Festival RiZing .. working looong days in build-out and prep .. volunteers welcomed via volunteer tab, i volunteer portal …it takes a village right through Sunday … East Bay Express is soliciting 2015 faves for Best Of.. if ya feelin it, shoutaboutit ! …http://posting.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/Survey?survey=4288936.. and please do social us UP ! This is a destination/mountain-feel festival, right in our City environs. it is F R E E and B e a u t i f u l .. a labor of LOVE … all ages … rootical .. globAloha …LuZ + Amor + ViBRa Buena pa’ todos !
Festival notes :
– EC Jazz with Special Guest Erik Jakebson 5p-7p on July 3 .. see the main stage schedule in detail under the tab above…
– Watch for Sister Carol in the assemblage on 4th..
– Bike valet available on Moeser
– Cerrito Vista is @ 20 min walk from EC Plaza Bart .. North along the Ohlone trail, turn right up Moeser .. voila !
– Low back or blankets chairs please .. shade tents areas are marked, beside and behind the plane of the sound tent
– El Cerrito is newly a smoke-free City ..
– We LOVE canines .. but the event is a bit much for dogs and their keepers .. so please be aware .. poochie cannot accompany you to the festival ..
– free nearby street parking is available in almost every direction.. longer strolls later in the day of course .. and DO curb your wheels !
If you love it.. stoke it ! support the arts and foods vendors .. shout your support to the City of El Cerrito ! Donate during the fest in the festival calabash, or after the fest, directly to Public Radio keCg … 540 Ashbury Avenue , El Cerrito CA 94530 … keCg is a broadcast service of West Contra Costa Unified School District and the recipient of several prestigious arts and service awards/accolades … YOU are the Public in Public Radio …we’ll thank you with a receipt for your tax deductible direct donation to the little double rainbow radio station which has been home to worldOne since 1995.
Gotta gallop now … see ya’ll soon in the ol’ worldOneradio corral = : ) ~
Happy Springadingding and nascent Summerings !
17th worldOnefestival simmering….We immersed in the waters of yet another celebration of SF Carnaval … Brave and Beautiful … scintillating with celebrants of all ages … BraziLatinAfricanIdige-digit-all Diaspora … strolling + seeing + hearing + feeling along with friends Michael Roman, Kate and Hazel. BEM ASTRAL! … Phat Beats, Sequins n’ Feathers OH MY ! … and this … dj worldOnelove promptly mixed up a rollicking radio set for airplay recapitulating the whirligig with melanged boom-boom-boom of Carnaval sound systems, while Debra Sue mixed up your photo gallery here… rich with the cascading arco iris of colors and joyful Spirits only a genuine Carnaval intention can conjure. It was a cool + grey day – but the bass + treble + arts + hearts of fire warmed us inside and OUT! Plenty of street hugs and smiles … BiG worldOneradio Xo’s to All ~ JJ + Isadora + Belen + Roger + Antonio + Judah ..+ on + On ..til the break o’ dawn.. = : ) ~
First things first .. look top right on the home page … press play ! .. voila !
Little BIG Sound .. 88.1 keCg 97.7
For several months now .. we have been broadcasting a daily morning radio allayallcall @ 7 – 8:30 am daily PST, ... Rise + Shine .. it might just be your glocal morning cup of tea or mochaccino (Joshi!) …via www.worldoneradio.org (press play, top right on home page) or download tunein free app and search “worldoneradio” or “kecg” … let us know you are tuned in via email.. and we’ll holla atcha !
Universal People’s Improvement Messages (UPIM) …
As a local terrestrial Public FM Radio Station, we naturally seek like-minded-missioned glocal sponsors and individual listener donors. We have been considering for a long time, how to dig a little deeper, to actually align our living~breathing project, with That which actually sponsors the sponsors + listeners + we ourselves. How have we surrendered virtually a l l of our public messaging space to corporations hawking cell phones, car insurance, movies, fastjunk foods, sugary beverages, or pizza? ( I know, e v e r y b o d y loves pizza !) Carramba ! Our small remedy, UPIM are now broadcast hourly via worldOneradio .. to remind, help us unwind our minds, and mind our collective well being … and yes, we’d love to hear from you… if you’d care to create and offer a UPIM … please let us know! via firstname.lastname@example.org … an example follows …
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keCg worldOne radio glocal programming is possible at all, by virtue of human discernment and understanding of ..
HOPE : a Universal People’s Improvement Missive …
We live in hope of deliverance from any darkness that erupts around us … evil : the shadows of hate, violence, avarice, anxiety, apathy, despair, sickness, disease, environmental degradation, ignorance, poverty, dearth, the rumors and conditions of war…
Cynics might say hope is a delusion .. and we might agree, if we might hope idly for some change of condition, mind state, attitude, law, policy. In Spanish, from its Latin language root, hope and wait are the same word .. esperar…. hope is fully alive when not shrouded in ignorance, or disinterest, distraction nor apathy .. instead patience and careful observation are cultivated in our human psyche and all human enterprise, to support and nurture the full flowering of HOPE .. the Rumors and Conditions of Abiding Peace, and continual seeding, cultivating, promoting and making of same .. through well rounded and comprehensive education/humanities, ecology + agriculture + arts + sciences + technology + engineering+ mathematics … on and on through daily rounds of Bright Blessed Days and Dark Sacred Nights .. and throughout all the rolling seasons ..
