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! = ; ) ~
drawing by Zac Rodgers
Kwanzaa celebrates what its founder Maulana Karenga called the seven principles of Kwanzaa, or Nguzo Saba (originally Nguzu Saba—the seven principles of African Heritage), which Karenga said “is a communitarian African philosophy,” consisting of what Karenga called “the best of African thought and practice in constant exchange with the world. The celebration had some traction years back, though currently not very popular here in the USA … a la 2% ( like Jazz? ) .. still, potent !
hmmm .. Unity, Self-Determination, Collective Work and Responsibility, Cooperative Economics , Purpose, Creativity, Faith … Geez.. you’d think that woulda taken off ! And just L I S T E N to this, S A Y A L O U D — > Umoja, Ujima, Kujichagulia, Ujamaa, Nia, Kuumba, Imani …. as sonorous and spiritual as a mantra or a John Robinson/ Lil Sci lyric …
Dr. Karenga did not host the MTV Music Awards … but Russell Brand has! .. and he now crows, it was a total charade. The preceding link is the October BBC interview with Jeremy Paxman … over and undertones of George Carlin and Jay Billington Bullworth and Dylan Ratigan .. though framed by Russell’s gorgeous curls, a lovely beard, flashing eyes and teeth ... Geez … you’d think this would take off ? Looks like it is ! (see Kwanzaa, above )… it’s said if you are not angry, you are not paying attention .. careful though … be sure to wick it, shake it off ! Keep Shakin’Your Beauty !
There is alot more to say about all this, that’s likely what the next 500 years is for .. so let’s see, be, do, .. and accentuate the positive .. don’t mess with Mr. In Between … peoplovpeacecopowerunity !
The evolution will be broadcast .. and needs a soundtrack .. worldOne ! ... Geez … you’d think this too would take off !
Let’s see … an overnight sensation? after nearly 20 years ? .. YES! we can work with that!
Though, we do cherish our solace and retreat … We here at worldOne Heartquarters enjoyed a Holy Spoon this early AM .. all hearts and hips and purrrrpurrrpurrrrhh …after mixing several hours of pre-dawn mixology–>
worldOneradio —> 12-27-13 —> A Lucid Nation / Genetics Retro Gene + Tony Duncan /Sacred Mountain + Medicine Game/ Dvd excerpt + Redbone /13th Hour + A Tribe Called Red / Different Heroes + Dj Spooky Dawn Penn / No No No Remix + Luciano Tribute to Dennis Brown + Get Smart Mambo dvd Excerpt + Nightmares on Wax / Feelin Good + Lisa Hannigan / I Don’t Know + Gogol Bordello / Name Your Ship + Rita Hosking / Something You Got + Sudama Mark Kennedy / Amazing Grace –> and on and on til the break o dawn –> along with all the great daily morning CST musicality in Undercurrents, and the Daily Doug Wendt Trifecta of Native +World +ROOTS… and Radio EdPhones.
We have deeply enjoyed Interchill Records releases and Artists collective over a long while … newly … We are t h r i l l e d to welcome many recent longplay mix contributions from Interchill dj AnDJrew ... you’ll hear these poured into daily and nightly worldOneradio mixology … for Interchillage people .. you .. me .. ALLAWE!
You can listen to worldOneradio 24/7 by pressing PLAY @ top right of this website (shoutcast) .. or take us with you via free app tune in .. your smart phone as a magical mystery divining rod .. NICE .. search “worldOneradio” and you’ll see the logo pop up … now that’s a smart use of smart phone !
We wish you PEACE and LOVE …. (the spirit of) Christmas isn’t just one day a year .. it’s a frame of mind (Kris Kringle, Miracle on 34th Street) … Bright Blessed Days and Dark Sacred Nights … throughout the rolling year .. Mo’ Bless ! .. less stress …
Stay Bless = ; ) ~
Good Morning Good ! Good Afternoon! Good Evening ! .. where are you ?
a recent image generated by Fletcher Oakes … from worldOnefestival 2013 .. what a glorous mandala .. nicely mandalaholopoetically depicting the energy of the day, and what a surprise that this image emerged from … ready? .. a live surf band set with the Delmars .. which also featured a family sing-along politi-ditty …”Old Monsanto Had a (Franken) Farm .. and that’s -stein not Al .. because if Al Franken had a farm … that would likely be farmulous!
