Earthdance Festival 2007 Gives Peace A Dance

earthdance_2007San Francisco (California), USA – The 11th annual Earthdance Festival will take place at the renowned 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 2007, Earthdance Northern California will unite with over 350 locations in 60 countries across the world to create the most conscious global festival of our time.

 The Earthdance Northern California Festival will bring together an unprecedented line-up of conscious musicians, visual artists, DJ’s, speakers and activists, who believe in a sustainable future for our 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, Electronica, Hip Hop, Folk and Jazz. Also included will be an indigenous elder’s council, made up of indigenous elders from many nations, who will share wisdom and sacred ceremony.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 and workshops 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 16th, when at 4pm (PST), Earthdance California will synchronize with over 350 locations in 60 countries. At this precise moment, a specially created song called the "prayer for peace" will be played in every location at the same time. The prayer will be followed by our 2007 initiative, H2Om, the world’s largest synchronized global Om.

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 our diverse communities through the universal platform of music and dance, the festival will send out a strong message of peace and global sustainability. Proceeds from the festival will be donated to the Earthdance non-profit, a California based 501c3 organization.

Zap Mama
Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood
Les Nubians
ALO (Animal Liberation Orchestra)
Don Carlos
Lyrics Born
The Coup
Heavyweight Dub Champion (feat. Dr. Israel)
New Monsoon
Zilla (feat. Michael Travis (SCI), Jamie Janover and Aaron Holstein)
Kevens (feat. Galaxy Girl)
Jah Sun & the Lion Camp (feat. Ishi Dube & Ras Attitude)
Alfred Howard & the k23 Orcehstra
Goddess Alchemy Project
Larisa Stow & Shakti Tribe
Sila & the Afro Funk Experience
Tazmanian Devils
Kingdom Travelers Gospel Choir
Yard Dogs Road Show
Lost Coast Marimbas

2007 International Theme: H2Om


Earthdance International will attempt to create the world’s largest synchronized global Om, on Saturday, September 15, 2007 in a project called H2Om.

Each year, in alignment with the International Day of Peace, Earthdance International unites over 200,000 people (360 locations in 60 countries) through the universal language of dance and music to support global peace and humanitarian causes. The defining moment of the Earthdance event is the synchronized "Prayer for Peace", played at every location at the same time. The theme for the 2007 Earthdance International event is "Water", to raise awareness on the preciousness of this natural resource.

This year, the Earthdance "Prayer for Peace" will be followed by a unified global Om, as people across the world synchronize their voices with the intention of healing the Earth’s waters. Participants will tune to a specific frequency (125hz), based on the Schumann Resonance, which is the consistent tone emitted by planet earth as discovered by Nasa. "In addition to this frequency that will be audible on land, we intend to transmit the same frequency (via specially designed water speakers) to the waters of several major sacred rivers throughout the world (Amazon, Ganga, Nile etc.)," says a festival press release. "This gesture will be an attempt to "homeopathically resonate" the Earth’s water body with our global intention, and thus unite all life, both on land and sea."

The International Gathering of Elders 2007

An important part of this year’s festival is the "International Elders Forum" featuring first nation and modern elders from many countries. The elders will share wisdom and sacred ceremony and will join in council to discuss the important issues that are facing our planet at this crucial time. Earthdance Laytonville is honored to host this important gathering.

Participating Elders:
Chief Oren Lyons
Agnes Baker Pilgrim
Mercedes Barrios Longfellow
Bob (Bubbunj) Weatherall
Avon Mattison
Patrick Flanagan
Zorigtbaatar Banzar
Woody Vaspra
Nicky Scully
Wavy Gravy

2007 Ticket Prices:

$150 – Presale: 3 day pass includes camping
$180 – At the Gate: 3 day pass includes camping
$ 70 – Sunday Only ticket

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Author: World Music Central News Department

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