Upcoming Events Produced by Global Change Media

TaliasVan & The Bright & Morning Star Band
TaliasVan & The Bright & Morning Star Band
cosmopop.org

TaliasVan & The Bright & Morning Star Band
A CosmoPop® Concert
Sea of Glass Performance Hall   (click for map location)
Friday, Oct 26, 2018
Event Begins at 7:00 PM

A CosmoPop® concert with TaliasVan & The Bright & Morning Star Band.  The concert is a celebration of the release of their new CosmoCountry album, "Im Still Tryin' To Move On" and the show will feature songs from the album, as well as other CosmoPop genres. This 12-piece ensemble from around the world performs the interdimensional, timeless music of TaliasVan – visionary maestro, singer and creator of CosmoPop, his unique style incorporating various musical genres with chant and mantra to create CosmoJazz, CosmoRock, CosmoCountry, CosmoCeltic, CosmoMystic, CosmoMidZone, and more.


 


TaliasVan & The Bright & Morning Star Band have produced four full-length CDs, two 3-song sampler CDs, and a live concert DVD that won an Aurora Award for Best Live Concert Video, sharing honors with Disney and Fox Media. The band is featured on KVAN Radio around the world (kvan.fm) and TaliasVan has performed his Spiritualution Concerts outdoors throughout the Southwestern U.S., including Mt. Shasta, California, as opposed to more intimate indoor CosmoPop concerts. His most recent Spiritualution Concert was at Camp Avalon in Sedona, Arizona on May 5, 2018.


 


This fifth CD is an exclusively CosmoCountry release which features guest studio artists — Tucson’s own Rich Brennion on pedal steel guitar and award-winning violinist Arvel Bird.  CosmoCountry is “good ‘ol country music with a unique cosmic twist!”


 


Music has been TaliasVan’s passion since the age of 6 when he started singing with street corner harmony groups in Pittsburgh.  He recorded and performed with various professional groups and in nightclubs throughout the 60’s until 1970 when he had a spiritual awakening and devoted his musical talents to serving humanity.  In the 1970s he was led to Tucson’s 4th Avenue and started Son Light Ministries at 630 N. 4th Avenue, where he took in and cared for the homeless and disenfranchised.  During that time, he performed as an opening artist for several famous Christian contemporary rock bands, such as Petra, Resurrection Band, and Servant at the University of Arizona. Realizing his music did not fit the contemporary Christian category, TaliasVan pioneered “New Age Vocal” in Hollywood and was the first to put lyrics to New Age style music in the ’80s with his vinyl Unicorn Love album.   


 


As he continued to grow and expand in his activism and social, spiritual, and environmental consciousness, TaliasVan was led to Sedona where he developed and cultivated CosmoPop.  Set against a background of eclectic melodies, CosmoPop’s lyrics address the suffering of our times and the human condition, while giving hope for a better world to come.  The beating heart of CosmoPop is TaliasVan's voice and guitar.  His stylized vocals express the height and depth of emotional experience, while his lyrics reveal the poetry and wisdom of one who has lived lifetimes.  His soul-prose expresses a spiritual sound that is visionary and hip, yet real and down to earth.  TaliasVan & The Bright & Morning Star Band balance the intimacy and spiritual sincerity of a singer-songwriter with the groove and excitement of a 12-piece intergalactic jam-band. 


 


Proceeds benefit scholarships for the University of Ascension Science and The Physics of Rebellion and internships for Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage.  


 


To those in financial need who want to see the show, please call 520-603-9932 to make an appointment to reciprocate in advance of the show at Hands In The Soil for 3 hours at Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage in Tumacacori.  Shuttle available if needed.  No arrangements will be made at the door.


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

Advance: $25.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $20.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $10.00
Day of Show: $30.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $25.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $10.00
Odyssey Storytelling Series:
Odyssey Storytelling Series: "Deal Breakers"
odysseystorytelling.com

Odyssey Storytelling Series: "Deal Breakers"
Thursday, Nov 01, 2018
Event Begins at 7:00 PM

This month's theme is "Deal Breakers"




Deal breaker: noun. a factor or issue that, if unresolved, would cause one party to withdraw from a deal.  What’s that one thing that you cannot/will not overlook or tolerate?  What used to be a deal breaker and now is a mere shoulder shrug?  Was there a deal breaker that totally shifted your life?  Our storytellers share answers to these questions and more.




