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10:00 am Native American Opening Ceremony
10:15 am Balinese Monkey Chant Ceremony
The Rhythmic Interplay of Community Voices
A participation/performance, to dynamically build community energy and power through the inter-weaving of voices.
10:45 am The Luminaries - Conscious hip hop music
The Luminaries blend their talents as poets, MC's, rappers, singers, musicians, producers, and composers, appealing to all audiences - often including guest musicians, DJ's, and poets to collaborate and be the example of what we can create when we join forces and work together.
11:15 am Recognition of Participating Organizations
11:30 am Cipes & the People - Reggae, world music
Cipes & the People is a potent collection of Pop, Rock and Reggae. Founder Greg Cipes' album "Conscious Revolution" unites people's disparate beliefs and brings them together through a shared consciousness. His spirituality and intense desire to make this world a better place for all of us is what makes his message and music all the more vital. "Music is a celebration, a time for people to rejoice in their connections." ~Greg Cipes .
12:05 pm Special Celebrity Comments
Children's Song for Peace
Special appearances by Daryle Hannah, Lsabel Lucas, Esai Morales, and surprise guests at noon on the Solar Stage. Hundreds of Los Angeles school children will take the stage and sing a song for World Peace.
12:35 pm Naked Rhythm - Electronic, world music
Naked Rhythm seamlessly fuses exotic world music and percussion with contemporary electronic dance grooves captivating audiences with the universal language of rhythm with sounds of the Middle-East, India, Africa, and South America. The result is an innovative and organic form of World electronica that moves the heart as well as the hips.
1:25 pm Cava - Latin music
Cava has been likened to a 'female Ozomatli'. Cava is a combination of sounds unique to a Mexican-American upbringing. The ensemble features piano, electric-keyboards & bass, drums & timbales, guitar, and Japanese Taiko drums. The young musicians together create a jazzy blend of traditional son, cumbia, ska and salsa.
2:25 pm Chris Pierce - Pop, World music
Known as one of LA's hottest underground artists, soul adventurer and song-craftsman, Chris Pierce has opened for artists such as Seal and Jack Johnson, and has been compared to greats such as Bill Withers, Al Green and Otis Redding to name a few. Now, with the release of his album titled, Walking on The Earth , he is truly living by his own words, all that matters is now . His music will speak to your heart and touch your soul.
3:30 pm Art of Living Yoga with Seane Corn, accompanied by Michael Franti
Seane will lead the Earth Day audience in an interactive musical yoga session. Accompanied by Michael Franti on the guitar, Seane and yoga instructors will demonstrate and guide festival-goers in a series of standing asanas on the grass to get people out of their heads and into their hearts! Seane and Michael will take turns talking about what it means to bear witness and share their profound personal experiences in Africa and Iraq respectively.
4:00 pm Michael Franti - acoustic guitar and inspirational songs
Come experience uplifting songs that will make you throw your hands in the air and dance for the planet!
4:45 - 5:00 pm Bike Raffle, Band Jam, Closing Remarks, Group Om with Seane Corn
5:00 pm Bike Raffle,
Music between acts provided by DJ Raul Campos.
Raul Campos, a Los Angeles native, embodies the spirit of the city. He hosts the week-nightly show Nocturna on KCRW, as well as Saturday night's mega-mixes for Power Tools on Power 106 FM.