Sound & Silence Festival

When: 8 Jul 2016 - 15 Jul 2016 (Fri - Fri, 7 nights)
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Gayatri Mandir

The Gayatri Mandir is a stunning new music venue in the sleepy village of Arillas, Corfu (Greece). 
Just minutes from the beach, hotels, and restaurants, it provides the ideal location for festival goers wanting to enjoy the celebration while at the same time being close to all their needs. 
The Mandir itself is perched on a hill and set among ancient olive groves with excellent views of the sea and several outlying islands. 
​With over 400 square meters of seating and performance area, it comfortably fits 300 persons for concerts, yoga, active meditations, and dance workshops...

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Estas Tonne

ESTAS TONNE’ IS A CHARISMATIC BEING WHO IS COMMITTED TO THE ARTISTIC EXPRESSION AND TO THE AUTHENTIC UNFOLDING OF MUSIC.
AUTHENTICITY AND SELF-RENEWAL MAKES HIM EXPLORE THE INDIVIDUALITY OF SOUND AND THE POSSIBILITIES OF HOW THE SOUNDING SOURCE CAN CREATE A SPACE THAT ARISES CREATIVELY AND THAT IN THE SAME TIME ALLOWS THE LISTENER TO MOMENTARILY ADAPT IT – FOR THE PURPOSE OF WELLBEING AND FOR THE PURPOSE OF A SHIFT.
BY TRAVELING TO COUNTLESS COUNTRIES AND PLACES ESTAS TONNE FINDS HIMSELF IN SEVERAL CULTURAL REFERENCES WITHOUT IDENTIFYING HIMSELF WITH A SINGLE NATION OR COUNTRY, RATHER WITH THE CULTURAL RICHNESS OF THE WORLD. HIS MUSIC IS THEREFORE A REFLECTION OF MANY APPROACHES. A FUSION OF CLASSICAL STRUCTURE, TECHNIQUE OF FLAMENCO, ROOTS OF GYPSY, CHARACTERISTICS OF LATIN AND ELECTRONIC SOUNDSCAPE – A VARIETY OF STYLES FLOWING INTO EACH OTHER ALMOST UNNOTICED AND SHOWING UP AS SURPRISES IN A HARMONIOUS STRUCTURE OF SOUND, REACHING OUT DIFFERENTLY IN EACH PERFORMANCE, YET ALWAYS IN UNIQUE FORM AND MELODY.
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Mirabei Ceiba

A GENTLE YET EXPANSIVE SPIRIT PERVADES ALL THE MUSIC OF MIRABAI CEIBA. THE DELICATE SOUNDS OF HARP, PIANO, AND GUITAR BLEND WITH LOVINGLY INTERTWINED VOICES AMID LUSH CELESTIAL SOUNDSCAPES.


THEIR CONCERTS ARE GROUP CELEBRATIONS FOR PEACE—JOYOUS AND LOVING OCCASIONS THAT EMBODY THE DUO’S PROFOUND BELIEF IN MUSIC AS A UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE UNITING ALL THE WORLD’S PEOPLES, CULTURES AND TRADITIONS.
MIRABAI CEIBA IS A DUO CONSISTING OF GUITARIST/SINGER MARKUS SIEBER AND SINGER/HARPIST/KEYBOARDIST ANGELIKA BAUMBACH. THEY COME FROM DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE WORLD. MARKUS IS EAST GERMAN. ANGELIKA WAS BORN IN TUCSON, ARIZONA, AND GREW UP IN A SMALL VILLAGE NEAR MEXICO CITY, THE DAUGHTER OF A MEXICAN MOTHER AND GERMAN FATHER.
TOGETHER, ANGELIKA AND MARKUS HAVE FORGED AN ENGAGING NEW STYLE OF WORLD DEVOTIONAL MUSIC BLENDING GURMUKHI MANTRAS FROM THE KUNDALINI YOGA TRADITION WITH ORIGINAL SONGS IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH THAT REFLECT A NATIVE AMERICAN INFLUENCE AND ALSO DRAW WORDS OF WISDOM FROM RUMI, THICH NHAT HANH, GURU NANAK AND YOGI BHAJAN. IN CONCERT, THEY INSPIRE ALL PRESENT TO CHANT TOGETHER IN A SPIRIT OF COMPASSIONATE LOVE AND ONENESS.

