Big Mean Sound Machine formed in 2009 in Ithaca, New York with one goal: to create music that stimulates both Body AND Mind. Today, BMSM’s collective of over 15 analog artists spread out over the East Coast United States bring together musical languages of West Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and North America to create a lush bed of rhythm and harmony that embraces even the most hardcore fans of both Traditional Funk and Avant-Garde Jazz – and everyone in between!
Anyone who has witnessed Big Mean Sound Machine live knows that their performances are among the heaviest and the sweatiest. Those familiar with BMSM studio releases also knows that they can refine the complex sonic force of over a dozen individuals with maturity and clarity that allows each composition to blossom to its fullest. The Big Mean Sound Machine maintains a busy performance schedule, captivating cities all over the United States. For those like us who are tired of the status quo, there is good news:
THE BIG MEAN SOUND MACHINE HAS OFFICIALLY ARRIVED.
Big Mean Sound Machine at Grassroots Festival
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Curator of PANGEA Workshop Series
Transcend your fears: mask making workshop
Shamanic power journey and mandala drawing
About Dina Ostrovsky
Dina Ostrovsky weaves modern psychology, creative expression, and ancient spiritual Earth practices into her transformational programs. She is a Shamanic Healer initiated in the Eastern European Tuva Lineage and is currently a candidate for a Master’s Degree in Process Oriented Psychology. For the last 15 years she has also been practicing under masters of Tibetan Buddhism and Qigong. Upon returning to the States after working in Costa Rica as the Director of a holistic addiction rehab center, she is currently practicing in the East Coast as a transformational coach, therapist, and family constellation facilitator. She is also the founder and director of Ursa Travel Club, and leads spiritual travel adventures around the world.
“The Art and Science of Transformation has become my career and my passion. I am honored to assist others on this path with my knowledge, vision, and experience.” More info at TERRApia.org
ABOUT PROCESS ORIENTED PSYCHOLOGY
Process-Oriented Psychology or Process Work as developed by Dr. Arnold Mindell (www.aamindell.net) is an awareness practice centered in the belief that the solution to a problem is contained within the disturbance itself. It is an innovative approach to individual and collective change that brings psychology, spirituality, and creative expression together in a single paradigm. It provides practical tools and interventions to reveal deeper meaning and patterns in challenging experiences.
Ecstatic Breath as the Tantric Pulse of Life
This is not the calm breathing of meditation or yoga. Several kinds of breathing techniques are very simple yet effective for moving into a ‘zone’ of body/mind unity. But one breath pattern in particular, works like magic for getting us back in touch with our sexual-side and our compressed sexual energy.
Get ready for full body bliss
About Luba Saraswati
Teacher and inspiration to hundreds of people, Luba represents the ancient wisdom and modern knowledge/expertise necessary to educate, empower and spark spiritual practitioners of the 21st century to seize the whole new dimension of possibilities and become true creators of their world. Founder of the acclaimed Galiana Meditation Retreat and Anima Mundi Institute, writer and speaker on the subjects of wellness, personal growth and tantric sexuality, she believes that life is sacred and every moment of it is priceless.
TANTRIC ENERGY PRACTICES
Learn what your inner masculine and feminine feel like, sound like and look like. Do they like each other, do they hear each other, do they act in harmony? Learn how to turn on your masculine or feminine as needed - to be in full presence, like a rock in the middle of the storm or .. to flow, let go and improvise. You will learn the art of structured improvisation, where feminine dances in the container provided by the masculine - necessary skills to achieve anything you want with ease and grace.
Wabi-Sabi and Art:
Embracing imperfection, impermanence,
and natural flow
through abstract art techniques
with Maya Maliotina
About the Workshop:
Embrace your own creative flow through imperfection, natural flow and spontaneous experiment.
This is what Wabi-Sabi is all about.
We will tap into our intuition and vulnerability, and create meditative art from that unique place, without worrying about judgments or perfection.
We will discuss the philosophy of Wabi-Sabi, and the concepts of natural beauty, impermanence, acceptance of the natural cycle of growth, decay and death.
About Maya Malioutina:
Maya Malioutina is a full time artist with studios in the Dumbo section of Brooklyn and peaceful countryside of Pennsylvania. With degrees in English and Russian Literature, her art reflects those interests, as well as her fascination with her mythopoetic heritage. Manhattan Arts International recently selected Maya as a Featured Artist in its online Reading Room. Renee Phillips, author and editor-in-chief of Manhattan Arts International stated, “Rich in texture, boldness and dichotomy, Maya Malioutina’s engaging paintings explore universal themes of creation, life, struggle, and transformation.
