2017 MuSICAL LINEUP

UPDATEd frequently

DJ Dakini

International Dj Dakini is renowned globally for her refined ear and impeccable taste in music. This connoisseur of cutting edge electronic music delights upon following sound as it evolves & has played numerous genres during her career. Dakini currently specialises in ""ancient future bass"" and frequents the festival and ecstatic dance circuits of California and beyond. Dj Dakini will be sharing with us Music as Medicine...a deep ecstatic & intentional dance journey through multiple musical genres, emotions and frequencies. Let the music be your medicine and the dance floor your temple of transformation.

DJ Gabriel Francisco

Transforming from Dancer to DJ, Gabriel has found an evolution, moving from the floor to the decks. Knowing what dancers want, he has a special insight on what to provide as a DJ. Gabriel has taken his love of music and movement abroad, dropping DJ sets all over Europe, Thailand, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand. HIs late night set will be the wild and deep score of a future-ancient gathering. The soundtrack of the Cosmos, vibrating and rich with movement potential. Electronic percussion, heady, almost nostalgic in it's real-time recollection. Windy, wet and silky, yet Earthy, tanned and ashy. Sonic support for the Soul, binding past, releasing present and moving the future!

J Brave

MC, poet, and activist for peace, J Brave’s greatest gift is his ability to bring people together. A former youth counselor for homeless and at-risk youth, he is now one of the three vocalists of the band Luminaries, and has toured the world spreading messages of peace, love, and unity through the vehicle of Hip Hop music. His new album "Amethyst" is making waves throughout the internet, enjoy the ride! He is sharing his new album "Amethyst" with the world. His live conscious Hip Hop set is accompanied by thumping beats, positive messages, and high vibes to elevate your spirit! Special guest Shylah Ray Sunshine will be bringing the soulful vocals.

WEBSITE:    
http://jbrave.net/

Shylah Ray Sunshine

Shylah Ray is a driven, passionate and charismatic artist, blending grooves of Neo-Soul, Reggae and R&B. Her voice is moving, soothing to the ear, and healing for the heart. Her soul shines through the music and it continues to inspire her journey as an empowered woman and mother. Her sound expresses emotional vocal performances that echo many influential performers. She holds the vision of healing the hearts and opening the voices of generations to come. She'll be sharing live music with a neo soul and R&B blend, with acapella to full band sounds.

Orenda Blu

Weaving pop melodies and chants from indigenous cultures, Orenda Blu gently caresses the listener with the ethereal vocals of songwriter Emily Tessmer. Orenda Blu features pop-infused chants from Japan, India, New Zealand, The Cherokee and Lakota nations and other world cultures. Orenda Blu has played the main stage at Prana Fest, joined the lineup at Shakti Fest in Joshua Tree and headlined the Bhakti Fest for Hope in County Roscommon, Ireland, among many other festivals and gatherings. Orenda Blu will be dazzling our ears and souls with an eclectic set of their greatest mantras & songs. Bring your dancing feet and prepare to depart for a world filled with harmony and bliss!

WEBSITE:    
http://orendablu.com

El Dub

Lee "El Dub" Walsh: Lyric Extraordinaire, Musician, Composer, Multi-Instrumentalist, and Vocalist, with a love of music to no end and an even bigger passion to share it El Dub is a one Man, Reggae, Funk, Hip Hop, Soul band with a high energy, and intricate "looping" style mixed with a positive uplifting message creating a laid back, "no worries", feel good type of vibe! El Dub will be playing all instruments live in real time for us, including, beat boxing, guitar, bass, keys and harmonizing vocals and loops them into layers that end up sounding like a full band with just one man! El Dub has been sharing his uplifting vibes and positive messages and making a name for himself while playing Nationally and Internationally throughout the US and Canada at places like SXSW, Vans Warped Tour, Spirit of Suwannee Music park, Phases of the Moon, and now for us at SoulPlay!

Samsun & Cyrena

Samsun & Cyrena are sound healers and singer-songwriters based out of Berkeley. A powerful expression of the alchemy of the divine feminine and masculine, their sound baths float listeners through a beautiful full-spectrum inner journey ~ through the shadows and up into the light. Participants often express feeling more deeply relaxed, grounded, clear, and meditative with a greater sense of wellbeing & connection with their body, heart, mind, and spirit. In addition to their voices, they will be weaving a potent array of healing instruments: bells, chimes, shakers, rainsticks, gong, brass bowls, crystal bowls, didgeridoo, frame drums, native american flute, handpan (hang drum), & tank drum. Weaving magical sound journeys for us over the weekend.

WEBSITE:    
http://SamsunMusic.com

Joss Jaffe

Joss Jaffe combines reggae & world beats to create a blend of acoustic and electric sounds all his own. His sound has been described as a mix of Thievery Corporation, Jai Uttal, Jack Johnson, U2 & Toumani Diabate. Live, Joss plays as a Vocalist, Tabla player and Multi-Instrumentalist. He will be sharing with us a solo concert with live looping, vocals, mantras and original music. This captivating performance will be spellbinding and is not to be missed!

