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Poranguí live in Ashland - Beauty Way Tour: A Music, Dance, and Healing Experience 

Presented by: Unity Ecstatic Dance Ashland

❃ Multicultural musician, healer, and educator Poranguí will return to Ashland, Oregon on May 16 at Jackson Wellsprings. He and co-facilitator Ashley Klein will create an intentional container to experience the healing power of music, dance, and authentic expression. Poranguí’s live music set will be complemented by Ashley’s vocal guidance and live visual projections creating an unforgettable journey through the beauty of the earth and the tapestry of life. 

The Beauty Way album and tour are inspired by Diné (Navajo) teachings from Poranguí & Ashley’s beloved Southwest. To walk in the Beauty Way is to live in balance and harmony with the unfolding of all life. Walking the Beauty Way together, we weave ourselves more deeply into the fabric of the earth, herself. Porangui’s forthcoming album, Beauty Way, will be released on April 21, 2023.

Poranguí and Ashley will be joined by Murray Kyle, a mystic troubadour hailing from the visionary Byron Bay region of Australia, for an opening set of heart medicine and Earth honoring songs. His contagious soul restoring music will sweep you off your feet, out of your head, and into your heart.

Hózhóogo naasháa doo. May we all walk in beauty.

❃ About Poranguí:

Reared among the three cultures of Brazil, Mexico and the U.S., Poranguí was steeped in various traditional forms of music, healing and ceremony since birth. Drawing from his cross-cultural background and ethnomusicology training at Duke University, Poranguí has over twenty-five years of international work experience as an artist, musician, healer, and educator, utilizing the healing properties of sound and movement to foster our individual and collective well being.

As a live looping artist and one-man orchestra Poranguí weaves ancestral songs and indigenous rhythms from around the globe. Creating his performances from scratch using looping technology, Poranguí’s live grooves range from meditative to dance, moving the body, lifting the spirit, and transcending the divide between performer and audience. His World Soul concerts have taken him around the globe and led him to collaborate with many artists, including a current album series titled Kuya Sessions with Liquid Bloom.

❃ About Ashley Klein: 

Ashley Klein (Ed.S) is a dancer, embodiment guide, retreat facilitator, and music business manager based in Sedona, Arizona. She collaborates on and off stage with international touring artist, Poranguí, with the mission of sharing earth-based wisdom through the healing power of music and dance. Her life-long movement practices and training have led her to a current focus on facilitating Dancing Freedom journeys and continuing to study the polyrhythmic dances of the African diaspora. She is on the international Dancing Freedom training team and facilitates at festivals, retreats, and concerts guiding audiences into a deeper connection to the Earth Mother and the elemental wisdom innate within us all. Her spoken-word guidance is featured on the live album, "Poranguí Live - Guided Journey", as well as several remix tracks on "Poranguí - Remixes Vol I & Vol II". 

Additionally, Ashley co-creates retreats based in Sedona and around the world, curating containers for individuals to dive deep and feel held safely to become more of their authentic connected selves.

❃ About Murray Kyle:

​​Hailing from the visionary Byron Bay region of Australia, this mystic troubadour has built a dedicated international fan base from 15 years of grass roots touring all over the world. His live performances of heart medicine and Earth honoring songs, successfully blend conscious lyrics and authentic intention with a well produced sound.

A prolific songwriter, multi instrumentalist, and sound engineer, Murray has released multiple self produced studio albums over the last decade, grounded in unity consciousness, and dedicated to the re-awakening of the beauty way.


Poranguí Live in Ashland - Beauty Way Tour

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“It's rare to witness this level of musical heartfelt, creative intention come to fruition”

Soul, folk indie & roots w/world rhythm influence, this superband - Honey of the Heart & Bright Side Blue - takes you all over the musical map.

Honey of the Heart and BrightSide Blue Announce A Special Album Release Tour through California, Oregon & Washington May 19th - June 1st, 2023, landing in Ashland Thursday June 1st

Tickets will be available at Music Coop downtown Ashland as well as BrightStar Live Events.

for info call / text Lloyd Barde 415.847.1144

This special homecoming tour (by native Seattle area musician, Maren Metke) is made extra special by the hosting of this Memorial Day event at the Rabbit Box Theater, a venue created and named for an inspired book of Poetry by J. Pintauro (one of Metke's lifetime favorite books)

Honey of the Heart and BrightSide Blue team up for a once-in-a-lifetime tour back to the roots of Maren Metke in Washington, an annual event for this group for years now. The groups’ budding collaboration throughout the pandemic culminated in the release of their “Live From the Center 2021” album with thirteen songs, both originals, and covers, filled with world rhythms and heavenly harmonies. The album also comes with an option to see a full 5-angle video remixed and mastered by Soul Graffiti Productions & Grammy Award-Winner, Oz Fritz. “Live From The Center 2021” is the first recorded collaboration of Honey of the Heart and Brightside Blue as a Super Band. Both groups toured for years as duos, occasionally inviting other instrumentalists to join as guests, but the power that comes through when they all take the stage together is unparalleled. Since launching the combined music group earlier this year, they have been featured at multiple festivals and stages across the West Coast including Relaxpansion Festival 2022 in Ashland, OR, Common Vision May Festival, California Worldfest in Grass Valley, CA, and Port Angeles Concert Series on the Pier in Port Angeles, WA.