Hope works and prays and sweats and waits.. for the right opportunity .. a break in the weather, the dissipation of the storm.. and keeps its seed, its ember/fire and its work L I T to deliver its particular hopeful vision as a nascent, if not long-burning potential and reality to our world .. and thus our great leaders, Sheroes and Heroes are at once great thinker-feelers-envisioners-framers… and at once our most h o p e f u l as they keep faith in their respective vision throughout all disciplines and then coax it to become a reality .. often enough through iterations, setbacks and obstacles, formidable hardships, even life threatening opposition, in every arena, from health, to arts, civil rights , ecology, to technology.
It is our duty to remain hopeful and optimistic as we endure institutions and policies which do not work, nor longer function properly in synergy in our home ecosystem, with an ever-expanding worldsview and interconnectivity ..
fitna get my cosmoglocal drift on here … we have always been interconnected .. Pachamama …in real organic Ecosphere and RealClouds and Realmineral Earthnet, RealetherSkynet, Indranet, and YouMeWenet … before iphone, smart phone, telephone, there is Telepathy, Psi and Zeitgeist, Dream-time … before any of our gadgets (made from materials drawn from Alma Mater Earth) … before Intuit there is Intuition and before Beats by Dre.. the pre-installed Beat by G– .. before Oracle there are Oracles … before tight stretchy pants there is Yoga done by Seekers and Sadhus for the alignment and perfecting of their body-mind, and not for a gruvilook or yoga booty .. we have a tendency to rush to odd new demigods~demigoods … stuff and things …and seeming always driven , puffed up, hyped, and Spirit thereby diminished by relentless commercial so-called “development” .. pretty cool stuff, but not it..
Here’s to dialing down the ball-o-confusion and allowing entheos, co-creating .. multidimendimensional enthusion… and YES! gadgets can be very helpful .. in so far as they ..
Raise Divine Sparks ( Tikkun Olam! ) image by Rich Sigberman
Vision + passion + action is the alchemy which precipitates any humanifestation in this world .. the organic circuits of our dreaming, conscious and deliberate envisioning, our visionary imagination engine, through the very chambers of the heart, and our heart of compassion for all life, through the vehicle of the body electric ..
HOPE works and sweats and sacrifices through all the seasons and experimental iterations … all the failures and frustration… even vilification and exile … to realize its goals through joys and tears with courage .. to greet the pulse of this new day …
When you may feel discouraged, avoid negativity in all its forms… from self-defeating thinking, to negating foods or activities, including entertainments … Seek … natural places and spaces, positive non judgmental conversations, water, herbals teas and foods which genuinely support your balance, harmony and well being ..
HOPE springs eternal … look up, look to the morning sun …may you and we all, in turn, spring eternally filled with revivifying hope .. = : ) ~
image by Fletcher Oakes wwwfletcho.com
worldOneradio recent runnings:
One of our keCg/worldOne Youth Radio broadcasters, Nanette Thompson recently generated a feature, broadcast nationally on NPR: On Tansgender Students learning to navigate schools. One primary, interviewee, Jace, is another one of our/my current and Precious Students…
… and if you please, a few recent worldOneradio accolades (as a further testament to the power education with the added juju of glocal musiculture = edjujucation?! :
– 2015 MLK Dream Award (local NAACP)
– 2015 CA State Legislature ( Public Service) Recognition
worldOne is a drum that brings the Good Spirit to protect you .. see our daily program guide under the keCg radio tab above .. e como mai ! Which includes a daily trifecta of programs produced by Mssr. Doug Wendt …
KeCG and worldOne salutes and celebrates 2015 Rex Foundation Ralph J. Gleason Award winner Doug Wendt !
In memory of music journalist Ralph J. Gleason, a major figure in the advancement of music in America in the 1960s, whose openness to new music and ideas transcended differences between generations and styles.
Doug Wendt has been one of the most influential people in the country in bringing Reggae and World Beat music to the American public. He began his career in the Bay Area as Host & Producer of the pioneering commercial radio reggae program The Reggae Explosion on KTIM AM & FM in San Rafael, CA from 1974-1977. Since then he has both hosted and produced various commercial and public radio reggae programs. Doug worked as a journalist contributing articles to Rolling Stone, Beat Magazine and others publications as well as penning liner notes for reggae recordings issued by Island Records, Heartbeat/Rounder, Putumayo and other labels. He was instrumental in promoting many popular reggae festivals and films. Aside from all of his work as a DJ, VJ, journalist and consultant he has accumulated an extraordinary archive of live and recorded reggae and world beat music and videos which he has been in the process of digitizing for posterity. The funds from a Rex award will help him continue to convert his vast personal library of music to digital form. Visit Midnight Dread, here!
… and for a good time shakin’ your beauty … a few video links … to CAli and/or African Thrill you !
Ashel Seasunz ~ Lady Justice
Rocky Dawuni ~ African Thriller
image by G– the Smile that Greets me, Eases my heart, and Rox my worldOne .. dXOodle !
Yes, worldOne lovs y’all Yes! .. how do you fall in brotherly and sisterly love at first s o u n d ? 1beat that’s how ! (Found Sound/ Bang on a Can) presented a day~long celebration of its recent California residency at Montalvo, at PublicWorks SF, and then a pair of educational/youth performances and a final all~day concert at Montalvo Arts in Saratoga. 1beat Fellow Fidel + Corey .. Wow. WOW! Wow! W O O W! Congratulations + E n c o r e !
