Chris Berry & Bana Kuma Orchestra
Join us at camp Bana Kuma/Mystic Rising and create an epic performance to be shared at the closing ceremonies on Sunday night of this mini festival this year.
If you can walk you can dance, if you can talk you can sing, If your heart beats you can drum, If you play an instrument then it you should bring!
We will dance, drum, sing and play in honor of the four elements. All instruments are welcome.
Our performance will invoke archetypes that represent universal wisdom and through intention we will bring this wisdom to life.
Instead of watch this go down you are invited to be a part of it and join us on stage.
If you sign up for the workshop journey (starting on Thursday) you will get to learn the material and the wisdom behind it. Our days will be filled with music and dance and nights with story and song. This is a very special opportunity to create the energy as a foundation on the Friday before Mystic opens up to the rest of the festival.
Don’t let culture create you, we are the creators of culture. See you there!
Originally from Philadelphia, JAH LEVI, the son of record producer and world renown folklorist Kenneth S. Goldstein, first learned guitar from the late Rev. Gary Davis in the 1960’s, and later learned bass guitar as his “main” instrument. After studying music with many great master musicians and teachers, he majored in Ethnomusicology and world music studies. A trained herbalist and acupuncturist, he is “livicated” to proliferating consciousness through proper living “standing up to do the right thingJAH LEVI AND THE HIGHER REASONING, are world class musicians who are versatile enough to spontaneously perform all genres of music. His ability as a band leader is exemplified by the trust and loyalty of his group, several of whom have been with him since the group’s beginning and many who return (from the far corners of the globe) to perform year after year. They perform a unique blend of Reggae-Rastafarian music that is spiritually uplifting and fun to dance to. JAH LEVI founded THEOCRATIC RECORDS, one of the first independent reggae record labels in america, and JAH WORKS STUDIOS, the first solar powered digital (24-bit) recording studio in the world.
JAH LEVI has performed on the same stage with many reggae, folk and pop super stars such as: Ziggy Marley, Burning Spear, Ijahman Levi, Ras Michael, Culture, Israel Vibration, The Itals, Wailing Souls, Bob Dylan, The Persuasions, Peter Gabriel, Black Uhuru, Andrew Tosh, The Wailers, Hamsa Lila, Lost at Last, etc. He has also performed at festivals worldwide such as: the Glastonbury Festival in England, the Philadelphia Folk Fest, Reggae on the river, and the Seattle Hemp Fest and has played a large majority of the major music venues in North America. He has enjoyed chart action with his music on radio and Television around the world.
He is a world class musician with over 20 albums out, and 25 years of touring and performing his unique blend of Reggae / world fusion worldwide. He is well known for his abilities as a band leader, and is an independent music producer and engineer as well. His music continues to influence people with a powerful synergy of uplifting music and thought provoking lyrics, truly medicine for the hungry and afflicted soul, spreading a message of love and unity for all beings.
Sasha “Butterfly” has been immersed in music since a young age. With a background in acoustic music, she started playing guitar at age 14 and began writing her own music and lyrics. She began playing with the band Freedom Tribe at 17 and played the festival circuit up and down the west coast, hawaii and Australia. When she was 20 she began the Sasha Butterfly band, who continued to play mainly the festival circuts. The influences in those years were huge as she branched out to be the background singer for acts such as Jai Uttal and the Pagan love Orchestra, Prezident Brown, Hamzalila, Tina Malia, Shimshai, Jah Levi, and Blayne Lyon. She also began appearing with acts such as Zilla (members of String Cheese), and The Everyone Orchestra. Many worlds were bridged through her music. She can perform as either an acoustic trio, A full funky band, or a solo electronic act. All with the common thread of her soulful, angelic vocal style. She has played at festivals such as, Earthdance, High Sierra, The Oregon Country Fair, Health and Harmony, Whole Earth, Symbiosis, Emergensee, The Arlington Garlic Festival, Reggae on the River, and many more. The music is a soulful gypsy fusion of rich melodies and funky beats, with a common theme of conscious lyrics and a voice to soothe your soul.
