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Salish Sea Revival Tour 2017: The ART of Social Change Extravaganza || Washington State 7.4 – 7.16 [Event Preview]

July 4th – July 15th, the Revival Tour 2017 will bring community, collective action, the power music and much more for TEN DATES across Washington State featuring a diverse and huge stage of education and opportunity.

Brainchild of Ben Browner, with huge support from Lydia Violet, the first ever Revival Tour brings presenters, activists, community leaders, musicians, creatives, mothers, fathers, daughters, families to gather on ten different occasions and locations to foster communication, strength and expression over the systematic greed, prejudice and general disconnection running rampant throughout our world today.

The Revival Tour invites YOU to “Come sing some protest gospel songs with us, help drum up diverse community, cultivate your vital networks, & catalyze collective action!” The mission is to assist the emergence of holistic cultural evolution, by experimenting with social containers & ways of being that practice regenerative principles of life.

If not now, when?

At every stop there is a two hour “Music As Medicine In Our Time” workshop facilitated by Lydia Violet, an artist, activist and leader who has worked closely with revered Elder Joanna Macy for the last ten years. The workshop weaves together Joanna’s Work That Reconnects and explores protest and movement music.

This will be followed by a community potluck, and a facilitated networking dialogue featuring local social change and environmental justice organizations.

The first week of the tour, a Pacific Northwest band called The Living Arrows with be opening for the incredibly moving Lydia Violet Band. The second week the band will be joined by a spoken word artist out of Atlanta named Tannur Ali.

If you have not had the chance to listen to the hauntingly beautiful musical musings of Lydia Violet’s voice and fiddle playing with her band, this is THE time. Music will soar, voices will rise and community will build to further prosperity on this Earth.

Artists, musicians, & presenters currently include:

The Music as Medicine Tour

The Lydia Violet Band

Tannur “SheWrightz” Ali

Aimee Ringle

Laurence Cole

The Prayer Stream Collective

The Participatory Mural Project

Plus many local musicians, speakers and poets!

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Current organizational networks Involved:

Salish Sea Marine Sanctuary

Permaculture Action Network


Orcasong Institute

Thriving Communities Conference

The Orca Network

The Compassion Games

The Backbone Campaign

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10 Gatherings in 15 Days:

July 4 – Orcas Island

July 6 – Lopez Island

July 7 – San Juan Island

July 8 – Bellingham

July 9 – Whidbey Island

July 12 – Vashon Island

July 13 – Bothell

July 14 – Olympia

July 15 – Pt Townsend

July 16 – Pt Townsend



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