Thank you and Appreciation to all Fellows and Co-Founder/Directors Jeremy Thal and Chris Marianetti and the directorial staff who moved so adroitly and kindly (Elena! 1beat Leah! Montalvo ) around and behind the scenes. 1beat Co-Founder Jeremy + your friendly neighborhood dj worldOnelove ..
What a utterly refreshing and enthralling musical experience, the likes of which we have not enjoyed since WOMAD festivals. ( Why has WOMAD not returned to the USA in tooooo many years?! ) Real musicality realizes in all kinds of earthnic settings, rustic, desert dusty, cityscapes, or jungly countrysides, all regularly extraordinary, from which the 1beat fellows arise. In this elegantisimo setting, we wandered and followed our eyes and ears through multiple musical atmospheres… perhaps feeling more ourselves like a flock of happy brrds or bees: invited and treated to Interactive musical playgrounds on patios or tree-shaded lawn, roving concerts ( arresting and tender oud + invocals at the Love Temple/ Garden, a Colombian gaita-led parade, calls and response percussives, loops, and lively dances, reaching a happy apogee in an afternoon Garden Amphitheatre showcase ( the finale /encore pictured above) of four 1beat Fellows’ (“pods”) ensembles . The Love Garden, nicely spruced UP, below …
The Montalvo Estate venue is in itself, musical and quite classically beautiful, elegant, spacious, forest and garden encircled, and thus fragrant. The fellows resided there for two weeks prior to offering the musicalfroots of their new collaborations in various pod-ensembles +smaller workshop rhythm, dance, and musical sections. 1beat Co-founder Chris + Corey ..
In its third annual iteration, a very passionate and open collective Spirit of 1beat’s mission was ever-present, in every interaction and musical moment. Intentional, from the heart of the musician as a person, and as a musicultural ambassador. This Spirit was so Present, that days later I am chiming with it, feeling again just how P r e c i o u s it was to be in the midst, and IS. This Spirit IS , and it was invoked by 25 young musicians ages 19-35, visiting and collaborating from 17 countries. View/Meet all the fellows, click this !…
Ultimately, we fell in love with everyone. Now that’s cultural diplomacy, thank you Department of State. 3 cups of tea … you know, with a Daniela + Ahamed + Blessing + a shimmy shimmy shake.
So, there is a deeper wave in the world, added dimensions of seeing and feeling, beyond land and resource grabs, cultural colonization and clan-clashing .. we know this .. and its seems to blossom naturally in the presence of collective intentionality, open hearts +open minds … armature not armaments ? .. pearls of water on the hips not gun ships ? Life beyond national/ized fears and separatisms..
Around the ol worldOneradio corral … we ourselves believe in B E A U T Y .. and the beats … the universe is vibratory .. vibz it UP with worldOnelove !
… and the stars make love to the universe … under blue skies, white clouds… musicalities from and for all earthnicities .. double rainbow higher fire … que bebamos cultura ! and we’re like .. and we’re like .. OOOoOoOooOo …. listen for the three discrete hours of worldOne whirligig 1beat field recordings, indemix on-air and online … feel fine !
most definitely enjoy the video linx.. totally engaging and revealing of the feeling .. http://www.1beat.org/#videos … and listen to 1beat via soundcloud …
more soon … glocal listeners take us with you via tune in free app search “worldoneradio” or “keCg”
if you like what you hear and feel ? e como mai .. tella friend to tella friend to tella friend about these blends .. and if we rock you… rock us like a rockafella acapella … and if you are a po’lanthopist like us .. simply lick our face?!book .. Now .. Gaita ! … GaitON! and turn the people on ! = : ) ~
In our very recent morning email, unedited.. Thank You Back ! = ; ) ~
Message: I don’t know how you guys suddenly appeared on my radio dial, but wow.
i listened for hours to radio brava yesterday and couldn’t believe my ears. i was afraid if i turned my dial away i would never find *that* station again. fortunately, i have found you here so i know you’re real and that i will be able to find you again. i haven’t been so excited about an fm station in a long long time. thank you thank you thank you…….
we understand, we know .. the FMs are modest to say the least … and p r e c i o u s … we did not intend worldOne to be a secret … we rather believe that this sound and feeling merits broad availability and wide o p e n appreciation and enjoyment .. it’s just that after talking to everyone we could think of ( local, a longish list of majors, coast to coast broadcasters, Artists and even Mr. Branson!), and or get an audience with, nearly 2o years ago … we found a modest home in little keCg which welcomed the Mission.. Thank you Prentice, Philip, and WCCUSD. And since them we’ve just been doin it and bein it and doin it ( well, we hope). Funnily enough? the station was indeed underground, in a oft-flooding basement/first floor at ECHS for the first 10 years or so of our nightly broadcasts … then we were in a portable for several years, and now in a pair of much more dignified small studios in a classroom suite … please feel free to call to arrange a visit ! or pop in when you are on- site at El Cerrito High School and Performing Arts Center …
and another email… quite on the heels of the missive above …
…or is this just serendipity? I just ran into you accidentally on my car radio yesterday and said, “Wow.” Now I go to your website and find “I don’t know how you guys suddenly appeared on my radio dial, but wow.” Something must be in the air. Keep it up.
