Time: April 10, 2010 at 8pm to April 11, 2010 at 1:30am
Street: 310 Oak St.
Event Type: benefit, concert/dance, fundraise, for, peace, village, festival
Organized By: Larry Morningstar
Latest Activity: Apr 8, 2010
Peace Village 365 presents:
Shimshai in Concert (Acoustic World Fusion ~ Enlightening Rock and Roll)
with special guests: Jaya Lakshmi ~ backup vocals, Hari & friends ~ opening, and Sasha (Butterfly) Rose ~ Late Nite Electronica Show
Sat, Apr 10, 8pm - Late
At CultureWorks, 310 Oak St, Ashland
Doors open @ 7:30pm, Show starts at 8pm until late
$15-$20 sliding scale
A Benefit for Ashland's 4th annual Peace Village Festival
In his only Ashland appearance this Spring, Shimshai will be at CultureWorks -- Ashland's exciting new venue -- playing a benefit concert for Peace Village Festival. Whether singing the ancient Sanskrit mantras of India, the traditional folklore songs of South America, or performing his original works of divine inspiration, Shimshai's music invokes a sentiment of ancestral devotion and a dedication to higher consciousness. A self-proclaimed seeker of truth, described by many as possessing the voice of an angel, Shimshai is gifted with the innate ability to deliver his message flawlessly in several languages, most profoundly the universal language of Love and Oneness. His unique blend of reggae, jazz, kirtan, and folk, infused with a worldbeat influence, provides a diverse palette of musical expression and attracts a wide range of listeners.
Jaya Lakshmi (lead singer of Lost At Last) from Eugene will be singing backup vocals, gracing us with her angelic voice. Hari and friends will be opening the show with an eclectic mix of Hari's original conscious, rock, reggae, and world music tunes. And Sasha Rose will be lighting up the late night with her special electronica set. Sasha brings a unique original sound to her dj sets. She creates luscious soundscapes and deep bass lines all bridged by her live soulful angelic voice and flute playing. Playing off ableton live, she creates a collage of different sounds and rhythms with deep lyrical content. She has been touring extensively for ten years, and brings all the flavors of her experience to the stage. Sasha Rose will take you on an unforgettable musical journey.
CultureWorks will be serving their full scrumptious organic, veggie, vegan, and raw menu, and -- as a special treat -- Ashland's Bliss Bar will be offering their delicious-nutritious herbal elixirs. CultureWorks is Ashland's newest, coolest venue. It's an alcohol free environment with all ages welcome, showcasing beautiful artwork.
What others are saying about Shimshai and his music:
"An enchanted mixture of spirit and soul, danceable and tranceable."
~ Lieb Ostrow, founder and CEO, Earthbeat Records
"Shimshai's music emanates a divine presence and a quality of peace, a truly 'natural mystic' energy that flows into the hearts of his listeners. His musicality is superb, as is that of his bandmates, and his singing is sublime and transcendent."
~ Jai Uttal
"When I hear this music I feel my soul rise up and start dancing."
~ Sunshine Pressider, KMUD, Humboldt County, California
To Listen to Shimshai's music, go to:
To Listen Jaya Lakshmi's music, go to:
To Listen to Sasha Rose's music, go to:
Shimshai in Ecuador