FISHMAN, ECKHARDT, BUTTERFLY: 1-NIGHT ONLY

KAI ECKHARDT, JON FISHMAN, AND JULIA BUTTERFLY HILL FORM THE VILLAGE, A ONE-NIGHT-ONLY MUSIC/SPOKEN WORD/DANCE ENSEMBLE, APPEARING AT ASHKENAZ, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

Featuring the collaboration of world class musicians, performers, and artists, The Village offers a rare and intimate musical experience at Ashkenaz, Berkeley's home for world music and dance since 1973, Friday, September 2, 2005. Doors open at 8:30 pm; show at 9:00 pm. Tickets are $20 Advance/ $22 Door. All ages all the time.


Kai Eckhardt by Weintrob
The Village is represented by Kai Eckhardt on bass, Jon Fishman on drums, Julia Butterfly Hill performing spoken word, and many very special guests. Born in Germany, raised in West Africa, Eckhardt's passionate dedication to the study of bass started at age fifteen, and has continued to grow through graduating Berklee College of Music with honors, teaching music, recording and performing with artists including Bob Moses, the John McLauglin trio & Zakir Hussein, and since 2000, has toured extensively with Garaj Mahal.

The original drummer for Phish, (as well as the inspiration for the band's name), Jon Fishman's passion for the drums started at an early age in Syracuse, NY. He spent twenty amazing years touring with this generation's most beloved jam band, and is now experimenting with his own side projects. Fishman is known for going as far as playing a vacuum cleaner to get his desired sound, and for his intricate and explosive rhythms.

Most known for living in Luna, an ancient redwood, for two years, and thus bringing the battle for Headwaters forest to the attention of national and international media, Julia Butterfly Hill now tours on behalf of the Circle of Life foundation, dedicated to education, youth programs, and tools for sustainable living.

Other guests include keyboardist Kit Walker (Pagan Love Orchestra, Kundalini Boombox,), West African talking drummer Rasaki (King Sunny Ade), and Indian Kathak dancers Kaveri and Mansi.

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WHO: THE VILLAGE featuring KAI ECKHARDT, JON FISHMAN & JULIA BUTTERFLY HILL plus VERY SPECIAL GUESTS
WHAT: A rare an intimate special evening with world class musicians
WHEN: Friday, Sept 2, 2005
Doors: 8:30 pm; Show: 9:00 pm
WHERE: Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center
1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA (cross street Gilman)
COST: $20 Advance/$22 Door
TICKET GIVEAWAYS: 2 pair of tickets for your listeners; please call Kathy Day with names of ticket winners at (510) 525-5099 ext 2# prior to concert date.

ABOUT THE EVENT:
Exploring the world's true heartbeat with some of today's most conscious and talented musicians, The Village embarks on a musical and spiritual one of a kind journey. The event is produced by Ashkenaz and BrownEyed Woman, who describes the project: "The Village envisions the place we dream of living in—a place where music ties everything together—and will remind us that we're already there."

[Published on: 8/31/05]

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