So we did actually escape the clutches of busy weeks flying by and get out on a road trip to visit our families this summer... We got to visit both essential types of water; the timeless, vast, and salten Atlantic Ocean, as well as a pure, springfed mountain lake. While partaking of the latter, we went for a canoe ride with Aradhana's guitar and ended up shooting a video as we paddled along. The song is called "I Rise," from the new record we're working on (slowly!), borne from the realizations made in climbing up from the toughest challenges and lowest places of our lives. As the title suggests, it's a resurrective song, an ode to the inner phoenix, and an affirmation that we can always choose to get up when life knocks us down... We're really excited about how this song is turning out with the band, but for now, enjoy this acoustic version and the scenery!
Peace and Greetings!
Welcome to IStarVision.Com, the online home for I,Star Music and Wellness
Here you will find I,Star Music, the core passion that draws poet/emcee Truth-I Manifest and songstress Aradhana Silvermoon together in love and expression, as well as videos, articles, and more intended to inspire and educate in the realms of holistic living, energy cultivation, sacred union, permaculture, and much more...
Here's The Latest:
I,Star / Captive Eddies at The Landing
Suggested donation: $10-15/ door
I,Star at Good Stuff
I,Star rocks Madison County's premier family-friendly live music venue serving food, beer, and wine!
Age limit: All ages
Truth-I Flow Workshop @ Singing Alive Appalachia
Our Third Annual Summer Gathering! Three days of singing!
Singing Alive Appalachia is a gathering of the SongTribes to share and invigorate songs, to hold space for them to do their healing work, to brew the melodic magic of communal singing. It is about bringing people together who feel called to awaken, and nurture their spiritual life through communion with songs (and prayers, chants, blessings) of celebration of life in this temple universe. Such songs clarify our lives, strengthen our communities, and foster personal and planetary renewal. At Singing Alive we gather to share them, and ourselves, in a safe, welcoming environment. Our goal is to open hearts, and the songs are the keys. These songs are multi-cultural, coming to us from many eras and lands far and near. Together they tell a perennial story, a Gaian dharma, so often forgotten, yet so joyfully remembered, of the Great work of spiritual evolution, of earth-conscious living and peaceful co-existence. By singing this story we come home to Ourselves and perform the Dream of re-Creation we have so longed to live!!
Age limit: All ages
Roots And Fruits One-Year Anniversary Celebration!
Roots And Fruits Market celebrates their One-Year Anniversary!
Kinnection Campout 2015
Kinnection Campout 2015 has found its new home at the legendary Deerfields, located just outside of Asheville, NC in the beautiful rolling hills of southern Appalachia!
Event Mission: We believe in the power of integrating the wisdom of traditional tribal culture with the emerging modern visionary culture. The campout is our humble attempt at integrating the power of praying, dancing, and learning into an experience that offers a tangible glimpse into a new way of relating to each other, to ourselves, and to the entire breathing world of which we are part. We look forward to kinnecting with you and the gifts you bring, as we get in touch with our roots and explore together what it means to be a tribe in 2015, complete with electronic bass music, permaculture classes, and medicine songs around the sacred fire.
Age limit: All ages
Love in Action: A Benefit for Nepal
Inspired by the great gifts that this culture has bestowed upon our lives, our consciousness, our awakening, this is an opportunity for all of us to find reciprocality within the sovereignty of our global tribe. If you've ever benefitted from the culture, teachings, and spirit of the great essence of the East, this is your chance to benefit them.
Qi Gong, Sound Healing, Drum Circle Ecstatic Dance, Silvermoon Chocolate Lounge... I,Star, Captive Eddies (w/ Biko of Rising Appalachia) & Numatik Music
$5-$10 at the door, opportunities to donate more through massage, superfood chocolate, donation bins etc.
