Happy New Year! … Time to Crow .. Double Anuenue All the Way …. worldOnefestival 2017 details below ..scroll..
Time to Rise + Shine …. Goodness knows, it is more that time … America in the Deep Remix..
U . S . ALL Our Relations
Let Your WorldLove Chime in Spiraling Space and Flowering Time … We all have a Gift .. we have Hearts + Hands.. we all need a l i f t … we do ultimately need to learn to love each other like a Sister and Brother from Another Mother .. Our One Earth Mother … yes, that one too, especially that one.. to overcome “us vs. them” , which is just another unproductive schism, and ultimately its all us.
We don’t neeeed no mo’ trumpble … Let’s get our shift together … need a soundtrack for your new evolution ? tune in 7 days a week 24/7 via the listen live button top right on this page .. or via tunein, the free app for your even smarter phone .. Sciences + Technologies + Engineering + Mathematics informed by the ARTS.. of what it is to Be in a Good Way, Good Spirit, Open Mind + Heart … Walking in Beauty, attracted to Goodness, Virtues, and Truly Human being Human … through all the seasons .. Spring Summer Autumn Winter … Spring Hopes Eternal … through all our joys and pains sunshine and rains ..
Are you willin’ to do the Work ? (Prince, forever) It’s a Beautiful day in the Neighborhood ( Sri Rogers, forever)
Could you be, would you be love (Robert Nesta, forever) …
Our current U.S. predicament and passage has been incubating for a long, long time… shocking? yes, daily? yes, snark, snipe, dark cynical bites … clumsy, berating, wedge issue short-form ideological name-calling fly-paper by design … and for long-arc-observers, not a surprise …. our current national non-presidential federal melange is a most arrogant and garish demonstration, parading in plain sight, America-al-Lago? ( membership there has apparently post-election doubled to 200k) of very unhealthy habits and practices which have been circulating and instituting since the so-called “Discovery” and the “winners”-take-all-conquer-separate-defame-despoil-usurp-racialize-genocide-enslave-scandalize-corporatize-profiteer-commodify-privatize-scandalize-marginalize-criminalize-tax-spy-lie-deny-spin-grin tripledoubletalk divisive philosophy of a particular brand of “Manifest Destiny” …. U. GLY S. A. ?! Lately, this long arc is is trumpeted as “championship” of regular “working class Americans”, which was marketed as Make America Great Again … Brother, can ya spare 200K?
Make it real compared to what ? ! ( Less McCann/ Eddie Harris : listen)
Go in the back room and see what they can steal …Send in the soldiers if the Natives resist …They’ll make a war over it , blow things up for it, … No No Keshagesh( Listen) , you can’t do that no more no more no more no more …. ( Buffy St Marie )
We have had among us, and have among us, Genuine Illumined Leadership … focusing the messages of the ages through our times .. we have the data, the skills, the tech… so we have the character and the will … are we strong enough to save we ?
Dwight D. Eisenhower’s (1961) warning … this link @ 16 min
In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.
We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.
Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Three Evils” Warnings ( excerpted ) : this link @ 43 min
Ever since the birth of our nation, White America has had a Schizophrenic personality on the question of race, she has been torn between selves. A self in which she proudly profess the great principle of democracy and a self in which she madly practices the antithesis of democracy. This tragic duality has produced a strange indecisiveness and ambivalence ..
This does not imply that all White Americans are racist, far from it. Many white people have, through adeep moral compulsion fought long and hard for racial justice nor does it mean that America has made no progress in her attempt to cure the body politic of the disease of racism or that the dogma of racism has been considerably modified in recent years. However for the good of America, it is necessary to refute the idea that the dominant ideology in our country, even today, is freedom and equality while racism is just an occasional departure from the norm on the part of a few bigoted extremists. Racism can well be, that corrosive evil that will bring down the curtain on western civilization. Arnold Toynesbee has said that some twenty-six civilization have risen upon the face of the Earth, almost all of them have descended into the junk heap of destruction. The decline and fall of these civilizations, according to Toynesbee, was not caused by external invasion but by internal decay. They failed to respond creatively to the challenges impingent upon them. If America does not respond creatively to the challenge to banish racism, some future historian will have to say, that a great civilization died because it lacked the soul and commitment to make justice a reality for all men.
