Envision is an annual gathering in Costa Rica that seeks to provide a platform for different cultures to inspire one another to co-create sustainable community and practice yoga, spirituality, art, music, dance performance, education and acknowledge our fundamental connection with nature.

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Envision is an annual gathering in Costa Rica that seeks to provide a platform for different cultures to inspire one another to co-create sustainable community and practice yoga, spirituality, art, music, dance performance, education and acknowledge our fundamental connection with nature.

Some Words on Smokes, The New Album from Woo Park Written by Sean Kratzert If you’ve ever had a dream where you were in some distant, futuristic groove-lounge in another galaxy, Woo Park’s EP Smokes is probably what was playing in the background. The group plays…

The crowd roared as the lights came on and they came out in all white Victorian-style suits with elaborate make-up and masks. They were the ghosts welcoming us to “The Afterlife”, the theme for this year. They were also accompanied by singers Rhonda Thomas and Tony White, as well as the Antibalas horns (who were all dressed in this theme as well). Everyone looked great!

A Review of the Inaugural Wild Woods Music and Arts Festival August 8th – 10th, 2014 Page Farm – Croydon, NH Written by Mitch Smith At one point over the course of the weekend, I was standing in the midst of a crowd of crazy…

A Review of Catskill Chill Music and Arts Festival September 5th – 7th, 2014 Camp Minglewood – Hancock, NY Written by Damien “Ramblin’ Rick” Acevedo Aloha Festers! Here is my journey to Catskill Chill, pardon its quirkiness and maybe free-formed-flow. I dig my rambles.Getting there…

As Hulaween draws near and the excitement begins to build, I was thrilled to be able to interview the lovely Leah Song, of Rising Appalachia.  I have been continuously impressed by this sister duo’s raw talent, versatility, and heart-warming sound.  I was able to grab a bit of…

  It was early in the evening when I first noticed the icky stick to the floor upon my shoe. I wondered how I was supposed to dance in these conditions and hoped the crowd surrounding me would continue to spill their drinks; I’ll take…

A Review of the Inaugural Phases of the Moon Music and Arts Festival Kennekuk County Park – Danville, IL September 11th-14th, 2014 Written by Alex Kratzert “Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn….

B-Conscious

Morning Gloryville is midweek a.m. rave. It starts at 6:30 am and lasts for four hours. Similar to Ecstatic Dance, it’s a substance free event and promotes a practice of its own called, “conscious clubbing.” Morning Gloryville was founded in 2013 by event organizer Samantha Moyo and contemporary dancer Nico Thomas. Their brainchild began in Shore Ditch, East London and has sprung up in 15 different cities- including Berlin, Barcelona, Dublin, Melbourne, Tokyo and New York- since its inception. The San Francisco chapter I was about to embark on marked this city’s 6th episode.

A Point Blunk Original 3 months. That’s how long it’s been since I last had a drink of alcohol. It’s kind of crazy to think I haven’t gone more than a month without a drink since I was 17 maybe 21. That’s over almost a decade of consuming…

Wherever your festivities bring you today, I invite you to take a moment to consider the word ‘freedom’ and the role it has played in your life. Although the meaning of this expression has changed gigantically since it’s authorized inception the experience, through time, has granted many a similar opportunity. Be it the right to vote, marry the same sex, medicate with the use of cannabis, identify yourself as an individual of your own creation or simply just speak your mind; this word creates POWER. Not to be confused with the occasional corruption we see in government today, but instead the ability WE THE PEOPLE are capable of achieving- conquering the American Dream, whatever that means to you.

Sparkle Spotlight

Beyond his musical expertise, one of the most amazing things about Jason Hann is his commitment to his fan base. Sparkleberry Lane’s network makes up a chunk of fans dedicated to his contribution as percussionist for the String Cheese Incident AND Eoto! Over the years,…

So wait, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, how did that name manifest? Haha we’ve definitely gotten that question before. Pigeons Playing Ping Pong is actually a real thing, not a random collection of P-words. B.F. Skinner, the behavioral psychologist, trained pigeons to peck a ball back-and-forth…

BUNK: adj.  1) Substances duplicitously sold as illegal/illicit/recreational chemicals that do not produce the desired effect. 2) Illegal/illicit/recreational chemicals cut to such an extreme that their effect is severely reduced. (www.urbandictionary.com) Ahhhh Festival Season.  The perfect time to give your tent and sleeping bag some much…

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