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Date and Time
Saturday, April 21st, 2012 at 8:00pm
WorldBeat Cultural Center & Bhakti Fest presents
MC YOGI ~ DAVE STRINGER ~ SIMRIT KAUR
special guest Dj Jef Stott (6 Degrees Records)
Saturday, April 21st 6:00PM
... WorldBeat Cultural Center (Balboa Park)
2100 Park Blvd. San Diego
Pre-Earth Day Celebration with MC Yogi, Dave Stringer, Simrit Kaur www.worldbeatcenter.org www.bhaktifest.com
WorldBeat Cultural Center, in collaboration with Sarva Dharma Productions, Bhakti Fest and Vision Magazine, will host internationally-renowned sacred music artists MC Yogi, Dave Stringer and Simrit Kaur for an evening of World Music, Ecstatic Kirtan, Yoga and Dance. The three headliner musicians for the evening represent the very best of the “new wave” of kirtan-inspired music.
Special guests include DJ Jef Stott (6 Degrees Records) and Laura Downing of Aerial Revolution performing yoga and acrobatics, as well as multi-media visionary art and light displays. The world-famous Prophet Restaurant will offer East Indian vegetarian cuisine and beverages for purchase. Sponsor gifts, prizes and discounted Bhakti festival tickets will be available as well.
Advance tickets are $25 available @ WorldBeat Cultural Center box office or on-line here: http://sarvadharma.ticketbud.com/sdearthday
MC YOGI grew up free-styling at parties, painting graffiti and listening to the classic sounds of Run DMC and the Beastie Boys before going on to create an entirely new genre of music: Yoga Hip Hop. The popularity of MC Yogi's sound has catapulted him to the top of the iTunes world music charts and his debut album, Elephant Power, quickly became one of the highest-selling albums in the genre. www.mcyogi.com
DAVE STRINGER'S sound marries the mysticism of traditional India with the exuberant, groove-oriented sensibility of American gospel. Stringer is an accomplished composer and multi-instrumentalist and has a special ability to inspire participation. He has produced recordings with other celebrated World musicians including Azam Ali, Axiom of Choice, Rasa and the Open Door Orchestra. His voice has also appeared on numerous soundtracks, including the blockbuster film Matrix Revolutions and the video game Myst. www.davestringer.com
SIMRIT KAUR is a musician, composer and yogini whose devotional music blends with high-powered vocals and hypnotic rhythms. Her unusually rich, penetrating voice and compositions are somehow both uniquely fresh and simultaneously ancient. Simrit is an accomplished percussionist and pianist and a devoted student, practitioner and teacher of Naad Yoga, the sacred science of sound and consciousness. She has performed before captivated audiences with electrifying performances at many national festivals and in San Diego at the WorldBeat Cultural Center in 2011. www.simritkaurmusic.com .
JEF STOTT Six Degrees Recording Artist has been deftly navigating the realms of world fusion music for over a decade, where he has consistently been at the forefront of the International Global Bass movement. He is releasing his 10th full length studio production in 2012 on Six Degrees records. His sound is a conscious inspired blend of the highly articulated electronica compositions fused with the mystery and depth of an inner ethnography. He works and performs with master musicians and dancers from the Middle East, Northern Africa, the Balkans and India. Jef is also a highly accomplished multi instrumentalist adding a live performance element to his live shows with Arabic string and percussion instruments, guitars, bass and live dub effects. www.jefstott.com
Portions of the evening’s proceeds will go to the WorldBeat Cultural Center’s on-going community efforts. The WorldBeat Center is a 501C3 non-profit multicultural arts organization dedicated to promoting, presenting and preserving indigenous cultures of the world through music, art, dance, education and technology.
Vending and sponsorship spaces are still available.
Contact: Kennedy Carr at (619) 294-2393 or (760) 509-5404 email@example.com