Colorado Symphony. From there, Mrs Campbell went on to join the St. Louis Symphony and then the Seattle Symphony, before settling in Dallas, where she holds the title of Associate Concertmaster with The Dallas Opera. Ami performs regularly with The Dallas Symphony, as well as with the Music in the Mountains Festival in Durango, CO.  Ami is a member of the Les Autres quartet in Dallas, and has traveled to teach master classes and perform in festivals around the U.S. Recent highlights have been the Chintimini Music Festival in Oregon and guest artist with the Pacific NW Ballet, as well as guest lecturer at Northern Arizona University.  

Russell Campbell, a native Texan, joined the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in September 2004 as Associate Principal trumpet, bringing him back to Texas after 14 years of work and study elsewhere. After completing undergraduate studies at the University of Houston with James Austin, Russell went on to study at The Juilliard School under Raymond Mase and Mark Gould. Past positions include Associate Principal trumpet with the Palm Beach Opera, Principal Trumpet of the Tacoma Symphony, Northwest Sinfonietta, Utah Festival Opera, and one-year appointments as second trumpet with the St. Louis Symphony and Principal trumpet with the Colorado Symphony. As a guest Principal he has performed with the Saint Louis Symphony, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Oregon Symphony, Arizona Musicfest, Peter Britt Music Festival and the Mainly Mozart Festival of San Diego. Since the summer of 2013 Russell has served as Principal Trumpet in the Music in the Mountains summer festival orchestra in Durango, Colorado.


Easter Celebration at Avalon Gardens

Easter Celebration at Avalon Gardens
Sunday, Apr 01, 2018
Event Begins at 9:00 AM

Purchase tickets online! Click here.

Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage is host to a beautiful Easter Celebration!  Gates open at 9:00am to kick off a fun-filled day for the whole family with activities and entertainment for all ages including Easter Eggstravaganza Games, hayrides, pony rides; face painting; live music, theater and dance; delicious fresh local organic food; and a tour of the ecovillage.

From 9:00am to 11:30am, enjoy hayrides, pony rides and face painting.  At 11:30am begins the Easter Eggstravaganza Games! – more than an Egg Hunt, this is 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 games at 12:30pm there will be live entertainment and an optional healthy delicious lunch buffet available.  Performances include songs by TaliasVan’s 50-voice Bright & Morning Star Choir & Orchestra and by the CosmoYouth Choir, as well as theater and dance by students of Global Community Communications Schools for Teens & Children. 

A tour of Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage will be offered after the entertainment 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.   

Enjoy this sacred day of wholesome, family fun in the beautiful surroundings of mother nature at Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage in Tumacacori, Arizona.

Proceeds benefit the Global Community Communications Schools for Teens & Children nonprofit. 

Entrance fees include free hayrides and the Eggstravaganza Games.  Add lunch buffet for additional fee:
Ages 18 & up - $8.00 entrance  or  $14.00 (entrance + lunch buffet)

Ages 12 to 17 - $6.00 entrance  or  $11.00 (entrance + lunch buffet)

Ages 5 to 11 - $5.00 entrance  or  $8.00 (entrance + lunch buffet)

Ages 4 & under - $3.00 entrance  or  $6.00 (entrance + lunch buffet)

Pony Rides are $5.00 per ride or 2 rides for $8.00.  $2.00 face painting.  The ecovillage tour is $10 for ages 18 & up (free for 17 & under).

Anyone who cannot afford the fees can barter salable art or other valuable items in exchange. 

For more information call (520) 398-2542.

Odyssey Storytelling Series:
Odyssey Storytelling Series: "Mythic"

Odyssey Storytelling Series: "Mythic"
Thursday, Apr 05, 2018
Event Begins at 7:00 PM

Presented by Story Arts Group, Inc.

$10.00  ($7.00 Students with ID)

Since 2004, Odyssey Storytelling has been bringing live storytelling to Tucson audiences.  Every month, six people are invited to tell ten minute personal stories on a theme to a live audience. The stories are not read or memorized, they are told from the life experiences and creativity of the teller.

This month's theme is "Mythic".


VansGuard at Planetpalooza Earth Day Festival

VansGuard at Planetpalooza Earth Day Festival
Saturday, Apr 21, 2018
Event Begins at 4:00 PM
Celebrate Earth Day with VansGuard at the Planetpalooza Earth Day Festival!

