We are excited to be featuring some REALLY cool shows in October and November.
Starting off, we have the East Bay Mini Maker Faire happening at Park Day School in Oakland on October 23rd, featuring music from Soul Graffiti Band,
Pedal Powered Music, and entertainment from 11 a.m. to 5 pm! The Full Schedule can be found HERE. Rock The Bike is also brining the Boolander Tall bike for the first time!
Next, November 3rd, Honey Of The Heart is back at their residency at the Revolution Cafe in SF from 8:30 – 11:15 pm. This show is getting better and better, featuring guest musicians from all over California.
November 4th, we have the Beauty Way Tour coming through Oakland. Performance at PLACE (1121 64th St, Oakland, CA 94608) from 7 pm to 11:30 pm, Clan Dyken, Desirae Harp, and Heather Normandale will be performing and raising funds and awareness for the Diné people of New Mexico. This venue and show will have a raffle with prizes with all donations going toward the cause, plus homegrown food. Come learn something about a sustainable community by seeing it for your own eyes.
November 11th, House Concert featuring Honey Of The Heart (Justin Ancheta & Maren Metke) with a special guest. Get your tickets in advance and come support local music and a great listening environment.
November 25th, Justin Ancheta & Friends will be performing at Club Car in Auburn, California from 8:30 – 11:30 pm. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the mix of acoustic reggae and flamenco into a mix of danceable upbeat grooves and rhythms. 836 Lincoln Way. More information here:
Soul Graffiti Productions, 6323 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, CA 94607 #530.305.9819 firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Where: Novel Brewing on 6510 San Pablo, Oakland CA
Time: 6 pm to 9 pm
Event link (FB): https://www.facebook.com/events/1629542827361653/
More information: www.lond.us
LOVE OUR NEIGHBORHOOD DAY FUNDRAISER AT NOVEL BREWING
STREETS CLOSED TO CREATE CAR-FREE COMMUNITY ATMOSPHERE. FUN ACTIVITIES, PERFORMANCES, RESOURCES AND ART PROVIDED FOR FREE! HELP FUND THIS EVENT BY COMING TO THIS FUNDRAISER AUGUST 21ST, 2016
On Saturday June 4th, 2016, Walk Oakland Bike Oakland and locals from the Golden Gate, Southwest Berkeley and Emeryville neighborhoods produced the third annual Love Our Neighborhood Day.
Novel Brewing Fundraiser
Novel Brewing is opening its doors, serving treats from Chile Jalapenos and Namaste Pizza, and live music from Honey of the Heart to raise funds to support and sustain Love Our Neighborhood Day. Attendees will also see a re-cap of Love Our Neighborhood Day through videos and photos.
Love Our Neighborhood Day is an annual car-free street event that brings families, neighbors and businesses out to play on San Pablo Avenue, between Ashby and Stanford. On June 4, 2016, it brought 15,000 people to the San Pablo Avenue typically reserved for automobiles, and became a community and cultural center where hundreds of activities, music and dance performers got people singing, pedaling, dancing, strolling, playing, and reconnecting with friends and local shops, including the newest brewery in town, Novel Brewing.
This event is a celebration of the neighborhoods of Oakland: Golden Gate, Sante Fe, Longfellow, as well as West Berkeley and Emeryville. Every dollar from ticket sales and tips that evening go towards the sustainability of the event.
If you’d like to donate $150 or more, you will be named in the video credits of the official Love Our Neighborhood Day 2016 event video – launching out September 1st, 2016!
We also have 100% of the song download profits going towards LOND! Get your song and support Love Our neighborhood Day Here: https://justinancheta.bandcamp.com/
Our next big event is July 6th at the Ashkenaz in Berkeley:
SOUL GRAFFITI PRODUCTIONS
6323 San Pablo Ave, OakLAND, CA, 94607
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Where: Ashkenaz – 1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley CA 94702 – 510-525-5054
Ticket: $12 – Ticket Link: http://tinyurl.com/hudzdyn
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/278758995809437/
More information: email@example.com
BLACKNATURE BAND, JUSTIN ANCHETA BAND AND
AFROFUNK EXPERIENCE LIVE AT
ASHKENAZ, BERKELEY, CA
WORLD, AFRO, FUNK, REGGAE DANCE PARTY!