2:00-Doors Open 2:15-3:00 Qi Gong w/ Nateo Inlakesh 3:00-4:15 Sound Healing (Collaboratively Facilitated) 4:15-5:30 Drum Circle Ecstatic Dance 6:00-7:00 I,Star (conscious folk-hop) 7:30-8:30 Captive Eddies w/ Biko Casini of Rising Appalachia Music 9:00-10:00 Numatik Music w/ Summit Jaffe and Biko Casini (Tibetan Cosmic Boogie)
Healing massage space from 2:30-5 in the Ridge Room.
Free Show at the One-Stop! Join singer-songwriters Colin You Home, Searra Gisondo, Noah Stockdale, and Aradhana Silvermoon & Truth-I Manifest of I,Star for a night of soulful magic!
A host of other local talented singer-songwriters will also be playing songs...
Mindfulness Club & Blue Ridge Synergy Productions proudly present the second annual Mindfulness Fest held on Saturday, April 25 on the Quad at UNC Asheville
Mindfulness Fest is a completely volunteer organized benefit festival free and open to the public. Our mission is to empower community by creating a space where we can explore new ways of relating to ourselves and others using practices rooted in values of open awareness, empathy, respect, sustainability, and cooperation.
:::INITIAL LINEUP::: EarthCry Infinite Third I,Star Ösel Luna Mela Momentai Chantrelles
Visual artists, panel discussions from local community members on mindfulness in education, inclusion & diversity, and music, art, & activism, slacklining, yoga, flow arts, massage therapy, permaculture, local food, and much more!
Harmonia by the Water
Safe in Harmonia is hosting a fundraiser event at The Bywater in West Asheville. $5 suggested donation Support us in our effort to create a support service that promotes health and safety, as well as provide compassionate care and space to patrons of festivals and events.
This event features local: - Vendors - Live Music - Live Performers - Live Artists
The event will be ALL AGES until sundown when it switches to 21+.
Musical acts include: Biig Poppa (bluegrass/funk and electroswing) Endymion is the Moon (acoustic-folk-looping project) I,Star (Supernova Folk-Hop) Antandra Music (world bass music/super dub)
AND a SUPER JAM including some of our favorite Asheville musicians! Join us in honoring one of Asheville's favorite pass times: the JAM
Super Jam line up includes: Michael Rhodes Marcel Anton J.d. Smith Juan Daniel Holladay Eric Travers Kyle Travers Jimmy Rugemer Micah Thomas
Big Ivy Benefit Show & Ecstatic Dance feat. I,Star :: Numatik :: Juan Holladay :Infinite Geometry :: Peter Levitov @ New Mountain Ridge Room
Saturday March 7th $10 at door New Mountain AVL Ridge Room I,Star :: Numatik Music:: Peter Levitov Music :: Juan Daniel Holladay :: Infinite Geometry: The artwork of Andy Reed
ECSTATIC DANCE :: CACAO CIRCLE :: LIVE MUSIC :: LIVE ART by Nikki Moon of Moon Studio
The purpose of this intentional gathering is to bring our community together in a celebratory fashion to DANCE, imbibe delicious sacramental CACAO, and enjoy wonderful live conscious musical performances in support of our local forests.
Please arrive on time for the Dance & Cacao Circle if you're able. A limited supply of Silvermoon Chocolate treats will be gifted to those who come early. :) ♥
100% of profits will go to Friends of Big Ivy, a local organization dedicated to stewarding and protecting the breathtakingly beautiful Big Ivy section of Pisgah National Forest from being subject to clear-cuts by the logging industry.
6:00 DOORS, OPEN YOGA JAM, MEET NEW FRIENDS!
