Solstice Celebration: Solo Kirtan Concert & Transformational Vocal Workshop w/ Katie Wise + ECSTATIC Dance Party!

High Frequency Loft presents a kirtan concert with Katie Wise (of Katie Wise + Bhakti Explosion) 7pm preceded by a vocal workshop at 6pm, ending the evening with an Ecstatic Dance Party at 8:15pm, Saturday December 22, 2018. Suggested Sliding Scale $10-$30, no one turned away for lack of funds.

A sacred invitation into the heart of Bhakti, Katie will share stories and songs from her heart, and her journey: including soulful Kirtan devotional chants, conscious English lyrics, and funky world sounds. Come into this intimate space with Katie, we are sure to share a delightful evening and drop in deeply together. No experience necessary. Katie makes Kirtan accessible and fun.
Heart-centered yogis and fans of alt rock icons like Shawn Colvin and the Cowboy Junkies have been flocking to Bhakti Explosion kirtans at the biggest sacred music festivals in the US and internationally. David Newman calls classically-trained pianist, lead singer and yoga teacher Katie Wise "a fresh and exciting new voice in the mantra music genre...a solid force and presence for those who look to their music for peace, heart, groove, and spiritual inspiration.” 

Kids and Families are always welcome. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

***Stay for a sacred and world music ecstatic dance party after the concert***

Come at 6pm for Katie's renowned Vocal Transformation workshop!

Break out of old wounding around your voice, unleash your song, and set your soul free. No experience necessary. 

- Open up your speaking or singing voice
- Learn better vocal technique
- Find resonance, tone, pitch and power
- Use energetic practices to open up your impact in the world, through your voice
- Use sound healing practices to open up blockages in the body or spirit

Katie Wise, trained vocal coach, voiceover pro, touring musician, and kirtan artist, brings her experience with vocal toning, chanting, sound healing, songwriting, breath & energy work to open the voice as a portal to greater expression.

For more information, visit www.bhaktiexplosion.com.

Get your tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/taos-solo-kirtan-concert-voice-workshop-with-katie-wise-dance-party-tickets-52929685113?janus_fv=exp_eb_86972_related_events%3DA

FREE Event: The Inner Electric Blast - EP Release & DJ ECSTATIC Dance Party Celebration

Lot's of activity in November and December this year, but here's an opportunity for us to have a little fun.

With one LP, Fovea, and one EP, Verve Crystal, both by Humboldt Been released on the Inner Electric Label in 2018, Inner Electric is hosting a reception to celebrate, mix, dance. DJ Wild Bill Imberger and the Electric Frontier will spin classic tunes including spinning in some of the new Humboldt Been tunes. Check out innerelectric.com for more information on the music and ask Inner Electric principal Jeff Thomason about the secret celebration that underlies this dance party. The key code: 30 years.

Thanks to the High Frequency Loft for providing the space. Looking forward to helping HFL make it worth their while. Friends and partners more than welcome.

Saturday December 1st 5:30-8:30pm, Free Event

DIY Music Touring Van Life Workshop/Live Music - Acoustic Performance by When Particles Collide

Saturday November 10th - DIY Touring Workshop at 5pm - Acoustic Show at 6:30pm

This workshop/performance is for anyone who is interested in the possibility of DIY (Do It Yourself) Touring. Although we hope that many high school aged folks will attend, the information and activities are for people of all ages.
During the workshop we will explore the differences between Fame and Family, the ephemeral promise of the ultimate American Dream: for everyone to know who you are and love you/your art and what you can actually experience as a traveling artist: a concrete connection with people in a real space and in real time that often nurtures the soul in unexpected ways. In other words, DIY Touring can help artists decrease their FOMO and increase their sense of purpose and connection to the world.
We will also talk about the actual nuts and bolts of booking and playing a show out of town. Where do you start? What do you need? How should you behave at the show? By the end of the workshop we hope that participants will have a sense of what DIY Touring can be both emotionally and career-wise and also know how to start booking and playing their first out of town gigs. - This is a FREE EVENT - Donations appreciated to support our Artists.