Local rhythm world funksters join *Super-Powers* for this spectacular night of dance inspiration, Blacknatue Band, Justin Ancheta Band, and AfroFunk Experience are going to groove it up on this mid week Interdependence Day celebration. Bring your vibrant dress-up attire, glitter, super hero costumes and rainbow suspenders! ~*~ It’s gonna get funky!
About The Band:
BLACKNATURE BAND Black Nature is an original musical artist who composes and performs positive music that incorporates a unique blend of African Rhythms, Reggae, Dancehall, Rock, Hip-Hop and R&B. He is also a musical producer and filmmaker. As a young child, Black Nature began singing and playing percussion, and he was greatly influenced by the rich musical culture of Sierra Leone. In the midst of the country’s brutal 10 year civil war, he fled to neighboring Guinea where he was placed in a refugee camp. During his time at the camp, he and other Sierra Leonean refugees formed a band that later became the world renowned Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars.
Over the years the Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars have also collaborated and performed with many other well known musicians such as Aerosmith, Dispatch, Toots and the Maytals, Jimmy Cliff, Lee Scratch Perry, Burning Spear, Damian Marley, Wyclef Jean, Chadwick Stokes, Mavis Staples, Trombone Shorty, Bonerama, Chris Velan, Dan Zanes, and Toubab Krewe. For booking information, please contact: Booking@BlackNatureBand.com.
JUSTIN ANCHETA BAND is a positively-charged, high-energy band from San Francisco. They bring together exotic world sounds with some heavy doses of funk and reggae. Lacing socially-conscious lyrics with horn, violin and guitar melodies over a steady foundation of drums, percussion, and bass, the band creates a dance party for everyone to enjoy. Locally acclaimed, they play venues such as the Independent, Slim’s, Yoshi’s, and the Great American Music Hall, while their tour schedule has taken them from Barcelona to Hawaii. After more than a decade of shows and touring, they have shared the stage with The Wailers, Joan Baez, Creedence Clearwater Survival, Charles Neville and many more musical luminaries.
The Justin Ancheta Band’s music is an invitation to dance, while the music and lyrics are complex and intelligent and leave a sweet aftertaste in the heart and soul. “A beat that is global in scope.” — Gus Thompson, Auburn Journal “One of the best and brightest bands…” — Mark S. Allen, Good Morning Sacramento (KMAX Channel 31)
THE AFROFUNK EXPERIENCE is an ambrosial mix of musical interpretations influenced by the African diaspora, created in a collective and organic manner. With Sila Mutungi they comprised the award-winning group Sila and the Afrofunk Experience until 2010, providing songs and grooves that earned them the title “The Bay Area’s Dance Kings”, as well as the NAACP Image Award’s Outstanding World Music Album for “Black President” and the SF Weekly Music Award’s Best International Act.
Contact: Soul Graffiti Booking @ (530)-305-9819 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Previous SG Events:
Soul Graffiti Productions, 6323 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, CA 94607 #email@example.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Where: San Pablo Ave. from Ashby Ave. to Stanford Ave.
Time: 11am – 4pm
Event link (FB): https://www.facebook.com/events/1162178653822581/
More information: oaklavia.org
Map Day-of: https://goo.gl/vO3Q3d
LOVE OUR NEIGHBORHOOD DAY 2016
STREETS CLOSE TO CREATE CAR-FREE COMMUNITY ATMOSPHERE. FUN ACTIVITIES, PERFORMANCES, RESOURCES AND ART PROVIDED FOR FREE! COME PLAY AND SUPPORT LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS!
On Saturday June 4th, 2016, Walk Oakland Bike Oakland and locals from the Golden Gate, Southwest Berkeley and Emeryville neighborhoods will be producing our third annual Love Our Neighborhood Day. The event will be open from 11am-4pm.
