Upcoming Events Produced by Global Change Media

Mandingo Dance Night with K-Bass and Solidarite Sympa
kbassmusic.com

Mandingo Dance Night with K-Bass and Solidarite Sympa
Saturday, Jul 02, 2016
Event Begins at 7:30 PM
Concert Presented by K-Bass Music, LLC

Join us for a fun filled night of African style music and dancing with K-Bass and Farafina Musiki (http://kbassmusic.com) and General Tchafary and Solidarite Sympa (http://solidaritesympa.com).

All ages welcomed. Advanced tickets are available or buy at the door. Contact info@kbassmusic.com for tickets and more information.
Advance: $10.00
Day of Show: $10.00
Local Musician's Showcase
Local Musician


Local Musician's Showcase
Saturday, Jul 23, 2016
Event Begins at 7:30 PM

Enjoy some of Tucson’s finest young talent – Clay Dudash, Earth Won, and Saving Kings.  With contemporary and original musical styles ranging from indie pop to dance to alternative rock the evening promises to be a phonically fresh and scintillating experience.

Clay Dudash, originally from Las Vegas, is now one of Tucson’s local indie folk rock artists who is making a name for himself on the scene.  If you ask Clay what kind of music he plays, his standard response is, “I like to make party music.”

Earth Won brings to the stage an eclectic blend of stylistic influences, infusing elements of indie rock, '60's and '70's pop and psychedelia, blues, classical music, and jazz into colorful arrangements.  The group's members all received extensive musical training in very different areas, with Gus Woodrow and Kristy Deupree having been trained classically, Sean McCann playing primarily rock, and Spencer Clarke studying jazz.  Three of the members attended the University of Arizona as music students, where they met and formed Earth Won out of enthusiasm for mixing genres into new musical hybrids.

Guitars, drums, bass, and soul rock the four piece sonic science experiment, Saving Kings.  Whether they're heating up with driving funk rhythms or cooling down with home-hitting lyrics, Sean, Eric, Ansel and Jake hoist their banner to usher in a new era of Saving Kings, and they're taking as many as they can along for the ride.

Advance: $10.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $7.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Day of Show: $15.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $12.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Jarabe Mexicano
www.jarabemexicano.com

Jarabe Mexicano
Thursday, Jul 28, 2016
Event Begins at 7:30 PM

Jarabe Mexicano has burst onto the World Music scene with a commitment to honoring the past while embracing the future.  True to their name which means “Mexican Syrup”, Jarabe Mexicano performs a mixture of traditional as well as popular genres that appeal to audiences of all ages.  While their renditions of Rancheras, Huapangos, Sones, and Boleros fill their listeners with nostalgia, their spirited arrangements of Cumbia, Reggae, and Rock & Roll frequently bring people to their feet.

Touring Mexico and the U.S. this summer under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State, Jarabe Mexicano takes its name from the Spanish reference to traditional forms of mariachi music.  The ensemble incorporates the diversity of their backgrounds and musical training into a vast Latin repertoire.  The dynamic energy and festive nostalgia of this musical fusion appeals to wide audiences, from children to adults dancing along with their compelling musical rhythms.  

This five-man group features the talents of lead vocalist Gustavo Alcoser, band leader Mario Equia on requinto (a small guitar), Kevin Lomez on vijuela (a guitar-shaped instrument associated with mariachi music), bassist Oskar Beckmann, and percussionist Alex Tapia.

Advance: $13.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $10.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Day of Show: $18.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $15.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
FILM - Where To Invade Next by Michael Moore
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FILM - Where To Invade Next by Michael Moore
Friday, Jul 29, 2016
Event Begins at 7:30 PM

Just in time for election season, America's favorite political provocateur, Michael Moore, is back with his new film, WHERE TO INVADE NEXT. Honored by festivals and critics groups alike, WHERE TO INVADE NEXT is an expansive, hilarious, and subversive comedy in which the Academy Award®-winning director confronts the most pressing issues facing America today and finds solutions in the most unlikely places. The creator of FAHRENHEIT 9/11 and BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE has returned with an epic movie that’s unlike anything he has done before—an eye-opening call to arms to capture the American Dream and restore it in, of all places, America.

"One of the most genuinely, and valuably, patriotic films any American has ever made... Optimistic and affirmative, it rests on one challenging but invaluable idea: we can do better." ~ Godfrey Cheshire, rogerebert.com

“Impassioned, Mr. Moore’s most far-reaching film.” ~ Stephen Holden, The New York Times

“Funny, but also serious as a heart attack.” ~ Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly

Advance: $10.00
Day of Show: $10.00
FILM - Where To Invade Next by Michael Moore
wheretoinvadenext.com

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FILM - Where To Invade Next by Michael Moore
Saturday, Jul 30, 2016
Event Begins at 7:30 PM

Just in time for election season, America's favorite political provocateur, Michael Moore, is back with his new film, WHERE TO INVADE NEXT. Honored by festivals and critics groups alike, WHERE TO INVADE NEXT is an expansive, hilarious, and subversive comedy in which the Academy Award®-winning director confronts the most pressing issues facing America today and finds solutions in the most unlikely places. The creator of FAHRENHEIT 9/11 and BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE has returned with an epic movie that’s unlike anything he has done before—an eye-opening call to arms to capture the American Dream and restore it in, of all places, America.