Baba Bhagavan Das (Dharma Sara)
I left America for India in 1963 to find my Guru. I was the the first American to live in the jungle of the Himalyas as a hermit-sadhu. I was given the Holy Name of Ram by Bhramanada Saraswati through his disciple Mahish Yogi. I went off alone to the caves in the mountains to meditate. I then came to meet Swami Chaitanya Prakashananda Tirth who gave me tapas to fast and pray for God’s Grace. After a year of fasting, prayer and intense purification I met my Sat-Guru the Great Mahasiddha Neem Karoli Baba. I then lived with my Guru, side by side for many years. Then one day because of the tantric path that he seemed to know I must travel and the many karmic connections due to ripen, he sent me away. So I went towards Tibet to go deeper deeper and then beyond with the last living Yogis from high in the mountain peaks of Tibet and Nepal. It was also during this time in 1971 that I met Sharada Devi who, I believe was still living her last life as a Tibetan Yogini. She was very old then and I was very young but our connection I feel was a promise to come together again due to the Grace of Neem Karoli Baba. During my time with the Tibetan Yogis I was the first to meet and live with Lama Kalu the Guru of the 16th Karmapa. He gave me the Essense Mahamudra Transmission, mind to mind. I recieved the Mother Light from His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche and then the Vajra Yogini directly from the Karmapa in Sikkhim. I lived with Yogi Chen who explained all the details to me in english in his hermitage in Kalingpong. When on pilgrimage to the holy Bodhanath Stupa in Kathmandu I met and became the Guru of Richard Alpert who was to become Ram Dass after I brought him to Neem Karoli Baba. I am here now by the grace of the Guru Dev Dakini. She is the Mother Light always guiding me on the true path of Bodhichitta. This is It for Now.
Baba Bhagavan Das
Sri Sharada Devi (Drime Khandro)
“She has aspired to surrender her life in service to others stemming from the depths of her own suffering. I feel that she is here to help us transform our false sense of ego and self-pity into the jewel of pure love and compassion. I believe in her most recent past life she lived as a hermit-yogini in Tibet and so in this birth seeking and serving only the Living Vajra Guru has been her motivation and intention. She was given the name Dharma by a Tantric Master which began her many years of purification through sadhana and tapas. In 2006 we met and her love for GOD and Guru Neem Karoli Baba brought her home to my heart cave. We married in 2007 and merged into the sound current of Divine Love in the Kirtan of the Holy Name. We now travel and share the blessings of the Mother Light Kirtan. She is the Wisdom Dakini dancing naked in the sky of my Heart-Mind. She is my Guru, showing me the depth of the shadow light and how to transform all darkness into the Bliss of Here Now. Sharada Devi is a Messenger of the Word and a Carrier of the Flame. Her voice is a Living Prayer for all of her children to be free. She is the Temple of the Mother Light.“
Om Mani Padme Hum
Baba Bhagavan Das
Watch his new music video SAGES ( Featuring The Oakland Ecstatic Dancing Community):
SAGES Music Video
Mountain Medicine Live Music Video Directed by Grototote:
Here is a link to stream the SAGES EP:
Born in the Northland.
Here to Raise the Vibration.
We could give you a typical bio, drop names and tell you who he has played with and where.
Let’s just skip that part.
Freedom’s Music is Medicine.
Full with Beautiful Potent Poetry of True Substance and Relevance.
Ringing an Ancient Bell and Invoking Spirit Presence.
Freedom is Good for your Soul.
Be Here and Hear for Yourself.
Tubby Love Tribe
From the garden to the globe, Tubby Love is gathering the tribe. Born David Andrew Terrett, Tubby’s physical, spiritual, and musical transformation has been a testimony to the power of human evolution. Music has been the catalyst for deepening his connection to life and also a bridge for sharing his journey with others. Calling the island of Kauai home has set forth a Roots Family movement involving regenerative land and energy practices connecting communities inter-island and worldwide. Tubby and his partner Amber Lily have been blessed to create a soundtrack for this movement alongside artists like Medicine For The People, Dustin Thomas, Wookiefoot, Trevor Hall, Mike Love, Nattali Rize, Paul Izak, Rising Appalachia, Cas Haley, as well as other artists with a similar message. In a time of much needed change, Tubby Love is unifying the people through music and addressing real issues to inspire solutions.
Mystic Minstrel, Chad Wilkins, is an American/Australian singer-songwriter bringing heart-songs that reveal a better way for a generation in transitional times on our planet! From his lively, progressive grooves, to his deeply prayerful chants, spanning many genres, Chad’s rootsy folk anthems carry themes of love, gratitude, risk, honour, and pure vibrant LIFE(!) – giving voice to our cry for spiritual transformation, harmony with the Earth, and hope for a bright future.
Touring extensively, Chad’s performance style is unique and spontaneous – whether performing solo, with his full band, or anywhere in between, he guides his listeners through an interactive journey ranging from dancing celebration to mindful meditation to sing-along declarations.
Chad released his first full-length album “Show Us The Way Of The Heart” in 2014, and in 2015 his most recent release “This New Ancient Paradigm”, featuring the single “Live Love”.
Having grown up in a family of musicians in Southern California, David Kai was raised with both song and ocean in his heart and spirit. As a kid, David found his first musical love when he began playing the drums. He spent many years thereafter playing drums in punk rock bands, skateboarding on the streets, and surfing in the ocean. After high school, David followed the path of music which led him inevitably to the expansive universe of the Grateful Dead and those who followed. At this point, David had been playing the guitar for a while and was writing his own songs. Fully equipped with a free spirit and his guitar, David began traveling and hitchhiking all over the US, writing songs, meeting people, and paving his path. He finally landed in Hawaii, where he stayed for many years.