Love Our Neighborhood Day will happen in the street on San Pablo Avenue, from Stanford to Ashby. All lanes of traffic on San Pablo will be closed to cars during the event. This is a huge achievement for our neighborhood – we’re closing historic state highway 123 for the day to enable shared celebration and reclaiming of urban open spaces.
In 2015, we saw about 10,000 visitors to Love Our Neighborhood Day. We expect 15,000 to attend this year because of the increased enthusiasm and interest shown by the community, as well as the addition of several new key event partners, performers, and city support.
Activities and Key Partners (North to South on San Pablo)
Dozens of local organizations, performers, artists, and others from throughout the region will join us on event day, including:
Citizen Five Music Stage: Happening at Folger and San Pablo just south of Ashby, local artists from the neighborhood are featured: DJ Hercules Records, Make Jazz, Lil’ Elephant, Genius 13 yr. Old solo act, and Supa Knova & Nebi.
MILO Foundation will host pet adoptions.
Mysterious Creatures Art Collective & Gallery will be hosting a live art mural production on their building, demos and interactive events, including a stage of local artists: Drea M., Diana Gameros + Brother, Michael Rufo, Heather Normandale, & Dashboard Buddhas,
Homegrown Acoustic Stage: featuring Guatam and Dennis D., is a relaxing zone of kids games, great food, and acoustic music to relax in the shade.
The Grease Diner will be hosting DIY silkscreening
Oakland Fitness, Cliff Bar and others will be hosting a Games area for all ages
Berkeley Maynard Academy and Yu Ming School will be collaborating on student projects for the event, hosting events reaching out to the local community
Riveropolis will return for its second year at Love Our Neighborhood Day – Riveropolis is sculpture and furniture featuring elevated waterways and fantastical landscapes, bringing the magic of running water to schools, museums and public places
Rock the Bike Center Stage will return with their pedal-powered music stage, smoothies and a stellar line-up:
– 11 a.m. Zumba w/ Angie
– 11:40 Ecstatic Dance with DJ Jocelyn aka Liquid Love Drops
– 12:40 Justin Ancheta Single Release “Dark Winter Night” w/ Del Corazon
– 12:50 Bay Balkan Brass
– 2:00 Downs Choir
– 3:00 Bicicletas Por La Paz
Grand Opening of the Charles Porter Golden Gate Recreation Center: with live activities of basketball, zumba, and a 1:30 pm celebration and announcements.
Destiny Arts will produce an all-day stage, including performances by their youth dance groups, DJ entertainment, dance classes, and more
KALA Art Institute will be hosting several artists in their Print Public program, creating art on the street during the event
Namaste Pizza at 60th and San Pablo will be hosting local hip hop artists, folk artists, spoken word, dance performances and standup comedy at 60th and San Pablo all day long! A slice of pizza will be given away for those who pose for a photo! Limit 200. Stop by to eat and enjoy! Here’s the line up:
11:00- Opening Hip Hop performance by Vik Gosain
11:10 – 11:30 Acoustic Soul by Chris Bryden 11:35-11:50 Stand up Comedy by Matt Gubser
12:50-12:55 Beatboxing by Gabriel Martinez 1:00-1:05 Hip Hop dance by Scott Duong 1:10-1:15 Hip Hop performance by Vik Gosain
1:20-1:30 Poetry by Marjorie Bartolome
1:35-1:45 Hip Hop performance by Cameron Bennett and Lance Jacquet
1:50-2:30 Hip Hop for Change
2:35-3:00 Open Mic Cypher
3:05-3:20 Music Performance by Thanh Tran
3:25-3:30 Final Hip Hop Performance
3:35-4:00 Open Dance floor
Come get your groove on !
Athletic Playground will host all day events of acroyoga and monkey games for all ages by Stanford & San Pablo
Capoeira and Karate demonstrations by Studio Naga, the Capoeira Foundation, CapoeiraMandinga and more!