"One of the most genuinely, and valuably, patriotic films any American has ever made... Optimistic and affirmative, it rests on one challenging but invaluable idea: we can do better." ~ Godfrey Cheshire, rogerebert.com

“Impassioned, Mr. Moore’s most far-reaching film.” ~ Stephen Holden, The New York Times

“Funny, but also serious as a heart attack.” ~ Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly

Advance: $10.00
Day of Show: $10.00
FILM - Where To Invade Next by Michael Moore
wheretoinvadenext.com

View Film Trailer
FILM - Where To Invade Next by Michael Moore
Friday, Aug 05, 2016
Event Begins at 7:30 PM

Just in time for election season, America's favorite political provocateur, Michael Moore, is back with his new film, WHERE TO INVADE NEXT. Honored by festivals and critics groups alike, WHERE TO INVADE NEXT is an expansive, hilarious, and subversive comedy in which the Academy Award®-winning director confronts the most pressing issues facing America today and finds solutions in the most unlikely places. The creator of FAHRENHEIT 9/11 and BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE has returned with an epic movie that’s unlike anything he has done before—an eye-opening call to arms to capture the American Dream and restore it in, of all places, America.

"One of the most genuinely, and valuably, patriotic films any American has ever made... Optimistic and affirmative, it rests on one challenging but invaluable idea: we can do better." ~ Godfrey Cheshire, rogerebert.com

“Impassioned, Mr. Moore’s most far-reaching film.” ~ Stephen Holden, The New York Times

“Funny, but also serious as a heart attack.” ~ Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly

Advance: $10.00
Day of Show: $10.00
FILM - Where To Invade Next by Michael Moore
wheretoinvadenext.com

View Film Trailer
FILM - Where To Invade Next by Michael Moore
Saturday, Aug 06, 2016
Event Begins at 7:30 PM

Just in time for election season, America's favorite political provocateur, Michael Moore, is back with his new film, WHERE TO INVADE NEXT. Honored by festivals and critics groups alike, WHERE TO INVADE NEXT is an expansive, hilarious, and subversive comedy in which the Academy Award®-winning director confronts the most pressing issues facing America today and finds solutions in the most unlikely places. The creator of FAHRENHEIT 9/11 and BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE has returned with an epic movie that’s unlike anything he has done before—an eye-opening call to arms to capture the American Dream and restore it in, of all places, America.

"One of the most genuinely, and valuably, patriotic films any American has ever made... Optimistic and affirmative, it rests on one challenging but invaluable idea: we can do better." ~ Godfrey Cheshire, rogerebert.com

“Impassioned, Mr. Moore’s most far-reaching film.” ~ Stephen Holden, The New York Times

“Funny, but also serious as a heart attack.” ~ Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly

Advance: $10.00
Day of Show: $10.00
Earth Harmony Sustainability Seminar
avalongardens.org

Earth Harmony Sustainability Seminar
Thursday, Aug 25, 2016
Sunday, Aug 28, 2016
Event Begins at 9:00 AM

Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage invites you to join in an exciting and innovative approach to community development and cultural enhancement. Our model community of 115+ men, women, and children is an experimental prototype intentional community designed to be replicated throughout the world, and is the largest EcoVillage in the United States. For more than 25 years, we have been working cooperatively to construct this learning center in an effort to share the fruits of our labor with other planetary citizens.

We are offering people, individuals and groups alike, the opportunity to come and learn about our method of sustainability through practical advice. We'll be providing the necessary knowledge and tools to replicate this model of living anywhere. The world is rapidly changing and many of our resources are being mismanaged and/or are in very short supply. It is with the utmost sense of responsibility and accountability that we share this wealth of information with you.

$500 for early registration (before July 25th).
$700 after July 25th
Lodging and organic meals included.

Discounts available for missionaries and agricultural workers.  Call (520) 603-9932 to register or for more information.

Mehmet Polat Trio
Mehmet Polat Trio
www.mehmetpolat.net

Mehmet Polat Trio
Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016
Event Begins at 7:00 PM

The Mehmet Polat Trio is a spiritual yet adventurous meeting of three virtuosos of magical instruments: Ney, Kora and Oud. With roots in the Ottoman, ancient Anatolian, Balkan and West African music traditions, the trio welcomes listeners with its musical authenticity. The original compositions are colored by daring improvisations and grooves, presented in an atmosphere of chamber music. The Mehmet Polat Trio invites its audiences on a sincere musical journey from the traditional past to an innovative present.

