Ecstatic Dance w/ Vic Hennegan at El Monte Sagrado

High Frequency Loft & El Monte Sagrado will be teaming up to bring you a summer dance series held at El Monte Sagrado in the Rio Room! Come get your dance on! All ages welcome! No booze, no shoes! The hope is that this turns into a monthly event. So if you are craving even more chances for conscious dance in Taos please join us & share with all of your friends!

Schedule:

Thursday June 27th, 6:30pm-8:30pm w/ Miles Bonny 

Thursday July 25th, 6:30pm-8:30pm w/ Vic Hennegan

Sliding Scale: $5-$15 love donations

Musician Bios:

Miles Bonny - Miles is the product of a family focused on human support and music. Born to a Trumpet playing father and guitar playing mother in NYC, Miles’ family culture was the byproduct of his strong family roots. These roots most include a paternal grandmother who was a pioneering Music Therapist and maternal grandmother who championed Women and cross-cultural dialogue. With two Minister Grandfathers added to the mix, this New York City-born New Jersey-bred young boy has traveled the globe as he trusts his gut with a faith in the eternal good of life. As a trumpeter, vocalist, producer, dj and community empowerment worker his explorations in social issues and world cultures has taken him on numerous tours in Europe, invited him into collaborations addressing drug abuse with artists in Russia and fatherhood in Italy, random excursions including time in Sweden with Diplo, and Australia with Osunlade and Ta-Ku. Whether rubbing shoulders as child with Tito Puente, Max Roach, Carmine Caruso, Vic Damone, and Michael Brecker or as a collaborator with many in the international DJ, Vinyl, Beat, and Soul scenes as an adult, Miles has stayed in the fold of not only music but culture.

A fan of community work and social good, Miles spends his non-music time educating housing unstable teenagers on independent living skills, toddlers on DJing, law enforcement on harm-reduction, and recovering opioid users on creativity and self confidence. His creations are a warm blanket that hugs you while exploring life’s bed of nails. Social Awareness filters through his mouth, microphones and computers to represent itself as creations that are experienced by soulful people around the world. Rather than fear the negative aspects of the world, Miles dives into them as he seeks possible answers to our collective social issues. Connect with Miles and welcome the future as your friend. He is ready. He’s been ready.

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.
"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.” 



Karaoke & Lip Sync Contest - Youth Event - Fundraiser for Common Grounds

KARAOKE NIGHT! Karaoke and lip sync contest! Win prizes! Refreshments provided! $5 entry Friday 9/28/18 7:30 - 10:30 At high frequency loft - 1335 Gusdorf Rd, Suite Q

www.highfrequencyloft.com - Age groups 14-24 and 25 and up Substance free All songs allowed Dress for your performance - Dress appropriately

Contact the Common Grounds group @ ~TaosCommonGrounds@gmail.com Check us out on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at Twitter: @TaosCommon; Instagram: @TaosCommonGrounds; Facebook: @common grounds: a taos teen co-op and cafe Visit us on our website ~ taoscommongrounds.org~

Sponsored by: St. James Episcopal Church Kit Carson Electric, Taos Academy Charter School



Free Event - Field Trippin Youth Music Workshop with Cristina Vane, Zephaniah Stringfield & Paracosmic

"Behind The Music" is a FREE workshop for local youth (ages 7-17) being led by FTFest featured musicians' Cristina Vane, Zephaniah Stringfield & Paracosmic. The artists will delve into their respective styles of Blues, Country, & Funk, giving the attendees a moving, and grooving glimpse at these epic art forms. 

Friday August 31st, 3:30pm-5pm

LOCATION: High Frequency Loft, 1335 Gusdorf, Suite Q, Taos, NM.

RSVP's are appreciated for planning purposes.