4 - 8 p.m., Westwing Park, 27100 N. Westwing Pkwy, Peoria, AZ
The festival cultivates and celebrates the resources the environment has to offer through food, music, learning and family fun. Learn to be more sustainable in daily life while also enjoying prizes and giveaways, handcrafted food, food trucks and entertainment. 

When what you think, what you do, and what you say are in harmony, the world can’t help but listen.

For socially conscious 7-piece folk-rock band VansGuard, aligning spirituality, familial bonds, humanitarian and ecological concerns, and fine songcraft is a rallying call for a global paradigm shift.

"There is so much happening in the world today that it would be a crying shame not to utilize our talents to bring light and awareness to what's going on," says vocalist DeleVan DellErba. "We don't play music for ourselves, we play for the world." VansGuard's rich sonic tapestry evokes a variety of traditions, including 1960s and 1970s folk, classic rock, 1990s singer-songwriter artists and modern adult contemporary. Though the Arizona-based group has garnered favorable comparisons to Fleetwood Mac, Natalie Merchant, and The Cranberries, their artistry is unprecedented.

DeleVan DellErba is a female vocal powerhouse whose refined yet passionate talent melds technical mastery with raw emotionalism. Her dynamic vocals carry VansGuard's soul-moving lyrics to angelic highs and sultry lows. The heartbeat of the band is supplied by DeleVan's brother Amadon. His mastery of tribal beats, percussive touches, and emotional intuition for dynamics furthers his role far beyond keeping time and groove—he's an orchestra of rhythm.

The name VansGuard is a tribute to a spiritual warrior (the group is Van's guard), and it affirms their strong commitment to their ideals " the vanguard is the frontline of an advancing military. VansGuard truly lives their ideals. VansGuard is part of the Global Change Music nonprofit record label. They reside in an EcoVillage, where they dedicate their lives to outreach initiatives like rehab programs and homeless services. All members of the band have impressive professional credentials across disciplines and industries and donate their time as agents of change. As a band, and as individuals outside the band context, they"re associated with organizations focused on the Syria crisis and non-GMO activism, among many other causes. 

Indigenous with opening performance by The Cody Blackbird Band
Indigenous with opening performance by The Cody Blackbird Band

Indigenous with opening performance by The Cody Blackbird Band
Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018
Event Begins at 7:00 PM

Opening for Indigenous - the Cody Blackbird Band


4-piece Native American blues rock band from South Dakota, Indigenous consists of Mato Nanji and very popular Navajo rockers Levi Platero, Bronson Begay & Douglas Platero.  They have won Native American Music Awards for blues recording of the year as well as artists of the year. 

Front man, Mato Nanji, was born and raised on the Yankton Sioux Reservation in South Dakota.  The group’s music is motivated not only by blues and rock greats, such as Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and B.B. King, but also by the social issues and cultural bonds of the Mato’s Nakota roots.  Mato has also picked up a devoted audience as a featured member of the annually sold out Hendrix Experience Tour since 2002. 

November saw the release of their 11th commercial outing “Gray Skies”. Mato once again forges ahead, pushing himself to new personal bests. Gray Skies contains the high-caliber guitar playing for which Mato has become known, along with his strong, soulful voice which are applied to a fresh assortment of high-level blues rock songs.

Mato Nanji dedicates his latest release Time Is Coming (on Blues Bureau International) to the indigenous youth and all young people on the indigenous reservations.  Nanji’s father, the late Greg Zephier, Sr., was a well-known and highly respected spiritual advisor and spokesperson for the International Indian Treaty Council.  In addition to this leadership role, he was an accomplished musician and a member of the musical group, The Vanishing Americans.  Formed by Greg and his brothers in the ‘60’s, The Vanishing Americans toured nationally and shared bills with such legends as Bonnie Raitt.  Besides being heavily influenced by the music his father and uncles were making, Mato was exposed to Greg’s vast collection of blues records by legendary artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan and B.B. King.  Consequently, Mato embraced and began utilizing his own musical talent at a young age.  With the experience, love and wisdom of their father to guide them, Mato, his brother, sister and cousin formed the band Indigenous while in their late teens.

After much time invested in practicing and building a following, they began touring extensively across the country.  In 1998, they released their award winning debut album Things We Do.  The title track’s video, directed by Chris Eyre (Smoke Signals), won the American Indian Film Festival Award and was shown at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival.  Indigenous’ music caught the attention of blues icon B.B. King and the young band was invited to play on his annual B.B. King’s Blues Tour in 1999 which began a musical journey Mato is still traveling today.

