October - November News

I'm working with Soul Graffiti Productions on upcoming shows, new recordings and will be performing in collaboration with a group of fantastic Oakland Musicians 
November 3, the Pleasant Revolution will be bringing the magical bicycle music full circle back to 111 Minna Gallery for a concert and photo exhibit from our recent tour!! Stay tuned for more details about this. 
Plus on November 4th in San Francisco, 
the Beauty Way Tour with Clan Dyken is coming through the bay area and I'll be performing with them to raise funds for the Dine and Navajo in Big Mountain New Mexico in their resistance against the mining operations threatening their home. See more details about these shows below...

Mini Maker Faire
Oct 23 
at Park Day School in San Francisco


Beauty Way Tour 2016
November 4, 7pm 
Tickets: $8-$20 Sliding Scale
At PLACE for Sustainable Living

RSVP at Facebook Event here
Local Artists Heather Normandale and Desirae Harp team up with Clan Dyken for this special event at PLACE in Oakland. All proceeds go toward the Dine people of New Mexico as Clan Dyken makes there way down to them with supplies for the 25th year in a row. This show will have a mix of Folk, lyrical-flow, and great grooves to create an inspiring night of music and dance for you all. PLACE is a great venue where people can learn how community can connect and create sustainability through simple means and creative eco-practices.

About The History of this Tour and events:
2016 Beauty Way Tour and Supply Run is to support Big Mountain Elders and
the Dine’ people who live on land that holds coal, uranium and other resources the outside world uses for fuel. Like the Native Americans now fighting the oil pipelines in North Dakota, the Dine’ have long stood against these practices and warned of the consequences we face if we continue along this path. The Dine’ people have faced intimidation, violence, sanctions, live-stock confiscations, they’ve watched their sacred sites bulldozed, their drinking water wells capped, and elders dragged from their homes. They have been fed lies, broken promises and much more as the pressure continues and threatens to force them from their land. These people live in what some call a “National Sacrifice Area,” adjacent to the world’s largest coal strip mine. There are a few holdouts who have not signed the Accommodation Agreement, a 99-year lease that allows people to stay, but under restrictions and with an end date.

This loss of land, people, language, song, ceremony, healing ways, plants, water and more than we can know, is not just history—it continues today. That’s why members of the band Clan Dyken and our extended family have been going back to Big Mountain every Thanksgiving for 25 years, with donations of food, clothing and firewood. To make this happen, we’ll need your support. We will be holding a fundraiser on November 4th at PLACE in Oakland. Thank you for any contribution you can make on behalf of the Dine’ people.