live music happening all day on the main stage!
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10am - Kalidasa
Kirtan is an ecstatic and meditative practice, with call and response singing of the holy names.
Kalidasa Joseph Getter leads the session with voice and harmonium. He is a creative world musician with decades of experience in kirtan, experimental music, Jazz, world drumming traditions, Indonesian gamelan, Indian classical music, and music for yoga, theater, dance and sound healing. Serving on the faculty of several music schools, he leads the Wesleyan Youth Gamelan program and is music director of ArtFarm theater. He lived in India for two years and has degrees from Oberlin College and Wesleyan University.
11am - Kundalini Mantras
12am - Ponybird
Influenced by the emotional roots of country, the confessional poetry of folk, and the spatial freedom of ambient and harmonic tones, Ponybird is the solo project of Jennifer Dauphinais, an evolving artist who translates something both introspective and infinite all at once.
The heart of Ponybird derives from a central singer-songwriter focus, with a tribe of players that satellite the work. Her father, Robert Dauphinais, and husband, Jay Bates, who comprise The Family Band, often join her. Robert is best known for his original brand of early 80s punk in the New Haven area, while husband Jay has drummed for In Vain, Crooked Hook and Mountain Movers.
2pm - The Shellye Valauskas Experience
Based in the New Haven area, Valauskas (a high school biology teacher) and Falcone (who wears many hats) have been making music together for years. In addition to being Valauskas' songwriting collaborator, bandmate & producer, Falcone has served the Connecticut music scene since the early ’80s with Jon Brion in The Excerpts, his own Dean and the Dragsters and a host of others. He has also worked on a national level collaborating with Norah Jones, Brian May (Queen), Aimee Mann, Lydia Loveless, Susannah Hoffs and Neko Case. On History of Panic, produced by Falcone, their shared love of the punchy pop of Crowded House, The Posies and Aimee Mann helps them nail a distinctive, accessible, radio-friendly sound from the start.
4pm - Travis Moody Band
Blues and more, a true treat to have them play the Main Stage … again!
Wah! has been leading audiences and doing field work in the area of personal development for 30 years. She has lectured at Princeton University, CU Boulder, Loyola Marymount University, performed with Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, and taught at Omega Institute and 1440 Multiversity. Praising music as therapeutic, she also performs healing work in hospitals. She tours USA, Europe, Mexico, Bali and Costa Rica with her Kirtan Concerts and workshops. Wah! has been featured in Ladies Home Journal, Yoga International Magazine and NewLife Magazine.
This is FREE Concert to the public. We are accepting donations towards bringing Wah! and to the OHYA Festival. OHYA is a FREE Yoga and Arts Festival with all donations after operational costs going to Local non – profits such as the Community Dining Room, New Reach and more. Read more.
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WAH will be performing this year!!