World One Radio + Festival

SummeRings and Rox through Equinox


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!jose-ruiz-corey-2016
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 ! solano-stroll-truck-back-2016




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!     ca-coastal-seawall-2016


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 !  =  ;  ) ~

worldOnefestival 2016 + U.S.ALL ~ All Our Relations

Good Morning Good ALL …  

Esteemed worldOne festival Artists + Production + Tech + Volunteer + Atrisan Collaborators

Thank you !  for your Willingness + Passion + Love + Professionalism

It all came together, as these wonderfully complex events do …

after a full year , and even y e a r s of planning, among persons, teams , organizations …

into a Beautiful Swirling Wind-Washed and Sun-Bathed Celebration of worldOnelove …U.S.ALL ..

The production cycle is of course  several active weeks of pre and post fest tasking .. crescendo and  denouement  ..

some tasks heady and logistic… others sweaty and all knux and alley oops..

This morning Corey is having trouble typing, these several days .. pinched nerve due to hanging from trusses, and pounding or removing rebar.. lol..

any sore muscles, splinters will pass , as will this day and season… in our Parade of Days ..

What will not pass or dissolve is our collective and Spiritually etched immersion into the living letters of Great Spirit ..

Earth Wind Fire Water Air … breathing together + speaking appreciations, swaying sharing and praising that which Give Us Life

the very ground of our existence to pursue the Dream of this Evolving America , We the People ..

Living the Arts of Living  as Human Beings ..

Learning Evermore to Live Our Highest Aspirations  though Bright Blessed Days and Dark Sacred Nights ..

U.S.ALL Our Relations …

Happy Summerings !  Ride on and Turn the People On !

Thank You All, Mahalo, Iorana, Gracias, Sukriat, Salamat, O se,  Xie Xie  … Blessed Be ..

Merci Merci , we

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Master Artist Photographer Fletcher Oakes has created another in a series of growing worldOne main Stage Mandala …straight through the heART of Living .. looking forward to gathering all together … Artists + Families + Celebrants + Citizens +

Sosakete’ s magnificent totem ( relationship) pole ( see below, scroll down) + one hundred or so hand-sewn flapping kultimultural flags .. a Red White +Blue , Red Gold +Green Double Rainbow musicultural medicine wheel you can feel … for USAll … All Our Relations ..

A Muse Update :  On Sunday , July 3 please do join us for a special performance of Circus Imagination at 4PMADOruBOwl Food Truck will be on site to serve up savory Pilipino Cuisine, opening our July 3 Poli Pa’ina 5-7PM with Patrick Landeza + Friends, joined by Mahealani Uchiyama and Halau KaUaTuaHine .  

Festival attendees protocol/notes:   We are growing as the word gets out about worldOneradio+festival  .. ( an overnight sensation, after only 20 years?! ). Yes, we can bring picnic/byo, respectfully.

El Cerrito is a smoke-free city, that is, no smoking in shared public places.  

from the El Cerrito Shopping Center ( former Safeway ) on San Pablo at Moeser.  

We love pets though we cannot admit dogs, as canines can become fractious/nervous and their human handlers can get similarly edgy.

Blankets + low back chairs only please ..  please > tents, umbrellas, regular high back chairs  behind the line of Production/Info tents, clearly marked, for everyone’s sight lines and enjoyment.The Main Stage sounds great anywhere in the seating area!

If you may have needs for other ability / seniors, please lets us know in advance, as there are some shade structures in place for those of us with particular other needs.

Bicycle valet is available and public transport is encouraged.

There will be City /local  shuttles running up from the from the El Cerrito Shopping Center ( former Safeway ) on San Pablo at Moeser. Our July 4  food court is nearby across Pomona street, a short distance via sidewalks with ramps. Ample free street parking nearby in the neighborhood , though each year it seems we have to walk a bit further, often several blocks and there are a few hills ( curb those wheels). Cerrito Vista Park is located a few blocks East of BART about equidistant between EC Plaza and Del Norte  .. likely @ 20 minutes of stroll from either BART station. An easy bike ride from BART.

Please remember that while this is a freely presented event, City, Sponsor, and District  funding does its part, as a volunteer -driven event we have responsibilities too, to add our stoke to the Arts. Please do support the hand and heart selected Arts and Foods vendors, festival merchandise, and the donation pots at the Main Stage. A little goes a long way if we all donate a little, and a lot goes a whole lot further.

If you are planning to arrive in advance of a set .. please allow time for parking getting settled in, earlier is better!

worldOne djs and other interludes are ready to invite, engage and delight you. Our Gratitude + Admiration always for the work and Inspiration of  Master Blenders :  Gregg McVicar UnderCurrents Radio   and Jose Ruiz aka MundoMuzik .

