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FloydFest 19 Voyage Home

Welcome to FloydFest 19~Wild! We love you, and we can’t wait to see you again.

Their mission is to be the best music festival experience of their time; to sell a limited quantity of tickets to the highest-quality event experience, bar none, celebrating music, art and life in an intimate, visually stunning environment.

Mushpa + Mensa loves it! See you there

FloydFest 18~Wild

Welcome to FloydFest 18~Wild! We love you, and we can’t wait to see you again.

Their mission is to be the best music festival experience of their time; to sell a limited quantity of tickets to the highest-quality event experience, bar none, celebrating music, art and life in an intimate, visually stunning environment.

Mushpa + Mensa loves it! See you there

FloydFest Freedom 2017

Ladies and gentlemen, Mushpa + Mensa are beyond stoked to loose our FloydFest virginity this year.  We’ve heard so many great things!

Here’s some 411 on the fest.

FloydFest, which began in 2002, is a world music and arts festival held annually near Floyd, Virginia, in the Blue Ridge Mountains just off the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Taking place on an 80-acre Blue Ridge Mountain venue of unparalleled beauty, FloydFest is camping for a five-day outdoor celebration of roots music, outdoor adventure, and community and is unlike any other music festival you’ll find on the summer roster. With nine unique stages ranging from the hand-hewn timber-framed Dreaming Creek Main Stage and Streamline Stage at Hill Holler to the homey Appalachian-style Workshop Porch to the Backstage VIP Pub, FloydFest is hands down the finest roots music showcase event anywhere, with a non-commercial family-friendly feel, and sincere Southern hospitality.

In addition to music, the festival features local arts and crafts, dance workshops, morning yoga lessons, story telling, poetry readings, and a “Children’s Universe” tent.

It’s music, magic, mountains, and just a touch of mayhem.

 

 

SOULSHINE FARM MUSIC FESTIVAL

Shine On

The 3rd Annual SOULSHINE FARM MUSIC FESTIVAL!! We’re getting ready for a good’un! August 11-13, 2016! Another amazing gathering of 3 days of music, hiking, and camping in the pines on the magical land of Soulshine Farm. Camp, hike, explore the Pines, hang in a hammock, take part in some unique educational Soul-Shops, witness amazing Live Artists as they create, join in on Kid’s activities, be a part of the growing Soulshine Community, and shake yer bones to some of the BEST DARN MUSIC around. Bring the family! Make sweet memories and be a part of the Soulshine Farm Music Festival Family. WELCOME!! Peace, love and light !

We Are Moving in the Right Direction

I want to dedicate this post to Guatemala, and all the people who have celebrated and achieved justice. Never has a former head of state been charged and convicted of genocide and abuse of human rights, and now in Guatemala history is being made.

Rios Montt is sent to jail for the torture of thousands of innocent and unarmed civilians in Guatemala, and it just shows me that even though progress is slow, we are moving the right way. This is amazing.

Part I

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Part II

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Felicitaciones Guatemala!

Check out this DemocracyNow! Special, that covers a bit of whats going on.

It also, like many times in Latin American history, poses questions of how the United States and the CIA’s role influenced these genocides. Because the Guatemalan government didn’t arm itself.

But to leave in a more positive note, indigenous rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Rigoberta Menchú, was also involved and fighting along side all people there. I really like a quote by her that says that “Peace is the daughter of co-habitation, of education, of dialogue. Respect to millenary cultures give birth to peace in the present”. Respect to our own humanity will make this Earth a more beautiful place.

La paz es hija de la convivencia, de la educación, del diálogo. El respeto a las culturas milenarias hace nacer la paz en el presente

Rigoberta Menchu Guatemala

Por la justicia,

Much love to all humans,

-Mensa