Curated by Ethel Lee-Miller




Produced by Penelope Starr




Presented by Story Arts Group, Inc. $10.00 ($7.00 Students with ID)




Since 2004, Odyssey Storytelling has been bringing live storytelling to Tucson audiences.




Every month, six people are invited to tell ten minute personal stories on a theme to a live audience.  The stories are not read or memorized, they are told from the life experiences and creativity of the teller.




 



 


GENERAL TCHEFARY - African Roots Reggae
GENERAL TCHEFARY - African Roots Reggae
www.generaltchefary.com

GENERAL TCHEFARY - African Roots Reggae
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
Event Begins at 7:30 PM

7-piece band.  GENERAL TCHEFARY is a descendant of the great proponent of the struggle against French colonialism in Africa "l'Almamy Samory Touré".  Growing up with his mother, he never saw his father.  Becoming a musician kept him away from the bandits and out of trouble.


Ibrahim Touré, aka General Tchefary, began his musical journey in his home of West Africa, Ivory Coast in the year 1998.  As an artist, he started in the hip-hop movement then gradually moved into the Reggae music scene.  He chose Reggae music for what it stands for.  Reggae music is his life; it gives him the joy of living.  It gives him hope to see a better world where people live in harmony without injustice.  Because of this way of life, he and Reggae music have become one, as if they were born together.


General Tchefary’s music and messages reflect his life’s view – “Jah created the world, mankind and the stars in the sky.  Jah wants his people to not hurt each other.  He wants us to respect nature.  Today, man has become a wolf to man.  Man is the basis of the suffering of others.  Jah is angry and we are all natural disasters happening everywhere in the world.  To you who read this text, there is still time for us to realize that we must give love to everything around us.  Your fight should be your love.  Stop thinking negative thoughts of one another.  Share your love without expecting anything in return.  My prayers and hopes are that my music can help you better.”


Tchefary released his first Album in 2008, "Soya " which gave a marked evolution over Ivorian showbiz and ranking it among the hopes of Africa Reggae people.  "Il Est Temps" is the title of the second album in 2013 which exploded on the International scene due to its activist messages of revolution and education.  


In 2015 he was invited by K-Bass Music to America to promote African Root Reggae.  General Tchefary is multi-dimensional in his art, he sings with Solidarite Sympa, Dub Society, K-Bass Music and General Tchefary bands.  He has performed at festivals with famous singers, Alpha Blondy, Ky-Mani Marley, Morga Heritage, Third World, I Threes, Tiken Jah Fakoly and many more.


In 2018, Tchefary appears with many other famous Reggae world singers on a compilation CD recorded in Portugal by Da Lion Music called "I-Ternal Riddim" and he also launched a single CD of two titles "Black No For Sale" and "Help The Syrians" as light soldier songs heralding the soon arrival of the battalion of 13 tracks coming on the third album by the end of the year.  This album was recorded in three different studios, DMB Studio in Cote D'ivoire of Africa, Blackstar Studio Portugal in Europe and Waterworks Recording in the United States of America; and is currently being mixed and mastered in Jamaica by Gregoris Morris III.

Advance: $15.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $12.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Day of Show: $20.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $17.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Starseed Acoustic Ensemble
Starseed Acoustic Ensemble
globalchangemusic.org

Starseed Acoustic Ensemble
Global Change Music
Sea of Glass Performance Hall   (click for map location)
Saturday, Nov 17, 2018
Event Begins at 7:30 PM

6-piece activist folk-rock band with members from Nashville, Germany, New Zealand and beyond performing a unique blend of original, eclectic music with thought-provoking lyrics written to soothe the heart, inspire the mind, and expand consciousness.


