"The Village"

featuring Kai Eckhardt, Jon Fishman,
Julia Butterfly Hill & Friends

Saturday, September 3, 2005 at 4:00pm
Gualala Arts Center

$20 advance / $25 door

Kai Eckhardt (bass) Explore the world's (and your own) true heartbeat with some of today's most conscious and talented musicians, as The Village takes you on a one-weekend-only musical and spiritual journey.

The Village envisions the place we dream of living in - a place where music ties everything together - and will remind us that we're already there.

Featuring the collective efforts of world-class musicians, dancers, and poets, The Village will be represented by bassist Kai Eckhardt (Garaj Mahal, John McLaughlin Trio, Trilok Gurtu), drummer Jon Fishman (Phish, Frodo, Pork Tornado), keyboardist Kit Walker (Pagan Love Orchestra, Kundalini Boombox), as well as West African talking drummer Rasaki (King Sunny Ade) and Indian Kathak dancers Kaveri and Mansi, while Julia Butterfly Hill keeps your soul alive with spoken word and poetry.

Picture this - oceans of soul floating your way on the wood floors of the Gualala Arts Center, and actual ocean breezes making your spirit smile in the redwood forest. Come join The Village for an unforgettable musical adventure filled with family, friends, and reminders of home!

A fundraiser for Seatones Entertainment and Arts in the Schools.

Join us for a family-style potluck in the redwoods immediately following the event. Please bring a dish to share with the rest of the village.

For more info & tickets: (707) 884-1138

Kai Eckhardt (bass) Kai Eckhardt (bass)

Born in Germany, raised in west Africa, Eckhardt's passionate dedication to the study of bass started at age 15, and has continued to grow through graduating Berklee College of Music with honors, teaching music, recording and performing with artists including: Bob Moses, the John McLaughlin trio, & Zakir Hussein, and since 2000, toured extensively with Garaj Mahal. www.kaizone.com

Jon Fishman (drums) Jon Fishman (drums)

The original drummer for Phish, as well as the inspiration for the band's name, Fishman's passion for the drums started at an early age in Syracuse, and continues through twenty amazing years of touring with Phish, sometimes going so far as to play the vacuum cleaner, and always playing his heart out on the drums. www.phish.com

Julia Butterfly Hill (spoken word) Julia Butterfly Hill (spoken word)

Known most for living in Luna, an ancient redwood, for two years and thus bringing the battle for Headwaters forest to the attention of national and international media, Hill now tours the country on behalf of the Circle of Life foundation, dedicated to education, youth programs, & tools for sustainable living. www.circleoflifefoundation.org

Kit Walker (keyboards) Kit Walker (keyboards)

Known most for jazz composition, including "Dancing on the Edge of the World," Walker has toured with Kitaro, recorded for Neal Schon (Journey), plays with Pagan Love Orchestra and Jai Uttal, and producing artists including Deva Prernal. www.kitwalker.com

Rasaki Aladokun (talking drum)

A talking drum player from Nigeria, Aladokun has toured with the African Highlife Band and King Sunny Ade. www.lionharp.com/azigza/rasakibio.html

Kaveri (Kathak Temple Dance) Kaveri and Mansi (Kathak Temple Dance)

Coming from a 500 year-old lineage of dancers, Kaveri has practiced diligently since a young age, and the proof is in her energy. Both women are world-class dancers of the Kathak Indian tradition. www.kathak-kaveri.com

For more information about The Village, contact BrownEyed Woman, "A Grassroots Organization" - browneyedwoman@sbcglobal.net