OPENING ARTIST – The Cody Blackbird Band

Cody Blackbird is a traditional Native American Flutist who is Eastern Band Cherokee and Dakota. To date, he has released four full-length albums and performed with the likes of Grammy award winners Joanne Shenandoah, Bill Miller, and Rock and Roll Hall Of Famer Nokie Edwards of The Ventures. Cody has also shared the bill with such artists as Lynyrd Skynyrd's Rickey Medlocke; Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul, and Mary; Arlo Guthrie, Nahko Bear, Xavier Rudd and more. With the 4-piece Cody Blackbird Band he creates a new genre he calls "AlterNative Blues Rock Fusion" setting Native American Flute and traditional vocals as the main component alongside the band's unique style of blues rock guitar and bass in original compositions.

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
May 5 Spiritualution Concert Gathering
May 5 Spiritualution Concert Gathering

May 5 Spiritualution Concert Gathering
A Sacred Gathering to Pray for the Return of the Promised One of All Religions
Saturday, May 05, 2018
Event Begins at 10:00 AM

On May 5th, 2018 people from every continent, representing every race and religion, will come together at Camp Avalon in Sedona, Arizona, USA for a Sacred Spiritualution Concert to pray for the coming of The Promised One of all religions, to usher in a new era of light and life for our world.

Many spiritual leaders around the world have come to the conclusion that the problems on this planet are so massive it will take divine intervention in order to change this most troubled world, and that the "Promised One," foreseen by prophets of many cultures throughout history and known by many names, is destined to come to implement a planetary Divine Administration.

The Spiritualution Concerts are the call for people of all faiths to come together and pray for the soon coming of The Promised One, known in all religions by different names, such as Hadhrat Isa (the Arab name for Jesus in Islam), Kalki Avatar (Hindu), Jesus Christ (Christian), Maitreya (Hindu/Buddhist sects), Jampa (Tibetan), The Messiah (Judaism), Krishna (Hindu), and Imam Mahdi (Muslim).

Spiritualution—Justice to God's People is a movement by spiritual leader and musician TaliasVan, that began in the '90s. It is a call for a global spiritual-revolution, designed to inspire and influence millions to come out of the system of greed, to join communities and grow food near a good water source, as the prophecies of the Hopis, Mayans, Nostradamus, the Prophets of the Old Testament, and the Book of Revelation—which speak of the purification of the Earth Mother through drastic climate changes—are now happening and will continue to worsen.

The Spiritualution banner has been carried in Occupy marches around the country, starting at Zuccotti Park in New York City, Washington D.C., Long Beach, California, Phoenix, Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, Chicago, Illinois, and many other cities. And Spiritualution concerts have been held at sacred outdoor venues in Mt. Shasta, California, as well as Durango, Colorado, and several cities in Arizona, including Reid Park in Tucson, Wheeler Park in Flagstaff, and Watson Lake in Prescott.

The clarion call of the Spiritualution Movement is CosmoPop®—TaliasVan's unique style of music he performs with his 12-piece Bright & Morning Star Band, that is a fusion to create CosmoJazz, CosmoRock, CosmoMystic, CosmoCountry, and more. One of the meanings of CosmoPop is "interuniversally popular." You can listen to CosmoPop any time on KVAN.fm on the Internet from anywhere in the world, and also of course on Spotify.

TaliasVan says, "The music goes beyond the confines of this planet and actually originated in the Pleiades, where I believe many souls, who are called starseed, originated. The Spiritualution Concerts are also gatherings of the Star Tribes from four universes under the theme 'One God, One Planetary Family'. I personally invite you to take a pilgrimage to my May 5, 2018 Spiritualution Concert. You don't have to get religious. Just be kind. And pray for the coming of The Promised One. That's what this concert is all about—souls from all religious backgrounds praying together for the only answer to a better world, a divine takeover."

There will be a Sacred Prayer Walk to the Gathering in representation of our walk together as one planetary family. Opening for TaliasVan & The Bright & Morning Star Band is VansGuard at 11:00am—a 7-piece Global Change Music nonprofit record label band performing with a planetary consciousness. And the 50-voice Bright & Morning Star Choir will perform "Mitakuye Oyasin" with TaliasVan. Global Change Theater will also perform.

The gathering will host camping, food, prayer, and friendship. Tickets are $20 advance / $30 day of event (reduced prices for youth and camping packages available). The event is drug- and alcohol-free. Bring the children. Ages 3 and under are FREE. For tickets, camping reservations, and more information visit www.SpiritualutionGathering.org or call (520) 398-2542.

Earth Harmony Sustainability Seminar

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.