The second aspect of our afflicted society is extreme materialism, an Asian writer has portrayed our dilemma in candid terms, he says, “you call your thousand material devices labor saving machinery, yet you are forever busy. With the multiplying of your machinery you grow increasingly fatigued, anxious, nervous,dissatisfied. Whatever you have you want more and where ever you are you want to go somewhere else. Your devices are neither time saving nor soul saving machinery. They are so many sharp spurs which urge you on to invent more machinery and to do more business”. This tells us something about our civilization that cannot be cast aside as a prejudiced charge by an eastern thinker who is jealous of Western prosperity. We cannot escape the indictment.
The final phase of our national sickness is the disease of militarism… it has exacerbated the hatred between continents and worst still between races. It has frustrated our development at home, telling our own underprivileged citizens that we place insatiable military demands above their critical needs. It has greatly contributed to the forces of reaction in America and strengthened the military industrial complex. source: Respect and Thanks > scribd.com
We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools. ( MLK )
Mark 8:36 King James Version (KJV)
36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
What does it profit a Nation to Gain the World, and Lose its Soul …
We’ve got some important work to do, each and everyone in our tiny canoe … its gonna take allawe, and everything we’ve got to wake up and live, wake up and give .. hand to hand heart to heart .. maybe not always eye to eye , though always I in I ..
Bring us your tired .. to meet our turntUP! yearning to work, love and live free like we want to be .. Bring us your huddled masses ’cause we love all the Rases .. bring us your hungry to be peoplovpeacecopowerunity ….
U.S.ALL Our Relations … = ; ) ~
Open Minds + Open Hearts + Open House
WOWZA ! we have an inaugural opportunity to support the station though an internet portal, which is directly associated with our on-site humanity-is-our-business-office at El Cerrito High School and Performing Arts Center .. We recently became acquainted with My Funding Pal .. MFPs Brian, Ryne, Blake, Monica.. and we are e n j o y i n g becoming creatively acquainted .. NICE FOLKS! based in CAli , Tracy and San Diego …
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Bros and Sistren, all SupaG’s children …. the District needs us to do OUR part to support these Arts and artful edjujucative broadcasts .. serious tones and rhymes for serious times .. our household is ALLIN, these 20 + years of broadcast + festival .. corner stone is set for NEXTGENS … now is a chimely time to …
Be Great ! Do what you can do .. synchropositrons and don’t be late ! AND DO NUDGE any additional po’ or well- cheddah’d philanthropists you may know, who may have heart and ears to hear what musicultura we are up to !
Callin allay’all worldOnelovs ! ALL invited to keCg + worldOneradio Open House
Saturday, Nov 19 @ keCg 11 A – 2 P
Meet + Mingle + Tingle ?
Sparkling eyes + sparking ears technique ..
lively and direct, in person ! social + media !
Pot Luck ! …
This word-concept, imported to English from … “Potlatch” A potlatch is a gift-giving feast practiced by indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast of Canada and the United States, among whom it is traditionally the primary economic system. This includes the Heiltsuk, Haida, Nuxalk, Tlingit, Makah, Tsimshian, Nuu-chah-nulth,Kwakwaka’wakw, and Coast Salish cultures) Thanks contributors to Wikipedia.
if you care to bring a delectable, we’ll have plates, bevs and such ..
Just let us know what you might bring along? so we might best coordinate.
A seasonal and great time to get together, givingThanks, get to know + grow the glow
we’ll even have some worldOne tees and festival merch out for perusal, don’tchaknow ..
And if you are in the position to make a donation .. lov! those keCg supportive positive vibrations!