The members of the Starseed Acoustic Ensemble each have unique stories of how they feel “Destiny” called them together from the four corners to create music with intention to change the world - to literally "rock" the boat.  As Global Change Music nonprofit record label artists, the Starseed Acoustic Ensemble’s mission is to write lyrics and melodies which inspire listeners to feel empowered to take positive action in a world they see in the midst of turmoil and at a pivotal time of global transformation.  “We are living at a significant point in history” shares the band’s lead singer and songwriter, Keea, “and we feel a responsibility and calling to spread the message of brotherhood and sisterhood through our music…the message of ‘one God one planetary family’ as TaliasVan says.  We’re not making music for money or fame; we’re trying to make music that will help heal the world and it starts with looking at ourselves and where we need to change.” 


All of the band members are part of the Spiritualution—Justice To The People Movement founded by master musician and spiritual activist, TaliasVan who is also the founder Global Change Music.  TaliasVan encourages artists to write lyrics that speak out against injustice and unite humanity in one global family rhythm and, more importantly, to walk their talk through service to humanity.  The Spiritualution is a global movement started almost 30 years ago by TaliasVan to spread the message that world peace can only be attained through a spiritual revolution; that a spiritual solution – a spiritual unity without uniformity – is what is needed to heal the planet’s various troubles with war, political and social unrest, famine, disease, environmental devastation and more.


The Starseed Acoustic Ensemble’s Global Change Music is expressed in full, rich vocals with background harmonies supported by acoustic guitars, keyboard, bass and drums, layered with banjo, mandolin, steel drum, accordion and percussion.  Their lyrics sensitively touch on pressing planetary problems in a cosmic context of hope, striving to build bridges through music for all people to unite. 


Their music can be found on Spotify, You Tube, Global Change Music, and heard on KVAN Visionary Radio 91.7FM Tucson.

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
Altai Kai Throat Singers
www.pnmartists.com

Altai Kai Throat Singers
Friday, Nov 30, 2018
Event Begins at 7:30 PM

Altai Kai is a world renowned ensemble of throat singers from the Republic of Altai. The throat singing group was founded in 1997 by Urmat Yntaev, with the goal of preserving and cultivating the traditional culture of the Republic of Altai, in particular the various styles of throat singing known as kai. Their velvety kargyraa (the lowest style of throat singing), mesmerizing khoomei (middle range throat singing), and melodic sygyt (highest range throat singing) place the listener amidst forests of singing birds, gurgling brooks, and the growls of nighttime predators. Stories of nature's beauty and mighty folk heroes are accompanied by jocular melodies, dancing rhythms, and shamanic mysteries. The narrators skillfully relate traditional, sacred tales and epics of centuries past.


Throat singing and the ringing melodies of the khomustopshur and accordion all come together to form the sound of Altai Kai. The art form of throat singing has been passed on through generations, and the members of Altai Kai are virtuosos in multiple genres. They are laureates of numerous national and international competitions, and Altai Kai has participated in prestigious international festivals of world music, including their international debut at WOMEX 2007 (Spain) and WOMAD (Great Britain). Through their international touring, Altai Kai has introduced the world to the beauty of kai (the Altai word for throat singing). In 2003, they were inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest performance of throat singing. They are members of the Folklore Union of Russia, and the International Organization of Folk Art (an NGO accredited by UNESCO).

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
Throat Singing Workshop with Altai Kai
www.pnmartists.com

Throat Singing Workshop with Altai Kai
Friday, Nov 30, 2018
Event Begins at 2:00 PM

WORKSHOP – 2:00pm – 4:00pm


Learn the mesmerizing art of Throat Singing with world-renowned throat singers from the Republic of Altai.  In Altai the various styles of throat singing are known as kai and include the velvety kargyraa (the lowest style of throat singing), mesmerizing khoomei (middle range throat singing), and melodic sygyt (highest range throat singing). 


The workshop is hosted by four award-winning, internationally renowned artists - Urmat Yntaev of the Jabak clan (recognized as a People’s Throat Singer (“Kaichy”) of the Altai Republic), Alash Topchin of the Kobok clan (a master of multiple styles of throat singing), Eduard Sogonokov also of the Kobok clan (a distinguished graduate of the Altai Republic College of Culture and Arts, where he studied vocal performance) and Aidyn Orsulov of the Saal clan (a descendant of a long lineage of Altai throat singers, is especially gifted in the epic genre).