Thank you again ! Please enjoy !! = ; ) ~
an overnight sensation? after 20 years ? ! .. stop hey whats that sound ! yes somethin’s in the air .. I can feel it all around ..
GO! Serenedipity Go ! Go Radio Magic Go ! Go! Logic ! Go ! Go ! Beauty ! GO !
We are still ringing with waves of Appreciation for all the pulsing,evanescing,shimmering gurgling Living Aloha, Arts, Foods, and Dance we absorbed n Kaua’i … and coming back to the Bay … we call it “reentry” ….as it is always a challenge, from traffic to just getting back in our respective saddles at home, school, and practice .. my particular entry was softened and charged up significantly by a few musical and art encounters … reconnecting with Carnaval King DJiJ
mingling among some lovely salseros at Yerba Buena’s free Thursday pm tardeada with Ricardo Lemvo + MaKINA LOCA .. and yes, recorded some sabrosos live vibz to broadcast .. listen for them in the mix ! One recording was made while dancing in a rumba line ! lol !
Shake Your Beauty with us at upcoming worldOne collabs/events :
Sunday, September 14 LIVE BROADCAST @ Solano Stroll, interactive dancealong Santa Fe Stage with : ECHS Dance Production (10 am) , ECHS JAZZ (Noon) , Sosakete (Round Dance), Suhaila Salimpour(1PM) , Baile Folklorico, Del Mars Surf (2pm) , Kamakakehau Fernandez + Halau Makana Lani (3PM), Non Stop Bhangra (3:30), Brasarte (5P)
Saturday, September 20th at Ocean Beach San Francisco Coastal Cleanup ! the State’s largest volunteer event, California Coastal Cleanup Day. In 2013, over 58,000 volunteers removed almost 750,000 pounds of trash and recyclables from California’s beaches, lakes, and waterways. Families, friends, coworkers, scout troops, school groups, service clubs, and individuals come together to celebrate and share their appreciation of California’s fabulous coast and waterways. The event is part of the International Coastal Cleanup, organized by the Ocean Conservancy, which is the largest volunteer event on the planet! Learn more and find an event you can join nearby, at the link above.
Join worldOne at Ocean Beach, San Francisco as we fan out from the foot of Golden Gate Park, (use the Beach Chalet and Windmill as your landmarks), and you can’t miss a few thousand folks+ these United Riddims .. as we comb the beach and give Pachamama and our fabulous Ocean Beach a big XO .. Waddayasay?! .. join Coastal Cleanup Day .. A morning FoG? And a day in the Sun .. Everybody worldOne !
and our endless thanks to Jill Fressinier and Family / Spillart for an unforgettable and intimate evening with The Observer in the House of Stars what follows … ObeyJah/Ras Otis, Queen Jill + King Lee,
The question + the answer .. Blue Space+Golden Clouds .. and YEES! … recorded … this time, adjusting constantly due to impromtu PA jankiness ( all good) … and all the while alternately itching-scratching-jumping-like a-frog, as requested and required by the Celtic Charmer … these too will be added to the sparkling loops and double rainbows of worldOneradio … for the Kaua’I N I’s ..
Following deep Kauai’an odyssey (Te Vai Ura Nui, above) … we are arrived back to Cali, to Cali, to Cali … our hearts are naturally full, and h e a v y upon leaving Hawai’i, Kaua’i, family and cherished and new extended o’hana. Mahalo Nui Loa to All.. Aumakua, Aina and Kai … more will follow .. and importantly we wish to thank and worldOneXO Manea and Sally Joe and Heiva I Kauai (Nathan! Allen!) , Rick and Fa /Kauai Crafters, T.Huni (carver of tiki below)
, Kaylen, Stacey, Emma, Auntie Leilani and Waipa o’hana, Enrico, Catana (henna and fine artist).. Chongolio, Rose(grafittibikini), Steve and Infinity Surfboards.. Patrick at Hanalei Surf, Robert ( Smile, Be Nice!) Blake (Na Pali paleo), Michael and Auntie Angeline’s, Auntie Marie, Sandy, Linda and Commodore @KKCR, Ron Wiley /KONG, Daniel and Linda at Hawaiian Music Store, Seth Yamamoto… Sean and Simone , Doug and Sandy McMaster, John Dumas + Aki ( Joyful Noise Taiko), Farmer’s Marketers Linda, Sal, and Joshua and Luna (Aloha Fresh Macadamias)…Musical Master Michel Poroi (Tamarii Te Faatii), Toa Huhine ( a few handsome kane here pictured with beloved wahine Debra Sue),Kamakakehau Fernandez (reunited in Koloa), Preeta (album art)…
here with Sam and Mike Love at OAK …
Our El Cerritmo back yard looks a bit like the happy clamor of Kapa’a art stroll .. lol … for drying out loud .. …our ears and hearts and muscles are still ringing with delight, and/or exertion …reverberations of drums, surf,smiles, and hips … all catalyzed by the Maestro, Kumu and Good Friend Manea Tapairu …Pairu + Allen + Corey at da jongul pahu shop …
and l i s t e n for upcoming triple scoops of aloha, peppered with Auntie Kathy’s whoo-hoos + yeehaw’s + flirty innuendos +marurus …double anuenue mixology ..