6:30-7:30 :: ECSTATIC DANCE feat. Infinite Geometry Start out the evening with an array of juicy beats and blissful soundscapes to get your feet moving and heart opening. Come on an ethereal journey through some tribal & ethnic auditory frequencies. [www.mixcloud.com/infinitegeometry]
7:30-8:00 :: CACAO CIRCLE feat. Truth-I & Peter Levitov Truth-I will lead a breath-centered meditation into a soundscape provided by Peter Levitov and his magical hardpan [www.peterlevitov.com]
8:00-9:30 :: I,Star & Friends (Supernova Folk-Hop) The locally based genre-swirling mind-dilating project of singer-songwriter Aradhana Silvermoon and poet/emcee Truth-I Manifest and a band of talented merry collaborators including Michal Oliver, Soham (David Weber), and other special guests [www.istarvision.com]
9:30-10:30 :: Juan Holladay aka Franky Flow (of the Secret B-Sides) With his silky smooth vocals, witty songwriting, and natural inclination to funk, Juan keeps the hips moving and the hearts beating in rhythm [www.thesecretb-sides.com]
10:30-12:00 :: Numatik (juicy earthen bass boogie) Asheville born and raised, 19 year old producer/DJ Summit Jaffe closes the night by sending the energy over the top with an intelligent array of beats to lift the soul [www.numatik.com]
$10 Age limit: All ages
igNight SunFire: Fanning the Flames of our Eco-cultural Revolution
A community celebration of music, dance, arts, and conservation in support of the Cloud Forest Conservation Initiative as well as regional projects. Celebrate Imbolc, the Celtic fire holiday demarcating the beginning of Spring.
Music by the angelic Elizabeth Derrick, devotional Sangita Devi Kirtan, flow-tational Truth-i Manifest , and dance throw-down with Funk Shamanic ( Colin Martin, Jeremy Schewe, Jojo Silverman, Rob Lenfestey, Searra Gisondo, and Dominique Warfield) with other guests as dreamed.
6:00 Doors open (meet and mingle with NGOs and non-profits with tables and information) 6:30 Elizabeth Derrick music set 7:00 Friends of the Big Ivy primer 7:15 Sangita Devi chants for Peace 7:45 Cloud Forest Conservation Initiative film & primer 8:00 Rekindling the Fire (candle vigil & music) 8:30 Funk Shamanic (and guest flow with Truth-i)
Come learn about what is going on in the Guatemalan highlands, the Big Ivy, and other regional conservation and eco-cultural projects while getting your dance on!
All funds from this event will support the purchase and delivery of materials for the installation of several greywater systems and the planting of cacao trees in the indigenous K'iche Maya community of La Gloria, Guatemala.
$15-30 Age limit: All ages
Christmas Beyond Coal @ Medea's w/ I,Star, Colin Martin, Nex Millen, and Shamanique
Come join Asheville Beyond Coal, local musicians I,Star, Colin You Home, Nex Millen, and SHAMANIQUE, and some of our favorite local food producers at Medea's Espresso & Juice Bar on Friday, 12/19 for a night of deliciousness, rocking high-vibe music and raising awareness while creating intentions to have sustainable clean energy in Asheville and beyond...
"Asheville Beyond Coal is a large and growing grassroots movement calling on Duke Energy to phase out the Asheville coal plant and transition to powering our community with clean energy, joining the ranks of cities small and large across the country that are moving away from coal..."
Schedule of Events (approx. times):
6:00pm - DJ Nex Millen
7:00pm - Shamanique
7:20pm - Emma Greenbaum of Asheville Beyond Coal
7:35pm - I,Star/Colin Martin w/special guests Set 1
8:25pm - Lisa Sherman of Yogis Beyond Coal
8:35pm - I,Star/Colin Martin w/special guests Set 2
9:25pm - Emma Greenbaum of Asheville Beyond Coal
9:35-11pm - DJ Nex Millen
"Duke Energy's Asheville coal plant is the largest single source of carbon pollution in Western North Carolina, and a major cause of climate disruption. There is a vast support in our community for transitioning off coal as a means of lessening our contribution to climate change and protecting our air and water from the impacts of pollution from the coal plant. Over 5,000 people have signed petitions supporting these goals and, last year, the Asheville City Council voted unanimously for a resolution calling on Duke Energy to transition off of fossil fuels and onto clean energy."
Free Age limit: All ages