Bands Lineup 2017

This year we are celebrating with a proper dance party hosted by none other than The Master of Ceremonies and all round get-down specialist The Polish Ambassador !!!… Yup, that’s our reward for being so caring with each other and yourselves and with the Harmony Neighborhood. In difficult times it is important to dance hard so we have also invited Sunsquabi and a few other Electro-Dance acts to get the job done thoroughly.

Equally important in trying times is Medicine Music with a loving message of hope. This has been the heart of Wookiefoot’s mission and we have once again attracted what we believe to be some of our generation’s best.

I told Mike Love that Nahko and Trevor were both gonna be at Shang too. He says “if you get Paula Fuga we will perform ‘Love Will Find A Way’ for the first time ever live” .. !!!… WHAAA… only the best love song of our generation! …so you know I had to go for it… and the good news is that we succeeded…yup it’s happening and you know we are gonna make a video to catch the magic and you are all invited to be in it of course. In case you don’t know yet … chew on this:

We are so lucky to have this much talent call Shangri~la home and the Harmony Tribe theirs.

WELCOME HOME

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPTj_T1pEf0

Wookiefoot is a band, a Non-Profit 501C3 Charity Organization (www.bethechangecharities.org), a circus, a philosophy, and a community of globe trekking bliss junkies and believers that are the fuel to keep this Tribadelic Spaceship going! Their charity organization (with the support of their community) has donated over $500,000 to third world relief efforts. Wookiefoot’s live sets are an always inspiring and entertaining barrage of sonic and visual stimulation.  The fast-paced circus-like set has been called “Short Attention Span Musical Theater”.  These live performances are a one of a kind experience that mixes Reggae, World Beat, Hip Hop, Irish, Funk, Folk, Rock & more with a large band featuring everything from a vintage Hammond Organ to Bag Pipes!  Combine that with a mind-blowing stage show that may include anything (such as a light show, projection, costumes, fire, dancers, aerialists, magic, clowns, puppets, etc)… and you better buckle up!

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The Polish Ambassador (real name David Sugalski) is raising the bar for what it means to be a professionally touring musician. Sure, the electronic musician lays claim to producing the sweetest beats this side of the Milky Way Galaxy, but the world’s funkiest diplomat is also using his popularity to steer the millennial generation toward a nourishing and sustainable way of relating with art, community and the planet. From birthing the Permaculture Action Movement (a movement where the energy of show/festival goers is catalyzed into community action), to creating a program where nutritious beverage options are available at music venues on a routed TPA tour, the ambassador is using his clout to make real, tangible change, and along the way inspiring hundreds of thousands. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1V4SuHzPGjw

As a musical collective, our mission is to be the motivation and inspiration for all that have become members of our Tribe. Within our global community, we have access to the tools needed to make changes, take action and spread awareness of how to live in harmony with Mother Gaia herself. We are honored to be a force of attraction for positive and creative minds during these often-corrupt times. With your trust and support, we humbly accept this role and speak our prayers of intention to take direct action… “Hoka Hey” means, “today is a good day to die”, but perhaps with your help, it could transform into a better day to live. Thank you again for your love and support. Tribe members, let us come together today to be the change that we wish to see tomorrow.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkGBLLjAXEA

Trevor Hall’s music – an eclectic mix of acoustic rock, reggae and Sanskrit chanting – echo with the names and teachings of divinities, while maintaining an incredibly and refreshingly universal message. While on the road, Trevor sees the stage as his moving temple, a place where he can share in the experience of his spiritual journey with his audience. Trevor’s annual trips to India also continue to serve as a source of creativity and motivation for his music. The precious lessons and experiences that he has harvested from his journeys East have moved Trevor to return a service to those whom have colored his music and his life so beautifully. Trevor uses donations collected at his live shows to help support an ashram in Allahabad, India, the home of his Guru, where underprivileged and orphaned boys and girls are given the chance at a better life and a traditional Vedic education.