Kaua’iNi radio sehsun One : walk and talk-abouts are quilted togeddah with interludes by :
Kamaka Kukona, George Helm, Michel Poroi, Kamakakehau Fernandez, Eddie Kamae + Sons of Hawaii, Israel Kamawiwo’ole, Dennis Kamakahi, Auntie Genoa Keawe, Seth Yamamoto, Gabby Pahinui, Mike Love, and and Preeta (Make Love Not War) ..
press play above, right .. or find us and take us with you via the mobile app tune in … search worldoneradio or keCg ..
from Queen Emma’s Summer Palace .. a good place to give thanks and even pick potent and tiny Hawaiian jalapenos with local kupuna,
and Hanakapiai stream .. yellow ginger flower … puhi land … have a ohi’a ‘ai and a smile …
and Waipa poi days … lovu Auntie Honey Girl !
More soon … bound in the cords of living Spirit of Aloha, the Life of the land musicartsdanculture .. Ea ! … livealohalive … = : ) ~
Corazon original, reprise… reflection + remebrance of this journey ..
Casa de Cultura / Lavagem /Brasarte … re~united and it f e e l s so g o o d ! especially when a cuica + batalla is goin off nearby .. Bay Rim frequency modulators Dj Jose Luis + David McBurnie at … that Midas toca ! listen li-li-listen !
and what is Music without Visual art you can wear .. Ester designs in Berkeley, support coops in Cameroon and ornaments you ! livin la vida glocal…
Mahalos All Around .. LIFE, Artists, City + Citizens, Sponsors, Vounteers … Now, si vous plez …pass along all the goodness vibrations and recommendations … find more on FaceBook .. and do tune in glocally via Double Rainbow All the Way 88.1 keCg 97.7 or free app Tune In or via Radio IO.
Kamakakehau Fernandez returned on Sunday to play a lovely and lively solo set in store at Down Home Music~ The World’s Juke Box .. below .. The Arrtist, Recordist, and Arhoolie Records Founder Cris Strachwitz.
Thank you Fletcho for all of your great Qi and creative collaboration !
July 3 Images of Los Centzontles with Dj Jose Ruiz
July 4 Images of the entire holiday Event Day
Thank you Mark! for this lovingly offered set of images on Flikr …
Copa Musical ~ H O P E v. Despair
World Game ! WorldOne ! is Officially On ..
Click on the nav bar above, to FEST 2014 if you seek a map and Main Stage line-up. Producer’s reflections and thank you’s follow ..
Hope waits, and prays and sweats through days, nights, months, decades, lifetimes, and across centuries. We are in the era of Rope~A ~Hope, socio-politically, ecologically, and psyche spiritually, while these spheres are largely congruent.
worldOneradio + festival hopes, prays, and works and sweats.
Corey’s Beloved Wife Debra Sue hopes, prays, works, and sweats beside me. Thank you Debra Sue. This seedeejay + educator + producer is for you. YES, I LOVE YOU! YES!
Thank you .. deeply, thank y’all .. to everyone who is patient and generous and kind and helpful towards resonant mission as glocal citizens of this Beautiful World.
And We two are for ALL… All LIFE ALL BEINGS ALL BEAUTY ALLWAYS ALLSTAR…
While the festival is freely presented, you perhaps know what makes these things go~sustain~g r o w …and it takes a willing and active village to L I F T ! .. please do your part … get in the mix … contribute to it .. We need allaya’ll to believe your eyes and help in some way that fits/works for you …
Feed the festival donation powerflower donation pots …. and we will pay it forward .. bring $5-10. to take some worldOnefest vibzed-UP sunflowers home to your own table at the end of the day July 4th .. as you stoke this–> you v o t e for it .. more events ? encourage the kultimulchural Mission of worldOneradio + keCg / District ?
Love’s in need of love today .. send yours in right away ..
You can send a check donation directly to support keCg via :
keCg Public Radio / 540 Ashbury Ave. Suite B200 , El Cerrito CA, 94530
worldOne mandala logo merch will be available: limited 2014 event tees , key chains, necklace, bandanas, limited edition event stage art posters ( Fletcher Oaks, above ) ..
Please remember, only low back chairs and blankets in the infield/bowl .. we do happily set some shade, please defer to elders and special needs peeps . All shade structures must be set behind the plane of the sound tent, these areas and lanes will be clearly marked, as the need arises due to natural growth of one more cool thing in the unihood.
Again, Click on the nav bar above, to FEST 2014 if you seek a map and Main Stage line-up. Producer’s reflections and thank you’s follow ..
Our sweet 16th annual festival is rising right before our eyes, and these are krazi-bizidays as we still manage to manage classrooms, all things keCg Public Radio station and a sole Traditional Healing practice … we call this part tongue-in-cheek ..stresstival .. it is so very, very demanding.. all day all night … requiring sacrifice of time and resources .. we are all in..
Please support the festival and its participants to the fullest..
…if we have done it all right ..the Blesstival follows .. the music and invocations and joy goes UP .. and the skies listen … and the blessing come raining down… into our waking reality and our new heavy sleep and reflective revelatory dreams …
Speaking of sleep, our sleep is bustling … just enough, not really restorative, but it’s that season .. and those weeks of ramping up .. loading out to Cerrito Vista. I awoke this am, with a dream running, showing me my own hands working the solution to a sign construction task I had not yet consciously worked out..nice !
