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BAPTISTE SEJOURNE

Cellist, teacher, Music Producer and live set DJ

A musical journey that was seeded by the traditional music of Old Europe, and later, profoundly influenced by the music and spirit of North Africa; Baptiste’s music fosters ceremonial experience across many settings including, ecstatic dance, contact improv, and festival live sets. He enjoys the flexibility and depth that electronic music offers. Baptiste recently released his new EP KuraKura under the Label Numa (Germany).
 
Baptiste has more than 12 years experience in music and music production education. He is now sponsored by Ableton Live and is based in Bali and teaching at the Greenschool.

STEFFEN KIRCHHOFF

DJ, Producer and Music Production Instructor 

Steffen has been producing electronic music for 15 years and to this date has released more than 50 tracks in the genres of Deep House, Melodic Techno, Ambient and Downtempo. Since 2016 his sound has evolved into what he describes as “medicine music”. His music is composed of organic beats, warm ambient soundscapes, dreamy lush melodies, healing frequencies and field recordings of nature.
 
Over the last 2 years Steffen has been travelling and touring almost non-stop in Europe and South America, producing and releasing tracks while travelling along with playing DJ Sets as well as Live-Sets.

J·POOL (Joe DeFaria)

Audio Engineer, Music Producer, DJ, Multi-Instrumentalist 
Joe began his musical odyssey by playing guitar and studying music as a child and now has been producing electronic music for over 6 years. He studied audio and recording engineering at OIART (the Ontario Institute of Audio and Recording Technology) in Canada, where he received a full degree in the course as well as awards in the music production program. He now works as a professional live sound engineer with PK Sound, a boutique sound system company based in Canada, and travels the world producing music and deejaying.

 

He has music releases with Numa Medicine Music and Deep Bali Records and has played shows in many countries including Mexico, Guatemala, Sri Lanka, and India. Joe has varied experience producing music in several genres, however his current project (J. Pool) is exploring a tribal/ethnic fusion sound based on organic world rhythms that facilitate a full mind, body, and soul connection; intended for ecstatic dance, but useful on any dance floor.

MAYWA ALUNA

Singer, Channeler & Sound Healer

Her songs are soul-fueled and pure prayers for the healing of earth and humanity. By listening and tuning into nature and the subtle realms of creation, Maywa guides people in their reconnection with nature and alignment with their essence through shamanic sound healing journeys and voice embodiment workshops.
 
She has performed at venues and worked in retreat centers all over the world including "HEART" & "Woomoon" (Ibiza), "Reserva One Love" (Colombia) "Eagles Retreats" (Guatemala), "Papaya Playa Project" & "Aqua Viva" (Mexico, Tulum).
Music Producer, Musician

MOSE

Mose spends much of his time in Guatemala where cacao ceremonies, kirtan, and ecstatic dance have had a major influence on his productions and DJ style. It is here on Lake Atitlan that he founded weekly cacao dances where members of the community have the opportunity to journey deep into dance in a container of deep intention free of alcohol.
 
Having been nomadic since 2011, he has developed a sound all his own through interaction with cultures from around the world. He finds a way to fuse the organic elements of tribal traditions, medicine music, and mantra with modern production techniques in order to create an entrancing journey for both relaxed listeners and those eager to move their bodies.

KRAUT 

DJ | Producer | Label Owner | Organiser

Kraut is the moniker of Amsterdam’s household name Daniel Zuur. With this alter ego he’s bound to bring his audience a flux of world music influenced electronica, different tempo’s and lots of (live) percussion. 
Daniel has been a staple in the Amsterdam club scene since 2009. His unique sound and organic mixes have earned him a name in the alternative electronic music scene, as his sets have been attributed to being melancholic, dynamic but above all, deeply melodic. 
Kraut has continued producing (Release on Shika Shika, Cosmic Awakenings) and played live at clubs and festivals such as: Fusion Festival, Garbicz, 3000grad Festival, Gardens of Babylon, Wildeburg Festival, Sisyphos and Into the Woods.

KURUP

DJ, Producer, Mastering and Sound Engineer
Hailing from Brazil’s vast Cerrado region and now based in Porto, Portugal, Kurup’s weighty, downtempo tracks sound like shadows creeping across a forest floor: inexorable, mysterious, strangely alive. The Cerrado is home to the most biologically diverse tropical savannahs in the world, and Kurup’s music reflects a sense of being surrounded by a living, breathing landscape. He builds his songs out of earthy kicks and faint tendrils of melody that slice through a canopy of atmospheric delays, and then populates the empty space with clicks, rustles, and rattles, evoking an environment brimming with unseen organisms.
 
