The North Bay's largest and most epic dance party of the year.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Techno-Tribal Community Dance 10-Year Anniversary - June 12th & 13th, 2009!
Mystic Beat Lounge Celebrates the 10-Year Anniversary of Techno-Tribal Dance - June 12th & 13th, 2009
Grace Pavilion, Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 8PM-3AM
Santa Rosa, CA - May 26, 2009 - Mystic Beat Lounge (www.mysticbeatlounge.com) is excited to announce the 10-year anniversary of its legendary Techno-Tribal Dance (http://techno-tribal.com/) June 12th & 13th. Techno-Tribal Dance, which is Harmony Festival’s After Dark music and art extravaganza, is one of the largest independently produced events in the Bay Area. What originally started in 1999 with a few good party loving people has today grown into a full-scale production run by a collective of seasoned DJ’s, artists, visionaries and producers known as the Mystic Beat Lounge. This year Techno-Tribal is adding many firsts to its show and pulling out all the stops to make this the most elaborate fusion of the underground arts, combining dance music, lighting, performance, fire, acrobatics, juggling, aerialists, and performance painters into one spectacular community gathering for two unforgettable nights.
The weekend celebration will host Balkan Beat Box’s sounds of the Gypsy Diaspora, the bass-driven tribal grooves of Medicine Drum (with guests Wisdom), plus Somalia-born hip hop artist K’Naan whose stylings merge conscious American hip hop with brilliant protest poetry. Acclaimed composer and musician, Kitaro, will perform for the midnight celebration while his music is mixed for the first time to an anthemic dubstep soundtrack and visually accented by the dazzling fire feast of Luminesque. Also included in the line-up is multi-genre trance inductions of DJ/Producer Shpongle featuring a very special guest appearance by Reggae artist Matisyahu, U.K. chillout pioneers The Orb, the dub-reggae driven house and breaks of U.K. producer/performer/DJ Gaudi in his first ever West Coast festival appearance. Bay Area Hip Hop & Freestyling artist Abai will grace the stage, as well as NANDA, an innovative and comedic juggling act. When it's time to relax, the Chill Lounge with live performance painters, cameo stage performances, visual arts, massage therapists and an elaborately decorated temple awaits partygoers.
“We have gone to great lengths to make this year’s Techno-Tribal Dance the very best in our 10 year history.” say Zack Darling, lead producer of the Mystic Beat Lounge. “Our audience expects the most epic and amazing night we’ve ever produced and we intend to exceed their wildest imagination. We’ve let our dreams loose this year.”
The Mystic Beat Lounge is a collective of individuals who are passionate about producing participatory, cutting-edge community events and parties. The Mystic Beat Lounge is continually exploring the transformative possibilities of community interactivity. It is their mission to create contexts where community talent and energy can be shared freely. Mystic Beat Lounge works to create events that act as a catalyst for deepening and accelerating community growth and connection to contribute to the positive evolution of planetary consciousness - and they have a good time doing it.