*** Listen to Old Blackwater here!

Executive Director of the Center for the Arts, Amber Jo Manuel, shares: “This group was a hit at WorldFest. They played multiple stages throughout our four-day festival including a spot on the main stage with some top artists from across the globe. They are always loved by the audience, have an excellent following and bring great vibes.” Tyler Blue, Director of Music for the Crazy Horse Saloon said: “The term 'more than the sum of its parts' was invented for a group like this. It's rare to witness this level of heartfelt, creative intention come to fruition."

The level of enthusiasm from fans at this early stage in the group’s union foretells a spectacular road ahead. While there is no telling exactly how it will unfold, the chances of laughter, tears, singing along, or dancing wildly during a live performance are nearly guaranteed. The group delivers tight folk-soul-roots-world/flamenco sounds, compelling grooves & wailing solo-spiked jams – all offered in a spirit of care, humor, and hopes for a better world.

These 2 groups found harmony in the dissonance of the pandemic: Each week they met safely outdoors to support one another and keep spirits high by learning each other's tunes. Their story of resilience through hard times is a testament to the healing power of music and community. Honey of the Heart and BrightSide Blue were featured on a podcast called “Neurons To Nirvana” where both bands speak candidly about their deep connection as friends and musical allies. Watch & listen here!

You can catch them live June 1st at Jackson WellSprings, Ashland, OR., produced by Lloyd Barde Productions. This special line-up includes Lindsay Bellows on vocals and percussion, Maren Metke on vocals & baritone ukulele, Justin Ancheta on vocals and guitar, and Ananda Vaughan on guitar and vocals. They'll be touring through Oregon and Washington end of May 2023 so be sure you check the schedule and see if they are landing near you! 

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Peace Village Festival 2023

The Magic is Back!

Friday June 23 beginning at 6pm - Sunday June 25 ending at 11pm
+ Family Friendly! +


The music and magic of Peace Village Festival is back! After a 6-year hiatus we are rebirthing and reimagining
Peace Village Festival. We are opting for a more streamlined and united gathering by retaining a great musical lineup as well as including new experiences such as: group participation song circles with some of our musicians, yoga workshops, cacao ceremonies, and late-night electronic dance parties. As one of the largest music, arts, and wellness Summer Festivals in Southern Oregon - Peace Village Festival takes place at Jackson Wellsprings in Ashland, Oregon. The festivities begin on Friday June 23rd from 6pm to 2:30am, Saturday June 24th from 11am to 2:30am, and Sunday June 25th from 11am to 11pm. 

Highlighting a local and national lineup of world renowned-beloved musicians, Peace Village Festival offers both familiar and new music in a variety of genres. Friday June 23rd features two amazing singer-songwriters: Windsong Martin and Alice Di Micele along with their stellar bands. Saturday June 24th opens with the acoustic sounds of Sasha Rose then later showcases the beautiful voice and songs of Tina Malia (who will be playing her first concert in the area in several years.) Saturday also hosts the hypnotic sounds of Freedom Tribe, which features the soul stirring songs of Virtuoso guitarist Al Torre. Sunday begins with a fan favorite Sara Tone and progresses into a special treat of worldly music from Shimshai, and African Kora player extraordinaire Youssoupha Sidibe. DJs for the late-night dances on Friday and Saturday are TBA.

For one weekend in June, Jackson Wellsprings transcends time and space to become a Peace Village, going beyond ordinary realms to create a unique village of peace and community. This event brings the very best of Southern Oregon style and hospitality. Festival goers will not only get to enjoy three days of original live music, stellar late night electronic shows, and access to soaking in the legendary mineral pools - but will also get to experience an artisans’ market, active visionary artists, and delicious vegetarian meals and snacks available for purchase in the Conscious Food Court.

The rejuvenating waters of Jackson Wellsprings, including a hot mineral soaking pool, full size swimming pool, sauna, and steam room that will be available late into the night. Unlimited use of the Wellsprings pool and spa facilities over the weekend is included with the purchase of a Full Weekend Festival Pass as well as a Weekend Festival All Access Pass. Soaking is still available for a modest cost at the event as an add-on to other ticket options.