In October worldOneradio +festival accepted an Honor awarded by Contra Costa County Arts Commission/ AC5 for Corey’s work of nearly 20 years (but who’s counting?) as :
Founder/ Director of worldOneradio WCCUSD Public Radio 88.1 keCg 97.7, to educate and engage the community while promoting global awareness through music culture nature and technology… and .. the very popular worldOne festival in El Cerrito .. and … educator who provides who provides his students with practical experiences of diverse cultures.
2013 Co-Honorees include the much respected and ebullient Los Centzontles Mexican Arts Center www.loscenzontles.com and formidable imagineer Architect James Phillip Wright. And YES, we are already talking and planning collaborations catalyzed by this lovely AC5 trifecta. Along with an official County Proclamation we each are presented with fabulous award icon; an original Randy Strong art glass sculpture, ” flame of creativity” . N I C E! Photo below with CCC Supervisors by Fletcher Oakes Photograhy.
This past weekend , James and Corery and Rady met together at RStrongglass, to thank Randy for his icons, and become creatively acquainted .. lol .. all fire, fire signs, Sag’s firing away, cavorting beside the the watery pools of our respective beloveds Susan, Debra Sue, and Maggie ( cherished, though not pictured here) … I cannot figure out how Randy has any eyebrows at all, much less those amazing-luxurious-wing-like eyestaches….
While nearly always galloping, wise ones in my life have advised me to pause deeply take this in. I shall do my best to pause and reflect.
Receiving is probably just common sense and practical good advice, as any Bay Area industry spotlights have almost summarily, to date, successfully circumnavigated our work, and otherwise shift rather quickly! LOL ? And perhaps as a reminder to keep a level head about the context of this genuinely great joyous honorary moment, El Caballo Rosado, our ’88 workhorse L.U.V vanagon, refused to leave the barn this am, just to keep it real. col?
That said, I appreciatively share this distinction and will shine this honor forward with all who have supported my various related initiatives: My Beloved Wife-Collaborator-Healer Debra Sue Kelvin, City of El Cerrito, WCCUSD, CCC ROP, and all the Artists, Sponsors, Recordists, Producers, Professional Mentors and Public Ed Teachers, Volunteers, Listeners who have shared their passions and creativity with our students and our community through keCg Public Radio, worldOneradio + festival.
What I have sought to offer over this span of time is a deep dream of a harmonized, healthy, beautiful, restored, co-creative world.
That dream is kindled in the deepest recesses of my mind, and finds its first ring of manifestation in the world at home, Heartquarters. Living with my Beloved who also manages her own solo Integrative Health Practice. She does all that, holds up half my sky, and not only speaks “Corey”, she can read my handwriting back to me when I cannot, and is the finder of lost objects.
Given our passions and modest combined household incomes, we only get by with a LOTTA help from our friends, and collaborators mentioned above and the generosity of our landlords. My deep and sincere thanks dear landlords who have generously affordably-housed us in El Cerrito over a few decades, The Kawatas, and over the last several recent years, The Chen Family. Landlords all over the County, I trust you are listening!
Our friend responded to the news of this award with a wily wink …
I always enjoy myself at the (festival) and appreciate all that your intention behind it brings. I also enjoy the radio station regularly and have it programmed into my car choices. Enjoy. Let it in…..because now that you have been publically recognized…..you can never give up the fair…..sly those (City and County Officials) …..A.
