Unifier festival is an experiential, interactive event that builds community and earth-centered awareness through arts and entertainment while promoting sustainable living. Their philosophy is deeply rooted in honoring nature, ourselves and one another, based on the premise that we were all born to live creatively, that we can come together and dare to be inspiring while creating culture together. They curate and facilitate events that aim to share wisdom, ideas, dancing, singing, painting, story, poem and song, balancing our minds, our hearts and our bodies. A significant portion of proceeds from Unifier Festival, over multiple years, will be put in a Land Trust Fund for a retreat center and potential eco-village to be owned in perpetuity, governed by council, and in service to community. This year they are excited to welcome to our stage, Nahko and Medicine for the People, The Polish Ambassador, Papadosio, Desert Dwellers, Karsh Kale, Wildlight, The Human Experience, Lynx, The Luminaires, Ayla Nereo, Women of the World, C.C White, Peia, Youssoupha Sidibe, and many others. The First Nation Elders will be joining the gathering for the 2nd year along with Grandmother Kaariina and Elders from various cultures that carry and share indigenous wisdom.
Wildlight is scheduled to perform on Sunday and is a heart felt and infectious project that like Portishead and Lamb, pairs a folk singer-songwriter with an electronic music producer. (I keep waiting for the day, the man is the singer-songwriter and the woman is the producer.)
“Wildlight is the space between the notes, the earth’s undulating pulse, the modern echoes of ancient rhythms. It is a sound that will spark your body into motion and swing your soul into flight. An unlikely pairing of a folk songwriter and an electronic music composer has yielded a new sound; music that gracefully traverses human emotions, but can also jumpstart a party into a syncopated bounce.” Even the description of the band is poetic.
I’m also looking forward to catching up with Antibalas which I have not seen since the amazing Fela on Broadway play, which is hands down, the best play I’ve ever seen. We are also looking forward to Karsh Kale whose live score of Enter the Dragon in Prospect Park, Brooklyn in 2008 went down in history as the one of the best Brooklyn summers ever!
I’m also thrilled there is a ride share program although I’m still waiting on a car and for more and folks heading up to Tolland, Massachusetts from Brooklyn. Get your tickets now. Kids under 12 are FREE!