Jackson Wellsprings 
2253 Hwy 99 N, Ashland, Oregon 97520 (Exit 19 off of I-5)

Weekend Festival All Access Pass
Includes: Camping, Pool, Spa, Late-Night Concerts, and Late-Night Spa access
$205 Early Bird, $220 Adv, $240 Door

Full Weekend Festival Pass
Includes, Camping, Pool and Spa
(late-night concerts and late-night spa NOT included)         
$170 Early Bird, $185 Adv, $200 Door

3 Day Festival Pass without camping
$100 Early Bird, $110 Adv, $120 Door

Friday Day Pass 
$25 Adv./ $30 Door

Saturday or Sunday Day Pass
$45 Adv./ $50 Door

Friday or Saturday late-night Electronic Dances (includes late-night Spa access)
$30 Adv./ $35 Door (each night)

Kids under 12: FREE! (Excluding Camping Passes) 

Teens 12-17: Half Price - Available at the Event Only

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This is an alcohol, dogs, and drug FREE event.


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Yemanjo & Sasha Rose 
June 29th  .  Jackson Wellsprings Casbah Pavillion  .  7:30pm

A new prototype is emerging,  a "DJ DANCE CONCERT/DEEP DIVE JOURNEY" in a concert setting with ample space to move, dance, celebrate, connect or simply enJOY on any level that may attract you. 

Yemanjo is a project of producer, DJ, and singer/multi-instrumentalist Ben Harris. Born & raised in the rich cultural stew of California's Bay Area, Harris has called Lake Atitlan, Guatemala home since 2016. His original music is a polyrhythmic concoction of downtempo/ethnic house beats blended w/traditional instruments & tribal chants from Latin America, Africa & the Middle East - influences drawn from Harris' near-constant world travels.

Yemanjo's all-original set is a singular fusion of hard-hitting electronic beats with organic instrumentation & singing in multiple languages.

Yemanjo is an embodiment of the ancient concept of "music as medicine" and brings an intention of healing and transformation to every production and live set. And a favorite of mine  

Links for Yemanjo: Spotify artist page 

Video from Turkey  Live set recent recording

Sasha Rose is a multi-talented Canadian singer /songwriter, musician DJ and producer who has become an innovative Musical DJ and is also one of my personal favorite DJs - fresh, excited, ever so musical & filled with surprises.

She has performed as member of many live acts incl. Liberation Movement, Freedom Tribe, Tina Malia, Prezident Brown, Heavyweight Dub Champion, Hamsalila, Goddess Alchemy Project, the Funginears, Shimshai, Signal Path, Sasha Butterfly Band, Everyone Orchestra, Blane Lyon & the Real, Jah Levi, & others. 

Sasha has recorded vocals on over 30 albums including two Random Rab albums, Most of Tina Malia's, Shimshai's, Blane Lyon's and Jah Levi's albums, Tea Leaf Green's 2008 album Raise Up the Tent, Mimosa's 2009 album Hostilis, & many more.  Sasha now performs electronic & acoustic shows.

PLAN AHEAD for the 1st of several epic DJ/CONCERTS & DeepDive RelaxPansion events!

Tickets on sale in person at Music Coop downtown Ashland (cash only) or online via BrightStar Live Events
info: 415.847.1144 Lloyd

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7:00-8:30PM in the Community Room
Donation Based - Sound Bath and Breathwork
hosted by Darrell Hicks

Bring a mat, blanket, water, an open mind and a friend!

No food or drink other than water allowed in the Community Room. 
Pillows and Back Jacks available for use. 

Every Tuesday Night 7:00PM-10:30PM
in the Community Room.

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UNITY Ecstatic Dance Ashland is a space to Activate your In-Body-ment, Shed your Skins, ReConnect to Self, Gratitude, Others & All that Is, Expand your Energy, Liberate your Spirit, Cultivate Ecstatic Awakening, Dance your Release, Your Magic, Medicine & your BliSS

Join us for another incredible night of movement, dance, kin-nection & commUnity as we journey through a muse-ical portal to co-create our Embodiment & Healing, TransFormation, High Vibes, TrancenDance, Ecstacy & Liberation ! 

DANCE PAYMENT OPTIONS :: $15 Energy Exchange
* Send “friends & family” otherwise add $2 for service fees
* PayPal  -  last 4 of my number 0353
* Venmo @unity-dance  -  under Sarah Velander
* Please make note of names for tickets
* Cash at the Door  -  until all tickets are sold…

- Stay at home if you have symptoms of imbalance or sickness
- Please Honor and Respect Boundaries & Embody Consent practices
- Conversations away from the dance floor ~ Vocalizations welcome
- Bring a Blanket, Water Bottle & Snacks
⁃ Conscious Presence Requested

10:45pm - 12:45am Soaking in the Springs MUST PAY AND REGISTER SEPARATELY FOR SOAK (SOAK Registration ONLY through this link, not the Wellsprings site. 2 tix per person max. Enter names for spots.

ATTN! The after dance soak is postponed for the time being and will resume in the Summer of 2023. 


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