(though, the District is apparently, as yet, incapable of making any electronic /card /square account available).
Carramba ! We would welcome and thank your tax deductible donation by check, and will lovingly receipt accordingly. (We just found an e funding vehicle, My Funding Pal, which will likely be activated by then, let’s see )
Ringadingdingly, what is most essential is that we do get a chance to meet, and y’all can see where worldOne practices, simmers, chants UP ! edjujucates the Rise + Shine daily broadcast, and instructs Broadcast Journalism among our WCCUSD Youth ..
It’s a humble studio suite .. though most who visit find it indeed particularly sweet !
Open Minds + Open hearts + Open Possibilities !
Suite B 200
El Cerrito High School + Performing Arts Center
540 Ashbury Avenue
El Cerrito, CA 94530
ECHS / keCg is walking distance from El Cerrito Plaza Bart (@ 10 -15 min, depending an amble to brisk pace)
Wheelchair accessible. Please RSVP. We’ll make sure to greet and facilitate egress from Parking Lot Entrance.
Ample free parking on Eureka, Ashbury ( curb your wheels ) or Pomona. Walk-in access through the Faculty Parking Lot pedestrian gate, located on Eureka Street.
There are a few more details https://www.facebook.com/WorldOneFestival
E como mai … bring the kids ! Lets get together and feel alright , in plain sight , and in the groove ! = : ) ~
WOOW! … what a Summer … we began it by sleeping deeeeply in our annual post-academic and pre-festival cabin+creek+baths Mount Shasta retreat at Stewart Springs, hiking/sliding in whiteout snowstorms (yes, in June!) on the flanks of Shasta or Carson Pass, helping steward another team of student interns through their STARS program with the City El Cerrito, THEN onto our City of El Cerrito worldOne July 4th festival 2017 (thank you to ALL of our volunteers!), followed by the big “fest pack-down, repairs and notes-ponderings”, then to delight on Kaua’i for Heiva I Kauai, Manini Holo wave riding, Waipa Music & Mango Festival, and a demanding re-entry into the Back to School Edulanche, and local events ~ Brazil Day ~ Lavagaem, Solano Stroll, and California Coastal Cleanup. Y’all can already revisit worldOnefestival 2016 on FB … thus, onward ! … and please do recommend … tellafriendtotellafiend about these blends, attune via 88.1 keCg 97.7 and take us with you via free download, smarter-as-informed-through-the-arts-phone-app tunein, search “worldoneradio” or “kecg” …
Heiva I Kaua’i 2016
Iorana, aloha, we love y’all, mahalos + maruru ! Manea +Jo and all heiva o’hana. This precious Kapa’a Tahitian dance and drumming festival opened its circle to our volunteering some 6 years ago, and we feel good + truly blessed to be a part of its community and cultural celebration. What started out as opala collection and recycling has evolved into blossoming friendships. (I got to have a first hands-on ki’i carving, AND mow the lawn at the jongle pahu shop! LOL!) Below, BruddahBlake + Corey totin’ spectator benches ! … LOVUMAN ! A Hui Ho !
Waipa Music + Mango
I cannot say enough, and less is more here … suffice it to say that something precious and life-giving is alive and well around Waipa … A Hawai’i alternately sought, celebrated and squelched is flourishing quietly and determinedly intact, in and with the Aina and abiding Spirit of Aloha. I look forward with full heart and ready hands to collaborate in support of this community, in whatever way is genuinely and harmoniously helpful. So many folks to thank and xo, and we do, in our hearts albeit from afar … Thank you all for teaching, keeping and sharing Malama Aina … One afternoon, Stacey invited us .. we should come back to the fish pond to join a celebratory event, saluting the work of a specially convened ki’i carving retreat, a gathering of elder kahuna and young aspiring master carvers, working and learning together to additionally spark the renaissance of Living Hawaiian Arts + Culture … Below, in attendance with the alternately stoic or feisty younger carvers are Master Carvers and culture keepers Sam Ka’ai (Mau’i ) and Lionel Grant (Aotearoa/Maori) in the foreground.. and below, its a family affair with the Jon Osorio Trio ..