There will be a 40/50 minute acoustic performance to follow the workshop by When Particles Collide

More info on the Workshop presenter:
Sasha G. Alcott grew up in Bangor Maine, studied Chemistry at Cornell University, and fell in love with rock ‘n roll during the riot grrrl movement of the early/mid 90’s. Sasha taught high school chemistry and played in bands from 1995-2016. In the summer of 2016 she and her husband Chris Viner, bought a van, left their jobs and have been DIY Touring the US and Canada under the name When Particles Collide ever since. They rack up over 200 shows per year and are continuously humbled by the grace and generosity of people they meet along the way.

Musical Love - Free Your Voice - Sing your heart full of Love

Musical Love - Come together and sing your heart full of love - Free your voice!
Saturday, October 27th 4pm $10

Do you love to sing? Whether you are a pro - or a brand new beginner… Come Sing your heart out! ~ Tone in the light frequency  ~ Receive what you need the most ~ Find your Joy  ~ Enjoy Healing & Vocalizing with Crystal bowls
No experience necessary!!!

575-425-0686
robin@relaxtaos.com
www.RelaxTaos.com

LIVE MUSIC - Natalina, Anthony Carson & The High Ideals, Second Wind Endeavor

Come on out for a rollicking evening full of foot-stomping fun! First we’ll have Original Music by Natalina sharing her brand of Galactic Folkpop. Next, High Ideals setting the scene with their experimental folk-rock meditations, and then The Second Wind Endeavor will bring in a rousing Act 2 with their Folkestra Soulfunk. Good vibrations to be produced en masse! All ages and everybody else is welcome, too, long as Peace, Love, and Understanding be what you seek. See y’all there!

Saturday September 22nd, 6pm-9pm, All Ages, No Cover - Donations Appreciated ;0) 

LIVE MUSIC - the Second Wind Endeavor

Saturday July 28th, 6-9pm Playing a mix of R&B, Blues, Old Time, Folk & Latin Tunes.

The Second Wind Endeavor

n. The act by which one hopes or attempts to bring about the renewal of energy or commitment; the bid to prompt the rebirth of the gusto.

We are a musical project powered by the brains and hearts and hands and feet of we, and really, of you, too. With Michael Virga on guitar and lead vocals, Evan Sanchez on drums and cajon, Isaiah Kortright on bass and everything else, Rose Dragoo on viola and vocals, and Jesse Reist on banjo and cello, TSWE brings us together from far-flung locales and a wide variety of musical backgrounds to become a whole that is greater than the sum of it’s parts. For now, we are primarily founded on some amalgamation of folk, blues, old-time, funk, r&b,   and rock and roll. But that’s always evolving. Gotta be room to grow. Stay tuned. Imagination will save the world.

All ages welcome. Bring your family & friends.

Kirtan with the Band of Now - visiting Taos from Arizona

Friday June 15th, 7:30pm Sliding Scale $15-20 no one turned away for lack of funds!

Relax, breath and sing of beautiful things! 
Join us for a sweet evening of singing divine names and prayers. Kirtan is a call and response style of singing based in the Bhakti yoga science. Stilling the mind, softening the heart, evoking joy, and dissolving seperateness are just some of the magical benefits of this ancient practice. And it's just a sweet time in community. No experience necessary. Come join the band!
Check out our website:
www.thebandofnow.com

Meet the band.
Prem Vidu - Vocals & Guitar
Blessed to be raised by musical parents, growing up on the sweet sounds of barbershop and dominant 7 chords, Prem Vidu was always interested in the intention behind the music. After gaining his BFA in Percussion Performance & Jazz Studies, life eventually led him to share his devotion through song and prayer. Guided to facilitate spirit-medicine journeys, he combines 10 years of leading ceremony with an 8 year practice of chanting. With a lifetime of musical experience, he now offers Kirtan, inviting all to share their voices together in devotion. He currently composes for, directs and leads The Band of Now, blending Sanskrit mantra and English lyrics, creating a sacred space for healing, peace and joy to cultivate.