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Tina Malia

TINA MALIA IS A VISIONARY MUSICAL ARTIST.  HER SONIC CREATIONS SPAN FOLK, WORLD, DREAM POP AND SACRED MUSIC GENRES.  A PROLIFIC SINGER, SONGWRITER, INSTRUMENTALIST AND SOUND ENGINEER, MALIA EXPRESSES HER RADIANT INNER LANDSCAPE THROUGH SONG. 
TINA MALIA IS A BELOVED PIONEER IN A GROWING COMMUNITY OF PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD DEDICATED TO RESIDING IN HARMONY WITH THE EARTH, AND EXPRESSING IT THROUGH ART, HEALTH, EDUCATION AND MUSIC.  HER ALL-ENCOMPASSING MUSICAL AND SPIRITUAL PERSPECTIVE HAS LED HER TO STUDIO AND LIVE PERFORMANCE WITH A VAST ARRAY OF ICONIC ARTISTS INCLUDING KENNY LOGGINS, INDIA.ARIE, BONNIE RAITT, BASSNECTAR, DEVA PREMAL AND MITEN, OMAR FARUK TEKBILEK, PETER YARROW (OF PETER, PAUL & MARY) PETER KATER AND JOANNE SHENANDOAH.  


TINA'S ACCLAIMED CATALOG OF SELF-PRODUCED ALBUMS INCLUDE SHORES OF AVALON, JAYA BHAGAVAN, THE SILENT AWAKENING, THE LOST FRONTIER AND NOW, BRIDGE TO VALLABHA.

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Kaypacha Lescher

KAYPACHA HAS MORE THAN 35 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AS AN ASTROLOGER AND SPIRITUAL PRACTITIONER. HIS APPROACH TO HEALING SPIRIT, MIND, AND BODY THROUGH EMOTIONAL RELEASE AND KUNDALINI YOGA UTILIZES ASTROLOGY AS A HEALING ART. IN ADDITION TO PERSONAL READINGS, HE BRINGS ASTROLOGY TO EVERYONE THROUGH INTERNATIONAL LECTURES, EXPERIENTIAL WORKSHOPS, WRITING AND TEACHING.
HE IS THE AUTHOR OF "THE PELE REPORT", A WEEKLY ASTROLOGICAL YOUTUBE FORECAST AND NUMEROUS MAGAZINE AND ONLINE ARTICLES. USING YOGA, MEDITATION AND NATURE FOR SELF-RENEWAL AND NATURAL LAW AS HIS GUIDE, HIS WORK BRINGS BALANCE, LOVE, AND JOY TO OTHERS AND THE PLANET.

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Zola Dubnikova

Zola Dubnikova bridges sacred dance, movement medicine, contemporary body science, masterful form, somatic awareness and ritual through her unique approach which she calls the “Holistic Dance Language.” Her extensive background fused with absolute devotion to the pursuit of dance as an ecstatic, spiritual experience, has birthed a unique style of both teaching & performing – which truly embodies the marriage between form and spirit. Trained extensively in contemporary dance forms and healing arts as well as Odissi Temple Dance Tradition, Sufi tradition, Mevlana whirling practices, Dances of the Silk Road , the gypsy trails and beyond, her style brings forth the wisdom of ancient dance ritual through a holistic lense intended to guide more people in accessing their divine capabilities. Zola offers courses at her school: Temple of Dance Israel, directs the El Ha’Ela Ritual Dance Ensemble and travels often throughout the world to give seminars, offer workshops and guide experiences.

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Maher & Sousou Cissoko

MAHER WAS BORN INTO A LEGENDARY GRIOT FAMILY IN CASAMANCE, SENEGAL, THAT HAS SEEN THE ART OF KORA PLAYING BEING PASSED FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION THROUGH MORE THAN 700 YEARS.


MAHER HAS EMBELLISHED THIS TRADITION AND DEVELOPED HIS OWN EXPLOSIVE AND DANCEABLE STYLE.
SOUSOU, A SINGER FROM SWEDEN, IS ONE OF ONLY A FEW FEMALE KORA PLAYERS IN THE WORLD. SHE FELL IN LOVE WITH THE KORA AT AN EARLY AGE AND TRAVELED TO THE GAMBIA AGED ONLY 19 TO STUDY THE WEST AFRICAN MANDINKA TRADITIONS. SINCE THEN SHE HAS TRAVELED MANY TIMES IN WEST AFRICA TO STUDY KORA, SINGING AND GUITAR.
EXPRESSIVE SINGING AND RHYTHMICALLY ROCKING MUSIC DEFINE THIS UNIQUE AND CHARISMATIC DUO. THE COMBINATION OF THEIR RHYTHMIC ENERGY AND INTIMATE VOCALS MAKES THEIR MUSIC UNFORGETTABLE. 