Brasarte Brazil Day + Lavagem
Everybody needs a hand! You have likely already figured out that we ourselves do indeed volunteer to help in other events, while we ask our nearby community to support us in the summer here in El Cerrito. Closer to our own home is nearby Brasarte / Casa de Cultura in Berkeley. And YES, every event of this scale needs help. In this particular scenario these last two years I work afternoons on refuse and recycling while my beloved & I otherwise help check in early-arriving arts and food vendors. My clothes are pretty stank when I get home. Someone has got to do it, and the task is as un-glamorous as it is essential and physically demanding. Berkeley, Bay Area, Hanalei, US! … we have to learn to do a much, much better job of separating the recyclable and compostables we just purchased and managed to get in our mouths! Next, it really, really needs separating. What I have been seeing over years of this task in various places, including my own high school, is just a mess .. all generations, we gotta do the recy thing correctly and deliberately !
One of my fave moments of the Day was watching hard-workin’-spinnin’ DJ Jose Ruiz ( aka mundomuzik) , grab a cigar (like a mouth-clenched pontoon) and his seemingly possessed calabaza and shake shake shake shake it in the post-fest rumba inside Brasarte. AbrazBro!
Solano Stroll 2016
The truck load of gear pictured below should perhaps have a handle on the side like a jack-in-the-box. Once open/un-packed, it turns into a whole lotta musicultural fun with Gamelan Sekar Jaya, Patrick Landeza, Suhaila International, Non Stop Bhangra , RYSE Center, El Cerrito Dance Production , and the dancing Solano Strolling public ! Thank you Texx + Dano + Ernest +Tucker + Marin + Christopher for all the production help and TLC. Our Thanks to Solano Avenue Association for production support and allowing us the privilege of producing this year’s Main Stage once again for the 250,000 strollers !
California Coastal Cleanup
Our thanks and love always to Judi + Eban and the Ca Coastal Commission team who mounts this event at Ocean Beach each year, along with tens of thousands of US fanning out along our precious waterways to do the right thing to remove around a million pounds of refuse off our beaches and creeks. Here’s to Clean Air + Clean Water + Clean Soil + Clean Livelihoods … a world we can share and thrive in with All Our Relations, 7 generations! We met a whole new gen of National Park Rangers (Giselle + Maria ) entering the field … and look forward reconnecting soon in classrooms and live keCg studios!
Autumn Winter Spring Summer ahead
Yes, we are sowing the seeds for our 19th annual worldOnefestival this 2017. Invitations are already circulating and confirming. While we continue the world of educating daily in musicultural, broadcast journalism, citizenship and peopleovpeaceopoerunity.
Please KNOW, do not think for a moment, that we have not read-the-news-today-oh, boy … What a house of mirrors, of our own making… recent decades upon decades of media manipulations, strange entertainment and politicontradiction … atop historical oppressions and long standing policies, has lead to this current U.S Ball of Confusions/ Distortions, sociopsy gyro spinning wildly, trumping the prognostications of Future Shock, 1984, and/or Animal Farm. Tailspin, Foxisms-schisms, Babylon Cookie jar economic Wall Street table is tilted, cards are marked, while the biggest thieves and perpetrators walk? and collect millions in bonuses! … The emperor, again, has no clothes … We are rewarding alot of BAD BEHAVIOR ..Babylon walls come a crumblin’ ..
We are thus ripe for living tarot …. TOWER + (Dis) ILLUSION + BREAKTHROUGH …
You are not a commodity nor an oddity … we are humans being human … Stay Human and Aspire Higher!
Thought is our highest technology and sweat is the best perfume!
Keep Calm (as you can) and Carry On! WE HAVE WORK TO DO !
As Prince exhorted … Are you willing to do the work ?
L ET’ S DO THE WORK ! = ; ) ~