Cassandra Bright - Vocals, Percussion & Harmonium
Cassandra began her yoga journey in 1998. Overwhelmed with life at the time...synchronistically, yoga arrived. Her first yoga experience (an Ashtanga Vinyasa class) kicked her butt, yet she wept with gratitude -- she’d found her way Home. Yoga instantly meant more than movement or exercise; it meant reconnecting with Self, with that part that was quietly awaiting her return. Drawing her deeper into yoga, and to yoga teaching training, she completed her first 200 hr YTT in Scottsdale in 1999, then journeyed to mother India in 2007 to experience Nithya Yoga, where she became Ordained as a Yogacharya and Ananda Spiritual Healer. Her study of Self and Yoga continue, recently completing an advanced training in Yoga & Ayurveda.The opening of her center, Gilbert Yoga in 2003, has allowed her and many others to share the gifts of yoga with thousands, and to initiate others into teaching as well.
Beginning with an asana based practice, she now finds her heart immersed in Bhakti Yoga, singing with her partner Prem Vidu in their band, The Band of Now. Together they hold space for heartfelt, soul-stirring yoga-medicine to flow.

Joined by Kelly Love - Vocals & Harmonium
Kelly Love is a beloved and highly valued kirtan response singer and has toured and played with kirtan artists near and far such as Girish, Larisa Stow & Johanna Beekman. She has been on stages of the biggest yoga and kirtan festivals, BhaktiFest and ShaktiFest, as well as many others. Kelly plays harmonium and adds her unique harmony vocals complementing her lead. When Kelly is not traveling the kirtan road, she shares her healing light through Thai Yoga Massage and Reiki. She is the founder of One Sacred Pearl providing lovingly crafted ritual tools for your holistic healing. 

HFL One Year Anniversary Party!!! Live Music - Raffle - AcroYoga - Vegan Food & Bake Sale - Dance Party

Saturday, March 17th - 7pm-11pm, FREE EVENT. Join us for our one year anniversary party! A fun filled evening of Live Music, Vegan Food & Bake Sale, AcroYoga Demos, Laughing Yoga Demo, Angel Card Readings, Chair Massage, DJ Dance Party & More! Bring Cash for the Raffle, food, bake sale & services!

Live Performances by:

Shamankha Love

Esme Olivia

Anthony Carson & the High Ideals

SIN.EW (Leia Layus)

AcroYoga Demo by Alana & Colton & the HFL Crew

Poetry & Laughing Yoga by Matthew Salzman

DJ Julia Daye

Vegan Food & Vegan/GF Bake Sale

Raffle Items: HFL Class Passes ~ Personal Sessions ~ Mini Chakra-Astrology Reading with Johnny Barnett ~ Le Ski Mastery Gift Certificate ~ Spring Fresh Body Scrub by Karmahigh Creations ~ Pottery by Liz Medina  ~ Art by Adi Luna ~ Art by Mandy Moonbird ~ "Wizard & the Weaver" CD by Anthony Carson ~ 75 minute Shamanic Healing Session with Carly Rice of www.GoldenLabyrinth.com ~ Tarot Reading with Bee Falcon ~ Reiki Healing Session with Kelly White ~ Hand Woven Dog Leash from NMDogCo.com ~ Channeled Reading/Healing Session with Lindsay McGowan - www.lindsaymcgowen.com ~ Gamma Wave Healing Session with Mattew Ryan ~ 30min Herbal Consultation includes customized Tea with Alexandra Tillotama ~ SEO Website Audit by Desert Foothills Digital Marketing Agency ($4500 value) & More!

Shamankha Lovehttps://hannahapollonia.bandcamp.com/album/child-of-the-earth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DU-1pTWOY0I

Esmé Olivia grew up in Albuquerque, NM with a Dutch father & a Mestiza Mexican-American mother. Her blood is a peace treaty she honors through prayers of dance, poetry & song. She is a dancer & singer for Dancing Earth, an Indigenous contemporary dance company directed by Rulan Tangen. Esméhas spent the last three months in Fiji working on new music. She looks forward to sharing it with you. For more information please visit esmeolivia.com. Photo Credit: Leland Chapin

SIN.EW (Leia Layus) 

Anthony Carson & the High Ideals: The music that Anthony Carson & High Ideals make is diverse, from reggae beats to dark jams, with themes that touch deeply on growth, harmony, nurturing ones inner child. The trio are working to expand and record new material in the coming months. You can listen and download the album "The Wizard and the Weaver" at anthonycarson.bandcamp.com 

DJ Julia Daye: Nicknamed the “Rhythm Ambassador” by dance fanatics, Julia Daye is a global house DJ and movement facilitator in wild love with dance and timeless rhythm. Crowds can’t help but move to these infectious grooves as her rich musical journeys defy time and locale, symphonizing a globe of age-old vibrant humanity into one moving expression of beat.

