AcroYoga, Partner Balance and Flying Therapeutics
This year’s festival will include exciting AcroYoga, Partner Balance and Flying Therapeutics demonstrations and workshops, provided by Sara Angelus of AcroYoga Montreal & Yogabatics, Todd Jacobsen of Grassroots Yoga - Albuquerque NM, and Cat Mcgrath (Sivananda Yoga).
Each morning of the Festival, start your day with movement in an invigorating yet grounding practice in connection, balance, trust and pure high flying fun! AcroYoga combines the principles of Yoga with acrobatics, Thai Massage, and counterbalance in a way that fosters deep connections with yourself and those around you.
Join us in a movement practice that’s sweeping communities worldwide, uniting people in a supportive and playful environment they can grow stretch, and co-create in. These morning workshops not only awaken and energize the body, they introduce you to a practice that brings you closer to one-another while letting your inner child out to play.
Please bring a yoga mat, blanket or pad, your smile, and an open heart.
The American Rails are a indie/folk band based out of Albuquerque, NM. Fronted by the melodic voices of singer-songwriters, April Barreiro and Jeff Hoffmann. Their sound also includes a clawhammer banjo pro – Randy Martin, A cheerful element in the flute- played by Stephanie Lui. April and Jeff make up the rhythm section, however everyone has been known to pick up a new instrument as they go.
Bandwidth No Name
Blending varying musical styles defined as HIP ROCKING RHYTHMIC FUNKTASTIC SOUL HOP. Bandwidth No Name is that undefinable musical frequency that is pervasive through all. Vibrating and culminating in various frequencies make this band’s “fusion” so pertinent and fun. Their sound is a mixture of live, electronic and original lyrical flow.
For more information visit Bandwidth No Name’s band page on ReverbNation >
Broken Breadwinner is an experimental hip hop group, formed to be a relief from everything you are used to.
For information about Broken Breadwinner visit their blogspot >
Cali Shaw performs timeless acoustic singer/songwriter folk with a Southwestern twist. Songs crafted on acoustic guitar and Cuban Tres, Cali Shaw is accompanied by Lisa Donald on cello, Dan Spanogle on upright bass,multi-instrumentalist Todd Eric Lovato, and rotating drummers Josh English, Erik Sawyer and Richard Compton. Cali Shaw is the co-founder and band leader of long time local funk contingent Felonious Groove Foundation. Cali Shaw is currently wrapping up production on the first album under this group, to be released fall of 2011 under Penguino Records.
For more information visit http://www.calishaw.com
CONCEPTO TAMBOR blends Afro-latin /Brazilian grooves, hip-hop, and a call and response style of singing / chanting with a rock-n-roll attitude and energetic performance. The band has shared the stage with internationally known artists as Lila Downs, Los Mocosos, Buju Banton, Quetzal, John Trudell, War, B Side Players. After becoming one of Albuquerque’s most popular acts, the band relocated from New Mexico to Long Beach, California in early 2009.
Da Bruddah Project
Da Bruddah Project is New Mexifunk jam reggae dance grass, consisting of Cody on percussion, Danny the harp on bass, Waldo on guitar, the Mad Hatter on keys, Michael on drums, and Baleshic on trumpet.
Get ready for a live funkn reggae jam that will keep ya dancing all night long…..
For more information visit Da Bruddah Project’s band page at ReverbNation > and have a listen to Da Bruddah Project – recorded live @ 2011 Enchanted Circle Festival:
Dre Z and Root one Band
Artist, song writer, and producer, Dre Z, currently working with a new band, producing and collaborating with other artists in New Mexico, Hawaii and northern California. Band members include Roots Gwaan, Joseph General, Lonn Calanca, Chalotta Calanca, Wil Armstrong and Kurt Wyako.
An exiting and up and coming Dre z album will feature a musical pallet of roots, conscious, R & B -lovers rock, positive reggae and new guest features. The Latest album was released in june 2011, Dre z and Roots Gwaan a New Mexico -Hawaii collaboration album featuring a single with Maui’s Marty Dread, a New Mexico- California -Hawaii tour followed and inspred a new and still up and coming sequel. In 2010 Dre z released his third solo album “just one” followed by a small tour in the pacific islands. working with Albuquerque’s legends Mystic Vision from 2004 to 2009 Dre z performed and toured with the group, wrote and produced over a dozen albums working with Mystic Vision including two best selling roots albums with St. Croix’s Midnite.
