3/11/2017 11:00 AM


ChantLanta 2017
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Hope to see you at ChantLanta 2017! Join us for 3 days of music, sacred sounds, movement, community, and seva!
A charity benefit in support of Global Growers and the refugee community in Clarkston, GA.

The mission of Global Growers Network (GG) is to increase the number of food producers who create access to healthy, sustainably-grown food and also to prepare farmers to be competitive in their local marketplace. Global Growers is an independent 501c3 nonprofit organization based in Atlanta, GA.

Global Growers grew out of the tremendous demand among international farmers, many who came to Atlanta as refugees of war, to reconnect to their agricultural heritage in their new home. Recognizing this exceptional talent, Global Growers connects local families to land, education, and markets in order to build healthier communities and strengthen our local economy. We are committed to cultivating diverse farmers who are traditionally underserved by mainstream agricultural service providers.

Global Growers prioritize serving individuals who came to Georgia as refugees/immigrants and who were experienced food producers in their countries of origin. Consequently, we have a primary focus on racial and ethnic groups who are underserved and underrepresented in our communities. We also serve all commercial farmers in Metro-Atlanta and the state of Georgia who have proven production experience and have limited resources for, or face significant barriers to, food production or launching farm businesses.

Global Growers provides land and agricultural support to develop hands-on production skills relevant to farming in the Southeast U.S. Our education program covers organic agricultural production, business development, and food safety. Global Growers partners with families who are growing food primarily for home (community growers), as well as families who are growing food primarily to earn income (commercial growers).

As always, free and open to all ages, with donations gratefully accepted for our charity partner.

Bob SIma
Blue Spirit Wheel
Phil McWilliams
Flying Mystics
5Rhythms with Scott Houston
Sufi Trance Drumming with Danny Stern
One Voice
Sunmoon Pie
Krishna & Gershone
Adi Shakti Tribe
Harmonium Workshop
Restorative Yoga Soundbath
Chakra Vocal Toning
Didgeridoo Soundbath
Shamanic Dance
Kashi Sonic Yoga
Shamanic Drumming
Mantra Meditation
Gong Immersion
and more TBA!

Plus we will be continuing to offer the vendor market, silent auction, food trucks and programs for kids!

Friday Night: invocations by Ian Boccio and Tom Blue Wolf, followed by the evening's two main events: a shamanic musical journey with the Flying Mystics and a movement as meditation with 5Rhythms Sweat , Scott Houston. Danny Stern will be adding live percussion throughout the night!
Friday, March 10th, from 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm in the Theater, Doors open at 6:30 pm
Flying Mystics is an instrumental trio based out of Atlanta. Shamanic journey, sonic healing, higher consciousness and world music are common descriptions of their unique sound. They present their original and transporting music as an offering to the listener. The synergistic sound these three accomplished musicians create, according to writer Glenn H. Mullin is "Visionary and esoteric while remaining sensually intense and spiritually powerful"

Flying Mystics have just released their 3rd cd "Cosmic Lotus" and recently received the 2015 International Sound Therapy Association, Healing Sound Ambassador Award. Whether opening for Carlos Nakai, Peter Kater, Alex Grey Visionary Arts Festival, or the Drepung Loseling Monks of The Mystical Arts of Tibet, Flying Mystics appeal to the spiritual roots of the world, creating music that reminds us of our mystical origins.

Featuring special guest drummer Danny Stern.

The 5Rhythms® – Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical, Stillness – are states of Being. They are a map to everywhere we want to go, on all planes of consciousness – inner and outer, forward and back, physical, emotional and intellectual.

In this 5Rhythms® Sweat, we will be dancing and exploring this progression - What we call "Waves" - for 2 hours straight with 5R Sweat Spaceholder Scott Houston and featuring live drumming by Danny Stern.

Saturday, March 12th, KIRTAN ALL DAY from 11:00 am until 4:30 pm
11:00 am -- Shonali Banerjee
12:30 pm -- Sunmoon Pie
2:00 pm -- Krishna & Gershone
3:30 pm -- Adi Shakti Tribe
This will be a wonderful day of sweet sound vibrations, encompassing both traditional and modern interpretations of kirtan!

Saturday Family Fun Activity Room! Workshops for Children & Adults!
Saturday, March 11th from 12:00 pm until 4:45 pm
FREE admission! Donations gratefully accepted on behalf of Global Growers
ChantLanta is very excited to have a special event space set aside just for programs that benefit the youngsters! The Family Fun Zone will have workshops for children and their parents throughout the afternoon on Saturday.

Please note: The Family Fun Activity Room and all programs that take place there are intended for interaction between children and parents or guardians. This is not a daycare center, all children must be accompanied by an adult. Neither ChantLanta nor the Church at Ponce and Highland can be responsible for children who are left unattended.