San Pablo Avenue will be closed to all traffic from Ashby Ave to Stanford. All side streets will be detoured around the event, but will be open to traffic up to San Pablo. For residents or businesses who need access into and out of the neighborhood on event day, side streets can be used to access main arteries surrounding the event (Ashby, Hollis, Stanford, Market/Sacramento) and get into and out of the area. Street closures will start at 9am, and streets will reopen by 6pm.
The AC Transit 72 Line buses will be routed via Ashby and Stanford to Sacramento/Market. All 72 Line stops on the Event Route will be posted with directions to nearby alternatives. Transit re-routing will start before 9am and resume normal operation after 6pm (when the roads are open).
Please go to this form to get involved hosting an activity, or volunteering to make Love Our Neighborhood Day a fun and engaging family experience:http://oaklavia.org/love-our-neighborhood-day-2016
A9 Holiday party pics are up from 1/8/16 at the Ferry Building. Thank you to the great crew that helped bring the stage, lighting, sound, music, and vibe. We look forward to doing more gigs like these. Please facebook-like and share our page to get the word out about what we are doing: Soul Graffiti Productions
Soul Graffiti Studio’s is up and running and we finally have some pictures! Thanks for checking it out. Stay tuned for some more sounds and video from the artists from SG Productions! If you want to pick up an instrument and learn in 2016, Now’s the time to contact us! We specialize in teaching all styles of music, recording, and production. Contact us with the word ‘STRATA’ and we’ll give you a 15% discount on a 4 pack of lessons purchased. contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org for weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly lessons.
Bicycle Music Festival VII just happened for the first time in Oakland, East Bay Area.
We hope to have some pictures and video up soon from the event. Thank you to all the volunteers and coordinators that put their life on hold for a day, a week, and even months.
SG happenings now for October are:
SG is about to revamp the website, we appreciate the patience during this time as things hopefully will transition smoothly. Feedback is appreciated, and we look forward to being at your next celebration in life. Contact ‘Booking@soulgraffiti.info’ for our listings of entertainment and education.
We have made the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii!
Currently in Haleiwa, we are en route to stop at Waimea Bay, then Turtle Bay. Our next show is in Kailua at the Bike Shop.
Donate to the cause here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/safe-bike-lanes-for-less-traffic-more-paradise
Thanks so much for your support. Please share our story and write to mayor Kirk Caldwell mentioning how much you think the Bicycle Music Festival will positively impact the island of Oahu. We are here to make a pleasant revolution, and with your support we can see this happen. Safe bike lanes, a more sustainable culture, and fun times. Mahalo!
Less Cars, More Bikes on Oahu, Hawaii
On the horizon, plans are being made to coordinate with the Hawaiian Bicycle League and the local municipal authorities of Oahu to bring a celebration of bike culture to an island choked with cars. We are looking forward to announcing our plans for this December’s bike tour soon!
Support us here at our IndieGogo: Less Cars, More Bikes on Oahu.
Current project motivator, Justin Ancheta, who has been visiting his extended family in Oahu for the past 30 years, has been cultivating a relationship with the island’s hills and paths during small scale bike tours in 2012 and 2013. “My vision for this project is that we can influence the choices that people make that will make or break a sustainable future in the Hawaiian Islands.” There are well over a million cars on an island that is only 44 miles across and 30 miles wide. One might hope for there to be a vibrant bike culture on such a small island with such great weather. Instead it takes commuters takes 2 hours to travel only 10 miles on the H1, Hawaii’s busiest interstate. Honolulu is listed #1 in Forbes.com’s “Most Traffic-Jammed Cities in America”
Read more about Hawaii’s history of all things bicycle here.
What the Bicycle Music Festival is: We focus on identity. We motivate people to become cyclists. The cultural, emotional, social (community building), psychological/ marketing (identity/brand -building work of bicycle advocacy – creating magic. Like music does. We bring the je ne sais quois make biking fun, sexy, social. We motivate people. We associate bicycles with the magic and power of music.
History – Over the last 7 years we’ve created a culture like no other. We are the originators and as an open source idea it’s spread all over the world. Thousands of cyclists.
