Earthdance 2005, The United Beats of Peace Festival

San Francisco (California), USA – The Northern California Earthdance
event will take place September 16th, 17th, 18th at the Black Oak
Ranch, a property rich in native history and old growth oak trees. The ranch is
also home to many well known activists and artists, including Wavy Gravy’s Camp Winarainbow for children. For 2005, Earthdance and Black Oak will join forces to
produce the most conscious festival of our time.The Earthdance Festival will bring together an unprecedented line-up of
conscious musicians, visual artists, DJs, speakers and activists who believe in
a sustainable future for the planet. Working with the theme of “unity in
diversity”, the festival will host 5 music stages and will feature high profile
conscious artists from many genres of the
international music scene, including world, folk and jazz.

An important part of
the festival will be a compelling educational component called the “Activist
Alley”, where festival patrons can interact with both local and international
non-profit groups. These organizations will share information on relevant global
and local issues, inspiring local participants to take a stand for the future of
our planet.

A highlight of the festival will be a synchronized global link up, taking place
on Saturday the 17th, when at 4pm (PST), Earthdance California will join over
150 cities across the world. At this precise moment, a specially created song
called the “prayer for peace” will be played in every location at the same time.

The festival will also feature a wide variety of ‘Healthy’ vendors supplying
many types of international foods and eco wares. Food, water, camping, and even
hot showers, are all available to festival attendees.

By uniting the diverse communities through the universal platform of music and
dance, the festival will send out a strong message of peace and global

2005 Line up:


Michael Franti & Spearhead
Sound Tribe Sector Nine
Lyrics Born
Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
New Monsoon
Prezident Brown
Al Howard & the K23 Orchestra
Toshi Reagon



The African Showboyz
Heavyweight Dub Champion
Lost Children of Babylon
Kingdom Travelers Gospel Choir
One World Orchestra
Joanne Rand
Something Different
Sasha Butterfly Band
and many more.

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Author: World Music Central News Department

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