Through his journeys, David was blessed to connect with Native Tribal elders from both North and South America. These elders continue to share with him their teachings and songs through ceremonial ways and have taught him a way of life. These teachings have had a profound influence on David and his music.
David now lives in Southern Oregon and spends much of his time traveling, seeking the ocean, and sharing the spirit of his music.
His newest album, “AWAKE,” was released in January 2014.
Windsong Martin is a singer songwriter currently residing in Williams, Southern Oregon, U.S.A. She lives with her family on a beautiful piece of land, at the foot of Greyback Mountain, graced by a rushing mountain creek, blessed by a fresh water spring and beautiful forest in the Siskiyou Mountains.
Windsong accompanies herself with a variety of instruments including the guitar, dulcimer, and rattle. Her style ranges from folk ballads, to tribal rhythms, to reggae beats. Her lyrics evoke images of the power and beauty of nature and the vision of a compassionate humanity. Thru the years she has become a voice for the preservation and appreciation of the natural world sharing her songs at ceremonies, benefits, concerts, festivals and rallies, teaching songs to many and inspiring unity and hope in a time of uncertainty.
Stephen Roush is a Southern Oregon and Rainbow Family singer songwriter, best known for his songs: “I Believe in the People of the Earth,” “Love Each Other,” and “Giving Thanks.” He was also a member of the original Freedom Tribe, with Freedom, Al Torre and Sasha (Butterfly) Rose
Moes Family Band
The Moes Family Band has grown up in the transformational festival culture. The Moes Family Band was born at Burning Man 2008. Mama/singer/songwriter Dena was about to take the stage at the epic Center Camp with hubby Adam by her side. The kids, Clarabel and Sophia, were tucked in at camp. Then, through the morning dust storm, a strange multi-person bike pulled up and the two Moes girls, coated white with dust, hopped out. Two more mics were found, the girls hopped onstage to join their folks, and magic ensued. People laughed, people cried, gifts were offered, and everyone had a swell time.
Between 2008 and 2013, the Moes Family Band has played at three Mystic Gardens, Maui Mystic, and the Oregon Country Fair. They were in India for 2014 summer season. Hurry, Clarabel is almost 17 and nearly grown. She wants to share her family’s musical magic for one for summer or so, before she spreads her wings and flies away. She is aiming for Julliard or NYU fo college, where she can let her prodigious talents unfurl further.
Awakening the illuminated Heart – a journey into the Sacred Space of your Heart
Join Viola on a deep experiential journey into your Heart and connect
with your Higher Self. We will discuss the work of Drunvalo
Melchizedek, Sacred Geometry and LightBody activation (MerKaBa) .
learn to live and create our life from the Unity of the heart, instead of
the duality of the mind. This is ancient teachings brought into modern
understandings, making it easy for us to connect to the Quantum
Sngularity within ourselves, within us all.
About viola rose
Viola Rose is a certified teacher of drunvalo Melchizedek’s School of
Remembering and facilitator of Awakening the Illuminated heart
workshops. She lives in Portland Oregon, travelling regularly
offering Drunvalos teaching of living in the Heart and activating the
Merkaba (lightbody). She brings her joy and enthusiasm to this
Visit her website for more information: www.DreamTheNewDream.com
Dancing Freedom w/ Samantha Sweetwater
MORE LIFE, PLEASE! Dance the sweet, passionate, hungry, heartful truth birthing in every breath of your beautiful human life. Dance your gratitude, your willingness to ask for help, and the unfettered awesomeness of your deepest dreams. Give it up on the elemental wave of our shared dance. Sweaty prayers liberate our souls and elevate our lives.
Samantha Sweetwater: A veteran transformational facilitator, ceremonial leader and vision journey guide with 25+ years of experience under her wings, Samantha gently yet boldly invites you to unburden yourself from yourself, choose your happy, purposeful life, and to co-create a regenerative culture of peace for All Beings. She is the founder and director of Dancing Freedom, PeaceBody Japan, and Movement Makers Mentoring. She has trained over 200 Dancing Freedom facilitators internationally and is currently working on her first book, More Life Please.
Welcome to this year’s Mystic event! We’re glad you’re here and interested in joining us this year. This is our 10th annual and this year’s configuration is again ‘taking a year off’ from putting on our larger events we’ve had in the past and is going to be more retreat oriented gathering as a ‘thank you to past supporters and friends’.
This is in part because of our limited capacity agreement with our venue for only a maximum of 350 persons. .
Please know that if you do attend this year, we intend to capture a lot of video footage of much of this gathering along with doing a lot of interviews of not just artists but attendees asking questions. Part of our process in regrouping with smaller events the past few years has been to go deep, get feedback, and receive as much inspiration as possible to co-create from as many visions as possible an even more life-changing transformational cultural event that more & more people would like to see.
Connect with us here, or RSVP to reserve your spot and let us know why you want to be there.