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Nadine Ruiter

Nadine is passionate about the practice of Yin Yoga, in her own experience and as international teacher. She was certified by Sarah Powers and inspired by many other teachers.
​Yin Yoga is an inside journey through the body. It’s finding stillness within and can be a meditative form of yoga. Most poses/asana’s focus on the lower part of the body, where we all hold a lot of tension by spending so much time sitting in chairs all day. In Yin Yoga we get into the pose and stay there 3-5 minutes, sometimes even longer. By putting temporary, stationary stress on the body we reach the deeper layers, the connective tissue and the fascia which are not affected during the active forms of yoga (yang) but are both needed to find balance.

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Lalita Devi

LALITA IS A HOLISTIC DANCER WHO CONCEIVE DANCE AS THE LANGUAGE OF THE SOUL AND INTEGRATES IT WITHIN ITS MYSTICAL, ENERGETIC AND RITUAL ASPECT. HER SPECIAL WAY OF EMBRACING THE ART OF DANCE, CREATES A UNION BETWEEN THE BEAUTY OF THE TRADITION, THE PLASTICITY OF THE CONTEMPORARY EXPRESSION AND THE SPIRITUALITY OF THE DEVOTIONAL DANCE. AS A TRUE PASSIONATE OF THE ORIENTAL CULTURE AND TRADITIONS SHE STUDIES AND DELVES INTO A VARIETY OF DANCE FORMS AS INDIAN DANCE, PERSIAN DANCE AND SUFI WHIRLING. LALITA’S MYSTICAL DANCE IS BASED ON THOSE STUDIES AND EXPERIENCES, AS SHE DEVELOPS HER OWN PERSONAL STYLE AND LANGUAGE. AS PART OF A PERSONAL PROCESS OF SELF AWAKENING SHE CREATES THE METHOD “KUNDALINI DANCE”: SACRED RITUAL DANCE AND HOLISTIC FEMININE MOVEMENT.
LALITA IS THE FOUNDER OF “SARASVATI ESPACIO HOLISTICO|” IN MADRID, A SPACE FOR WELLBEING THROUGH THE CONSCIOUS ART FORMS. AS WELL AS THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF SARASVATIDANZA , A DANCE SCHOOL AND A DANCE COLLECTIVE.

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Igor Ezendam

DUTCH SINGER, MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST AND VOICE-COACH  IGOR EZENDAM IS INSPIRED BY THE TUVAN (MONGOLIA), TIBETAN, SUFI, NATIVE AMERICAN, AFRICAN, ABORIGINAL AND ALL THE WORLD'S FREE SINGERS.  HE SPECIALIZES IN A OVERTONE SINGING TECHNIQUE WITH A DOUBLE WHISTLE-LIKE SOUND IN HIS VOICE. HE TEACHES THE TECHNIQUES THAT BEST DEVELOP VOCAL HARMONICS AND A FREE VOICE, TOGETHER WITH COMPANION  ARIANNA ARTIOLI, EMPATHIC COMMUNICATOR AND HATHA YOGA TEACHER.  
​HE OFFERS CONCERTS AROUND THE WORLD IN WHICH HE ACCOMPANIES HIS SINGING WITH DIDGERIDOO, PERCUSSION (HANG, DJEMBE, BODHRÁN), SHRUTIBOX, TIBETAN BOWLS AND STRINGED INSTRUMENTS (MANDOLA, CÜMBÜS). 

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Luis Paniagua

Performing a concert of “new ancestral music” - mystic spiritual music, without any concrete tradition or religion, that communicates directly with the soul, transmitting the universal language of love, truth, beauty and purity. it is a synopsis of Luis´s experience of 40 years of performing concerts and 30 years as composer.
A turtoise shell, a pair of horns, a skin and seven gut strings, is how the invention of the lyre is related in the greek mythology. This instrument accompanies Luis Paniagua since many years in concerts and recordings. in his hands it becomes an instrument that conjures music from east and west, sounds of the ancient mediterranean and other ancestral cultures.
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