Thank you Main stage Artists and Carnaval performers … Keepers of respective Culture and Arts .. worldOne and y’all do not have celebrity incomes… thank you for working within our volunteer, free setting, and artistic honoraria … Down Home reminds .. Real Musicicans Drive Tractors (too!) Steveland , Shakira , Prince , Lauren, Ceelo, Carlos .. y’all are welcomed any time .. though you’d have to work with us on the budget.
Alas, to our peril … the despair-depression-oppression-sexi-broody-vampire-penguin-antisocial-vanity-me-me-media- business seems to pay faaaar better in the short, brutish, ecocidal-spiricidal haul ..
NO! NO ! Keshagesh … while we got LOV for ya … you can’t do that no more no more no more no more .. ( Buffy St. Marie )
Thank you All Volunteers.. you are keenly aware how much work is required.. . Knuckle scraping, huffing and puffing. Stay hydrated and don’t forget to dance… do not let a dance or a new-friend-moment slip by… the music and dance gods + goddesses will be well pleased to see you dance! Me Too ! WaTCHE ME NOW ! LOL !
Thank you all to all like-minded sponsors .. we Appreciate and thank you !
Endless thanks you’s City and Citizens of El Cerrito as we prepare to welcome all kindza folks, every kind of people, to our glocality, where we will Shine On! and Turn the People On to how Beautiful and Day In The Sun can Be .. as we watch a small world after all swirl before our eyes .. musiculture and texture ..smiles, lips and hips , elders and children, Red Tails , textiles and aromas …
Now Gwan and Shake Your Beauty !
Thank you critics and frenemies … seriously .. if it doesn’t kill us, it made us stronger .. and through virtually all of our genuine impassioned creative exchanges we learn and polish each other .. iron can sharpen iron .. while irie softens irie .. more peace in our area fari ..
Forward in One Imperfect yet Perfecting Love Galore ..
For those who I may have disappointed, or neglected in my passion to see this done, I apologize. please forgive me. To my family and friends, from whom I am too often absent, immersed, I ask for your understanding and forgiveness. If it’s not abundantly clear what motivates and drives me what have seen and see, I hope that time will GRACE and bear out the fruit of these particular ex-insperiences, works/offerings, and that you will feel proud. That said, time cannot be replaced, as it is a river. May we spend more time together loving and living and crying and laughing, on and in the River.
Let’s make a Festival .. Everbody worldOne ! … Smile and be Happy! …
Gracias a La Vida ! Giving Life Back to Life .. Give More than we take, and Watch the World ReMake !
Ho’o make make .. Maka Kilo Kilo .. Ojala ! O Mudupwe !
2014 worldOnefestival promo video here !
See “Fest 2014″ tab above for Main Stage schedule July 3+4 2014 and map … low back chairs , no dogs (though we love them ,sorry!) bike valet ! shade tents /umbrellas must be placed only beside and behind sound tent.
La Vida Es Carnaval .. herewith, a sparkling morning visual sonic whirligig of SF Carnaval 2014 . thanks and xo to all who greeted and mingled with such calentura humana .. Luke!Mon and Fam, Maisa Duke, Jade Itiene, Tambores de Colombia, Mario + Kantuta , Lisa+Paula SambaFunk, Ryan + Rueda con Ritmo, BananaJazMan! solo and that BiiiG HUUG from a newBromano deAnudaMadre! ..
The above are images gently invited and recorded by my beloved wife Debra Sue. For my part, I follow my ears ? l o l ? … the street was throbbing and pulsing and primping and fluffing, feathers and sequins and fish-nets oh my … Father Sun peeked over the Vics and Edwardians to illumine the tributes of the Aztec dancers.. and I, for my part .. was going going gonnie …. swooning .. copal, prayers to the four directions .. all generations .. and I could hear them .. feel them … echoing across time … no drugs … just natural magic … invoked .. from the Center of 24th and Bryant in the Heart of La Mission. All shimmered and shook las cuerdas palpably and powerfully .. Good Axe and Amen!
Carnaval is for ALL .. genuine festivals ( not commercial spectacles) are fountains of pyche-spiritual renewal … the streets + parks + citizens + foods + flora + fauna + flavors + murals + families > flower-burst into grander dimensionality …. connection … understood and supported by the creative kinetic arts-participants and citizens, or alas, systematically misunderstood and under-appreciated, thus displaced by the pressures of gentrifications, corporatizations, greedia, landlordovers, surreal estate, skinnier jeans, smartalec phones.. with all due respect to all the preceeding …. its a great day to think and feel indigenous, feel communally, community-connected .. a chance to Open UP Our Minds and Hearts …. and Celebrate, Acknowledge, Give Thanks to Flowering Flowing LIFE .. Giving Ourselves to Life by Immitating and Honoring IT .. with all its glorious texture and color and music and sense and playfull sexi sensuality. A chance? if not a happy, life-affirming obligation.
