Upcoming Events Produced by Global Change Media

Earth Harmony Sustainability Seminar

Earth Harmony Sustainability Seminar
Thursday, Aug 25, 2016
Sunday, Aug 28, 2016
Event Begins at 9:00 AM

Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage invites you to join in an exciting and innovative approach to community development and cultural enhancement. Our model community of 115+ men, women, and children is an experimental prototype intentional community designed to be replicated throughout the world, and is the largest EcoVillage in the United States. For more than 25 years, we have been working cooperatively to construct this learning center in an effort to share the fruits of our labor with other planetary citizens.

We are offering people, individuals and groups alike, the opportunity to come and learn about our method of sustainability through practical advice. We'll be providing the necessary knowledge and tools to replicate this model of living anywhere. The world is rapidly changing and many of our resources are being mismanaged and/or are in very short supply. It is with the utmost sense of responsibility and accountability that we share this wealth of information with you.

$500 for early registration (before July 25th).
$700 after July 25th
Lodging and organic meals included.

Discounts available for missionaries and agricultural workers.  Call (520) 603-9932 to register or for more information.

Mehmet Polat Trio
Mehmet Polat Trio

Mehmet Polat Trio
Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016
Event Begins at 7:00 PM

The Mehmet Polat Trio is a spiritual yet adventurous meeting of three virtuosos of magical instruments: Ney, Kora and Oud. With roots in the Ottoman, ancient Anatolian, Balkan and West African music traditions, the trio welcomes listeners with its musical authenticity. The original compositions are colored by daring improvisations and grooves, presented in an atmosphere of chamber music. The Mehmet Polat Trio invites its audiences on a sincere musical journey from the traditional past to an innovative present.

Mehmet Polat was born and raised in Urfa, Turkey, and studied Ottoman music in Istanbul. His new approach to Oud playing and his broadened vision towards music making brought him to Amsterdam in 2007, where he collaborated and experimented with many other musicians from around the world. After completing his conservatory studies of Indian music and self-studies of Persian, Arabic, Flamenco and other musical styles, Polat discovered the inner world and spiritual side of the African music. He was touched especially the timbre of Kora. With Kora as the earth element, Oud as space and Ney as air, the idea of Mehmet Polat Trio was born.

- The music of the Mehmet Polat Trio was a cure for the soul with the sincerity and pure emotions of their songs. - Jazzkaar Festival, EE (LIVE)

- Introspective music that needed no flashy fanfare and which brought the audience into a world of peace, spaciousness, serenity, pleasure and beauty. - Jazzenzo, NL (LIVE)

Advance: $20.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $17.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Day of Show: $25.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $22.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Paul Gurvitz & The New Army
Paul Gurvitz & The New Army

Paul Gurvitz & The New Army
U.K. Rock & Roll Legend (5-piece band)
Sea of Glass Performance Hall   (click for map location)
Saturday, Sep 03, 2016
Event Begins at 7:30 PM

Paul Gurvitz, rock legend and founding member of U.K. rock powerhouses; Baker Gurvitz Army with Ginger Baker, Three Man Army, and Gun, has assembled his newest venture aptly titled; The New Army.  Originally from England, Paul moved to L.A. to continue his successful, multi-platinum songwriting career.  After recently moving to Arizona, Paul has put together another band to perform on stage once again; hence, the birth of The New Army.

Gurvitz will be performing his classic rock history show featuring stories and songs from some of the many famous rock stars who have been part of his career such as Jimi Hendrix , Elton John, The Who, as well as his work with legendry Cream drummer Ginger Baker. 

Gurvitz is a living wealth of rock & roll history, from his recording on The Who’s “Tommy” soundtrack to his many adventures with some of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s greatest.  Paul and his New Army will be performing songs from his past, such as his # 1 U.K. hit “Race With The Devil” recorded also by Judas Priest, as well as music from his up & coming new album “Train Of Love”.  Don’t miss this special event of classic rock music history.

Advance: $15.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $12.00
Day of Show: $20.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $17.00
World Winds
World Winds

World Winds
Featuring Kathi Huhtaluhta
Sea of Glass Performance Hall   (click for map location)
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016
Event Begins at 7:30 PM

A group of dynamic world class musicians that play traditional and contemporary styles of music.  “5 Horses 4 Winds” and Kathi Huhtaluhta have joined together with the band “Anatolia” to bring a multicultural and diverse genre of music from Finland, Lapland, Turkey and Spain.  This is truly a global experience that brings together the sacred and the secular, the popular and folk.

