A benefit for KNSJ!
Give Peace A Dance! EARTH Dance with Liquid Blue for the International Day of Peace on the Sept 21
Location:Winstons in Ocean Beach ~ $5 at the door
A Benefit Concert for KNSJ 89.1 FM and Activist San Diego
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Featured Acts for 2014 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Liquid Blue - these musical emissaries of peace will perform a mix of "conscious covers" as well as original music (all of which is "socially conscious") including their peace anthem, Earth Passport (Billboard Top-10 dance hit in 2010). Dance to peace/protest anthems by the likes of the U2; Beatles; Green Day; Marley; Springsteen; Marvin Gaye; Neil Young; Pink Floyd and many more. Even Ozzy (ever checked out the lyrics to "War Pigs" or Crazy Train)! See this web site and this page for more info on Liquid Blue: http://www.liquid-blue.com/peace.htm
DJ Layla - mixing of socially conscious world beats; house; trance and more, Layla Loxa represents girl power in many ways. She won the World Bodysurfing Championship in 2002 and finished 3rd in the U.S. Surfing Championships in 2003. She toured the world with Liquid Blue as a singer/dancer for many years before becoming a DJ. For more info: www.LaylaLoxa.com
MC Gill Sotu - A KNSJ Producer http://gillsotu.com/ As a performer Gill won the 2012 San Diego Raw Performing Artist Of The Year, 2012 Winner of the San Diego City Anti-Littering Spoken Word Competiton, 2008 Semi-Finalist at the National Poetry Slam, 2007 Grand Slam Los Angeles Poetry Champion, 2006 Grand Slam Ventura County Poetry Champion. His debut album Elephant Heart was nominated for 5 Mavric Independent Music Awards. Gill produces and hosts Train Of Thought, a successful open Mic running over 4 years strong. As a host Gill has run stages for, HBO’s Brave New Voices Semi-Final Poetry Competition, CSUN’s Five for Five Talent Competition, ACLU’s Freedom Of Expression Showcase, Fiesta Del Sol Community Stage, and San Diego Indie Fest to name a few.
From its psy rave roots, Earthdance has grown to become the world's largest globally synchronized music and dance event. Today there are over 500 locations in 80 countries. They are united with a common vision for peace, social justice and humanitarian aims. This years signature event is in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Earthdance San Diego will be held Sunday, Sept 21st at Winstons Beach Club, 2pm to 10pm. Tickets are just $5! The "peace party" will run 8 hours and feature live music, a DJ and guest speakers. The Earthdance Prayer for Peace will be read at 7pm.
Earthdance is aligned with the UN International Day of Peace celebrated world-wide on Sep 21st each year. The United Nations Peace Day is devoted to commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace and non-violence, both within and among all nations and peoples. For peace activists it is the most important celebration day the year.
Guest Speaker - Martin Eder - Director of Activist San Diego, promoting information, communications and mobilization for social Justice. He is also a founder of KNSJ Radio 89.1 which is a listener-supported, community-based, educational radio station of, by and for the richly diverse people in the San Diego border region. The mission of KNSJ is to provide high quality radio for those people and viewpoints which have traditionally been excluded by the commercial media, especially those cultural, ethnic and social groups who have been historically marginalized. https://www.facebook.com/martin.eder.3950?fref=ts
Guest Speaker - James Summers - He is the president of the San Diego Chapter of Veterans for Peace; a non-profit educational and humanitarian organization of vets dedicated to increasing public awareness of the costs of war. The group works to promote alternatives to war. http://www.sdvfp.org/officers/