Like the artist Antoni Tàpies, Maya creates her art in the style of ‘pintura matérica’, in which non artistic materials are incorporated into the paintings. She brings intuitive form and resonant poetry to her work with integrity and intensity. Maya has exhibited her work in several galleries and alternative venues in New York, NY such as SoHo 20 Gallery and the Pen & Brush gallery. The artist and her artwork are featured in Nancy Reyner’s book “Acrylic Illuminations: Reflective and Luminous Acrylic Painting Techniques”. She has also been included in articles in Professional Artist magazine.
To learn more about Maya’s work, please visit her website: http://www.mayamalioutina.com/
What is Wabi-Sabi?
Pared down to its barest essence, wabi-sabi is the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection and profundity in nature, of accepting the natural cycle of growth, decay, and death. It's simple, slow, and uncluttered-and it reveres authenticity above all. Wabi-sabi is flea markets, not warehouse stores; aged wood, not Pergo; rice paper, not glass. It celebrates cracks and crevices and all the other marks that time, weather, and loving use leave behind. It reminds us that we are all but transient beings on this planet-that our bodies as well as the material world around us are in the process of returning to the dust from which we came. Through wabi-sabi, we learn to embrace liver spots, rust, and frayed edges, and the march of time they represent.
Flamingosis (the name comes from a free-style frisbee move that his father invented) is a New Jersey-based electronic music producer beatboxer, and DJ. Drawing on influences from producers such as Flying Lotus and J Dilla, as well as vintage funk and disco music.
Flamingosis creates engaging and soulful tracks and puts on an infectiously energetic live show.
With his new album “Great Hair” debuting as the #1 best-selling cassette album in all categories on Bandcamp, and over half a million plays of his slamming single “Football Head”, Flamingosis consistently creates music that will keep you hooked on his funkadelic vibes forever.
“Step into a sauna, and close the door to the rest of the world.”
Experience Rejuvenation and Well Being AT our Finnish Sauna (Banya) at PANGEA'S Healing Village!
The banya experience is only $10 if you register in advance.
Buy your ticket now!
Early Birds Special:
FREE complimentary Platza massage + 20% Discount on our Sauna Brooms (whisk, venik) selection and other Health and Wellness Products
ABOUT MOBILE SAUNA:
the ultimate new concept in Sauna technology - now it's Mobile!
All the enjoyment of Sauna brought directly to you.
Experience the pleasure and wellness enhancing benefits conveniently available at the location of your choice: Home, Office, Outdoor or anywhere at all with Mobile Sauna.
Also you can enjoy Massage, Platza, Herbal Treatment, Facial, Body Scrubs and much more!
Circle Healing Prayer Ceremony with Siberian Shamans Lilelle and Ladamira
Join us on Sunday morning
as we prayer together in a circle meditation for peace on earth
ABOUT THE CEREMONY
The Circle Healing Prayer Ceremony for Peace on Earth is a one of a kind technique for group meditative prayer practice rooted in ancient Slavic wisdom.
Guided by two Siberian Shamans, the ceremony is a hugely successful, unique approach to unlocking the potential of our Consciousness for Healing and Self Development.
As a special gift, the workshop will start with a meditative journeying to the magical places of subconscious world through integration of sound vibration of shamanic music instruments.
ABOUT LILELLE AND LADAMIRA
Ladamira is a ninth generation holistic healer who was the first one of eight people on the whole planet to be initiated into the mysteries of Indo Tibetan healing method.
In 2014-2015, Ladamira organized and hosted charity seminars “Slavic Tradition” in CIS countries. In 2 decades of her educational and peacemaking work, Ladamira has carried out more than one thousand projects helping families and orphaned children.
Ladamira facilitated the monthly peacemaking social actions “Pray and save.” In total, she organized 16 tours to support war victims in Syria, Ukraine and India.
Ladamira is the author of online charity courses “Bereginya”, which teaches Slavic traditions of self healing and helping others.
Ladamira is the leader and organizer of charity Skype video conferences for children out of dysfunctional families, and as a result of her work more than 600 young people found their place in the world and formed happy families.
Ladamira is recognized as peacemaker by the Ukrainian Fond “Donbass Children.”
Ladamira has arranged more than 50 ceremonies for the world salvation.
Lilelle is a Priestess of Slavic shamanism, and founder of the international charity movement,
Circle Healing Prayer.
Lilelle teaches seminars and does charity events throughout North/South America, Western/Eastern Europe and Asia.
For the last 10 years she has been using GUYD hypnotherapy and powerful teachings from the Siberian Shamanism to conduct rituals and ceremonies encompassing all spheres of life; healing and harmonizing physical and spiritual health, relationships, and solutions to success.
A WORKSHOP INCORPORATING BODY PAINTING AND CONTACT DANCE.
EXPLORING THE HUMAN FORM WITH SHAPES, LINE, AND RHYTHM.
UPON UP TO EXPLORING YOUR BODY BY FUSING DANCE WITH COLOR.