Live Music - Anthony Carson & the High Ideals

Saturday March 3rd, 7pm-9pm

The music that Anthony Carson & High Ideals make is diverse, from reggae beats to dark jams, with themes that touch deeply on growth, harmony, nurturing ones inner child.

This is their first High Frequency Loft performance together since last year's release of Anthony Carson's meditative "The Wizard and the Weaver", and the trio are working to expand and record new material in the coming months.

You can listen and download the album "The Wizard and the Weaver" at anthonycarson.bandcamp.com or com buy a physical copy at the show!

The group will perform an hour of original material followed by a community jam session, bring your instruments and your smiles! 

Please also offer donations for the band and the loft. All offerings are appreciated, $10 suggested donation

Starseed Aquarius: Ecstatic Dance Party

AN ECSTATIC DANCE PARTY! Saturday February 10th, 7pm-12am

A freeform, exploratory dance and movement journey with various DJs. Come to dance & sweat; move however you wish. All ages welcome. 

Food & Tonics by Neopasado

LINEUP SCHEDULE:

7-8pm - VIC HENNEGAN
8-9pm - ALPACKA SOUND
9-10pm - ADEM JOEL
10-11pm - JULIA DAYE
11pm -12am - PLANEWALKER


$10 - Presale, $15 - Day Of, $25 VIP - Includes Vegan Dinner & A Beverage

Get your tickets today: https://www.universe.com/events/JZ0GLD?embed=open&ref=universe_facebook_push

Balance in all things - this is the guiding principle of the esctastic dance party. Do you love to dance but maybe not so into the bar scene? What's a fun loving, yet responsible adult to do?

We believe we've got the answer - the ecstatic dance party! Since the idea behind ecstatic dance is more of a movement meditation and fun way to get exercise, and the idea of a party is to have as much fun as possible at any cost, why not strike a balance between these extremes? In other words, let's party and have as much fun as possible, but let's not cause ourselves or anyone else any trouble!

We're aiming for the most fun, highest vibe event possible. We've got one hard and fast rule - NO ALCOHOL. That's right, please leave your beer, wine, whisky or whatever you like to drink at home, come enjoy a tasty nourishing tonic & dance the night away.

ADEM JOEL

Because of Adem's mindful attention to research and detail of Tribal Dance Music, he set the tone for Nu-Skool and Tribal Breakbeat style music in New Mexico, back in the olden days of '99. Adem's DJ sets are so powerful and journey inspiring that he has been graced with the opportunity to share his musical gifts at multiple music festivals in the U.S. such as Arise Festival in Colorado, Firefly Gatherings, The Gem and Jam Festival in Arizona, and Symbiosis Gatherings in Northern California. Since early 2012, Adem and his crew have been hosting the well-known SOUNDS LIKE PRIMAL events in Santa Fe, NM at Meow Wolf and other venues. He has considerable experience with ecstatic dance in addition to playing at clubs and festivals.

https://www.facebook.com/ademjoelmusic/
https://soundcloud.com/ademjoel
https://twitter.com/ademjoel
 

PLANEWALKER

Inviting you on a cosmic journey to the higher planes of the musical multiverse, Planewalker (a.k.a. Brennan Murphey) calls on his ancestral Irish and Egyptian roots to infuse his compositions with the ancient tones and rhythms of the druids and the magi. Entering into the world of music as a young child, he was performing on stage with his father Michael Martin Murphey (of Wildfire fame) at the age of 5, performing on the piano at the age of 12 and on the guitar at the age of 13. Completing his first electronic music compostion in 1997 at the age of 17, he is now one of the most prolific psychedelic electronic music producers in the United States and a Celtic harp player of national renown. With over 100 original songs released between his own name and his collaborative projects Chaos Control and Mister Chill’R, Planewalker has also produced official remixes for some of the most respected artists in psychedelic bass music and psychedelic trance including Desert Dwellers, Merkaba, Funky Dragon and Smoke Sign. Moreover, Planewalker has been featured on event lineups with Rabbit in the Moon, Ott, The Polish Ambassador, Phutureprimitive, Desert Dwellers, Kalya Scintilla, Bluetech, Random Rab, Govinda, Bird of Prey and Kaminanda. His debut full-length psy-bass album "Planes of Consciousness" was released in December 2017 by Street Ritual records. He has big plans for 2018 with his label imprint and production company Waveform Wizardry, which hosts the Starseed electronic music events in Taos, NM. He has just recently begin his journey into the ecstatic dance format.

