Join us at the Del Monte Speakeasy THIS Saturday for a night of soulful, spoken word and live music by
the one and only, Grammy-nominated, Sonja Marie.
Sonja Marie’s numerous poetry readings led her to a performance on the multi-platinum and Grammy nominated soundtrack “Waiting To Exhale”. She was included as one of the three writers featured on the album with her song, “And I Gave My Love To You”. Since then, she has shared her gifts with Whitney Houston, Teena Marie, and Cody Chesnutt, just to name a few. Sonja Marie has released two solo albums, “Black Album Vol. 1” and “Nativity Screams” available on iTunes.
Sonja Marie remains close to the groove with music that spins tasty jazz, hip-hop, funk, melodics and poetry.
Something different with Dad.
Do dad’s really just want to go to brunch on Father’s Day? How about a super cool class where you can learn about creating pieces of music from scratch with looping techniques by using pedals, microphones, and even an iPhone? Calling all music-lovers, musicians and aspiring music-makers! Join us for a fun afternoon gathering with percussionist, Larry Salzman as he shows us the ways that rhythm, pitch and tempo affect us all. Each musical piece he creates will be designed to associate with a particular mood while he demonstrates examples with instruments from all over the world - some that people have probably never seen! A great way to spend time with your dad on Father’s Day! Let’s explore the power of sound and rhythm!
A picture says a thousand words.
Today, we move through our day with heavy hearts. Bernie was a singer, she loved nature & living in the beauty of the Hawaiian islands. And she was an artist - always painting, making jewelry. So, let’s lift up one another. Tell us, how do YOU use music, nature and art to get through tough times?
The ONE PEACE charity art show is a great way for families to spend the day together and have fun with art for a good cause. The day will include door prizes, raffles, a hands-on art project, live screenprinting and art exhibition including an installation of children’s artwork.
Activities from 12pm to 4 pm. $10 suggested donation but no one will be turned away!
Free custom made T-shirt screenprinted by HIT+RUN with ticket purchase (while supplies last!).
ONE PEACE features work representing a cross-section of emerging and established artists in addition to a live and online auction of original celebrity artwork. Proceeds from the event will help to fund continuing m.a.m.a. earth art, music and nature programs as well as those of our non-profit partners. Learn more at http://4mamaearth.org/.
Original works from well-known celebrities and personalities.
Hit+Run, Jiro Schneider (Paper Magazine), Marley Van Peebles (nephew to Bruno Mars), Ronda Brown, Shah Wonders (MTV & Grammy Award Winning)
soul singer Cody Chesnutt, DJ Garth Trinidad (of KCRW), songstress Lalah Hathaway, legendary filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles, reggae musician/author Ziggy Marley (Marijuana Man) and a collaborative work from musician Mark DeClive-Lowe and his wife, singer, Nia Andrews (Church LA/NY)
Children’s artwork by:
Kamau Daniels (son of Sonja Marie)
Prema Gammon (daughter of Ronda Brown)
Renee Story (daughter of Tim Story, director of Think Like A Man, Ride Along & Barbershop)
JNA GALLERY at BERGAMOT STATION
Free street parking.
Free parking in the Bergamot Station parking lot.
Through creativity, we can achieve our highest potential as Art allows us to heal ourselves, one another and the world. This is why we have asked this remarkable group of people to share their creativity with us to help m.a.m.a. earth make a change for the better.
Ways to get involved include celebrity contributions of original artwork, financial sponsorship, in-kind donations i.e., T-shirts, gift bag items, giveaways, catering, printing. Please contact andrea@4mamaearth with any inquiries.
Join us THIS SATURDAY MAY 25th) at 7:30pm and put some fire into your Memorial Day weekend. We’re bringing you THE SOUND LAB at WITZEND in Venice, CA, the sellout, standing room only, ALL AGES showcase we birthed last summer. Featuring an eclectic mix of amazing artists from within the GreenRoots family.
Grab your tix at http://May2013Greenroots.eventbrite.com/ to see this month’s featured artists:
Reason #1 to go on a retreat: You’ll get a new perspective. Going to a new place creates an opportunity to see the world, and yourself, in a new light in order to grow & learn.
Reason #2 to go on a retreat: You’ll detox digitally. One of our favorite things about a retreat is shutting off technology. While you might have wifi, you don’t feel the need to constantly tweet, text, update facebook or call friends. It feels good to unplug.
Reason #3 You’ll relax and de-stress. Sometimes we have to be far from home to give ourselves the permission to truly relax. Being on a retreat allows you to listen to your body, rest when you need it, and be free from stress.
Reason #4 to go on a retreat: You’ll replace old habits. When you get out of your regular routine, you can replace unhealthy habits with conscious new behaviors that support you in being your best self.
Reason #5 to attend our peaceful retreats: You’ll eat well without having to do all of the work. Here’s an exclusive peek into the spice rack of genius White Lotus chef, Beatrix Rohlsen. http://bit.ly/15yLiWb
Reason #6 to go to a yoga retreat: 3. You’ll *actually* meditate. When you have extended free time, it’s a lot easier to get quiet. No cell phone buzzing or looming deadlines. On retreats, it feels a lot more natural to breathe deeply and be present in the moment.
And finally, reason #7: Going on a retreat gives you the chance to make new friends with people from all walks of life who you might know for the rest of your life.
We are a grassroots organization promoting art, music and nature-based education as tools to make a change for the better.