And yes, the sweat to Shake our Beauty and the sweat to make it happen , is the best perfume. Speaking of which, we just implemented our second SYB event at El Cerrito High School .. kultimulchural dayclub social-style worldance .. everyone dances with everyone .. to great results and viBz allaround.. Ms. Kronenberg and Dance Production ROX!
in a similar exuberant feeling … JLO + PitBull + Claudia Letitte lead us in this Copa Anthem WE ARE ONE …
“show the world where you’re from .. show the world we are One !” It’s all connected … and it can be so much more beautiful for more and more of us every day … if we will Let it Be and actively help Make it So … keep a positive thought in your mind and heart… make OneLoveGalore your intention and sound track … Ask for Patience, Wisdom, and Guidance …. Trust Jah’s Ways and Prepare to be Amazed … and see y’all soon at worldOnefestival 2014 …
We are juiced this week to have chatted / communicated personally with Sister Carol on the subject of Live No Evil, Jenna Mammina re: new releases in multiple genre, and Andrew/Interchill re: Firedance Kaya Project .. you’ll be finding it all in the mixology at www.worldoneradio.org .. like worldOneloves Odilon + Michael in Brazil .. press p l > a y on the website or take us with you via the free app TuneIn : search “worldoneradio” .. worldOnelovesoulsoundunity = ; ) ~
Thank You! Appreciation Mr. Marley and Tuff Gong .. more inna minute …
And Thank you, Salamat ! Mr. We ! for hand carrying seed-dees of Tinikling musics back from Pilipines!
And a Thank you SoleyJah and Working Company for allowing us to premier this Roots video “AftaHurricaine” by Bhy2R…
While keCg Youth Crew, my daily charge, have all kinds of supraG rubadubbermade lov, bOuNce, ran dom nes s, NRG, and curiosity … along with broadly self-reflective, admitted generational laziness, distraction and/or procrastination … arrgh!! + XOALL! And Just being h u e m a n, adolescing, Earth, Bay Area, WE Day 2014.
Well, whod’a guessed. I suppose it’s more than time … lol !?
We have been honored in several recent Recogntions and a Precious conversation:
– 2013 Contra Costa County AC5 Fine Arts Award (Oct)
– unite4good Award innovation : hero ( Jan 2014)
– Hometown Hero (Feb 2014) http://www.contracostatimes.com/west-county-times/ci_25275220/hometown-hero-el-cerrito-high-teacher-makes-difference
When we began this worldOneradio+festival Musical Odyssey nearly 20 years ago ( Hey! a musical ! ), with all the elements of a proper Odyssey/Journey .. Corey honestly b e l i e v e d that Listeners, Artists, Sponsors, Soccer Moms, Labels, Industry Executives, Administrators of various stripes would receive our proposal and intention happily and enthusiastically, virtually immediately… it all seemed so fresh, upwelling , present. new and old, musipoetically interesting, eclectic, culturally nuanced, educative, affirming, and natural. That last part? is what apparently has taken nearly 20 years to catch on? amidst all the erstwhile socio-cultural inertia or spasms and deepening clamor, titillation, stroboscopes and weapons of mass distraction, TMI, information-overload of Modern Times, Race Babbling. (Our particular one-more-radio-and-festival-option is certainly one kind of those).
20 years ago was when I had plenty of dark thick braided hair + a strong radio industry resume, and a car/van that was 20 years younger, to boot. Well y’all know Corey felt compelled to immerse in Public Education, and simultaneously been “declined” by erstwhile industry radio, found a home for worldOneradio in little FM’s 88.1 keCg 97.7,(Thanks Phil, Prentice, Jeanie ) and @10 years subsequent, of course, online. The “Radio Industry” per say, was momentarily piqued, but ultimately unmoved by worldOne overtures, internally reactive and broadly convulsive (due to the emergence of internet), to the point where, today, I hardly recognize it, and likely vice versa. Life is a River and the river has moved on. Are you ridin’ in the river in you tiny canoe ? Are you sittin on the sidelines watchin the view? (Speech)
Just perhaps … perhaps akin to a JAZ musician who, perhaps, finds a somewhat broader and receptive/appreciative audience, after a few decades, usually afar, and sometimes nearby ?
And perhaps, Akin to Gandalf, who having battled, tilted, exhausted and surrendered … transcending and travelling across space and time returned (to you,us ) as Gandalf the White (Ifa/Obatala) ..
– Youth Crew Iview with Ziggy David Nesta Marley(March2014)
Thank you Mr. Marley and Tuff Gong ! http://tuffgong.com/ FLY RASTA! engaging lively and direct with th keCg Youth Crew
Corey is taking a Spring Break moment here to again invite, an ALL Call to AllaYall .. to contribute, listen, feel, taste, dream, support, enjoy, dance, sing, work, sweat (the best perfume), cook, muse, swim, hike, bike … in some more perfect harmony … with Endless Appreciation to all our Community Friends, Families, Volunteers, Landlords, Framily, City, County, WCCUSD, ROP, Artists, Labels, Doug Wendt , Gregg Mcvicar, Recordists, Collaborators, Inspirators, VW Vanagon Mechanics, Butterflies BrrdsNBees, Earth and Sky, Ancestors, and my Beloved ceaselessly caring caressing Debra Sue …
who have supported and nurtured us this far … through decades of Bright Blessed Days and Dark Inky Sacred Nights .. All Star All Right ..
Ziggy / Fly Rasta … ” I don’t want to live on Mars” …
so .. where do we go from here?
worldone a GO GO ! Go Magic Go! Go Logic Go! Go Love Go!