http://planewalker.bandcamp.com
http://soundcloud.com/planewalker
http://youtube.com/metakinetics
http://www.ektoplazm.com/index.php?s=planewalker
 

VIC HENNEGAN

Vic Hennegan has been writing, recording, producing and performing electronic music for several years. As a live performer he has performed at such shows as The Gathering Concert Series in Philadelphia, Cyberstock of Los Angeles, Ecstatic Dance, 5 Rhythms Dance, Soul Motion, Northern California Dance Collective and many other venues around the world. With computers, samplers, vocals and synthesizers, Hennegan’s instinctive hand creates techno-trance and ambient music in a wildly fun, uplifting spiritual experience that will take your soul on a journey to the center of ecstasy. Through his faith and his music, Hennegan invokes the timeless tradition of music’s healing powers. He believes that, “We are the creators of our own universe. I seek to help people understand this very fact through my music.”

https://www.vichennegan.com/
https://soundcloud.com/vic-hennegan
 

JULIA DAYE

Julia has been moving dance floors since 2012. Offering an invigorating mix of sounds and rhythms from all over the world, she offers an alchemical experience through embodiment of beat. Mixing music “for the whole community,” Julia offers a uniquely ageless sound, inviting all to take part and move. Since Spring of 2013, Julia has been producing and DJing events of all kinds; private celebrations, festivals, dance clubs, large concert venues, dance/embodiment workshops, and not for profit events. In 2014, Julia created and began DJing and hosting a weekly world music music show for KNCE True Taos Radio in Northern New Mexico. The show, titled “What Are These These Things?” airs live every Tuesday 10 am – 1pm MST both locally and to an national online audience.

http://juliadaye.com
http://soundcloud.com/julia-daye
 

ALPACKA SOUND

Andrew Duran (a.k.a. Alpacka Sound) grew up in Miami playing reggae, dancehall and at various night clubs around the city. Having recently moved to Taos, he has been been playing ecstaic dance sets for several months at the High Frequency Loft.

This event takes place at The High Frequency Loft in Taos, New Mexico.

Enchanted Lands Music: Soundscape Journeys

Saturday December 9th, 6pm-8pm, $10

A Musical Ceremony of Sound & Light into the Beauty of New Mexico. Beautiful, Ambient-World-Electronic soundscapes performed with flutes, guitars & loops. Join John Patrick Funk for a enchanting musical evening: Opening Ceremony - Prayer Circle - Meet & Greet. 

Music Producer and Media Artist John Patrick Funk (a.k.a Spirit Winds) invites you on a Soundscape Journey into the Beauty of New Mexico- The Enchanted Lands Soundscape Journey is a intimate live music & media show that transports the participants into a beautiful musical realm through performance of Original Soundscapes (produced in the Rio Grande Gorge Canyon) with Flutes, Guitars, Loops and other instruments. Lighting and Visual media- illuminated sculptures and projected photography- accompany stories shared through the heart that set the atmosphere for the event. The Soundscape Journey centers on the musical experience that has been influenced by these beautiful locations and events in New Mexico- (link to photographic inspirations and music tracks- http://enchantedlandsmusic.com/photography-graphics/ 

We will have space for you to sit or lie down, please bring blankets & pillows for added comfort.

Main Website http://enchantedlandsmusic.com/

Spirit Winds- Volume 5 of Enchanted Lands that features musical tracks with Native American Flutes which also comprises tracks for the live music set list. http://enchantedlandsmusic.com/el-vol-5/

News Article published about me a year ago in the Taos News- http://enchantedlandsmusic.com/news/

Live Music - Ted Kinsman & Omar Rane - "Groovelicious Chant"

Ted Kinsman & Omar Rane

“Groovelicious Chant” 

Ancient Sanskrit chants “modernized” into a jazzy groove with Ted’s vocals and Omar’s ethereal and atmospheric guitar work. 

Join us for the ride!

