2013 Music Lineup
- Oliver Mtukudzi & The Black Spirits
- Xavier Rudd
- GAUDI & Special Guests
- Garifuna Collective ft Danny Michel
- Paula Fuga & Mike Love
- Desert Dwellers
- NAHKO & Medicine for The People
- Rena Jones
- Riffat Sultana & Party
- Liberation Movement ft Kyrstyn Pyxton & Soriah
- Temple Step Project
- Donna De Lory
- Chris Berry
- Jaya Lakshmi & Ananda
- Karnamrita Dasi
- M.A.K.U. Sound System
- Joshua Nelson & The Kosher Gospel Singers
- Sasha Rose
- Youssoupha Sidibe
- Luke Mandala
- Fanna Fi Allah Qawwali
- Everyone Orchestra
- Sycamore Slough String Band
- Anjali & The Incredible Kid
- Michael Stirling & Friends
To the mystic, there is no separation between sacred and profane. "Sacredness" is a quality of attention. Focused awareness can elevate a seemingly mundane act into a space of rapturous appreciation. Loving mindfulness is the key to the realm of the sacred within the mundane world.
Devotion to a source of inspiration brings out a special quality in art or music that is produced under its influence. This quality infuses those who join in with the overflowing hearts of both musicians and dancers.
We present diverse expressions of sacred music to demonstrate their common origin and our connection as a global community of contemporary devotees.
Through spiritual practices, we listen to the Divine communicate in the language of the Divine; through art and music, we express to humanity in the language of humanity. Each tradition communicates the Mystery and Love of the Divine in the language of a people, place and time.
We understand our stage as a mandala, concentrating and holding the energy of the festival throughout its duration, rather than dispersing the attention in too many directions. This allows for the carefully chosen sequence of artists to tell a continuous story of the Inner Journey, to perform an Alchemy of the Heart.
What the musicians share on stage inspires us to deeper engagement with the spiritual practices that we bring with us or that we discover in the many workshop offerings.