July 3  Circus Imagination 4 PM  Center field

5- 7 PM  Patrick Landeza + Friends ki ho’alu  +  Mahealani Uchiyama Halau KaUaTahine                                              Sponsored by El Cerrito Arts and Culture Commission 

Enjoy on site Cuisine with ADOruBOwl Food Truck  + Kiane’s Shave Ice … (BYOK)

July 4 Main Stage  :

10:00 A   Real Vocal String Quartet  

10:50 Friendship Round Dance lead by  Sosakete Perkins

11: 05    Steep Ravine 

12:10    Brasarte Samba interlude

12:55    Kalil Wilson with LOVE

2:00      Reggae Angels

3:10      West African Highlife Band

4:25      Carlitos Medrano + Sabor de Mi Cuba   

5:35      Non-Stop Bhangra 

Infield :

Circus Imagination ~ 11 A + 1 P (with Magical Nathaniel ! ) + 3 P 

Hoopin’ Heather ~  10:30 + 12: 30 + 2: 30  

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88.1 keCg 97.7  was founded in 1978, licensed to El Cerrito High School/WCCUSD. You can imagine how we struggle inside a massive school district to make it all work, on a comparative “shoe string”, amidst 50 school and respective programs.  Since 1995, multiple award-winning worldOneradio operates, as yet, on a Wing and Prayer .. and YES ! we need all of us who cherish public spirited media, musicultral arts and education, community good juju to do what y’all and we can in our respective tiny canoes .. Calling all Amoristas and Active Citizens to pitch into the celebratory cornucopia. By direct donation ( keCg Public Radio ,540 Ashbury Ave, Suite B200, El Cerrito, CA 94530), donation and support at the festival itself.

Our volunteers, our household is ALL IN.  Why ?  We Believe in the regenerative Power of Giving Thanks, Gathering and Celebrating with Musics, Arts + Dance. Being Festive, in Spirit, Culture-Roots, and Intention, pouring ourselves into something bigger than ourselves,  in Giving Thanks and reflecting the Gift of Life to Life, in a way that LIFE will feel and hear our Gratitude and Joy, though all the seasons…. sonando, remando, realizando … The best in US sharing with All of Us. Each one giving, vibzing, and presencing, generous and smiling from heart in their own way  .. worldOnelove sunflower power for real, musicultura que cura within you and without you.  Familes + foods + fest + friendship … what could be finer ?    Thank you for the favor of your listening,  attending, recommending , supporting, stoking, sweating, contributing what you can .  If you’d like to join the production-volunteer team, navigate to the i volunteer tab above .. and please feel free to call/contact Corey and Debra Sue at worldOneheartquarters.   Happy Summerings .. See All soon…    = : ) ~     

Corey is writing from El Cerritmo heartquarters this morning… enjoying the sound of seasonal owls hooting from a nearby stand of trees.. they are back … and long with all the Spring Blooms .. this lush and beautiful Spring, Thanks to generous rains ..our back yard is a riot of oxalis, and seasonal blooms .. (soon to be gopher salad-buffet all you can eat heaven!) We will always cherish a brunch we we were enjoying with our pal Michael Roman, when a weedy shrub (the size and roundness of a medium yoga ball) just beside our table, after a few gentle shimmies, shook like a 60’s gogo dancer and THAAWIP ! yoiked out of sight …

worldOnefestival is rising again.. it takes a Village … to invoke, trust, sweat, and pray through an annual endeavor like this is not for us that we do this, as a community event, though we do benefit from it, the Fullness therein … and now a generation of families has grown up with this particular blossom of musicality, kultimultural celebration and collective aspiration.. kecg.glyph.tot.SoBE1.5a Genuine festival is in Honor of something, serving some Spirit Greater than Ourselves,  some facets of the Greatest within Ourselves .. and thus immersive, exhausting, regenerative.. Roger’s recent, latest totem:


Thank you for joining us and Circling, while we Give Thanks…Gracias a La Vida .. and offer Song + Dance in the Key of Life + Love .. while we celebrate the red white and Blue.. Red Gold and Green … Right Around the Medicine Wheel for real …USALL .. ALLAWE … We recently visited British Columbia, where we visited the beautiful and welcoming Skuxwu7mesh Lilwat7ul Cultural Center at Whistler ( named for the Whistling Marmot) …  We extend our thanks particularly to Ambassador Culture Keepers Shutikem and  Sik Sik … and YES ! we are enjoying sharing the Songs of Nations cd compilations  on air !  lilwat healing symbol