Go Ecology Go! Go Peace Go! Go AllaWe Go ! = ; ) ~
We’re apparently on some kind of roll, magic carpet ride here? … an overnight sensation ! after @ 20 years .. lol ! GRATEFUL!
It will mos def go to our hearts and not go to our heads .. still just makin the rent for our blessed home/office/heartquarters .. and el Caballo Rosado (88 VW COMBi) is just getting older ….
Last month .. Richmond’s Craneway Pavillion played host venue for unite4good Bay Area .. the continuing and evolving tour which is calling for a global consciousness and movement to do and be precisely, and manifold that.. united intention of goodness .. no small endeavor .. round the ol’ worldOneradio corral … we finna roll widdaT .. we finna shout boutiTst! .. no doubt boudiTst! .. after all, so-much-trouble-in-the-world, much unnecessary negative stress and grief in the world .. Really …. what is there left, what else? to do ?
We met many beautiful, dedicated, talented, UPful people faallin UP! while the tour was here .. precious and fast moving, while unite4good surveyed glocal life on the ground on the East Bay Rim .. the tour actively deliberated and chose Richmond as its destination after NYC and Miami (Respect! to SF or LA) .. and among others, unite4good chose to acknowledge djworldOnelove (Corey) and WCCUSD 88.1 keCg 97.7 as the recipient of a community “Hero” award… for our works of nearly 20 years in musicultral Arts and Education. We are honored . Thank you and GO ! unite4good.
To wit .. of late, and for iver, a thematic song on-air with us, is the onederful inspiratorial shuffle + by Nightmares on Wax … i do be .. … ” be the most magnificent.. live a life that’s benvolent .. be the highest of the highest or anything equivalent .. i do be .. “ Thank you and Respect ! dj Ease / George Evelyn + N o W crew .. ROOTS! SOUL! ROKON!
These last several weeks have demanded some of the heaviest lifting and full engagement in recent memory … as an urban amorista edjujucator ..
so I especially appreciate some LIFT like this .. getchoself some Pharrell Williams kind of happy … http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6Sxv-sUYtM&feature=kp .. and speaking of happiness … sometimes you have to be your own sunshine .. and sometimes, like NYE, My Beloved She, is Giving Me the Ooh~La~ La !
worldOnefestival 2014 is now on the summer horizon .. herewith announced for your enjoyment and planning ..
and thus we have much for which to be Grateful and much to look forward to .. yaymen !
When worldOneradio was concieved @ ’94 ish .. I asked a consumately talented jazz friend, Mr. Rich Sigberman, to render his fine craft as Artist to create a modest, sincere invocation.. like a ketubah .. to visualize the intention for worldOneradio .. it resides in the center of our home sanctuary … along with images of objects that Rich observed while visiting in our thence SF home … a micromacro image including Nike (the Goddess), a decahedron, cruciform, a cosmic dancing Tara, supernova heart + double bass .. it is inscribed …. Raise Divine Sparks ..
excerpted from innerfrontier.org …
Isaac Luria, the renowned sixteenth century Kabbalist, used the phrase “tikkun olam,” usually translated as repairing the world, to encapsulate the true role of humanity in the ongoing evolution and spiritualization of the cosmos. Luria taught that God created the world by forming vessels of light to hold the Divine Light. But as God poured the Light into the vessels, they catastrophically shattered, tumbling down toward the realm of matter. Thus, our world consists of countless shards of the original vessels entrapping sparks of the Divine Light. Humanity’s great task involves helping God by freeing and reuniting the scattered Light, raising the sparks back to Divinity and restoring the broken world.
it takes a village to raise child …
it takes a world ? to raise our selves and our world ? toward G– ?
Start living on a higher vibration
Now we take it to the heights of creation
Perfection of divinity
Is everyone’s duty
Don’t waste your time
Living for the vanities
We are creatures of faith
Victims of destiny
Which we create
Now we living on a higher vibration
‘Cause we take it to the heights of creation
Ziggy Marley – Higher Vibration ..
the next and shortest poem in all poetry? ..
Go YOU ! GO ! Me ! Go ! WE ! = ; ) ~
The Beatles first cast thier magic s p e l l over Britain, North America and the World in the early 60’s .. these exuberant fotos always get me .. a harbinger of what was to come …
Perhaps its just a series of joyful and clever martketing fotos ?
It occurs to me, and Corey’s Beloved-Wife’s-Beloved-Sister Lisa, that therein, along with photo/set art +craft+ serendip … perhaps some gemetria ? emerges from these particular images? … onedering ….
another alternate take … hmmmm …
The photo was taken by photographer Dezo Hoffman on Monday, March 25, 1963 at Allerton Golf Course in Liverpool.
Many people have assumed that the jump photo was taken from The Beatles “Twist & Shout” single but that photo was taken on a different day at a different location most likely Sefton Park. (www.feelnumb.com)
The Muses work in mysterious ways … Music is a Spirit … from your world tradition, language, alphabetic knowlege …poetically .. might you discern any particular semblance or resonance to some form, some artful message?
Martketing and/or some serendipitous form of alphabetic/symbolic Lords A Leaping Kinetic Art ? Maybe their ecstatic leaping was message enough .. What say you … feelin’ it ?
Whatever it was or is …. g’wan and Twist! and Shout! LOVE! = ; ) ~