Though often very slow, Kurup’s music is a prime example of how, even at a low BPM, electronic folklore is highly danceable. The name behind the project, Renato, is from the artistic collective “Limbo” which organizes parties and showcases around the world with immersive musical acts, visual installations and performative arts.

PABLO VICENCIO, SHAMANIC CATHARSIS

Audio Engineer, Percussionist, Producer, Teacher

Shamanic Catharsis (Pablo Vicencio), part of the Chill Mountain record label in Japan, travels through the stars to infinity, reaching deeply into your being with shamanic healing songs and much percussion to connect us to earth.

Pablo Vicencio Producer and multi-percussionist has traveled the world in search of his own sound.


He work the percussions of the album (Waiting for your voice) by Paulina Aguirre with which she won the first Latin Grammy in in the category of Christian music. He recorded with great artists such as Nicola Cruz, in large part of his latest album and several remixes such as the one RAIZ (ROOTS) from Bomba Estereo (Nicola Cruz Remix). Producer and Multi-instrumentalist in Huaira, session and tour musician with Check Tidiane Seik, Altiplano de Chile, Minuk, R.A.I.O, Paulina Aguirre, Laurin Hill, Cinto, Wañukta Tonic, Bueyes de Madera, Alberto Plaza, etc.

TAMARA MONTENEGRO

Producer,Activist, Teacher

Tamara is a peace pilgrim sound artist and avid researcher in the fields of bioacoustics and spatial sound. She has cultivated her path in the sonic arts for over one decade, focusing on the correlation of frequencies and human physiology. She has her education in Sound Art, Music Production, Biology, Sound Healing, Homeopathy and currently studies at Tamera Peace Research Center in the south of Portugal with the vision of cultivating a new human culture based on transparency, trust and cooperation. As an international music producer, DJ, sound director for film and theater, audio engineer and Ableton Live instructor, she devotes herself to the higher purpose of community building and social transformation.

KALEEMA

Music Producer, DJ, Musician

Kaleema's music is where the organic and the exotic collide. Her songs contain notes of South American melodies, African folklore, all coming together under contemporary electronic beats.

With a classical musical background, the composer and producer Heidi Lewandowski combines in her creations the Afro-Colombian pulse, classical instruments and pop & hip hop flavour.

Kaleema reflects the sound of a soul free of territorial and musical boundaries.

Nómada -her first album- was edited by the Brazilian label Tropical Twista in 2017 and presented live in Europe, USA and Latin America. Nómada Remixes was released on early 2018 and features Chancha Via Circuito, El Búho, Sidirum & Uji tracks.

In 2018 Shika Shika's compilation Unión included her original track Obsidiana and featured on El Búho's & Chancha Via Circuito's latest records. Lagartijeando, Piper street sound, Pol nada, & Andres Oddone were some of the aritsts that she remixed this year

PEDRO CANALE, CHANCHA VIA CIRCUITO

Producer, DJ, Teacher

Argentinian producer Pedro Canale has been working on Chancha Vía Circuito, a musical project that has allowed him to travel the world and put his mark on what is now known as latinamerican electronic music, since 2005. He began by exploring digital cumbia, but as he journeyed through Latin America, he experimented with acoustic sounds. His catchy sound transformed him into a notable reference for a new generation of artists.

 

All 4 studio albums, the remixes, and Eps from Chancha Vía Circuito are edited in Argentina, the U.S., Europe, and Japan with labels such as ZZK Records, Wonderhweel and Crammed Discs. Their international reach has expanded further than any latinamerican territory and can nowadays be heard playing at the top festivals in Europe and the U.S. – such as MUTEK, Roskilde, Vive Latino or Lollapalooza. The general public will recognize Chancha’s sound thanks to one of their hit remixes, “Quimey Neuquén,” which was selected to be part of the Breaking Bad soundtrack in 2013. 

 

Pedro Canale is currently working on “Pino Europeo,” a project in partnership with missionary accordion celebrity Chango Spasiuk  with whom has released their first álbum together the past December 2018, and touring all around the globe.