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A three-piece suit named SunSquabi has been catching the eyes and ears of music fans around the world with their breakout year in 2016. The band unveiled their debut EP with All Good Records, titled, “Odyssey” which featured artists GRiZ and Dominic Lalli of Big Gigantic. “Odyssey” takes listeners through an electro funk filled journey and gives an in-depth look at where they have come musically with this project. SunSquabi continues to break down and analyze the expectations of what a “Live-Electronic” band should be. SunSquabi is dedicated to their ever-evolving craft in the studio and on the live stage. It’s no wonder the twenty something’s in SunSquabi have gained the national attention for their unique sound. The band has multiple answers when asked to describe their sound, but most often describe it as an Electronic Hydro Funk Experience due to the fluidity of the music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7c-WHko2OCU

Meet Mike Love. One of reggae music’s rising stars. Born and raised in Oahu, Hawaii to a musical family that spans generations, Mike Love brings a multitude of influences to the table, all tied together by the common goal of making the world a better place.  Through the grassroots method of releasing his albums independently, on his own Love Not War Records label, and performing 250 plus shows a year, Love has built an ever-growing following for his unique and inspiring music.  He has toured with many artists in the circles of conscious, roots music, including Trevor Hall, Xavier Rudd, Nahko and many more.  Over the past few years, he performed to enthusiastic audiences at the California Roots Festival, Wakarusa, Wanderlust and the Montreal Jazz Fest, just to name a few.

https://youtu.be/dZP6Z4fghLo

The Flobots have always had a revolutionary slant. Their biggest impact on the music world (and the likely reason you know their name) was the Billboard-charting song “Handlebars,” a catchy, fast-clipped rap about the potential of the individual. The song thrust them into the national spotlight, a popularity they’ve ceded in favor of staying on message. Along with its attendant video, the song addresses the connections between corporate greed and military violence. As the Flobots’ lead MC, Laurie has long been interested in the union of music and social justice. Other tunes, such as “Rise Up,” “White Flag Warrior” and “The Circle in the Square,” employ a mix of rock and hip-hop to encourage listeners to take action, to understand that “we are the ones we’ve been waiting for.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RItrzkY5E0w

For nearly a decade, electronic reggae-dub innovators Jon Wayne and The Pain have been crafting a unique sound that features a mesmerizing blend of modern age electronic beats fused with upbeat traditional roots reggae. The Twin Cities-based ensemble has built a highly devoted following through multi-dimensional jamming, extensive touring and influential songwriting. Jon Wayne and The Pain’s cutting edge style has taken them across the nation to some of the country’s biggest music festivals including Electric Forest, Summer Camp, Cali Roots and Wakarusa. Their transcendent live performances have propelled them to the forefront of reggae music. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zc1lRCQIMjk

Wild-hearted globe-trotter Dustin Thomas is making waves from America to Australia with his infectious blend of beat-box/soul-folk. Armed with his voice, a guitar, and universal anthems of love and war; this young singer-songwriter continues to inspire hearts around the world on his mission of peace, joy, and unity. As a touring artist, Dustin Thomas is known worldwide for his captivating and unifying performances and soulfully crafted sing-a-longs. As an advocate for both social and environmental justice, Dustin Thomas uses his platform to inspire both awareness and consciousness about important issues and writes music that encourages all people from all walks of life to work through the hard times, appreciate the good times, and ultimately to love themselves, love the planet, and love each other.

https://youtu.be/b3QoRmV3HGs?t=2m9s

Satsang is a Conscious Music Collective blending world conscious lyrics with a unique blend of Reggae, Folk, and Hip-Hop. The lyrics come from and are rooted in change, growth, awareness, and imperfection, and are used as a mission statement for reflection and activation. Touching on everything from; the bliss of traveling and the growing pains of change, to the ills of the justice system and environmental encroachment. The live show is everything that the band name suggests: A gathering of people to assimilate and share their truths. The reggae rhythms put forth by the band keep everyone on their feet, and the lyrics leave them craving active and immediate change. 

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Praised for her originality in song composition and ability to stir the deepest emotions with spellbinding and soulful vocals, Paula Fuga has established herself as one of Hawai’i’s most respected live performers. Since the release of her latest recording, the EP “Misery’s End,” which featured guest appearances by Ziggy Marley and Jack Johnson, she has headlined the Alma Surf Festival in Sao Paolo, Brazil, performed with Jack at Madison Square Garden and the Sydney Opera House Forecourt.  She was featured on the song “Love Will Find a Way” with Nahko Bear and Trevor Hall for the album of her life long collaborator and guitarist, the musical genius Mike Love.  She was honored to be a part of the 52nd Annual Merrie Monarch Hula Festival, performing alongside the Hawaiian cultural icon, Kaumakaiwa Kanakaole for the winning group, Hula Halau O Kamuela.  She is among distinguished artists honored to perform for the President, having been invited for the 3rd time to the White House in Washington, DC.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LH_w6KOYZnw