For more information visit Dre Z and the Root one Band’s page at ReverbNation >
Originally formed as a duet in January 2004. Singer/Songwriter Dan “TheGlassman” Garduno and vocalist Amanda “AviDiva” Grant made up this powerful acoustic duet.
Element 37′s Debut show gave them a Privileged and Blessed opportunity to open for Tim Reynalds (of “Dave Mathews and Friends” fame) at the Historic El Rey Theater in Downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico USA.
Element37 is Conscious Revolution Music.
A reggae rock vibe behind a positive message.
Felix Y Los Gatos
The creative genius of this band lies in the way they have merged multiple musical genres together, including rock, country, zydeco, New Mexican Rancheras, jazz and swing, into some of the most danceable music ever played. Over the last two years the band has played a mind-blowing 500-plus gigs all over the Southwest. The group recently released a new CD “Zydeco Tonight” to favorable reviews. In Santa Fe, the band has played live on Hutton Broadcasting radio stations KBAC 98.1 and KSFR 90.7 fm. They are also being played daily on KANW 89.1fm. The summer of 2012 is set to be a very busy one for the band, with live gigs in San Diego, CA, Austin, TX and Telluride, CO.
Felix y Los Gatos are an Albuquerque based roots band who Santa Fe ranked 2nd best in the 2012 Santa Fe Reporter ‘Best of Santa Fe’ readers poll. They are currently playing at various venues throughout New Mexico including St. Clairs Winery, Zinc, Scalos, OneUp, Savoy, Monte Vista Fire station, Route66 Casino, Cowgirl, El Farol, Evangelos, SantaFe Band Stand, Buffalo Thunder Casino, Taos Inn, The hoppy monk, Sparkys, as far north as Telluride, Colorado in the”Telluride Blues Fest” and Denver East in Tulsa OK and south by way of Tuscon. The band has played at Thirsty Ear Festival, the Taos music festival and it has opened up for the likes of “Big Bad Voo Doo Daddy, FishBone, Dikki Du & the Zydeco Crew, Wayn eThe Train Hancock, Beausoleil, Ozomatli, and many others. Thier “Green Chili Gumbo” Grammy Award winner John Popper of Blues Traveler made a guest appearance on the track “Hot Damn”
We are a band of various, entertaining personalities…we do it for the love of music! Our style is very genuine with a mix of blues, funk, reggae and rock…and we throw a bit of jazz in here and there. We play mainly original songs, however, we do know many cover songs, depending on the venue!
Our group consists of our fabulous 6, however, we are randomly blessed with the company of local musicians from other bands…we enjoy jamming with and always welcome their talented attributes! Band members include Colleen (Vocals), Romeo (Alto Sax), Vic (Bass), Dave (Trombone, Tuba), Julian (Drums), Chris (Guitar/Vocals)
We love Albuquerque’s local musicians and its versatile scene! We appreciate everyone and anyone who supports us and our musical friends!
For more information visit Good Green’s band page at ReverbNation >
“HUE-MENN” is a name that obviously defines us all as a species, however by implementing the word “Hue” (meaning a particular gradation of color, a shade or tint), we acknowledge our many differences within our species, as well as our appreciation and love for those differences, which in turn reveal us as unique. The band was established in mid to late 2010. Each individual has a unique style to bring to both the studio, and the stage, ranging from Hip-Hop, R&B, Hard Rock, Punk, Classical, and Electronica.
Hailing from many different areas of the U.S., the members of “Hue-Menn” band include TREBOL CLEF AKA Giorgio Giannini- Composer, Producer, Pianist, Rapper, Singer, Recording Engineer; TRUST ONE AKA Joshua Walby – Co-Producer, Rapper; MENACE AKA Gabriel Chavez – Guitarist, Artist; KRIS DEAL – Bassist; TEDO AKA Tyson Escobedo – Drummer and LOOT AKA Ahmad Lewter – Singer, Rapper. Each of these individuals bring such a wonderful light to the creation process, as well as in ever day life.
Our credited works range anywhere from documentaries for organizations such as UnderArmor, The U.S. Green Building Council, Habitat for Humanity, Green TV, The Office of Governor Bill Richardson, Highlands University, ABC Coding Solutions, Downtown Action Team, as well as individual projects with solo artists across the United States. We understand that we are simply human, as are all others big or small that have ventured out before us, and will continue to do so long after we are gone. Join us in our journey as we leap into the portal of our fate, and faith. We celebrate our lives together through music, and in so many other vital ways.
I CONSCIOUS is a Southwest Reggae Band hailing from Zuni, New Mexico. Key band members include Ras Kurt- Guitar/Keys/Vocals, Joseph General- Drums/Vocals and Danny Garcia- Bass.