About the Workshop
- general techniques when approaching the art of body painting
- painting with/on partners
- capturing the feelings of the body art through contact dancing as a group
About the Artist
BIO: ORIGINALLY FROM CALIFORNIA, KATRINA HAS LIVED IN LONDON, NEW YORK, PARIS, AND MONTREAL. SHE HAS ALWAYS BEEN PASSIONATE ABOUT COMMUNITY BUILDING AND ARTISTIC EXPRESSION.
AS AN ARTIST, KATRINA EXPRESSES HERSELF THROUGH BODY ART, AS WELL AS PHOTOGRAPHY, DRAWING/PAINTING, CARTOONING, CUT-PAPER, MIXED MEDIA, CHARCOAL, COSTUME-MAKING AND WRITING.
Mustelide is an alias of Natallia Kunitskaya from Belarus. Being a producer, singer and songwriter, she makes electronic-oriented experimental pop music.
As a producer, songwriter and singer, handling 2 synthesizers, a Groovebox, sampler and vocals in her solo live performances, she is really shaping and directing her artistic vision by herself. Spacey electronic atmospheres, groovy rhythms and sensual, shady vocals create a mysterious yet warm atmosphere.
“The electronic princess of Belarus”, as Mustelide is labeled by the press, is indeed a special personality in the Eastern European electro-pop scene.
She released her debut album “Secret” on Russian label Soyuz Music. It was featured on many Best Albums of 2014 lists in Belarus and Russia.
It also earned her Best Indie Pop / Electronic Album prize at Experty.by awards, voted by Belarusian, Russian and European music critics.
At the same time, she is getting recognition in the West, having one of the Top 30 tracks of the San Francisco based SomaFM radio station.
Voted the Best Solo Artist 2015 by Euroradio.fm
Mustelide was invited to Slovenia, Russia, and Estonia to represent Belarus in multiple showcases.
Participated in many Belarusian and Russian festivals.
Mustelide was invited to Finland to participate in Lost in Music showcase
Mustelide is in the Top 30 tracks by spins and listeners of SomaFM radio station, San Francisco (the biggest american internet radio station)
Mustelide was invited to Lithuania to represent Belarus in Vilnius Music Week
“Secret” won the “Best Indie-Pop/Electronic Album” award at Experty.
“Secret” is among the few albums which got into 2014 Top 10 lists from all 4 juries involved in Experty.
Secret got to the Ultra Music's Top 10 best Belarusian albums of 2014
The most authoritative Russian magazine Volna Afisha ranked the song Na Derevo on its 100 best songs of 2014 list
Euroradio's nomination Best solo musician and Best debut of the year 2014
Wonderzine's Top 10 list of new music heroines from Eastern Europe
Premier place at NEW GALAXY City Music Fest in Minsk
Mustelide's got to the international internet-project Beehype, which includes musical journalists and critics from about 80 countries, as the first musician from Belarus
The debut album Secret's got to the Russian Top 10 albums list of September 2014 (ranked by one of the biggest Russian internet magazines Colta.ru)
The Musician of the year 2014 by the authoritative belarusian internet magazine about electronic music.
Saturday All night dance party -
DJ Adam Gibbons of Uhuru Afrika brings a unique blend of deep soulful
Afro- rooted House music to the pangea stage
About DJ Adam Gibbons:
Adam Gibbons - Creator and Resident DJ of Uhuru Afrika
Working in the industry for almost 20 years, Through mind, body and soul, Adam is a creative spirit and music lover. He strives to share his passion with the crowds he plays for and in the events that he produces. Specializing in an Afro-diasporic dance floor sound, his ability to blend traditional african rhythms with modern electronic influenced music creating a
soundscape that is his own. Adam has studied African hand percussion with Bob Bloom, Faculty Advisor at the Olatunji Institute, learning the Olatunji method of traditional Yoruba percussion as well as Malian Manding tradition with Sidy Maiga. He has been to six African countries, gathering inspiration and energy for his current project Uhuru Afrika and has played in clubs and festivals all over the world and has shared the stage with heavyweight and grammy winning artists such as Femi Kuti, Bebel Gilberto, Oumou Sangaré, Tony Allen, Antibalas, Osunlade, Thievery Corporation, King Britt and many more.
About Uhuru Afrika
Uhuru Afrika is a conscious “multi-sensory,” experience set to a unique blend of deep, soulful, Afro- rooted House music often mixed with Latin, Afrobeat, traditional tribal music, Orisha songs, and many other genres born from the African continent and the diaspora.
“Uhuru Afrika is a unique and powerful intersection of art and nightlife that challenges distinctions between the two.” –Boston Dig.
The mission is to bridge ancient traditional African music (as played by the Yoruba, the Zulu, the Maasai) and the electronic dancefloor sounds of today. Navigated by creator and resident DJ Adam Gibbons and accompanied by Malian born master percussionist Sidy Maiga, Uhuru Afrika hosts artists from all over the world to perform at their events.
