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AROUNA + BIKO : Champions Live

‘Champions’ is the first single off of Arouna Diarra and Biko Casini’s new album, Bamanaya Sira.  This song was written after touring for three weeks on the Salish Sea.  Biko Casini recalls how this oceanic journey inspired him to write this beautiful song, saying “the sound of the water dissolved my sense of individuality and gave life to […]

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Ley Line – Grounded By Community In Austin Texas.

by Lauren Jones For Austin-based band, Ley Line, community is everything. Made up of two musical pairs, Kate Robberson and Emilie Basez and twin sisters Madeleine and Lydia Froncek, the women feel grateful to live in a city that supports their work as creatives and allows them to continue to share their stories through music, […]

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Arouna + Biko: Making of Bamanaya Sira

Music has the power to transcend all borders and boundaries.  Arouna Diarra and Biko Casini met in Ghana for the first time and though they didn’t speak the same language they connected musically in a deep and powerful way.  Several years later, following a grief ritual with Sebonfu Some, a ceremonial leader from Burkina Faso, […]

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Youth in Revolt – An Interview With Victoria Canal

The narrative of young people showing up to lead is not a new phenomenon- in the past few years alone Malala Yousafzai, Emma Gonzalez, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez (to name a few) have become household names. One thing that is new, however, is the growth of the digital world and the technologies through which we access it- […]

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Fish First

Take a minute to picture what 50 million salmon returning to spawn would look like, sound like, feel like. This is the experience of those living in Bristol Bay, Alaska, where salmon, people and culture have found a harmony with global implications. You see, Bristol Bay supplies nearly half of the world’s sockeye salmon and […]

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RISING APPALACHIA’S COLORADO CONCERTS ARE MORE THAN THEY APPEAR

    Colorado is coming to life with Guayaki and Rising Appalachia As part of our month-long “Come To Life: Colorado” campaign, we’ve been hosting events and concerts to bring the Front Range community together to ultimately take steps to regenerate the Colorado community and show that taking positive action is possible. Our gatherings have been […]

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Uniting the Denver Community at Swaylo Nights

Video Original Track: “Return to Breath” by Swayló   In a neighborhood surrounded by construction, the old synagogue that has been reborn as one of Denver’s most unique and intimate venues, Invisible City, is hard to find. Maybe that’s the point…. But once we found our way inside for our partner event Swayló Nights, the […]

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Graffiti Artist Tuke – The Journey Home

This month we will be diving deep into the stories of several system affected people who have broken their cycles of incarceration by discovering various forms of regenerative healing, helping them to take back their lives and become important contributors to their communities. This is a topic that is near and dear to our heart […]

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