This popular band has shared the stage with HR of Bad Brains, The Toasters, Natural Vibrations, Tribal Seeds, Iration, Mystic Roots, Through The Roots, Lionize, NRG Rising. I CONSCIOUS is currently on the road performing using days off to work in the studio to record their debut.
For more information visit the I CONSCIOUS band page at ReverbNation >
Serving up some lively Reggae – Rock – Jah Livity Music, JAH Branch band members include Tuff Lion, Ruben Castillo, Stephen Conscious Dread Portillo, Ben Hurula, Nick Duce, Skanrad Romero and Tom Dewers.
For more information visit the JAH Branch band page at ReverbNation >
Jolize is comprised of Jody Calcara, singer songwriter, on guitar and vocals; Elize Winby Wall, singer songwriter on vocals, percussion and guitar, and Richard Howell, singer songwriter on saxophones, vocals, percussion and magic making. They have performed all over the San Francisco Bay Area for years with each other and in other groupings.
This unique band combines danceable rhythmic moods with rich vocal harmonies and spontaneous syncopated soaring horn lines. (Richard Howell has performed with the likes of Carlos Santana, Etta James, & Chaka Khan). Between the bass, rhythm, and fills from Jody’s guitar, the interweaving voices, and the dynamic & melodic sax interplay; these three musicians sound like an 8 piece band! Their most important strength is their inspiration and love of music, and their favorite past time is sharing that inspiration.
Let It Grow
This is New Mexico’s only Grateful Dead tribute band! Deadicated to faithfully sharing the music and community of the Grateful Dead.
A Funk Band-Super Group with members from Jimmy’s Jupiter, RudyBoy Experiment, Mucho Buddha, 3 Quarter Brown and the University of New Mexico Department of Music’s “Roulette” Jazz Combo. Band members include James Haynes-Guitar/Vocals, Ricardo Sanchez-Drums/Vocals, Dave Pankuch-Bass/Vocals, Romeo Alonzo-Alto Saxophone/Vocals, Devan Daves Harmonica/Percussion
“Something about brass and woodwind instruments that makes every Merican Slang show seem like a backstage pass to Jazz Fest in New Orleans. “Shake your ass” music does the band justice.” – Hakim Bellamy, Local IQ, “Albuquerque’s Intelligent Alternative”
Albums: MERICAN SLANG, First Ed., Vol. 1, EP Release date: 5/25/2012
For more information visit the Merican Slang band page at ReverbNation >
Mondo Vibrations is a HOT reggae/rock band out of Albuquerque, NM. Band members include Kenny Cernius, Kevin Sanchez, Jacob Wallace, Mike Gerdes, James Sanchez.
Since 2009 these amazing musicians have been working hard releasing their first album “DAZED” Sep. 2011 and gigging around New Mexico, Colorado, and Arizona. Mondo Vibrations has been lucky enough to share the stage with Slightly Stoopid, The Supervillains, Passifire, Marlon Asher, Fortunate Youth, and so many other great bands. With a couple short tours under their belts and another full length album dropping, 2013 is looking to be another good year for Mondo.
Mondo Vibrations added some wonderful campfest vibes to the Enchanted Circle Festival in 2011. And we are grateful they are coming back to help build an awesome campfest experience again this year.
For more information visit Mondo Vibration’s band page at ReverbNation >
Petey Tang’s Comedy
Sunday Mass with Petey Tang…..Get ready for another unusual Sunday service in the Wilderness!
Revíva has made a name for themselves in the ABQ music scene through their inspiring lyrics, unique sound, and positive vibes. Forming in the fall of 2009, they turned ears with their original Burqueño/Reggae/Rock rhythm and lyrics in both english and spanish that touch the soul.
Consisting of six members, Glenn “Buddha” Benavidez (Bass), Cody Jones (Percussion), Danny “The Harp” Garcia (Keys/Harmonica), Ragon Espinosa (Drums), Jerel Garcia (Guitar) and Chris Brennan (Vocals/Song writer). They first started performing at small local venues for friends and family, but quickly moved to larger venues such as Sunshine Theater opening for artists Tribal Seeds, The Dirty Heads, and The Wailers. Revíva released their first 18 track album “Change” in August of 2011 in front of a packed house at the Launchpad. The album was recorded locally by artist and producer Colin “Diles” Hazelbaker in his home studio.
