Love Our Neighborhood Day 2016LOND15_WebGraphic_3 JPGWe are excited to announce that Soul Graffiti  will be taking a significant leadership role in the support and production of Love Our Neighborhood Day! Our very own Justin Ancheta is the Director of this special community event. Love Our Neighborhood Day is inspiring much creative and community supportive energy in the studio where we have been hosting the planning session for months now.
Love Our Neighborhood Day  is an event created by Open Streets
East Bay Open Streets programs are modeled after “Ciclovia”, which originated in Bogotá, Colombia. Walk Oakland Bike Oakland partners with communities to produce Open Streets events for all to enjoy free health and community-oriented activities on city streets temporarily closed to automobile traffic.Open Street events are unique: They are non-commercial (no on-street vending except for food), and are focused on getting you to PLAY and to MOVE! You’ll experience the roadway differently: streets become a people-centered public space that is calm, vibrant, and imaginative.

Between 10,000 to 40,000 participants come out to play at each event.WOBO has produced Open Streets events in the East Bay since its inaugural event, Oaklavía, in 2010.
It is an honor for us to get to contribute to events like this which contain and include so much meaningful landscape for more of a sense of connection, health and community. We would love your companionship and support. Please contact us at HERE for more information, or to volunteer

Thank you all for your continued support and inspiration!

Movement of the Month

Hey California, are you registered to *VOTE*?? If you aren’t, please follow this linkHERE 

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We are continuously inspired by what Bernie Sanders is saying and standing for. We are feeling the Bern and that means hope in our bones. Check out this powerful video below for more:


Thank you all for your continued inspiration and support in this journey of life. We look forward to seeing you at upcoming events or hearing from you soon!

In music, peace and community,

Everyone at Soul Graffiti Studios

Previous Newsletter:

In this Newsletter

  • Lost Church
  • Soul Graffiti Studio Update
  • Maker Faire Preparations

Lots to cover, so let’s dive right in…..

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Soul Graffiti Newsletter

Spring 2016

Justin Ancheta Band recently had the honor of joining Drea M at the Lost Church SF, a true gem and sanctuary of a live and acoustic music. In a live music scene that holds a high bar of excellence and faces many challenges in the realm of SF’s increasing electronic scene , and the personal and professional gentrification & socioeconomic imbalance (with the influx of the tech industry there).
Bret, the curator and owner, has shared with us his vision and intention of helping SG open up a similar door to the East Bay Area. Stay tuned for more exciting news on this front!


Here is a list of upcoming public shows the Soul Graffiti bands and community will be doing in the coming months:
April 7 Revolution Cafe w/ Honey of the Heart, SF 8pm – 11pm

  • April 30 Raise the Ban/No on ‘W” with justin Ancheta and Friends and Power of 12  Nevada City, CA 4:20pm
  • May 13 Center for the Arts CD Release for Honey Of The Heart, w/ special guest Cello Joe! 8pm
  • May 21 Maker Faire, May 21 Justin Ancheta and Friends
  • May 22nd Maker Faire Honey of the Heart
  • June 4 Love Our Neighborhood Day, June 4th – Justin Ancheta Acoustic CD release.


Update on what is being created at Soul Graffiti Studios!

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Here is a taste of what we have been up to in the studio, and what we are creating, as well as some fun play with electronic tracks:“>http://

Monday is dedicated at SG to workshopping some of the newest material, rehearsing for upcoming shows and studio album recording for Justin Ancheta, Honey of the Heart and more.

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Our paint job & video production studio is almost complete!! After much discussion about color, testing of swatches and boldness vs subtlety, AND we went with BOLD, and painted our beloved studio walls a deep slate grey and a deep orangy- red. The lights were assembled last week, and are ready to be placed, along with cameras and mics.

We have been busy making use of the depth and rich fertile ground that Winter has left us with.  We are gearing up to ride the wave of Spring’s driven and inspired movement forward! Here are a few of the plans below:

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Here is what Honey of the Heart  has been up to!:
Be sure to catch them at their multi CD release show in Grass Valley Center for the Arts, May 13th 2016, with Cello Joe opening the evening. They will be releasing: Live in Nevada City & Strings! In Oakland albums.
HOTH is also in the midst of planning a Europe trip this June/July! Please let us know if you have any contacts or ideas for us on our adventure!

Honey of the Heart tiny Desk Contest submission:

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Honey of the Heart brand new music!:

We will be at Maker Faire 2016, San Mateo Fairgrounds w/ Rock the Bike!