As an open source idea, the original Bicycle Music Festival has been emulated in cities around the world by autonomous groups of . Bicycle Music Festivals can now be found in: Seattle, Chico, Toronto, Barcelona,
For any cultural movement to be successful, it needs two parts: the concrete/ rational, and the magical/ emotional. In our home city of San Francisco, a group called San Francisco Bicycle Coalition does the important work of the concrete, logical aspects of bicycle advocacy: focusing on political, legal, and educational campaigns. In this respect, the Coalition performs a similar function to that performed by the Hawaii Bicycle League. All of these efforts are critical to increasing ridership and rider-experience in the city.
Currently, the bands on the line-up of this project, who are all co-collaborators in the planning process of this festival, Justin Ancheta, Maren Metke (Honey Of The Heart), Heather Normandale and Diana Gameros.
December 6th: King Street Bike Lane Opening Party
12 pm Pedal powered music,
1 pm Mayor Kirk Caldwell speaks
Following with a bike ride and more Pedal Powered Music
What is Soul Graffiti Entertainment about?
Welcome to Soul Graffiti Entertainment (LLC): Soul Graffiti Entertainment hosts events such as festivals, private parties, and community events.
We are moving to our new space on 4-15-14. This is a significant movement towards sustaining community development and events in our bioregion of the bay area. We are now located at 64th and San Pablo at the border of Oakland and Berkeley. Here are some words regarding the Lunar Eclipse that is happening the night of our first days at the space, significantly impacting our direction and passion for what we are developing:
“This is the first eclipse that initiates a time frame of the greatest intensity. It is a time to evaluate what you are here for and whether or not you can gather up and use all that you have learned and studied and experienced in this life, taking it and stepping up into your responsibility to move forward and to evolve. There will be a lot of complaining about how hard it is and how unprepared we are for this great task, but in the end, you are all you have; your talents, your wisdom, your commitment and your willingness to do the work. Turn the intensity of this time into something inspiring as you face the unknown, and be in gratitude”
“What you get is a mix of Live Bands, Dj’s, state of the art visuals, and art that collide together to make the best entertainment package on the west coast.” (co-founder of soulgraffiti.info)
“We are all healers and have the capability of being each others support. In order to establish this, a group of individuals must make a conscious effort to connect to one another at a level that is deeper than modern-day family values. If this is accomplished in different ways, at different levels, society will be that much closer to the acceptance of everyone and fewer people will be left emotionally stranded. The norm these days is for everyone to go through a mid-life crisis, but I believe that it is our own minds just finally waking up and realizing how far behind our emotional evolution is due to the strains of monotonous day-to-day work and lack of belief. The goal is to stay awake and live that way! Find something to inspire you and live full of life.” – 2005 / 2006
In early 2005, Soul Graffiti Entertainment, LLC was created to promote the positive atmospheres of group gatherings in all forms. The founders of Soul Graffiti have been working in the industry of entertainment for over twelve years and take pride in producing the right vibrations and frequencies through visual lighting and sound to create the best atmosphere to fit the situation. Soul Graffiti Entertainment is dedicated to the deeper meaning of group gatherings. Whether it is a small camping trip to a large stadium, every group gathering has a healing quality through the collective one-mindedness of the entire group. It is very similar to what happens with sports teams or any other group effort. A great aspect of Soul Graffiti Entertainment is that it looks beyond the business side of entertainment and into the realm of what it does to the psyche on an emotional level for everyone that is involved, the audience, performers, workers, and volunteers.
Soul Graffiti has been working hard to combine with green innovations from Rock The Bike to bring quality entertainment with a message. Event sound and lights are bike
powered, as well as having the ability to do mixed smoothie drinks with a pedal powered blender from Rock The Bike. Adding in visual imagery, DJ, and live bands, our desire is to create a fun environment for friends and family with health and sustenance as the root message. Based off the counter culture movement of Nevada City, California, Soul Graffiti desires to create a community and culture strong with knowledge, wisdom, health, and prosperity.