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A night of a vibrant group of friends, music, stories, and spirit
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Nicki Jack Music in conjunction with Full Circle Venice Presents

Rising Appalachia

With Masters of Ceremonies Filippo Voltaggio and Mark Laisure of The LIFE CHANGES Show.

A night of a vibrant group of friends, music, stories, and spirit… part listening party, part dance-off, part variety show, and all entertainment!

Featuring Rising Appalachia with opening performances by Josh Royse, Mustafa’s Word, Mystic Pete’s Cello, and late night dance party Imagika Om.

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Rising Appalachia – Hailing from New Orleans, sisters Leah and Chloe of Rising Appalachia Music bring their merry band of music makers to Los Angeles, including poetic harmonies, soul singing, banjos, fiddles, drums, kalimbas, washboard rants, groove, and community-building through SOUND.  ”The sibling harmonies are almost too beautiful to bear. Then, you’ve got banjo, acoustic guitar, upright bass, hand percussion, maybe some beatboxing. It’s a deep contemporary groove  pancultural, Modern Primitive, festival-friendly  closer to Afro-Cuban and hip-hop than Woody Guthrie, but of course Rising Appalachia’s hellbent on killing fascists, too.” MUST SEE NEW SCHOOLERS – SFWEEKLY 9/30 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqaMQirDOss  https://www.risingappalachia.com/

Josh Royse – marries bright indie folk rock and bluesy electric guitar with uplifting vocals. Josh’s lyrical talent is at once compelling, arresting, and groundbreaking.  The music of Josh Royse marries bright indie folk rock and bluesy electric guitar with uplifting vocals. Josh’s lyrical talent is at once compelling, arresting, and groundbreaking. Catch Josh’s performance of song’s from the new EP dropping Oct 9th. Catch a special performance of “Working Man” featuring Lacy Roskvak.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHsTHDq-mFg  Royse

Imagika Om – is a sonic alchemist & electronic artist for more than a decade. Whether she is creating tracks full of earthy beats & cosmic layers sparking ancient remembrances, or live remixing & spontaneously activating the space with her potent blend of exotic world-fusion rhythms, deep dakini devotional dub, & resonant kundalini-raising bass, Imagika creates the innovative & unique sound that she is known for, OMstep! Her acclaimed album, Cosmic Sutras was released by Merkaba Music this year.  https://soundcloud.com/imagika/sets/cosmic-sutras

Mystic Pete – is an author, radio host, cellist, music and video producer, spiritual teacher, aphorist, and father of two. He has taught and organized events internationally connecting spirituality and the arts (music, dance, storytelling, and writing). He hosts a popular radio show, “In A Dream,” one of the only broadcast shows on the West Coast featuring the DJ community, on KXLU, 88.9 fm, Los Angeles, Saturday nights at midnight PT. Along with his music and videos a free download of Mystic Pete’s humorous book “Mystic Pete Chronicles – Book 1: Sex & Mysticism” is available on his website.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8ba0iPxO8E

Mustafa “Effortless” Shakir – Poet, Musician, Actor.  Poetry came naturally to Mustafa who has used the written word to process his emotional impressions growing up. I’ve been writing since I can remember being able to hold a pen, my mother was always writing something so I guess I took suite.” Poetry led to rapping and three albums to date HolyWar, Chameleon, and DIEMIND: god the carbon copy; plus partnership with Candice Anitra and the Love Machine project. (new ep released 11/14) Currently his writing’s taken the shape of a one-man experience called, “XII: SpokenYouniverse;” a multi-character spoken word journey through consciousness, which is being produced by Russell Simmons for All Def Digital’s poetry Vertical.  http://nubook.com/effortless1

Shylah Ray Sushine – originally from Canada, is an Ojai-based singer/songwriter and musician, merging the balance of music and mothering together in a fusion of love for life. She began singing as a form of therapy from a young age and is self taught both vocally and on piano, bringing to life the sounds of a young woman’s journey of strength in healing. Her angelic voice and uplifting songs are medicine for the soul, bringing a new genre of music to the stage with deeply rooted feminine wisdom and power. Shylah will be performing alongside India Arie and Common in early 2015, also releasing her long-awaited debut album.  http://www.shylahraysunshine.com/