In September 2015 worldOne rounded 20 years of public radio broadcast here on the Bay Rim via 88.1 keCg 97.7, a broadcast service of West Contra Costa Unified School District (wherein Corey teaches Broadcast Journalism  and Spanish along with hosting, programming, managing keCg). We have gotten by with the enduring if not public-schools-funding-buffeted support of our District along with the stalwart Vision and fiduciary facilitation of City of El Cerrito  and a little a little and alotta help from like-minded sponsors and friends. Your direct listener or business underwrite sponsorship of KeCg Public Radio will be warmly welcomed! And it goes along way. It has to ! While we urge you to support your favorite public spirited media, as we seem to never miss the water til its gone.  For our part glocally, we have dedicated ourselves to continually seeking, finding, remembering and rewinding why we do what we do in our tiny canoe .. in Education and Integrative Medicine medicine and Debra Sue + Corey are again callin …debra sue pro fotocorecast 2016for all MatronPatronage + Angelic + GlocalYokel support, Volunteers, direct donations and Sponsors to become involved in the sweep of the festival and the swirl of its Artistry along with @ 12,000 attendees ... somehow we got a bit older …  we started out as hale 20-40 somethings and quickly became 40 – 60+ somethings  .. ain’t that something? ! LOL … if you or your civic, work, spirit group  crew affiliation can afford some time the week before and the day after the event dates, that is June 28 – July 6th, please do reach to us directly at heartquarters… and otherwise employ the I volunteer link in the pull-down header bar.

More soon… Gotta get up and Enjoy some of this Spring SUNSHINE …

Looking forward, inward, outward  …

Best Always … = :  ) ~

autry worldOne

VIPS…  worldOne is mos def a little bit Country  …. and apparently Gene Autry and friends are a little worldOney ?! 

Debra Sue leapt from our loveseat to snap this foto off the tv screen, surfing a few Public Television Channels while we were otherwise enraptured by the Wailin’ Jenny’s , oh, and whooping to the the Stanley Cup finals  …

C’mon Down and see us Folks.. We’re the Earth’s leading BioRitmo Amoristas… BeatsMo’Juice Beats Mo’Juice Beats Mo’Juice ! Agave Maria ! ( Jan and Bob’s back yard El Cerritmo CAli ) = : ) ~ 

agave one

Always Giving Thanks Giving

radiant rogerEsteemed RadioEscuchas … 

Happy Giving Thanks Giving … Blessed Be.. 

This season is one of Harvest, Hearth, Community , Introspection and Renewal…

This season and this national holiday is also complicated, with much pain, post-traumatic ancestral memory of forced relocation, genocide, desecration, mytho-cultural erasures, distortions, or historical inaccuracies, which compel many Native Americans to retreat from ” mainstream” cultural celebration, protest or rebel.

Our mainstream culture itself has a mixed love-hate relationship with this season… on the one hand, feverish-black-everything-shop-o-cyberama, and on the other, since the initiative launched years ago by AdBusters ( Buy Nothing Day) , more folks and even REI ( #optoutside), saying no to seasonal ultra-commercialization and hype.

To wit, we invite All to reexamine Universal Values of Giving Thanks as a Way of Being, as a daily practice in Spirit. We Acknowledge and Appreciate all the Wonders our World and Creativity offer. As Dr. King advised, we should be chary in the temptation to value things more than people, All The People .. and I will, if you please, extend his urging, to include all the Winged, Four-Footed, Flora, Fauna, Watery, or Mineral, and All we do not yet know or for which we as yet have no name. Dr. King clearly articulated and warned us all against the dangers of extreme materialism, into which we have wandered.

worldOneradio is Associated in Abiding Friendship with UnderCurrents and Native Voice One, the Native American Radio Network, for which we are Grateful. Glocally we are delighted to be in extended family bonds with the Perkins Family, Roger Sosakete + Chela Pele + their Children  … living-integrating their Mohawk~Kanien’kehá:ka Haudenosaunee (Six Nations) traditions here in CAli. Herewith we would like to share a few (or many) healing images realized by Sosakete (several others are cherished radiant symbol-spirits, illuminating + nourishing in our home).

radiant rogerPlease learn more about Roger’s endless Inspired Creativity and Good Spirit by visiting powwowpopart. His most recent totem (relationship) pole, here.  

roger totem 2015And YES, you too can live with his arts-images-ceramics. Reach out and recommend upon inspiration. We extend our Heartfelt Thanks to Roger and Family, for sharing Good Spirit in our seasonal worldOne celebrations, and Sharing+Shining a Light to help Us See More Clearly …  while Beckoning Blessed Rains !

And yes, please be reminded that there are Native Peoples everywhere, and blended Native Peoples everywhere, and you can reach out and participate in open events at Friendship Houses, powwows and Living Galleries like our own nearby Gathering Tribes, Albany~Berkeley Cali, under the Leadership and Curation of Pennie Opal Plant.

And, as Native Wisdom Keepers will advise, its always a Great Day to Give Thanks, and to Celebrate the Indigenous Roots of All  World Cultures.. The Threads of Our Rope back in Time … Our Braided Hair .. Our DNA … Connected to Earth, Weather,All Creatures, Creation, and Great Spirit…  All Spirits Dancing in the Flesh.. We are Circling … Spiraling Together .. Holy Mystery This Is Family… This Is Celebration … Buffy Saint Marie 

bufft st marie power in the blood

Giving Thanks Giving … Thank you for the Favor of Your Listening … Blessed Be   = : ) ~