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Spreading Love with Tommy Cappel of Beats Antique

Beats Antique, an experimental band out of San Francisco, produces an enchanting array of electronic and world-fusion music. They also put on quite the show, performances that blur the lines between theater, dance and live music. The Grand Bizarre, the latest from Beats Antique, is like something out of the world of Cirque Du Soleil […]

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Arouna & Biko – Bamanaya Siri Album Out Now

Available on Bandcamp – Itunes – Spotify Bamanaya Sira by Arouna & Biko As artists, activists, musicians, and creators, we spend our lives honing our craft. We grow through adversity and challenges to learn a deeper respect for the arts and the mediums by which we channel our creativity energy. Some call it the muse, some […]

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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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Rising Appalachia – Cuckoo Live

This is an old English/Appalachian folk song passed down to us by our mamma, full throttle and rowdy. Performed by many a folk singer throughout the times, we rewrote some of the words to include an homage to our godfather, Whitlock Connah, who was an incredible blues man and a huge influence in our musical […]

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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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Arouna + Biko : Ngoni Blues Live

An album years in the making. An alliance of brothers across bloodlines and generations. The meeting of cultures. A fusion of earthen instruments with mighty spirit and potent intention. Combining the masterful percussion of Biko Casini from Rising Appalachia and the majestic Ngoni and Balafon of Arouna Diarra, these two timeless souls have come together to […]

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Come To Life Uruguay Earth Ship Convergence

We came together in celebration of mate, regeneration, and building Earthships with music and community as the focal point to this journey through South America.  Representing diversity in language, country of birth, age, and what brings us peace and passion… the Earthship festival was the culmination of a month long build on the rich and […]

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