Flow Fest 2015

We are just so blessed by having the occasional presence of Chris Berry in the community. When he is on the island, it is potent and his presence is activating. We dance, we drum, we sing..

At Hawaiian Sanctuary for African Dance Drum and Dancing.

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A beautiful night around the fire with story telling/spirit listening at Chris’s house.

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More dancing

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Zaea Mana, Chri’s daughter

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Pele (the volcano goddess) has been flowing ever so strongly towards Pahoa and the homes of many. This specific dance and drumming is about Gratitude to the Abundance this lands gives us all. I didn’t take pictures of the final performance that happened at Hawaiian Sanctuary.. but it was epic! We danced the “Dance of Abundance” and the “Dance of Fire” around a beautiful and potent altar with incredible food from the Aina. Daniel brought the Pele sculpture he made and she was the center piece. It was a super fun night

at Kalani  – Chris Berry African Drum / dancingIMG_2567 IMG_2568

..and now the real deal, the Flow Fest is coming, a festival organized by Chris Berry and co-created by all of us  – with our dancing, drumming, singing and presence. We went in for a camp that last 5 days, where we prepared and had so much fun!

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It really was about the journey and not so much about the destination. Singing, Dancing and sharing with such talented beings for 5 days was so freaking awesome!

Thank you all! These are mostly pictures of the drumming/singing crew. Dancing was documented mostly in video.

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Here is a little video I created to document the drummers and singers at Banakuma Camp.

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Chris Berry, Baby Zaea & Jillian. IMG_2350 IMG_2390 IMG_2399

and this one for all of us, the Dancers!

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This is probably my favorite video.. ! I wish I would have captured everybody that danced on this jam! including me!.. but I got a few people and they are goood!

and it gets better!

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Opening WATER ceremony.

We walked to the ocean drumming and singing, collected water in a beautiful vessel that Daniel made, brought it to the stage and honored it to begin the festival.

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Daniel holding the vessel with the water. IMG_2621

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Sahuna Craig and Erin LoveIMG_2714

Walking back to the ocean, once the festival was done on Sunday night to bring the love-prayer-charged water back to the ocean. IMG_3065 IMG_3066 IMG_3067 IMG_3070 IMG_3083 IMG_3084 IMG_3093 IMG_3098 IMG_3100

Pele meets the Ocean ( Fire and Water)IMG_3115 IMG_3118 IMG_3133 IMG_3145 IMG_3146 IMG_3158 IMG_3178

The 4 elements coming together

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The after party

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