 

Advance: $40.00
Day of Show: $40.00
Noche De Flamenco
Noche De Flamenco
www.ayalaguitarist.com
www.degraziamusic.com
tucsonmusiciansmuseum.org
Noche De Flamenco
with Gabriel Ayala, Domingo DeGrazia and Ismael Barajas
Sea of Glass Performance Hall   (click for map location)
Friday, Dec 14, 2018
Event Begins at 7:30 PM

Una Noche De Flamenco with Gabriel Ayala, Domingo DeGrazia and Ismael Barajas – three of Tucson’s finest guitarists.


 


Gabriel Ayala, a member of the Yaqui people of southern Arizona, performs regularly throughout the United States and has appeared at the Poway Center for Performing Arts, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, National Museum for the American Indian, and Oscar Meyer Theater in Madison, Wisconsin.  Not only is Gabriel recognized nationally, he has also been the featured performer at the “Festival Internacional de la Guitarra Academica” in Venezuela with Performances in Caracas, Guarenas, Guatire and on National Public Television throughout Venezuela.  Ayala is a multiple award-winning guitarist and has had the honor to share the stage with some of the greatest such as Motown living legends The Four Tops, The Temptations, Richie Havens, Dr. John and many others.


 


Domingo DeGrazia, known and loved by the Tucson community, is an Arizona native and the youngest son of famed Tucson artist Ted DeGrazia.  Among his many talents and projects (which includes flying airplanes, racing motorcycles, and currently running for the Arizona House of Representatives!), Domingo has become a widely recognized guitarist and song writer known for blending Spanish, Latin and Flamenco styles.  Appearing on film and television and performing throughout the U.S., his music has reached across the globe and inspired music for “Dancing with the Stars”.  Born and raised among the music and landscape of the Sonoran desert, DeGrazia’s music embodies the experience of the Southwest and weaves a delicate tapestry through sound.  Domingo plays lead guitar, blending Spanish guitar passion with the flair of Flamenco music.  His unique sound couples dynamic rhythms with vibrant Latin, Salsa and rock drum beats. 


 


Ismael Barajas began to study guitar in the Classical and Flamenco styles at the age of thirteen.  Less than one year later, he gave his first public concert. The response was so overwhelming that art patrons formed an organization to sponsor his formal training.
Ismael’s introduction to advanced learning was to study under the Romeros, known as “Spain’s Royal Family of the Guitar.”  He was awarded a scholarship to attend the University of Arizona, School of Music.  Through the years, Ismael has appeared on many radio and television programs in the United States and Mexico, and has performed in clubs throughout Arizona, New Mexico, California, and Nevada. 


 

Advance: $25.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $22.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Day of Show: $30.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $27.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
A Christmas Concert with TaliasVan's Bright & Morning Star Choir & Orchestra
globalchangemusic.org

A Christmas Concert with TaliasVan's Bright & Morning Star Choir & Orchestra
w/ special guests - TaliasVan's CosmoYouth Choir & Santa!
Sea of Glass Performance Hall   (click for map location)
Saturday, Dec 22, 2018
Event Begins at 7:00 PM

TaliasVan’s 50-voice Bright & Morning Star Choir & Orchestra presents an evening of holiday cheer for all.  Opening for them is TaliasVan’s CosmoYouth Choir and a visit from Santa Claus himself is expected!  The concert starts at 7:00pm but early birds are welcome and encouraged to come and enjoy the Communications Courtyard serving local craft beer, select wines, coffees, sodas, popcorn and snacks.  A food truck will also be out front.  All are welcome to enjoy food, drink and holiday cheer together in the Communications Courtyard, and to explore Sacred Treasures shop offering a wide selection of unique, hand-crafted, ethically-traded gifts, clothing, jewelry and art from local and international artisans. 