"If we could but hear the Angels’ voices, surely they would sing like Kathi Huhtaluhta. Truly heartfelt and soul-stirring, her voice weaves a serene enchantment, enticing the listener into landscapes of deeper thought and more subtle feeling. With the bands, the shape-shifting Five Horses Four Winds, and Anatolia of Turkey, blending and transcending many musical genres--the traditional and the contemporary, the sacred and the secular, the popular and the folk--Kathi sings in several languages making for a richly textured mullticultural, and multilingual experience."  ~  Jack Halstead, Entertainment Reviewer

Advance: $15.00
Day of Show: $20.00
Film - Embrace of the Serpent

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Film - Embrace of the Serpent
Thursday, Sep 29, 2016
Event Begins at 7:00 PM

At once blistering and poetic, the ravages of colonialism cast a dark shadow over the South American landscape in EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT, the third feature by Ciro Guerra. Filmed in stunning black-and-white, SERPENT centers on Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and the last survivor of his people, and the two scientists who, over the course of 40 years, build a friendship with him. The film was inspired by the real-life journals of two explorers (Theodor Koch-Grünberg and Richard Evans Schultes) who traveled through the Colombian Amazon during the last century in search of the sacred and difficult-to-find psychedelic Yakruna plant.

EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT stars Brionne Davis. 

Brionne will also be a keynote speaker at the Earth Harmony Festival October 1st and 2nd – http://earthharmonyfestival.org/lineup/speakers

When Brionne Davis landed in the Colombian Amazon to begin filming "Embrace of the Serpent" he had no idea how all of the experiences of his life would come together to form a greater sense of validation, respect for the magic of the indigenous, and an increased appreciation for the environment. Brionne is an actor, director, and a strong advocate for environmental preservation. Growing up near the Ozark foothills in North Texas, Brionne was able to maintain close ties to his Choctaw roots, whose spirit still dwells within him now. Brionne will be sharing his magical and inspirational message on filming the internationally acclaimed film in the Amazon, working with the indigenous tribes, the nightly visitations from shaman spirits, and how a moth landing on his shoulder would forever change his life.

Academy Award® Nominee – Best Foreign Language Film
Oscar Nominee – Best Foreign Language Film
2015 Cannes Film Festival – Directors’ Fortnight – Winner – CIACE Art Cinema Award
2015 Toronto International Film Festival – Official Selection
2015 AFI FEST – Official Selection
2015 Mar Del Plata International Film Festival – Winner – Golden Astor
2015 Macondo Awards (Colombian Academy Awards) – Winner – Eight awards including Best Film
2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Nominee – Best International Film
2016 Sundance Film Festival – Official Selection

Recommended ages 17 & up

Advance: $10.00
Day of Show: $10.00
Earth Harmony Festival

Earth Harmony Festival
Saturday, Oct 01, 2016
Sunday, Oct 02, 2016
Event Begins at 10:30 AM

Explore Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage, one of North America's largest EcoVillages, during the annual celebratory event — the Earth Harmony Festival!

Throughout the 2-days of this exciting and educational event, festival-goers enjoy live music, speakers and tours of our uniquely designed residential center and surrounding organic gardens. See the future in action during presentations of sustainable living practices such as permaculture, organic gardening, seed-saving, composting, rain and grey water-harvesting, eco-building projects, Arizona's largest food forest system, solar and wind power, the workings of a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, and more.

The Earth Harmony Festival is always all-ages, with speakers and live music that offer higher-consciousness messages not to be missed by young or old. An interactive children's village, pony rides, and guided arts and crafts round out the many offerings for the young, or the young-at-heart.

Live music for the festival is provided by Global Change Music Nonprofit Record Label featuring TaliasVan & The Bright & Morning Star Band performing CosmoPop® (spiritual vocal music that addresses the sufferings of our times and gives hope for a better world to come™ ) VansGuard, Starseed Acoustic Ensemble, and Israfel Awakened.

The Earth Harmony Festival showcases local crafters and artisans in a Locavore's Vendor Village. Past vendors have included exquisite handmade jewelry, gourmet foods, tie-dyed clothing, and indigenous textiles, to name just a few. Educational booths offer information on how to integrate sustainable practices featured at the festival into participants' own lives and communities.

Best of all? Admission to the Earth Harmony Festival is absolutely FREE! All activities throughout the festival are by donation to go towards supporting agricultural internships offered by Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage, the Homeless Is Not My Choice ministry, and the Personality Integration Rehabilitation Program. Low-cost overnight camping is also available!

We hope you will join us for this one-of-a-kind gathering to imagine, build, and fuel the future!

Learn more about the activities to experience at this year's Earth Harmony Festival!

Held at Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage. 2074 Pendleton Dr., Tumacacori, AZ. For more information call (520) 398-2542 or visit http://earthharmonyfestival.org

Proceeds support Avalon Gardens Internship Programs and the Global Community Communications Schools for Teen & Children.