Here's the lineup for 2017:
12:00 pm -- A Mindful Child Yoga
with Michele Colburn
We specialize in children and family yoga with the expressed desire to help families become more mindful of self-awareness and the needs of others. We believe in the whole body/mind healing properties of mindfulness meditation, yoga and positive social support.

1:15 pm -- Kids Musical Adventure
with Muse For Life
(Craig Canedy and Havalyn Irene Raeuber)
Drum, Tone, Sing, Create, & Play as we go on a musical adventure together! Music opens up worlds of imagination and creativity. Join us as we imagine fantastic sensory landscapes of sound, song and wonder. All ages welcome! All activities and adventures inclusionary for children with special needs :)

2:30 pm --Family Yoga
with Kim Steen Langan
Come join Ms. Kim from Intown Tumbling and Yoga for Kids for a fun introduction to yoga with family members/friends. We will explore breathing techniques, poses and sequences that will strengthen muscles, increase flexibility, and improve coordination. Partner poses and games will be incorporated!

3:45 pm --Sacred Drama Games
with Aviva Vuvuzela
Exercises that not only help us with theatrical performance and stage presence but also with working together as a community. All ages are welcome!

The Saturday Night Kirtan Concert!

Saturday, March 11th
Doors open at 6:30 pm
Chanting begins at 7:00 pm
 in The Church at Ponce and Highland

1085 Ponce de Leon Ave, Atlanta, GA 30306

FREE admission!
Donations gratefully accepted on behalf of
Global Growers

Join us on the Saturday evening of the 8th annual ChantLanta Sacred Music Festival in the Sanctuary at the Church at Ponce and Highland for an event with two of Atlanta's most beloved kirtan groups and a special guest artist!

7:00 -- Bob Sima
8:15 -- 
Blue Spirit Wheel 8:15pm
9:30 -- Phil McWilliams

We are very happy and blessed to welcome singer songwriter Bob Sima, from Annapolis, MD, to the ChantLanta Sacred Music Festival! 

"Bob has a gift of creating musical vibrations that can define and recall and heal and inspire those out-of-body moments of every day life. From a glimpse of a raindrop sparkling in the sunshine when the skies clear after a mid-day storm to dropping onto your knees when the whispers of a grief-stricken heart begin to process… Bob talks straight to your soul. Not only does he talk, he serenades you through every awareness, every celebration, and every challenge you will encounter. Not once. Not twice. But every time you listen. The music that comes through him will vibrate with your spirit exactly where you are. You will hear exactly what you need to hear in this moment, and the next, and the next."

Sunday Afternoon Workshop! Sufi Trance Drumming with Danny Stern!
Sunday, March 12th from 3:00 pm until 5:30 pm in the Selah Center
Doors open at 2:30 pm.
Please enter through the external staircase on North Highland Ave.
in The Church at Ponce and Highland, 1085 Ponce de Leon Ave, Atlanta, GA 30306 FREE admission!
Donations gratefully accepted on behalf of Global Growers
During this workshop Danny will perform a trance drumming concert followed by some active meditation techniques. He has followed the guidance of his Sufi Master for 26 years. Danny is also a master world musician.

ChantLanta is committed to environmental sustainability, so in 2017 we will be continuing our recycling and composting program, in partnership with Compost Wheels. Our intention is to strengthen the connection between yoga practice and environmental stewardship. The first of yoga’s eight limbs is the yamas, which offer direction on living daily life. One of these is ahimsa (nonviolence). Stewardship for the environment can be seen as a facet of ahimsa—a way that we can be less harmful towards the planet. We’ve identified several ways in which we can reduce the environmental impact of this event. To this end, you’ll see the following at ChantLanta 2017: ~ The Church at Ponce & Highland now has water fountains with filtered water. We encourage you to bring your own water bottle; we will also offer water bottles at the ChantLanta merch table. We will not have any plastic cups or bottled water. You can also bring a reusable mug for beverages from the vendors! Or a spoon or fork, rather than using a disposable utensil. ~ We’re composting! All food and compostable trash will be picked up and used by Compost Wheels (also a sponsor this year). Look for bins marked specifically for compost. All food trash can go in! ~ We’re recycling! Look for bins marked specifically for recycling, and be sure that what you add is on the list of acceptable materials (on the sign). For example, taking a moment to quickly rinse a glass bottle makes the difference between making it acceptable in the bin or not. If you have questions or want suggestions, please contact Stephanie Kohler: Thanks for your support towards our community being greener and kinder! Look forward to seeing y’all very soon.

Dates: Friday - Sunday, March 10 – March 12, 2017
Time: 7 PM to Mar 12 at 5 PM
Venue: The Church at Ponce and Highland, 1085 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
Druid Hills Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia 30306

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