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Midsummer Magic: A World Folk Jam for Summer Solstice and Strawberry Moon

  • Hosted by Tea Tribe Presents
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MIDSUMMER MAGIC A WORLD FOLK JAM ON THE SUMMER SOLSTICE & STRAWBERRY FULL MOON SAT. JUNE 22ND, 2PM-2AM at Lovely Day 4629 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Oakland, CA 94609 All Ages. Kids Under 12 Free. Wheelchair Accessible.

MUSIC, DANCE & CEREMONY: Soriah (Avant-Shamanic Throat Singing) Sass N Harmony (Soul Folk) Amre Leon Dana (Oklahoma Solstice) Jef Stott (Middle Eastern Oud) Monica Maria (Mexico Y Mas) Xiao Zhang (Chinese Solstice 夏至) La Zuli (N. African/Spanish/Balkan) Cumbia Paradiso (Peruvian Psychedelic Cumbia) Xochitl Moreno (Mexica Solstice Ritual) more TBA!

Free Gourmet Tea Service by Tea Tribe

DRESS UP IDEAS Sun deity, the Sun, the moon, stars, the night sky. Strawberries. Natural materials. Gnomes, sprites, fairies, nymphs, and elves.

SUMMER SOLSTICE & STRAWBERRY MOON The Summer Solstice has been celebrated since ancient times in many ways around the world. At this gathering we honor diverse traditions of ritual, reverence, reverie and revelry. The Strawberry Moon is a celebration of the season of strawberry harvesting. We will be serving lots of fresh strawberry delights.

ARTIST BIOS

Soriah (Avant-Shamanic Throat Singing) “The Tuvan throat singing phenomenon that is SORIAH will take you to that holy place whenever you lend an ear to his music.” – David J (Bauhaus, Love and Rockets, Night Crickets) Soriah is the stage persona of Enrique Ugalde, an internationally-acclaimed throat singer and ritual artist who generates experimental soundscapes where ancient traditions are revealed through the lens of modern experience. Birthed in one of the most historically isolated locations on the planet, Tuvan throat singing is a musical sound like no other. Mysterious, primordial and awash in a deeply visceral drone, it invokes the full range of the natural world – from deep mountain roots to the whistle of birds in flight. Soriah weaves Tuvan throat singing, pre-Columbian sounds, classical Indian raga, and modern Western styles, looping and processing his voice and traditional instruments into lush sonic tapestries. His lyrics are often written in Nahuatl (Mexica/Aztec) or Tuvan, preserving and expressing cultural mysteries with reverence and wonder. More info

Sass N Harmony (Soul Folk) The music of Sass N Harmony is imbued with mischief, minimalism & magic. With lyrics immersed in archetypes & folk-tales their vocals fly together at times angelic & feathery and other times cackling & edgy, full of tension & resolve, rhythm & playfulness. Featuring Heather Normandale (Vocals, Guitar, Banjo, Ukulele, Bass), Carolyn Herlehy (Vocals, Percussion) and. More info

Cumbia Paradiso (Peruvian Psychedelic Cumbia) Cumbia Paradiso combines latin rhythms and vintage rock sounds to form a danceable brew. More info

La Zuli (N. African / Spanish / Balkan) La Zuli combines the virtuosic talents of violinist Briana Di Mara and guitarist Anis Sehiri. Together they weave fresh original melodies and danceable rhythms influenced by music everywhere from Spain to North Africa to the Balkans and beyond. With lush harmonies and improvisations combining with powerful bass and drums, the music is uplifting and inspiring. More info

Mónica María (Mexico y Más) Monica is a part of the son jarocho community, and she travels to Mexico as often as possible to collaborate, study, record and perform. She studies and performs folk music from around the world, and has written nearly 100 original songs, writes regularly and is looking forward to sharing many more of these songs with you. More info

Amre Leon Dana (Oklahoma Solstice) Join nationally acclaimed folk musician, educator, and multi-instrumentalist Amre Leon Dana for solstice inspired music from the traditions of the Dana people of Southern Oklahoma. More info

Xochitl Moreno (Indigenous Mexican Solstice) Ceremonialist Xochitl Moreno will lead a fire and water ceremony and ofrenda honoring the 7 sacred directions and the sun in the south, Huitzilopochtli. Limpias and flower blessings offered. More Info

Jef Stott (Middle Eastern Oud) Jef is a highly accomplished lifelong multi-instrumentalist, adding a live performance element to his live shows with many instruments ranging from Arabic string and percussion instruments to guitars, bass drums and live electronics. As a trained anthropologist, Jef Stott has made an in depth academic study of the instruments of the Middle East with master teachers including Hamza el Din, Omar Faruk Tekbilek among others. Jef often collaborates and performs with master musicians and dancers from the Middle East, Northern Africa, the Balkans and India as well as top shelf fusion artists from the West Coast. More Info

Xiao Zhang (Chinese Pipa) Immerse yourself in the captivating Pipa artistry of Xiao Zhang as she shares the profound beauty of this ancient instrument. Prepare to be captivated by the unique sounds that emanate from the Pipa, as Xiao’s heartfelt performance blends tradition and innovation. Let the tranquil melodies transport you to a place of serenity.

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