Earth Day Weekend Kickoff
Green Mother Goods , Asheville, NC
Statement from our other project, Silvermoon Chocolate:
"We are a family owned and Woman-led, small-batch artisan chocolate kitchen, dedicated to providing the most deliciously decadent, fair-trade, organic superfood-enriched chocolate products...
Our goal is to garner the funds needed to rebrand our product line, purchase equipment, source bulk ingredients, and ramp up production. This will empower us to scale our business beyond 'cottage-industry' and expand our capacity to create more yummy, healthy chocolate for the world to fall in love with!"
For more details, including campaign statement video, business plan,and incentives, please go to our IndieGoGo Campaign Page here!!
After many moons in the studio, mixing, filming, shooting video, editing, mastering, we are very excited to release the Official Music Video for this new single, "All Eyes!!" You may download this song for Name-Your-Price here!
Ultimately, we hope this song speaks for itself. For us, it's a song we sing simply to remind ourselves to live in a way of constantly wondering what it's like to see through the eyes of the other people that we encounter, and to richly appreciate the similarities and differences of the human race. As we pieced the video together, in such deep appreciation for all of our friends and community members who contributed their eyes and gaze to this project, we were continually mesmerized with the beauty and power of everyone's eyes.
From brown to blue to hazel to green, dark skin, light skin, everything in between, wide, narrow, old, young, somewhere in the middle, representing ancestors from many regions of six continents (no penguins), of every gender identity, with an incredible diversity of life experiences shared in their stories, a myriad of spritual ideas and practices, and every single eye as captivating, evocative, and awe-inspiring as the one before. And in the center of each iris a small black dot, its name synonomous with student, a hole beneath a lense, an absence, a presence. This pupil in its striated ring, akin to the ancient Egyptian hieroglyph for the sun ʘ and perhaps the simplest visual representation of the infinite possibilty of light, energy, and consciousness, a commonality that connects us all together as we gaze through our unique windows on the world.
While a constant learning experience, we also had a blast picking locations in and around Asheville to film. There are scenes from Pack Place, Dobra Tea, River Arts Skate Park, Burton St. Peace Garden, The Herbiary, Lexington Ave., Market St., the Flat Iron Sculpture, Sacred Mountain Sanctuary, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Craggy Gardens, footage from shows at the Grey Eagle, Salvage Station, 3 Days of Light Gathering, two different pop-up shows at the corner of Biltmore/Patton, many excursions to film details and most importantly, many rendezvous with wonderful people to capture a few seconds of footage for the eye montages...
We'd like to extend our deepest gratitude to Blue Cobalt of Living Paradise, who brought the vision of the song to life, who performed cinematography, kept the batteries charged, and the cameras ready on short notice, then edited the 12+ hours of footage into six and a half minutes... Please check out his documentary project on community living, intentional... We love you Blue!
Truth-I Manifest - Vocals
Aradhana Silvermoon - Vocals, Ac. Guitar
Ashe Tenderfire - Co-Vocals
Rob Lenfestey - Piano, Organ
Kyle Nuccilli - Bass
Michal Oliver - Percussion
Rowdy Keelor - Drums
Searra Gisondo - Elec. Guitar
Directed by Truth-I Manifest
Produced by IStarVision (IStarVision.Com)
Cinematography, Camera Operation, and Video Editing by Blue Cobalt
Face Painting by Andy Reed (InfiniteGeometry.Com)
Makeup/Hair by Rael Bennet
Camera Assistant/Driver Matthew Dawson
Engineered by Anthony Dorion at Good Flow Productions and Rob Lenfestey at Tiny Mansion Studios (GoodFlowProductions.Com)
Produced by IStarVision and Amorphos Music (AmorphosMusic.Com)
Mixed and Mastered by Anthony Thogmartin (EarthCry.Net)
Watch the new music video for "Stand On This Rock (Weh Hi Wa) featuring Cherokee Elder Yona Frenchhawk and download the track for Name-Your-Price here! Proceeds from the sale of this track will benefit water protectors in Standing Rock as well as Western NC...
With all love, respect, and gratitude, we offer this new song- “Stand on This Rock (Weh Hi Yah)” featuring our friend and Elder of the Cherokee (Tsalagi) Nation, Yona Frenchhawk, alongside our own Truth-I Manifest and Aradhana Silvermoon- in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux, the 350 indigenous tribes that have joined them, the US military veterans, and their allies from across the country and around the world…
To us, this unprecedented gathering of people in a peaceful, prayerful demonstration of Unity- braving the hostilities of private security contractors, militarized police, and the bitter cold, to protect Water in the name of all of our children, and call greater attention to the urgent need to finally and immediately end the stranglehold of the Big Oil paradigm- is the most inspiring event we have ever witnessed and we know that we are not alone in that sentiment.
Although we have not been able to travel to Standing Rock ourselves, many of our friends from all over have gone, and the stories they’ve shared, along with livestreams and video footage posted online, has painted an intense, yet amazing picture of a large group of people willing to go to extremes to be of service to a cause greater than themselves, to contribute to the healing of this world, and to listen and learn from the Elders and leaders who are guiding the movement. The model of this nonviolent resistance to the rampant destruction of the Earth has set an example that is sure to spread to the four corners of the globe, inspiring current and future generations… a true watershed moment in history. At long last, the Native wisdom of honring the sanctity of our Mother Earth is returning and will light the way for many generations to come.
In light of the Army Corps of Engineers’ recent announcement about denying the easement, Energy Transfer Partners/Sunoco Logistics Partners statement of intent to continue drilling in defiance of the 1851 Treaty of Fort Laramie, current federal law, and the US government’s resistance to actually do anything about it, the stakes continue to be high. Prayers and material support for the Oceti Sakowin encampment are needed now more than ever…
Many thanks to Blue Cobalt, of Living Paradise, whose video production has so beautifully captured the vitality and magic of Looking Glass Falls in Western NC, and brought the vision of this unique collaboration to a breathtaking fruition! Please check out his documentary series on intentional communities and ecovillages, at intentional.world…
For more information about Yona FrenchHawk, his teachings, ceremonies, and healing work, please visit YonaFrenchHawk.Com...
WATER IS LIFE!!!
Earth Day Weekend Kickoff
Green Mother Goods , Asheville, NC
Solstice Party feat. Mistar Anderson / I,Star
Come rock out with two of Columbus, OH and Asheville, NC's finest hip-hop/funk bands,!!
FREE ALL DAY EVENT!
Sacred Chocolate & Song w/ music by Incus (Mass.), Numatik, and I,Star (Acoustic)
Suggested Donation: $15-30
I,Star @ Resonate Festival Afterparty
The Block Off Biltmore, 39 S. Market St., Asheville, NC