Revíva’s mission as a band is to revive themselves and others through the healing power of music. To give back and help those in the community. Spread positivity and inspire change in the way people think and act. Perhaps the greatest act of selflessness is evident in the actions of lead singer Chris Brennan, who dedicated two and a half years of his life to join the Peace Corps. He is currently volunteering in Pearl Lagoon, Nicaragua teaching English and helping their community. His goal is to start a music exchange program between Nicaragua and Albuquerque students. Despite Chris’ absence, Revíva continues to play music locally with heart, soul and most importantly LOVE.
For more information visit Revíva’s band page at ReverbNation >
Rudy Boy Experiment
Southwest Rock and Blues innovators The Rudy Boy Experiment hail from the land of enchantment of Albuquerque New Mexico. The act has become very popular in the western U.S. This 3-piece group features the multi-talented Rudy “Boy” Jaramillo on vocals, as well as lead and rhythm guitar.
Rudy Boy has released close to 10 albums over the past decade, with a growing national fanbase anticipating each debut. In 2010, The Rudy Boy Experiment signed a digital distribution deal with DSN Music, to give the group a worldwide platform for their long awaited release Places. The 11 track release features a contemporary southwest rock sound, with a strong influence of vintage blues. Places featured several tracks which became popular radio singles such as Glam Trash.
In 2011, The Rudy Boy Experiment released their second national album Volume 2, which included a compilation of previous indie singles from the group. This release was supported by a west coast tour which included high profile stage performances at SXSW and Las Vegas. Rudy Boy’s effortless promotions include many high profile radio interviews nationwide, ranging from Fox Sports Radio to NPR, and as a regular on 94 Rock’s morning show in Albuquerque. Rudy Boy also enjoyed an endorsement deal from Reverend Guitars, which provided a platform to show off his Volcano on tour.
For more information visit the Rudy Boy Experiment’s band page at ReverbNation >
Shamani is a Roots Reggae Band Started by Male Fainke. His vision has inspired many artists and the reggae he and his other talented artist bring fuses Mali West Africa with Western Reggae bringing a unique combination of rhythms and a positive vibes. With supporting artists including Zeora Hercey on percussions, John Zamora on lead guitar, Adam Moffet on rythem guitar, Wes on Bass, Shirly Tbm Sainte & Nadine Desormeau on vocals, and other supporting artists, they set it off with amazing energy and positive forward motion.
Hip hop has become more of an umbrella term rather than a specifically defined genre. It is the influence of other styles of music that has added to its growth and maturity. Video Games is a group comprised of members with multifarious musical backgrounds that incorporates live instruments with hip hop rhythms to create a individualized style of music that serves as a great addition to the diverse world of hip hop.
Video Games has made a name for itself with a vivacious live performance that is delivered by its three MCs, Jason Sparks, Nicolas Sucre, and Chris Erickson who are all backed by DJ Ohm, guitarists Nathan Candelaria and Justin De La Rosa, as well as drummer Sam Blankenship. Each member composes and contributes his own element to every song, with the end result being the eclectic blend of indie and hip hop they have been turning out since 2011.
The septet is well-established in the Albuquerque music scene and is currently working on a new album that will undoubtedly make waves in the hip hop community.
For more information visit Video Game’s band page at ReverbNation >
Conceived in 1999, 2bers are not a “music group”, they are a music plant. A factory where songwriting, production, emceeing and live musicianship happens under one roof. The visionary duo, BlesInfinite (Luke Hale) and Eph’Sharpe (Colin Troy), formed a creative partnership with live musicans in preparation for their first major release The History of Our Future (2005). The partnership marked a paradigm shift in the 2bers’ sound, and as a result, they’ve been changing minds and shifting bodies ever since.
With drums, bass, keys/cello, backup vocals and turntables, the 2bers can perform as a seven-piece band or streamline as a Hip Hop duo. With two studio releases post-History (Children of a Mortal Sun 2008 & BlesInfinite’s Nine Years Later 2009), the 2bers already have two releases scheduled for 2012 (Casual Anarchy & DIG). With a wealth of accolades both critical (NM Music Award Nomination 2009, NM Music Showcase Best Hip Hop Award) and popular (Weekly Alibi’s Best Albums of the Year 2008, Weekly Alibi’s Best of Burque Hip Hop 2008), the 2bers have shared the stage with the likes of Arrested Development, Sage Francis, Hieroglyphics and George Clinton.
With high quality production and a killer show, the 2bers have built a do-it-all, do-it-yourself model that has set the trend for New Mexico’s unique brand of Hip Hop for over 11 years.
For more information visit the 2bers band page at ReverbNation >