Friday November 8, 6:00 – 11:00pm
Living Arts Collective is excited to present a special evening on Friday, November 8th, as hip-hop/folk troubadour duo I,Star and Silvermoon Chocolate visit from Asheville to team up with XYLEM and Inner Space Journeys for an event featuring a collaborative Cacao Circle and double header dance wave with live performances!!
Dance w/ Cacao Included: Sliding Scale $20-30
Dance w/ no Cacao: $15
*No one turned away for lack of funds
6pm: Cacao Circle feat. the legendary cacao elixir of Silvermoon Chocolate and a cacao pyramid by Donovan Moran…
– Sound journey will feature facilitation and music by Xylem, Inner Space Journeys, and I,Star
7pm: 1st Dance Wave set performed live by Xylem
9pm: 2nd Dance Wave set performed live by I,Star
11pm: Circle to close
Married, with music and chocolate, I,Star is the longstanding conscious hip-hop/folk fusion project of emcee/producer Truth-I Manifest and singer/songwriter Aradhana Silvermoon. Over 13 years, from the West Coast to Asheville, NC, this duo has appeared alongside Michael Franti, Nahko & Medicine for the People, Rising Appalachia, Luminaries, Dustin Thomas, Elijah Ray, Yaima, Tubby Love & Amber Lily, Incus, and many more. This fall will be their second NorthEast tour as a duo, promoting the upcoming release of their long-awaited sophomore record, featuring the yin-yang balance of Truth-I’s finely crafted lyricism and production with Aradhana’s melodic tones and acoustic guitar riffs. In addition to playing traditional music venues, I,Star is excited to be weaving in their passion for ceremony, intention, and healing by offering “Cacaochemy: Sacred Chocolate and Song” at select yoga studios and community centers. Having owned and operated Asheville-based, organic superfood chocolate company, Silvermoon Chocolate, and been serving cacao in the conscious music scene since 2006, this touring event represents a new fruition! In their Cacao Circle, they will be serving Aradhana’s legendary cacao brew, move through intention setting, qigong, inner alchemy work, and culminate into acoustic music and then an amplified, higher energy set of folk/hip-hop music, and finally a closing circle to bring the energy back in. They will be pleased to feature local musicians and sound healers at different events on the road, who will be contributing to the musical landscape.
From the heart of Appalachia, I,Star rises… Encompassing a core fusion of husband-wife duo, MC/poet Truth-I Manifest’s potent lyrical flow, and singer/songwriter Aradhana Silvermoon’s angelic melodies, I,Star performances are a dynamic interplay of hard-hitting rhymes weaving through evocative refrains, building to harmonies in the hooks. Their wholly original “folk-hop” carriage bears keen commentary on personal and global transformation, stewardship of the Earth, social justice, and love amidst it all. Whether in configuration as an acoustic duo with guitar and vocals, or with the layers of Truth-I’s beats, I,Star inspires listeners to groove deeply and journey into their rich imagery and soundscapes. Displaying wide, genre-crossing versatility with influences of funk, world, reggae, and rock to accent their folk-hop essence, I,Star’s music has broad appeal to lovers of many flavors. In the expanding constellation of progressive and conscious musical offerings, these luminaries shine brightly.
IStarVision.com for full bio, music, and videos!