Jon Young*Yaima*Pandora Thomas*Matt Bibeau*Subaqueous*Nomad Dance*

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Jon Young*Yaima*Pandora Thomas*Matt Bibeau*Subaqueous*Nomad Dance*
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Jon Young*Yaima*Pandora Thomas*Matt Bibeau*Subaqueous*Nomad Dance* says
The Village Building Converegence is a 10-day placemaking festival with hands-on community projects by day, and interactive workshops, musical performances and dinner by night. To check out daytime activities, go here:

THURSDAY NIGHT features live music, dance performances, workshops and a powerful youth activist as the keynote singer/speaker!

Doors at 5:30pm, dinner at 6pm, workshops at 7pm and music starts at 9pm~ ALL AGES

Workshops include: Satellite VBC: Seeding the movement with Matthew Bibeau, Pandora Thomas, Jon Young and Ta'kaiya Blaney, LGBTQ alliance talking circle with Candi Brings Plenty, Decolonizing Consciousness with Sobey Wing.


Rejoice: Diaspora Dance Theater is a collective: dancers, musicians & cultural workers using vernacular African American forms: ring shout, hoofing, blues improv as active ritual.

Wren and Antje of Nomad Dance and Nectar Fusion will lead an optional lesson in their signature Cocrea fusion partner dancing. Cocrea invites you to experience ecstatic play, developing intimacy while holding sovereignty, and enjoying kinesthetic bliss in community. You will then have the opportunity, if you wish, to explore using these dance skills during the rest of the night's amazing musicial performances:

Subaqueous will treat us to the sensual sounds of sonorous star pools, as we flow in dance trance later into Cheraki, with her clarion call of the heart...

Silk Drop (collaborative music project of Subaqueous & Cheraki) follows with music to shape the soul and give form to the effervescent.

Yaima is a confluence of musicians rooted in the the rich depth of tradition through biological beats, folkloric storytelling and mystical melodies. They reach towards our compelling, technological future by weaving live instrumentation and vocals
over lush electronic layers, seamless soundscapes, and body-blooming bass.


Connect with us at the facebook page for the entire 10-day event:

#VBC16 #cityrepair #weavingtogether #portland #oregon #community #building #permaculture #creative #placemaking #urbandesign #naturalbuilding #civilianlead #inspired #communityproject #pdxevents #music #art #neighborhood #connection #permaparty
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By: Village Building Convergence - Portland

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