Lively up your Earth !
Lively up your Earth eco-music festival is a celebration of community, ecology, permaculture, music and creativity and the work going on at Solitude Farm Auroville, the venue of the festival.
What is Solitude Farm?
Solitude Farm, situated in the international township of Auroville, south India is dedicated to permaculture and natural farming, community projects such as small school, CSA (community suported agriculture), an organic cafe and we host volunteers from all over the world to explore community and a life close to nature. This festival is very much the fruit of all these projects and it is the celebration of our community, creativity, music and ecology.
The festival is a one day event, this year on 22nd Feburary 2014. It starts with a farmers market and eco-stalls selling their wares, such as organic baby clothes, seed banks, solar cycles, tetrapak furniture and more. There are also workshops in compressed mud bricks, capoeria, lost wax bronze casting, acro-yoga and again lots more! There is also a truly amazing magic show, a tarot tent and a healing tree where your inner and outer being can get revitalized! We give a special focus to the kids space, face-painting, henna, clay play, recycling art projects and a toddlers den, so families are very welcome. Finally there is the awesome organic food served in our cafe prepared with maximum ingredients from the farm and other Auroville farms.
The music starts at 1pm and goes on for about 12 hours. This year we have two stages, one for bigger bands which will be playing jazz, rock, pop, fusion etc. and one with more intimate, accoustic acts such as hindustani vocal, Russian folk and unique musical-meetings between some of the participating muscians.
What we need and what you get
The festival has 4 aims: ecological, social, artistic and finally as a fundraising event to help support the work of Solitude Farm. We are hoping to raise $4,000 which will be used to pay for some artists (transport etc.), festival preparation and infrastructure, and publicity.
The basic gift we are offering to all our supporters is either a festival ticket or a virtual festival ticket. With the virtual ticket, you get to "be there" in spirit, with live streaming from the main stage. With both these tickets, there are range of others gifts, to bring you back to nature.
A society that does not know where it's food comes from is a society without culture and Humanity without culture will perish. The activities of Solitude Farm all aim at bringing people closer to the food they eat and thus rediscovering their relationship with nature. With our world so disconnected from Mother Earth this festival brings people together over a celebration of community, art, music, ecology, all foundation stones of a healthy society!
Others Ways you can Help
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