Music at the first annual RawUnion Festival is off the hook entirely. We are so super stoked to have these amazing musicians playing at the event Saturday and Sunday nights, and some times between speakers. Get ready for super activated danceability, listenability and play time with raw family!
Gregory Walking Tree aka Cipes brings his divine dharma downloads, supercharged high vibe energy and divine love to embrace our souls at Raw Union. We are very grateful for Cipes’ presence and all our immaculate musicians!
Ilan of Making Love To Life will be with us for this amazing event. New to the raw scene, Ilan will revv up the cosmic fires of inner divine light and total danceability for us on Saturday Night, straight from the Los Angeles area via Honduras and Jerusalem.
Talk about a Raw Union! Springing fresh from the fruiting Tree of The Luminaries in Los Angeles, these two devas of Divine Delight and Musical Magic will rawk our world this weekend!! Aho babies!
Diane’s sound is deep and authentic, expressing at the same time hard truth and uplifting hope. An accomplished guitarist and wordsmith, channeling lyrics and composing impassioned original music, she insightfully stirs together Grassroots, Folk, Funk and Blues in a hopeful batch for an original healing musical elixir. This CD delivers a full range of Diane’s dynamic versatility, ranging from ballads to rocking danceable beats.
Singing the world awake, Diane is a peacemaker and a hands-on activist, not an entertainer. She is referred to as” Folk Goddess”, by The Whole Earth Festival where her powerful original music has been featured for 16 years. Patterson’s music is woven throughout today’s global peaceful peoples, grassroots movement for social justice, human rights and environmental sustainability.
Diane lives in solidarity with her beliefs that her life reflects her vision of building sustainable community, rather than doing business. Environmentally conscious this CD is recorded with 50% solar and wind power, 40% post-consumer paper, 10% hemp/flax, no shrink-wrap and no bar code.
To be more HIP TO HIP with this worthwhile and smokin’ contribution to our world, please contact Green Eye Records at 831-515-4100 x107 or email@example.com
Glory, glory! Singing Bear joins the team of musicians as well as stage management and emcee’s for RawUnion. Recently wed to Sandy Chocolate Face, this transformational rawk star knows where it’s at: community, divine music, raw foods and true sharing. Welcome, Singing Bear!
Jimmy is a beautiful raw vegan musician who plays awesome spiritual songs he writes. He is a pianist as well as a violinist. It’s great to have Jimmy at RawUnion! You may know him from RawSpirit Festival too.
Michelle Joy Schulman
Raw Vegan Chef, Opera Singer
Michelle has recently appeared with the Lancaster Opera Company, the Sight and Sound Entertainment Theater, Amici Opera and the Bel Canto Lyric Opera of Philadelphia. Recently, Michelle was named a finalist in the Joyce Dutka Arts Foundation vocal competition in New York, and in a recent feature article in the Chestnut Hill Local, the soprano was described as “a shooting star”, and having “the voice for a great career.”
Michelle has performed in concerts throughout the Philadelphia and New Jersey area, and has sung in New York and as far as Los Angeles. Currently, Michelle is performing her program “From Opera to Broadway” all over Philadelphia to rave reviews. Her upcoming program, “A Soprano at the Movies” is sure to be a big hit. Locally, she has also performed with several professional orchestras and conductors and most recently performed under the baton of Maestro Salvatore Scarpa, Assistant Conductor of the Pennsylvania Ballet.
Michelle has studied with teachers and coaches from the Academy of Vocal Arts, the Metropolitan Opera, the Juilliard School, and the Curtis Institute. Michelle is also a Pennsylvania Certified Teacher of German, who received her B.A. in German from Temple University and is currently completing her M.A. in German at Millersville University.
Michelle has been a raw vegan for 2.5 years and has lost over 170 lbs. Michelle learned to prepare raw food in the kitchen of the Optimum Health Insititute, Lemon Grove, CA, where for 6 months she worked as a raw ‘missionary’. Currently she is the raw vegan chef at Arnolds Way Raw Vegetarian Café and Education Center in Lansdale, PA. She teaches classes at Arnolds Way in raw food preparation, leads raw weight loss groups focusing on 80-10-10, and makes special raw gourmet dinner parties where the chef is also the singing entertainment! Michelle recently helped to organize the “Lansdale Live Food and Music Festival” in Lansdale, PA, where she lectured, sang and served delicious raw meals to over 400 attendees!
Michelle’s story and many of her raw recipes are featured in Lisa Montgomery’s upcoming book available on Amazon.com, “Raw Inspiration: Living Dynamically with Raw Food” due out in August, 2009. You can read about her weight loss journey on her new blog, “Pure Raw Joy” at purerawjoy.blogspot.com. She can be reached by email at LaSoprana@aol.com.
Michelle currently resides in Manayunk, a section of Philadelphia, PA, with her wonderfully supportive fiancé, Cliff, a piano teacher. Michelle teaches voice lessons in the Philadelphia area, and also teaches raw food prep, and prepares weekly raw meals for people in their homes.