Saturday, November 25, 2017   7:00-8:30 pm

At The High Frequency Loft

1335 Gusdorf Road, Suite Q, Taos, NM 87571

*Donations gratefully accepted and all are welcome. For more information, go to highfrequencyloft.com or tedkinsman.com

Rhythms in Motion. Earth Tribe Gathering Spiritual Dance. Original Electronic Music by Vic Hennegan

Rhythms in Motion is going to be a monthly event here at the HFL. An Earth Tribe gathering of Spiritual Dance, featuring original electronic music & vocals by Vic Hennegan

Saturday November 18th 7:30-9:30pm, $15 Sliding Scale 

Vic Hennegan has been writing, recording, producing and performing electronic music for several years. As a live performer he has performed at such shows as The Gathering Concert Series in Philadelphia, Cyberstock of Los Angeles, Ecstatic Dance, 5 Rhythms Dance, Soul Motion, Northern California Dance Collective and many other venues around the world. With computers, samplers, vocals and synthesizers, Hennegan’s instinctive hand creates techno- trance and ambient music in a wildly fun, uplifting spiritual experience that will take your soul on a journey to the center of ecstasy.

"A unique warmth emanates from Hennegan's music moving the listener to a state of euphoria. Through complex and insistent rhythms and vocals, Hennegan accomplishes a lush dynamic that relentlessly strives to entertain.” (Matt Howarth, Sonic Curiousity.com)

Hennegan’s music is complimented by the guest artists he works with such as Surface Ten’s synthesist extraordinaire, Dean De Benedictis; and Becca Fuchs, whose incredible vocal range spans from operatic to soulful and sexy. His music is streamed on radio shows such as Pandora, Spotify, Alien Air Music, Star's End, Echoes, Apple Music, Hearts of Space and much much more!

Hennegan’s compositions are featured on three different "Echoes" compilations: “Soundscape for Echoes” on the release “Refractions: The Echoes Living Room Concerts, Volume 12,” with internationally renowned electronic musicians Andreas Vollenweider and Michael Brook; and Echoes Location, The Echoes Living Room Concerts, Volume 17, featuring a live version of his most popular itunes download, "Patagonian Rain." And the 2014 release, Transmissions: Echoes Living Room Concerts V19, featuring the song "Desert Vortex." The host of "Echoes," John Diliberto, personally invited Vic Hennegan to participate in all of the Echoes compilations and has placed Hennegan's 2011 release "Field of Worlds and Mirrors," as one of the top 25 albums of the year.

Vic Hennegan is excited to be working with his top favorite synthesizer companies: U-he, Tal- Tugo Audio, Rob Papen, Synapse Audio, AudioRealism and Novation.

Hennegan’s music may be found on Pandora, Spotify, itunes, CDBaby, Rhapsody.com, Apple Music, Yahoo.com, Amazon.com, and MusicZiet.com.

Hennegan is a practicing Buddhist. This faith aims to manifest enlightenment in the lives of its practitioners. By tapping into an individual's creative potential, one can create a thriving and peaceful community. Through his faith and his music, Hennegan invokes the timeless tradition of music’s healing powers. He believes that, “We are the creators of our own universe. I seek to help people understand this very fact through my music.” 

Song Circle with Tilo & Krystal

We invite you to come together in community to offer our songs out into the Universe as a prayer.  We will share medicine songs and musical prayers from around the world.  All are welcome to share a song that speaks to your soul; this is a space for co-creation where all are welcome, all are accepted and appreciated.  Please bring your musical instruments, your voices, your prayers, meditations and intentions and your loved ones.  We look forward to harmonizing with you!
 

Donations for the space greatly appreciated. Sunday October 22nd, 4-5:30pm 

 

Tibetan Music Fieldwork Presentation with Andrea Clearfield

Dr. Andrea Clearfield, award winning composer who has held several fellowships at the Wurlitzer Foundation will show original footage from her Tibetan music fieldwork documenting Tashi Tsering, the last royal court singer of Lo Monthang, Nepal, in a restricted Himalayan region near Tibet. She will discuss how this ancient culture has influenced her life and music, and perform examples of her Tibetan influenced compositions with guest musician Heidi Svoboda (gongs).

