The United Beats of Peace Festival
Hwy 101, Laytonville, California Sept 14th, 15th, 16th.
The 11th annual Earthdance Festival will take place at the renowned Black Oak Ranch, a property rich in native history and old growth oak trees. The ranch is also home to many well known activists and artists, including Wavy Gravy’s Camp Winnarainbow for children. For 2007, Earthdance Northern California will unite with over 350 locations in 60 countries across the world to create the most conscious global festival of our time.
The Earthdance Northern California Festival will bring together an unprecedented line-up of conscious musicians, visual artists, DJ’s, speakers and activists, who believe in a sustainable future for our planet. Working with the theme of "unity in diversity", the festival will host 5 music stages and will feature high profile conscious artists from many genres of the international music scene, including World, Electronica, Hip Hop, Folk and Jazz. Also included will be an indigenous elder’s council, made up of indigenous elders from many nations, who will share wisdom and sacred ceremony.
An important part of the festival will be a compelling educational component called the "Activist Alley", where festival patrons can interact with both local and international non-profit groups. These organizations will share information and workshops on relevant global and local issues, inspiring local participants to take a stand for the future of our planet.
A highlight of the festival will be a synchronized global link up, taking place on Saturday the 16th, when at 4pm (PST), Earthdance California will synchronize with over 350 locations in 60 countries. At this precise moment, a specially created song called the "prayer for peace" will be played in every location at the same time. The prayer will be followed by our 2007 initiative, H2Om, the world’s largest synchronized global Om.
The festival will also feature a wide variety of