 


TaliasVan's Bright & Morning Star Choir & Orchestra was formed in 1995 by TaliasVan, musician and founder of Global Change Music Nonprofit Record Label, with the vision to inspire and uplift people of all ages, races, and religions through the transformative power of music.  The choir performs CosmoWorship™ music written by TaliasVan to reflect the divine.  The harmonies and arrangements are other-worldly and the sound is dynamic and sacred.  The choir has produced three original albums - CosmoWorship I, CosmoWorship II, and The God Child Came Christmas album - and also performs throughout Arizona in live, radio, television, and worldwide webcast appearances.  For the holiday season they have a repertoire of traditional favorite carols as well as sacred original Christmas compositions.


 


TaliasVan's CosmoYouth Choir bring the sweet sounds of angelic innocence in their harmonies.  Ranging from age 12 to 16, these singers were trained by a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and have recorded a professional CD.  They have performed professionally all over Tucson for the last 4 holiday seasons including at JW Marriott's Starr Pass Resort and Old Tucson Studios.  TaliasVan's CosmoYouth Choir are eager to share their holiday spirit and joyous songs. 


 


A visit with Santa for last-minute Christmas wishes is also in order! 
Advance: $15.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $FREE
Day of Show: $20.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $FREE
The Fitzgeralds
The Fitzgeralds
www.thefitzgeralds.net

The Fitzgeralds
Award-Winning Fiddling Step Dancers
Sea of Glass Performance Hall   (click for map location)
Wednesday, Mar 06, 2019
Event Begins at 7:00 PM

Siblings -Tom, Kerry & Julie Fitzgerald from just outside of Canada’s renowned Ottawa Valley, have come a long way from their small town roots.  3-time Canadian Grandmaster Fiddle Champions and Ontario Open Step Dance Champions, this unique act features high-energy fiddling and mind-blowing step dancing.  It is the rare combination of exceptional musicianship, incomparable step dancing, audience interaction, evident love of performing, and genuine sibling connection that resonates with audiences of all ages and sets this group apart.


 


The Fitzgerald siblings were raised in a musical household, and toured internationally with their family band “Everything Fitz”.  Growing up in the Ottawa Valley, they were immersed in the rich tradition of Canadian Old Time fiddling and step dancing that evolved with the arrival of Irish, Scottish and French immigrants.  Over time, they have developed their art form to include various styles of fiddle music including Celtic, jazz, bluegrass, French-Canadian, and pop.  They have also explored other forms of dance including tap and Irish.  The Fitzgeralds continue to push boundaries by fusing traditional and modern styles of fiddle and dance to create their own unique sound and style.  Their creativity and passion for experimentation has led them to compose original tunes and arrangements, some of which were released on their latest album.  The result is a groovy and catchy new sound and look that appeals to all ages.


 


Despite their young age, these musicians have some notable musical experiences under their belts.  Highlights include group/solo performances with: Nathan Carter, Leahy, Natalie McMaster, Cherish The Ladies, Tommy Hunter, Bowfire, Sharon Shannon, Liz Carroll, We Banjo 3, World-Fest, Silver Dollar City, and Branson MO.  As members of The Stepcrew, they have had the opportunity to perform with with Carlos Nunez, Solas, and Eileen Ivers.  They were guest performers on the prestigious Nathan Carter TV Christmas Special 2017, broadcast by BBC and RTE television.  Recently a video of their high-energy dance performance has went viral via Ireland's Independent.ie, with over 3 million views.  Their show is a hit at festivals including Milwaukee Irish Fest (US), Dayton Irish Fest (US), Cleveland Irish Fest (US), Iowa Irish Fest (US), Shrewsbury Folk Fest (UK), Maropisa Folk Fest (CA), Stan Rogers Folk Fest (CA), among others.


 


"The Fitzgeralds are standout musicians in our Canadian music industry.  The caliber of musicianship is very high.  I think together they are a beautiful blend of gorgeous fiddle music, and top rate, absolutely exhilarating dance routines." ~ Natalie MacMaster, Cape Breton Fiddling Sensation

Advance: $20.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $17.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Day of Show: $25.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $23.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00