Mehmet Polat was born and raised in Urfa, Turkey, and studied Ottoman music in Istanbul. His new approach to Oud playing and his broadened vision towards music making brought him to Amsterdam in 2007, where he collaborated and experimented with many other musicians from around the world. After completing his conservatory studies of Indian music and self-studies of Persian, Arabic, Flamenco and other musical styles, Polat discovered the inner world and spiritual side of the African music. He was touched especially the timbre of Kora. With Kora as the earth element, Oud as space and Ney as air, the idea of Mehmet Polat Trio was born.



- The music of the Mehmet Polat Trio was a cure for the soul with the sincerity and pure emotions of their songs. - Jazzkaar Festival, EE (LIVE)

- Introspective music that needed no flashy fanfare and which brought the audience into a world of peace, spaciousness, serenity, pleasure and beauty. - Jazzenzo, NL (LIVE)

Advance: $20.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $17.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Day of Show: $25.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $22.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Paul Gurvitz & The New Army
paulgurvitz.com

Paul Gurvitz & The New Army
U.K. Rock & Roll Legend (5-piece band)
Sea of Glass Performance Hall   (click for map location)
Saturday, Sep 03, 2016
Event Begins at 7:30 PM

Paul Gurvitz, rock legend and founding member of U.K. rock powerhouses; Baker Gurvitz Army with Ginger Baker, Three Man Army, and Gun, has assembled his newest venture aptly titled; The New Army.  Originally from England, Paul moved to L.A. to continue his successful, multi-platinum songwriting career.  After recently moving to Arizona, Paul has put together another band to perform on stage once again; hence, the birth of The New Army.

Gurvitz will be performing his classic rock history show featuring stories and songs from some of the many famous rock stars who have been part of his career such as Jimi Hendrix , Elton John, The Who, as well as his work with legendry Cream drummer Ginger Baker. 

Gurvitz is a living wealth of rock & roll history, from his recording on The Who’s “Tommy” soundtrack to his many adventures with some of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s greatest.  Paul and his New Army will be performing songs from his past, such as his # 1 U.K. hit “Race With The Devil” recorded also by Judas Priest, as well as music from his up & coming new album “Train Of Love”.  Don’t miss this special event of classic rock music history.

Advance: $15.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $12.00
Day of Show: $20.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $17.00
Earth Harmony Festival
earthharmonyfestival.org

Earth Harmony Festival
Saturday, Oct 01, 2016
Sunday, Oct 02, 2016
Event Begins at 10:30 AM
Explore Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage, one of North America's largest EcoVillages, during the annual celebratory event — the Earth Harmony Festival! Throughout the 2-days of this exciting and educational event, festival-goers enjoy live music, speakers and tours of our uniquely designed residential center and surrounding organic gardens. See the future in action during presentations of sustainable living practices such as permaculture, organic gardening, seed-saving, composting, rain and grey water-harvesting, eco-building projects, Arizona's largest food forest system, solar and wind power, the workings of a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, and more. The Earth Harmony Festival is always all-ages, with speakers and live music that offer higher-consciousness messages not to be missed by young or old. An interactive children's village, pony rides, and guided arts and crafts round out the many offerings for the young, or the young-at-heart. Live music for the festival is provided by Global Change Music Nonprofit Record Label featuring TaliasVan & The Bright & Morning Star Band performing CosmoPop® (spiritual vocal music that addresses the sufferings of our times and gives hope for a better world to come™ ) VansGuard, Starseed Acoustic Ensemble, and Israfel Awakened. The Earth Harmony Festival showcases local crafters and artisans in a Locavore's Vendor Village. Past vendors have included exquisite handmade jewelry, gourmet foods, tie-dyed clothing, and indigenous textiles, to name just a few. Educational booths offer information on how to integrate sustainable practices featured at the festival into participants' own lives and communities. Best of all? Admission to the Earth Harmony Festival is absolutely FREE! All activities throughout the festival are by donation to go towards supporting agricultural internships offered by Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage, the Homeless Is Not My Choice ministry, and the Personality Integration Rehabilitation Program. Low-cost overnight camping is also available! We hope you will join us for this one-of-a-kind gathering to imagine, build, and fuel the future!

Learn more about the activities to experience at this year's Earth Harmony Festival!

Held at Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage. 2074 Pendleton Dr., Tumacacori, AZ. For more information call (520) 398-2542 or visit http://earthharmonyfestival.org Proceeds support Avalon Gardens Internship Programs and the Global Community Communications Schools for Teen & Children.