NEW I,Star / Silvermoon Chocolate Music Video Out Now!!
"She Can Teach You How to Make Some Chocolate"
Silvermoon Chocolate IndieGoGo Campaign Running Thru 1/1/18!
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!!
"All Eyes" Official Music Video is 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)
Beautiful Music Video Collab w/ Elder of the Eastern Band of Cherokee,Yona Frenchhawk
"Stand On This Rock (Weh Hi Yah)"
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!!!
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
Haunted Hike Festival w/ I,Star, Marya Stark
Haunted Haiku Hike is a Halloween event located in upcountry Haiku. Daytime includes activities for kids such as mystical sites of interest, mythical creatures, and craft booths. In the evening, however, the ghouls come out to torment the living.
October 24th, 25th, 26th
Hawaii loves Halloween, and so do we. Welcome to Awalau Farm’s 3rd Annual Haunted Haiku Hike. Each year, we enjoy bringing in the Halloween season with magical, mythical, and sometimes spooky adventures!
Come join us during the day for fun with the whole family, as we bring you on guided nature hikes packed full with arts and crafts, wondrous attractions, a maze, fortune telling, a mythical creature petting zoo, and scary stories about the history of Haiku.
At night, adults can come join the fun for an evening full of spooks and frights! Be prepared for quite a scare! Adults be warned. This isn’t suitable for kids. But bring them by during the day!
Proceeds from the hike go to The Sanctuary Birth and Family Wellness Center.
For more information, and to purchase tickets, please visit us at HauntedHaikuHike.com
Have a Happy Halloween!
Age limit: All ages
I,Star at Luminous Movement w/ Electric Dandelion, Mindex
We are all luminous beings having a human experience. Come be a part of this weekly community gathering every Wednesday intended to activate the human potential of who and what you truly are. Accompanied by the sounds of today's most revered festival touring artists, local acts, electronic & world beat Djs, and an assortment of positive live performers from all genres. Come as you are, connect with the tribe, and just like the ceremonies around the fire get open to the sounds of the drum. Through movement and playful celebration, we encourage you to activate yo booty chakra and awaken on the dance floor!
Part of the Lu Fam Pro emblem, produced by J Brave of the Luminaries along with resident DJ Amore One, the Luminous Movement takes place every Wednesday at Zanzibar in Santa Monica.
Be a part of this conscious community gathering intended to inspire your heart with positive music, invigorate your soul, and to activate ya booty chakra!!
$5 before 10pm, $10 after 10pm Age limit: 18+ or w/adult
3 Days of Light Gathering
Camp Grier, Marion, NC
What happens when thousands of high vibrational beings from all over the planet come together to celebrate the beauty and power of CREATION?
3DL is all about connection: to the earth, to spirit, to each other. It is about taking the time and holding the space to FEEL how deep these connections can be.
3DL is three days of workshops and playshops focused on helping us discover our "Highest Self", our best self. It is where we go to reconnect to who we are, who we REALLY are. It is about forgiveness of our mistakes, accepting that we are simply learning how to be better, and releasing those things that keep us in the shadows. And in the evenings, we dance, sing, play, hold space for that inner self to come out and be free.
Three Days of Light is an event that was designed and created for all ages in mind.
$30 day passes F,S,S; $75 all three days; $130 and up for weekend with camping Age limit: All ages