May it be so! I would add that we managed, together as a County, Cities, Schools and Districts, to survive some very lean, and even nearly mean economic seasons, to arrive to this day. I might say we did do artfully. The art of living is seeing a way, a practical way, some resourceful, inspired and inspiring way where there is no way. And so, perhaps a further testimony to the value of seeing and processing information and experience artfully. And bringing an artful perspective to rational-in-the-word needs and problems. Respecting and reinventing traditions. Disabusing ourselves of what no longer works. A higher path. A different way to interpret and present feelings and thoughts. A rounder expression of our glorious human soul-fullness, kultimutural heritage and hoped-for collective future. Arts speak an added dimensional language of the heart, mind, and soul. Arts help shape healthier humans.
It is my hope that ALL civic and business enterprises continue to vigorously and generously support the nurturance of comprehensive whole-being education, enlightened business practice, active collaboration among the two, and the celebration of our world of musics, arts, dance, architecture, agriculture, ecology, sciences and life-long-learning.
G’wan Shake Your Beauty ! We will too !
From the heart, thank you. Don’t stop believing. worldOnelove!
Sooo Sunday morning visit to Catahoula Coffee In Richmond… for a savory and some signature house Lola-blend beans … in our car.. Lila Downs via 88.1onelove .. we step onto to the foggy, blustery curb (what difference a day make!) there’s a unicorn ! and a good and weathered Dewalt is BoomBoxin ….Lila Downs …whatchu listeneing to Brro ? worldOneradioo! NICE !
BiG Green UP Urban Tilth Brromanos Andrew and Jessie … representing for Pachamama, growing healthy foods, attitudes, and communities …
Que comamos y bebamos (agri) Cultura ! Una vida loca y un sol .. vale ! = : ) ~
Presentation Ceremony and Reception for the 2013 Arts Recognition Awards
The Arts and Culture Commission of Contra Costa County (AC5) invites everyone to attend the presentation ceremony and reception for the 2013 Arts Recognition Awards recipients at the Board of Supervisors Chambers, 651 Pine St., Martinez, CA. The ceremony and reception will be held on October 22, 2013, 9:00 a.m. with reception immediately following the presentation.
AC5 and the County Board of Supervisors are honoring two individuals and an organization for the significant contributions to the arts and culture of Contra Costa County and beyond that they have made over a sustained period of time. The Arts Recognition Awards will be presented at the regularly scheduled Board of Supervisors’ meeting, Tuesday, October 22nd, 9:00 am at the County Administration Building located at 651 Pine St., Martinez, CA. A reception will follow immediately after the presentation by the Board of Supervisors. The awardees for 2013 are, Corey Mason, educator and cultural promoter, Los Cenzontles Mexican Arts Center, and James Phillip Wright, architect.
Each honoree will receive a commemorative glass sculpture representing the flame of creativity created by the internationally recognized glass artist Randy Strong of Berkeley from the Arts Commission and a resolution from the Board of Supervisors honoring their accomplishments.
This week .. thanks to our colleague Kym Kuzmic, we were honored to welcome an Angel-Fly-By Film Maker Joshua Bee Alafia to live Studio A, with the keCg Youth Crew… visiting the Bay Rim to celebrate the West Coast Premiere of his latest full length feature ” Let’s Stay Together” … open the link above to learn more about his vision, works, words and warmth ..
So, we are chitchattin, madhattin, reasonin .. and I peruse his Bio … and I see… Cuban Hip Hop All Stars … which he shot in 4 days some 10 years ago .. Yii ! … I plotz … and run for the video cabinet to have him personally glyph the video .. and while weare at it .. Goodness + Graciousness AllAround he hits us with some fiya from these Artist Poets … Frank Waln ~ Blood for Oil
and Oku Onuora …
Hang Onto Your Halo Y’ALL …. Blessed Bee …
Third times’ the charmstrong ! And it gets better every time …
We Oneder, which are some of the most powerful global harmonic sonic sonic tonic anthems you enjoy …
that you’d care to recommend for sharing, caring, and broadcast? Hopefully, you’ll hear many similar vibz and insights as you listen to worldOneradio .. locally via 88.1 keCg 97.7 or via ‘puter glocally @www.worldoneradio.org or shoutcast or tune-in smartphone app search > “worldoneradio” ..