Emerging from Fort Collins, Colorado, Skydyed is a three-piece band that blends cutting edge electronic production with live instrumentation. Featuring Andrew Slattery on bass synths and bass guitar, Max Doucette on guitar and keys, and Shane Eagen on drums, the band integrates generations of the state’s extensive musical heritage with their own deep-seated ties to the electronic music scene. With roots in rock, funk and jazz, Skydyed has created their own, diverse sound that intertwines organic live drums, bass and guitar through soulful jam, hard-hitting bass and profound break-beats. With their unique and advanced production, Skydyed has established itself as a can’t miss performance that bridges the gap between EDM and live music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN0-a-pznkw

From the garden to the globe,Tubby Love is gathering the tribe. Born David Andrew Terrett, Tubby’s physical, spiritual, and musical transformation has been a testimony to the power of human evolution. Music has been the catalyst for deepening his connection to life and also a bridge for sharing his journey with others. Calling the island of Kauai home has set forth a Roots Family movement involving regenerative land and energy practices connecting communities inter-island and worldwide. Tubby and his partner Amber Lily have been blessed to create a soundtrack for this movement alongside artists like Medicine For The People, Dustin Thomas, Wookiefoot, Trevor Hall, Mike Love, Nattali Rize, Paul Izak, Rising Appalachia, Cas Haley, as well as other artists with a similar message. In a time of much needed change, Tubby Love is unifying the people through music and addressing real issues to inspire solutions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9zcbxfapHY

Based out of Laie, Hawaii, brothers Tui Avei (Lead vocals), and Tau Avei (Vocals), along with cousin Josh Brunson (Vocals) are the voices. Built on a roots reggae foundation with influences from various genres like Hip-hop, R&B, and jazz, The Late Ones’ unique blend of style, and harmony shapes a youthful, yet old school reggae vibe. Born in Gardena, California, The Late Ones harness something undeniably special. Rooted in Samoan culture, and complimented by the group’s African American heritage, the familial bond between the three members transcends throughout the group’s conscious lyrics and catchy melodies. The name “The Late Ones” pays tribute to all of the late and great revolutionaries who have come and gone like Bob Marley, Tupac, Jimi Hendrix, Steve Biko, John Lennon and also present-day legends including Jurassic 5, Steel Pulse, Kendrick Lamar and Ab-Soul just to name a few. It is the fusion of each revolutionary story, struggle, and a message that inspires and resonates with The Late Ones’ own story, struggle, and love for all genres of music. That is the “L81Z” sound.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TH72VejQ-ow

Straight out of Denver, Colorado, A-Mac & The Height has defined the art of fusing upbeat folk rock with reggae grooves & hip-hop flavor. Front man, Alex Mackenzie-Low is known for incorporating an empowering and positive lyrical message, resulting in a unique and genuine musical experience. When taking the stage, A-Mac & The Height (formerly known as A-Mac DZ) features a lively 7-piece band of virtuoso musicians, including Matt McElwain (Drums), Karl Rivers (Keys), Stephen Edwards (Bass), Ted Kleist (Lead Guitar/Vocals), Joey Bean (Saxophone/Vocals) and Jake Heym (Percussion). A-Mac & The Height  consistently delivers a laid-back party vibe in their performances. While keeping loyal fans engaged, A-Mac DZ continues to break the mold and expand their musical impact over a wide range of music lovers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obZvDgAQcpc

Heatbox here! I make video games, a talk show/game show, and music with my mouth. What a weird world!

https://youtu.be/4Foe2p_THbU

The best way to experience Useful Jenkins is live in concert.  Whether you are barefoot at a festival or standing in a theatre you will undoubtedly feel the pulse of their music, and leave the show with a smile on your face.  Their songs are memorable and easy to relate to, leaving them stuck in your head long after the performance.  So if you are a sucker for acoustic music with a strong message, do yourself a favor and go see a Useful Jenkins show.  It’s a moment you will not soon forget.

https://youtu.be/YJ2E5AaOJNY

One People, One Nation, One Family. ONE TRIBE is a declaration of our global togetherness. This music is the harmonic convergence of Kelli Love, Jordan Walker, Tubby Love & Amber Lily. Rooted in their love for the land, these artists have come to share inspirations for the healing of the Earth. ONE TRIBE is gathering to bring music, plant medicines, and the message of oneness to the world. Navigating through challenges that we as a global family face, ONE TRIBE artistically expresses and informs through solution based thinking. Their intention is to unify and ignite local communities with song dance and prayer as a lifestyle in tune with the rhythms of the natural world.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCF9MDxliAg

The Heartifact was born from the love shared between twin flames, who each remember the first time they laid eyes on each other. This sonic shamanic collaboration of Bri Summers & Rob Recker fuses elements of soulful hip-hop with a funky, island, folk twist and uses positive prayerful affirmations as the hooks, backed with tasty beat boxing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQ_GPd_ASCY