Justin "Switcher" Roux

Justin “Switcher” Roux has been drumming and dancing for over 20 years, and collecting the grooviest, happiest, and sexiest music he can find along the way. He has been rocking parties and ecstatic dances with tasteful eclectic selections for over a decade. Few things make Justin happier than seeing people dance ecstatically to his favorite tunes. He'll be providing music of all moods over the weekend with an extra special set to get our energies lifted for a not to be missed pool side dance party.

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Prema Love

Prema Love is an Internationally touring / recording artist & Sacred Sound Alchemist & Lives on Maui HI. Prema has had the honor of singing for Amma the Hugging Saint, Amma Sri Karunamayi, & Mirabai Devi's Darshan's. She has performed at Agape International, Shakti Fest, Bhakti Fest, Bali Spirit Fest, Prana Fest, Mana Fest, Hawaii Yoga Festival & many other conscious music events & festivals. Prema's passion is traveling to sacred sites in nature around the globe & collaborating with other musicians. She is eternally inspired by the Divine Mother and here to honor & uplift the Divine Feminine in all. Her Souls Mission is to co create conscious community though the pure healing love that comes though her heart opening music. Her angelic voice & sultry guitar strumming will be felt through soul-riveting Kirtan's during SoulPlay. Om Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu. May all beings be happy & free.

NectarFari

NectarFari is a blend of sultry and passionate roots reggae, soulful grooves and devotional music. Nectarfari's lead vocalist, singer, songwriter Shoshana B serves up sweet vocals backed by down to earth drum & bass driven music that moves you to get your groove on! Like the hummingbird which gathers nectar from many blossoms, NectarFari features an array of different musical styles and talented vocalist including Ras Gabriel of the 4-Word reggae band, who certainly brings the Far-I to the Nectar! In the last 15 years Shoshana and Gabriel have shared the stage with some of the reggae greats, including Israel Vibrations, the legendary Joseph Hill of Culture, Burning Spear, The Wailers, Midnight, Desiree, The Abyssinians and more. NectarFari's music is inspired by this wellspring of roots and culture and is infused with the spirit of Aloha! NectarFari brings danceable grooves, conscious, uplifting lyrics, a devotional spirit and sweet, sweet Nectar for I and I!

Yemanjo

Ben Harris grew up in the cultural melting pot of the Bay Area where he was exposed to Afro-Beat, Samba, Cumbia and other World music styles from a young age. While traveling extensively throughout Colombia and Brazil, Harris paraded with the sambistas and sat in sacred plant medicine ceremonies, planting the seeds for Yemanjo’s acclaimed debut, “Medicina”. A second full length album, entitled "Pachamama" is set for release this year as Yemanjo continues to tour worldwide. Yemanjo is an energetic, positive, and uplifting blend of live singing and instrumentation with deep Afro-Latin beats. Designed to move the body and heal the soul, this is medicine music for the 21st century.

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DJ Maya Light

Dancer soundscape weaver. Needing the saucy and spacious multi-layered deep heart bass beats to move to, Maya Light began her journey deejaying a few years ago. Finding her community of dancers motivated her to continue exploring the art of melting together sound vibration to create a journey. Arrive. And let what is flowing through you be fully expressed. DJ Maya Light will be providing a multilayered, heart-centered, flowy, and at times, wompy, ecstatic dance journey that'll inspire an exploration of movement and expression. It'll start off slow, awakening and encouraging deep listening, connecting you to your impulses, before gradually building up to release energy, and to indulge in and fully feel your aliveness.

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Dreamslinger

Dreamslinger is Charles Wu's electronic music project. Inspired by crib side Mozart melodies played by his mother to lull him to sleep, studying the gamelan in college and crate digging vinyl throughout his adult life, Charles provides an eclectic mix for all kinds of endeavors. His mentorship with percussion guru, River Guerguerian, trained Charles to a variety of middle eastern and world music beats. Charles' passion is to create medicine through his music.

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Papa Bear

Constantly striving to explore the boundaries and edges of human emotion, Papa Bear captures a deep perspective into the human experience. Lyrical content covers the gamut of mystery, beauty, and the comedy and tragedy of life. The musical lineage stems from the folk heritage, but ranges broadly.. from Americana and bluegrass, to blues, jazz, and good old rock’n’roll. Papa Bear's shows typically end in a massive singalong, blurring the boundaries between performer and audience, and inviting all to express themselves.

J Brave

MC, poet, and activist for peace, J Brave’s greatest gift is his ability to bring people together. A former youth counselor for homeless and at-risk youth, he is now one of the three vocalists of the band Luminaries, and has toured the world spreading messages of peace, love, and unity through the vehicle of Hip Hop music. His new album "Amethyst" is making waves throughout the internet, enjoy the ride! He is sharing his new album "Amethyst" with the world. His live conscious Hip Hop set is accompanied by thumping beats, positive messages, and high vibes to elevate your spirit! Special guest Shylah Ray Sunshine will be bringing the soulful vocals.

WEBSITE:    
http://jbrave.net/