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Hey ! THANK YOU AC5! and Contra Costa County Arts Comission .. we have been honored as a recipient …
County Arts Commission Bestows 2013 Awards
For fifteen years, the Arts and Culture Commission of Contra Costa County (AC5) has been recognizing arts leaders in our communities through the Arts Recognition Awards. The award honors individuals, businesses, or charitable organizations that have made significant artistic or philanthropic contributions to Contra Costa’s arts and culture over a sustained period of time. Each year the AC5 solicits nominations from the community through their ARTBEAT electronic newsletter and through their web site, www.ac5.org, where the nomination period is announced and the guidelines and forms can be downloaded. Anyone is eligible to nominate, and any individual or organization within ContraCostaCounty may be nominated. The Commission creates a panel of judges from their County District Arts Commissioners, and three honorees are selected.
Just adding these images signaling our return … back in the El Cerrito, CALi saddle … the ol’ worldOneradio corral on San Francisco’s East Bay Rim .. Maruru! Heiva I Kauai and Manea and Nathan .. the hard working friends and gentlemen pictured here with dj worldOnelove in Kapaa, Kauai… deep mahalos to ALL who shared thier Aloha spirit with us .. we are grateful .. details to follow .. along with all kine musixcology … ( Bruddah Natan get an ever present beaming smile-from-the-heart and a Kauai-shape mole on his chest(hahd to get bote o’ dose!) I love how our worldOne mandala logo also looks akin to a drum … that brings the good spirit to protect you .. and chase away the bad …so its is said …
Heiva I Kauai 2013 and here’s why we gathered …
an yet more … and this is how I like my hat to to look and feel, and when I am in this atmoslove ..
makes scents! …. then, thus overwhlemed and spirtis washes and scrubbed clean (mahalo Auntie Angeline’s) …we gather up all the cds, impressions overt and subliminal, audio bits, conversations and mixe a summer sonic hologram … worldOneradio 08-11-13 kauai shout outs + mahalos
||Falkenbrock + snowbow
||Nakai Cody Sarde
||Tino’s breaks 5
||Tino corp 01
|| Young tree 99
||Holo holo kihoalu
||Slack key huakai
||Addison st 13
||Lei no ka’iulani
||boy+pauoa liko Ka kekua
|| piha hauoli
||Kana kuila 97
|| Toti’s tahitians
||Te arapo +te ori ori ra
||Tah drm +dnce v3
||Mele no kahului
||Wherd all the good people go
||In between dreams
||Fat freddy’s drop
||Roady + wandering eye
||Based on true story
||Mystic roots band
||Stay postv 13
||Life is but a dream
||The ultimate 53-61
||rumor de tus tangos
||Reboot the mission
||Glad all over
and we re-broadcast what we experienced, to help us remember the Beauty, the blessings of aina the moana, pre-dawn poi-washing, mountain apple~awapuhi whirligigs, pond bathing ( akamai of flash floods) paddling-beneath kala and mahina, enthralled-double-anuenue-all-the-way, fly-by hahalua, and honu and mano (yiikes!), the frienships and the work …
LiveAlohaLive … shoot the fader … bump the meter … shake the tweeter .. bump it well well welll press play > = : ) ~
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Gracias a La Vida .. que nos ha dado tanto .. Debra Sue and Corey offer deepest thanks all Artists, Production staff, Volunteers, Sponsors, Artisans, Foodies, City and every attendee who made this worldOne musicopia a palpable, shimmering expression of musiculture, BEAUTY, and what makes U.S.ALL … packing down and repairing, wrapping details now .. plenty of those ! and yes, we are sleeping more deeply.sol !…
a few pics here .. Thank you Mark!
and more fromFletcher Oakes ..
peek at FB for more .. see side bar .. Thanks Gina!
this Bollywood mention ( Non Stop Bhangra!) from in CC Times
luz, amor, y buena vibra ..