Uhuru Afrika NYC Party
Showcasing artists from LA to London as well as various African countries including South Africa, Mali, Angola and Nigeria. Black Coffee, Culoe De Song, Zepherin Saint, Zaki Ibrahim, Siji, Djeff Afrozila are a few of the many international artists who have joined Uhuru Afrika for performances. Uhuru Afrika has also opened/ closed for multiple Grammy Award winners Oumou Sangaré, Femi Kuti (2x), and co-creator of Afrobeat and ex Fela Kuti drummer, Tony Allen.
Uhuru Afrika has participated in festivals and events locally, nationally and internationally including Mi Casa Holiday in Playa del Carmen, Mexico; Crossroads Puerto Rican Pride fest at Cony Island; Afrika Nyaga Drum and Dance Festival in Rhode Island; Bembe in Brooklyn, NYC; Harvard University symposium on African Dance in the diaspora, to name a few.
Gypsy Flamenco World Music at PANGEA and JetLAG Center Stage
About Trio Populaire
On a cold day in February 2010, three friends meet for an impromptu evening of music in a small bar at Saint-Laurent Boulevard in Montreal. Each friend brings with him his good humor, some musical direction, and the pleasure of playing together will do the rest: this night will be the birth of Trio Populaire.
Since then, Tacfarinas Kichou (percussion), Joey Mallat (guitar) and Pierre Emmanuel Poizat (clarinets) have come a long way! Award winners of the Diversity of Montreal Prize in 2013, they had the opportunity to play on the stages of the Maghreb Festival, Festival des Traditions du Monde de Sherbrooke, the Networking Culture Montreal, and at numerous events in Montreal in the rest of Quebec. In addition, they have a "musical laboratory" in the Popular Bar, a recurring event allowing the trio to test new directions and new musical forms. They have an an album of six songs, played entirely by hand (and mouth), which reflects the work of this amazing trio.
About the Workshop
The workshop is about rediscovering your natural ability to draw. We are going to learn how to connect the energy circulating in your body with the brush in your hand. Letting it flow through to our paper, we will create beautiful landscape ink drawings.
About the Artist
Sergey Voronin is an artist and art instructor with 15 years of teaching experience, specializing in drawing and watercolor.
Friday Night at PANGEA Stage:
delicious PSYCHEDELIC dubstep
from montreal ...
TRON is the rise of the machines
SEPIA is the ink of underwater monsters.
The fusion of these elements fuel Eric & Mirek’s creativity as their music navigates through ripples of light & bass, celebrating both the aether & the nether.
Founded by two childhood friends, Tron Sepia showcases its unique sound with it’s debut EP WEIRD FISHES & OTHER STORIES, a midtempo form of psychedelic dubstep with cinematic influences. With their debut album HUMAN TERRITORY released on Most Addictive Records, musicians/producers Eric Laufer & Mirek Hamet along with Gabrielle Laufer’s ethereal voice take us on a psychedelic journey of melodic bass, explosive rythms and epic crescendos.
lights up PANGEA Stage
with a special
from around the
“THE MUSIC IS THE KEY!”
ABOUT DJ SPINACH
Born in Siberia, DJ Spinach spent most of his childhood in Moldova where he was exposed to a variety of folk and ethnic music. Music always fascinated him as a tool of transformation into a different reality.
His music interests vary, and he plays Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady, Jazzy Hip-Hop, Afro Beat, Funk, Disco, Retro World music. He collects Vinyl Records and loves setting the dance floor on fire using his unique mixture of world rhythms.
DJ Spinach organize dozens of concerts and parties in NYC each year. He produces “Swingin’Penguin” Electro Swing Parties, Soviet 80′s Parties, as well Multiple Live Concerts and Events. He currently works under his own label JewFro Records Inc in collaboration with DJ Earthian.
In collaboration with JetLAG Festival, DJ Spinach is producing a special pre-festival concert in NYC (June 17th) for Silver Wedding, JetLAG's premier musical act from Belarus debuting in the USA this year for the first time!
Check out more info about this special event here:
DJ Spinach at pangea
DJ Spinach has been a part of JetLAG Festival since its early beginnings in 2009.
A frequent performer, guest, curator, and friend of the festival, he returns to Bear Island again this year to bless us with a taste of his killer vinyl collection. In collaboration with a Special Guest DJ, together they'll spin us into a
dizzying delirium with their juicy
Afro Beat, Funk, Balkan, Psy-Trance Fusion.
Contact Improvisation with Alexandra Bayeva
Movement and touch can be a beautiful way of expressing yourself and connectingwith each other. Starting with the practice of listening to our own bodies and to bodies of others, we will then learn how to use point of contact, weight sharing, and momentum to create elegant partner dancing. Feel free to bring a partner or come on your own. No dance experience needed.