Sunday August 20th, 7pm 

Sliding Scale $10-$20

Check out this 3 minute interview with Andrea about her work:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9a_AJQ7Kh0w

To learn more about this region of Upper Mustang, Nepal, visit:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/in-sight/wp/2015/01/05/a-fortress-in-the-sky-the-last-forbidden-kingdom-of-tibetan-culture/?utm_term=.942932f5c9ea

Two of the musical pieces that they will perform:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiraaOHjCrQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Qg0cK5ZMws

Enchanted Lands Live Music & Media Art Event

Music Producer and Media Artist John Patrick Funk (a.k.a Spirit Winds) invites you on a Soundscape Journey into the Beauty of New Mexico- The Enchanted Lands Soundscape Journey is a intimate live music & media show that transports the participants into a beautiful musical realm through performance of Original Soundscapes (produced in the Rio Grande Gorge Canyon) with Flutes, Guitars, Loops and other instruments. Lighting and Visual media- illuminated sculptures and projected photography- accompany stories shared through the heart that set the atmosphere for the event. The Soundscape Journey centers on the musical experience that has been influenced by these beautiful locations and events in New Mexico- (link to photographic inspirations and music tracks- http://enchantedlandsmusic.com/photography-graphics/ 

We will have space for you to sit or lie down, please bring blankets & pillows for added comfort.

The first half or the show will be ambient & meditative, while the second half will have you up on your feet dancing. 

Main Website http://enchantedlandsmusic.com/

Spirit Winds- Volume 5 of Enchanted Lands that features musical tracks with Native American Flutes which also comprises tracks for the live music set list.http://enchantedlandsmusic.com/enchanted-lands-volume-5/

News Article published about me a year ago in the Taos News- http://enchantedlandsmusic.com/news/

CANCELLED! Liven Up Shindig Live Music w/ Picketwire

I'm so sorry to cancel this event! The artist had an emergency! We will have him back in the future so stay tuned!

Pin your ears back! Picketwire brings forth a robust assortment of sound, tales, and song immersed in messages of thoughtful consciousness. Entwining ideas that express optimism, compassion, and unity, this solo act spurs listeners into a realm of engaging merriment, employing traditional folk, blues, and rock, as it’s inspirational platform. Whether playing festivals, conscious gatherings, or street corners, this fierce arrangement of melody and sound, will incite attendees with a deeper awareness, leaving them with a gladdened heart.

Check out these links of Picketwire:

https://www.facebook.com/picketwire/

https://www.reverbnation.com/picketwire

Born in 1976 and with a career extending over 20 years, Jason White (Jug Colangelo) has passionately immersed himself in music and considers it to be a continual driving force, vital to his existence. This saving grace as he would put it, found him at the age of sixteen. Although late for most, he quickly developed his craft which soon after, enabled him to begin performing with several local groups.  It was during this time that he co-founded a band called, "Planet O". Immediate success followed, and the group gained many supporters all through Colorado. While touring throughout the state, and eventually the west coast, Jug gained much notoriety for his searing leads and tasteful blues driven style. With respect to his vocal method, it can be described as exhibiting a raspy, rock-like tone, while demonstrating an expressive and deft approach. 

Over the years Jug has opened for such acts which include Leon Russell, The Meditations, David Lindley, Tea Leaf Green, Sister Carol, Edgar Winter, Randy McAllister, Elephant Revival, and has performed with The Mighty Diamonds and Rankin Scroo for their nationwide tours. Although “Planet O" is still currently together, Jug has found the time to assist in cultivating several other projects. Today, he finds himself performing with multiple bands including the latest group called, “Soul Tones”. If asked what his future looks like, he’ll tell you that the skies are the limit and to stay tuned for more good music, because the best is yet to come. 

 

The Secret Gong Orchestra brings 100 gongs to Taos @the HFL

The Land of Enchantment is about to be Energized with the Gong collections of Al Faaet, Kenneth Goff, Mitch Nur, and Jeff Sussmann. Bringing together over 150 years of musical experience, and an impressive collection of Gongs from all over the world, this performance will open the dimensions of Gong play far beyond your usual 'gong bath' or similar presentation. Don't confuse this with the expected display of crashing and bashing you see today; but the formal presentation of ambient textures and nuances carefully expressed through an inter-dimensional tonal soundscape.

This unique performance is bringing together Gong artist's from both the East and West Coasts, merging with Santa Fe's more prolific live musicians. This is a layout event, so bring something comfortable to lay on, blanket or pillow as necessary, we will have mats out as well.

Sliding Scale $49

To find out more about them visit http://sacredsound.org/sgo