Sat, Dec 21, 2019 |
5:00PM - 12:00AM
Featuring: Yaima, Erothyme, Noah Proudfoot, & Community Climate Forum w/ Dr. Nick Atlas, Everarde Calk & Special Guests
Saturday, December 21st, 2019 (Winter Solstice)
5pm - 12am
Evolutionary Education® and Yogardener™ are honored to present EARTHBEAT (Southeast), a regional music, art, wellness, and climate-activism initiative. EARTHBEAT is 100% Not-For-Profit and is intended to foster creative collaboration and community networking, to elevate our collective intelligence, to provide a safe space for self-expression and healing, and to celebrate life in general.
WHAT DO WE MEAN BY "INITIATIVE?"
In the last few years, the need to “graduate” from the unsustainability of the festival scene has inspired a new kind of movement—one built upon embracing both personal, cultural, and ecological responsibility. EARTHBEAT follows in this emergent tradition. It is more than an event--we are paving the way for annual, open space conferences, ongoing community activism, and year-round engagement.
THE SOLSTICE EVENT:
On December 21st, 2019, the Winter Solstice, we will gather at Chosewood Ballroom in Historic South Atlanta to address the most pertinent issue of our lifetime: climate crisis. The event will begin with a Community Climate Forum featuring small group discussions moderated by the Director of Evolutionary Education®, Dr. Nick Atlas, and Everarde Calk,, the founder of Yogardener™, along with a handful of local activists and thought-leaders. After the forum, we'll celebrate with music by Yaima, Erothyme, and Noah Proudfoot and The Botanicals, as well as dancing, food & drink, healing arts, and all things festive!
THE CLIMATE FORUM WILL RUN FROM APPROX. 520PM-730PM.
*PLEASE TRY TO ARRIVE ON TIME IF YOU WISH TO PARTICIPATE.*
You are strongly encouraged to attend this portion of the event, as it is what makes EARTHBEAT unique and will set the tone for the evening and our future endeavors.
WHAT IS THE COMMUNITY CLIMATE FORUM?
The Community Climate Forum is what makes this Earthbeat event different from your average gathering. The forum will feature small group discussion where you have a chance to share your voice, hopes, fears, and strategies regarding climate crisis.
The purpose of the Climate Forum, which will last a little under two hours, is to address climate-related issues by way of small, breakout groups that will allow for intimate, fluid dialogue amongst members. Each group will have its own moderator and theme. You will be welcomed (but not required) to share your voice, your concerns, and your ideas in an effort to uncover what is most relevant to our community at present, and to assess how our collective can best be of service individually, locally, and globally. To reiterate, the moderators are not there to give lectures--these will be discussion circles where you can get involved.
Our Community Climate Forum Moderators & Themes include:
Everarde Calk: Permaculture and the Zone System
Stephanie Kohler: Eco-Embodiment
Noah Proudfoot: Eco-Mindfulness and Neurolinguistic Programming
Terra Nicole: Our Crisis of Story & Re-Tale-ing the Paradigm
Ben Stockdale: Transitioning to Clean Energy
Claire Bilbao: Eco-Therapy, Intuition & Expressive Arts
Kenan Aldana: Earth Stewardship & Indigenous Wisdom
After meeting, the groups will reconvene in an effort to integrate our various experiences and establish a concrete, action-plan(s) to be carried out following the event. Examples of action-plans include, but are not limited to, product boycotts, community work-projects, political interventions, therapeutic praxis, etc.
In short, it is time to come together, mobilize, and make an impact.
And, after we work, we'll decompress with music, dance, and all things festive!
Joining us to cleanse the space and lift our spirits, we are ecstatic to welcome back these incredible MUSICIANS:
A Cascadian Elemental & Alchemical Electronic Music Duo, YAIMA (Mas Higasa and Pepper Proud) creates a deeply captivating and finely-tuned container for their audiences. Allowing the listener the opportunity to Journey through Sonic Soundscapes, pulsing rhythms and sensually stimulating, heart-centered compositions, YAIMA inspires each listener to return to their truth. Their music is reminiscent of well known artists such as Purity Ring, Massive Attack, Bjork, Portishead, Wildlight, Emancipator and Lulacruza. Over the last 4 years, YAIMAs music has been touching people all over the earth, from the US, Canada, UK, France, Spain, Germany, Poland, Italy, Hungary, Australia, New Zeland, Israel, Malaysia, South & Central America, Guatemala, South East Asia and Russia.
Also joining us, the sonic dreamweaver:
Erothyme is a project most known for deep, ethereal, melodic electronic music. Across 10 years and 27 releases, the project has branched out considerably, exploring many feelings, energy levels, and influences. The music is crafted from a broad palette of source sound, including synthesizers, various musical instruments, and voice, as well as found sound from nature, cities, and everyday life. While weaving its way from downtempo and ambient music, through funk and breakbeat space jazz, all the way out the other side to glitchy digital drumnbass, the music always maintains its passionate authenticity and peculiar stylistic fingerprint.
And the soulful singer/songwriter:
NOAH PROUDFOOT (Asheville)
Delivering soulful performances that range from funk to neo-soul and roots reggae, Noah Proudfoot's music weaves together a story of the shared human experience. From the humorous and spirited lyrics of 'Fruitarian Rapsody,' to the solemn revelations of 'Turntable Tuesday,' his music explores both the struggles and celebrations of this life. Incorporating live looping and percussion with his brother, Ben Stockdale, his songs transform any room into a jungle dance party. With two albums released, one solo and one with his band Noah Proudfoot and the Botanicals, his music has been heard across the country and globe, gathering a following of like-minded hearts and minds.
HEALING ARTS & VENDORS
We are pleased to feature a Healing Arts Zone offering healing services by donation, as well as a variety of next-level artists, artisanal vendors, and food & beverage options.
Sound by Native Groove
*Living* Stage & Deco by Yogardener™
Healing Arts by Realistic Holistic
*TICKETS AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE*
EARTHBEAT is 100% Not-For-Profit.
In an effort to curate the best possible experience for our community, a limited number of tickets are available at four different pricing tiers, each with their own perks:
$25 - Gratitude Tickets (Sold Out)
$30 - General Admission
$50 - Benefactor
$75 - Philanthropist
$100 - Angel
You are encouraged to pay what you can afford, with the understanding that nearly everyone involved is volunteering their time and energy and no one is getting rich. We have priced tickets as fairly as possible in order to cover the expense of putting on a grassroots event with world-class artists in an pristine space. Once expenses have been covered, any profits collected will go toward maintaining the community network and producing future EARTHBEAT events.
Please buy your tickets well in advance to help us cover costs and to keep the line flowing at the door.
All ticket sales are final. No refunds will be issued for any reason. Thank you for your cooperation.
420 McDonough Blvd. SE
Atlanta, GA 30315
One of the most epic spaces in the Southeast, Chosewood Ballroom is a huge, converted church in historic South Atlanta with new, hardwood dance floors, crisp sound, plenty of onsite parking and powerful, positive vibes. It's the perfect spot for our Solstice celebration.
*This is an alcohol-free event*
The energy you share is as integral a part of the total experience as any other aspect.
Don't get wasted--BRING YOUR A-GAME!
*NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR DRINK (Water bottle OK)
We have a limited number of spaces available for vendors/healers, painters/performance artists, and volunteers so please get on it early. Download an application @
and email with all necessary materials to:
THANK YOU! WE CAN’T WAIT TO CO-CREATE WITH YOU!