|When:||View in Calendar » October 20, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm|
|Where:||PLACE for Sustainable Living, 1121 64th Street, Oakland,CA 94608, USA|
|Cost:||$5-10 suggested donation|
|Contact:||PLACE for Sustainable Living
FEATURING. . .
JESSICA STYLER & FRIENDS
Other instruments include: djembe, cajon, mandolin, flute, and body percussion.
“PORTAL” Hiroyuki Masaki
Doors Open & soup served: 7:30pm
Bring healthy snacks to share, like: cheese, fruit, crackers, kale chips!
Show start time: 8:00pm
The Hang (pronounced hung) was invented in 2001 and is the result of a marriage between art and science. The Hang births a new dimensions of musical instrument creation, for it is a vibrationally based instrument that can individually create an acoustic cathedral of sound.
Jessica Styler has studied and performed classical music for 15 years, with a major in voice performance in college. She first heard the Hang At the Hangbauhaus in Switzerland, Jessica participated in the inspired process of finding the Hang that resonated with her. She has been recording and performing since that day. Aside from singing opera and playing the Hang, Jessica also plays the Ukulele, Piano, Shruti Box, Concertina, Dotar, Autoharp, and Celtic Harp.
Portal, originally from Japan, has been traveling the world for most of his adult life, 16 years. He stopped here in Oakland and found PLACE where he volunteered and shared his musical talents with the Hang. He has been playing the Hang for the past 5 years. He and his girlfriend Cynthia are traveling immediately following their stay here. He is dedicating this performance to his love Cynthia and would like his share of the donations to go to her Indigo Campaign Cause, that hopes to liberate a farming family of five in India.
|When:||View in Calendar » October 29, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm|
|Where:||View Map » PLACE for Sustainable Living, 1121 64th Street, Oakland,CA 94608, USA|
|Cost:||$5-$20 Sliding scale|
|Contact:||PLACE for Sustainable Living
|Categories:||Community Events Presentation Talk|
A revolutionary permaculture activist in Japan, Kai Sawyer, is coming to the East Bay. Born in Japan, and raised in California, Hawaii, and Japan, Kai bridges people and culture between Japan and the U.S.A.
The presentation followed by a discussion will explore the various roots and sprouts of permaculture in Japan, including an overview of permaculture in Japan, the natural farming movement, and the latest state of Japan in post Fukushima nuclear crisis.
The presenter, Kai Sawyer, will share personal stories while shedding light on the complexity of what Japan faces. Come find out about the most recent heart-breaking and hopeful developments in Japan.
Please bring food and drinks to share.
For questions about the presentation content and presenter, please contact: Eri Suzuki email@example.com
Topics that will be covered:
- Permaculture: the tragedy of Japanese Permaculture and the mission to transform it.
- Natural Farming: an explanation of its history and modern transformations. From Fukuoka to Kawaguchi and Kimura.
- Post-Fukushima: the reality of Fukushima and the divisions in society.
Kai’s presentation is full of amazing information. He is passionate, inspiring, humorous, and a natural entertainer! Do not miss this opportunity to meet Kai, learn and get connected with people and activities in Japan.
Kai Sawyer is a permaculture activist living in Tokyo and runs two blogs, Living Permaculture and Tokyo Urban Permaculture. He is active along the Pacific Rim doing permaculture, Nonviolent Communication (NVC), sustainability activism, and zen. While teaching urban permaculture and NVC in Tokyo, Kai stages unique actions such as guerrilla seed planting and meditation flash mobs in the heart of Tokyo. He is also the founder of Power Shift Japan, that aims to create 100% renewable energy powered universities, and The Future Japan, a globally coordinated youth climate movement.