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ALLIE SILVER

Management & Consulting

Allie Silver is the founder of Free Radical Productions, a music management and consulting company specializing in South American artists. In the past seven years, Free Radical has produced and managed over 40 international tours in over 37 countries throughout Europe, the US, Africa, Asia, Oceania and Latin America at some of the most prestigious venues and festivals worldwide. Her critically acclaimed Band Therapy consulting program and workshops help artists and artist professionals from all over the world develop personalized strategies for international career development. Allie has worked in the world music industry for the past 14 years in a variety of roles, from managing ZZK Records in Buenos Aires to festival production and radio host for the Chicago World Music Festival. She has been an invited speaker at various international music conferences and universities from Taiwan to Spain, and has served as a Samurai jury member at the World Music Expo. She is the co-founder Women of the World, a networking group for women in the world music industry.

UJI (Luis Maurette) 

Music Producer, Musician

An electronic producer and musician born in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Uji’s music is made for the dance floor, and has roots in indigenous, folkloric and African music, and borrows from the aesthetics and sound design of electronic music. His fascination with sound and electronic music brought him to Berklee School of Music where he delved into synthesis, programming and sound design. In parallel he immersed himself in ritual music, which led him into the mountains and jungles to participate in indigenous ceremonies and songs, to make field recordings of the birds and rivers, to learn different rhythms and dances, to discover ancient practices, and to listen to the ancestral voice of nature. Uji’s music is the alchemical ritual of merging the seemingly opposite worlds of the ancient and the modern.
He is half of the pioneering duo Lulacruza since 2005. They have been released by labels such as ZZK Records (Argentina), Jumpsuit Records (USA), Acqua Records (Arg), Black Swan Sounds (USA), Club del Disco (Arg), Frente Bolivarista (Brazil), and Fertil Discos (Arg).
Uji’s debut track was recently released with AYA Records. His second single Romper el Hechizo, featuring Argentine trio Fémina, was released on Mexican boutique label Shika Shika; garnering recognition from Red Bull Music Academy and Univision among others. Upcoming releases include remixes for Nicolá Cruz (vinyl release on Multi Culti), Wildlight (Jumpsuit Records), and Petrona Martinez (Chaco World Music).

PORANGUI

Producer, Multi-instrumentalist
Reared among the three cultures of Brazil, Mexico and the U.S., Poranguí was steeped in various traditional forms of music, healing and ceremony since birth. Drawing from his cross-cultural background and ethnomusicology training at Duke University, Poranguí has over twenty years of international work experience as an artist, musician, educator, filmmaker, consultant and therapist, utilizing the healing properties of sound and movement to foster our individual and collective well being.
As a live musician, world soul artist and one-man orchestra Poranguí weaves ancestral songs and indigenous rhythms from around the globe. Creating his performances from scratch using looping technology, Poranguí’s live grooves range from meditative to dance party, moving the body, lifting the spirit, and transcending the divide between performer and audience. An evening with Poranguí might take you on a journey from deep, earthy didgeridoo grooves to high-vibe ecstatic Brazilian beats to blissful African kalimba lullabies.  

BEN TEMPLE STEP 

DJ, Producer, Mastering and Sound Engineer

Combining over 25 years experience in music production, DJing, live performance, and a diploma in Psycho-Spiritual Healing, Temple Step has developed his own unique style of music and relationship with sound.
Principal producer and Director of Motiv Music, his music production company, Temple Step produces for a wide range of clients from the Wellness Industry and heart based electro - acoustic musicians.
He is also a sort out Ecstatic Dance DJ and Sound Healer creating live montaging of sacred audio, psycho-acoustic effects processing, granular synthesis, voice, and shamanic healing tools which creates a journey that fuses ancient culture with futuristic sonic textures.
CAPTURES
Musician/Producer/Sound Engineer/DJ

With over a decade of international acoustic music experience behind him, Captures is a cross-discipline artist who combines his own electronic music productions with live instrumental performance. Using found sound, synthetic, live, and organic textures, Captures creates a blend of sonic experiences suitable for spaces ranging from the dynamic dance-floors of Berlin to cultural and creative spaces Worldwide. Influenced by styles ranging from down-beat, trip-hop, deep house, ambient, and meditative music, Captures invites more than just the music itself, but a deeper look into process, intention, performance, and devotion.

 

Captures has spent the last 7 years traveling from his Berlin home-base across the globe to share his wisdom and experience as a producer and live-electronic artist. He has played many festivals and events worldwide including Fusion Festival (Berlin, Germany), Garbicz Festival (Garbicz, Poland) Burning Man (Black Rock City, NV) as well has held residencies in Mexico City, Tulum, and Los Cabos. His current project entitled “The Grooveship” is a one-on-one musical container where he takes the foundation artist to the next level of their artistry through ritual, intention setting, and deepening of musical concepts and values, while opening the potential for a broader sense of creative possibility in music and in life.

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