Musicians, entrepreneurs, teachers, healers, lovers, parents… These are the many roles that Truth-I Manifest and Aradhana Silvermoon play in their day to day movements. From their production company, IStarVision and band I,Star, to their organic raw chocolate business, Silvermoon Chocolate, to their workshops, retreats, and coaching offerings as Dancing Star Well Being Arts, to their humble family life, gardening, meditating, and parenting an energetic 6-year old, Truth-I and Aradhana live their mission through a multifaceted swirl. Embodying a slow and steady, DIY approach to growing the ways they serve their community, they have stayed true to their big vision through ups and downs, alchemizing their gifts and modeling the change they wish to see in the world. As their projects reach new stages of fruition, expect to cross paths with them in diverse places..
From the heart of Appalachia, I,Star rises… Encompassing a core fusion of emcee/producer Truth-I Manifest’s potent lyrical flow and production, and singer/songwriter Aradhana Silvermoon’s angelic melodies and guitar licks, this husband-wife duo's performances are a dynamic interplay of hard-hitting rhymes weaving through evocative refrains, building to harmonies in the hooks. Their wholly original “folk-hop” carriage bears keen commentary on personal and global transformation, ancient wisdom, stewardship of the Earth, social justice, and Love amidst it all. Whether in configuration with acoustic guitar and bare vocals, the addition of Truth-I's backbeats, or accompanied by other instrumentalists, I,Star inspires listeners to groove deeply and journey into their rich imagery and soundscapes. Displaying wide, genre-crossing versatility with influences of funk, world, reggae, and rock to accent their folk-hop essence, I,Star’s music has broad appeal to lovers of many flavors. In the expanding constellation of progressive and conscious musical offerings, these luminaries shine brightly.
With twenty-five years each of performing at festivals, colleges, clubs, yoga studios, theaters, tearooms, coffeehouses, and forests, Aradhana and Truth-I have had the opportunity to appear alongside a wide range of talented artists, including Michael Franti, Blackalicious, Mike Love, Rising Appalachia, The Polish Ambassador, Desert Dwellers, Medicine for the People, Yaima, Natalia Clavier, Donna Delory, Felix Free, Gone Gone Beyond, Leon Mobley & Da Lion, Shimshai, Numatik, Dustin Thomas, Elijah Ray, Marya Stark, Kuf Knotz & Christine Elise, Holy River, Maesyn, The Human Experience, and The Freedom Family Band, as well as internationally touring conscious hip-hop band, Luminaries, with whom they performed from 2006 to 2009.