Half Wild presents: an evening with Mariee Sioux
Mar
5
6:30 PM18:30

Half Wild presents: an evening with Mariee Sioux

  • 862 45th St Oakland CA 94608-3412 United States (map)
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Please arrive early and bring a dish to share for our potluck together, which starts at 6:30. $10-20 suggested donation for the artist (no-one turned away).

Half Wild (https://halfwild.earth/) is a community of creatives and appreciators of the arts grounded in a deep respect for the land, for nature, for wildness. Join us.

We are honored and excited Mariee Sioux will be with us this evening! Mariee was raised in Northern California and is of Indigenous and Polish Hungarian ancestry. She prefers to be known as an abstract storyteller and a voice for the natural world and trials of humanity through song. She's been given gifts of songs for over 10 years. Her songs have been described as medicinal, hallucinatory, and haunting, with a trance-like performance. Since the debut of her first album, Faces in the Rocks, Mariee Sioux has drawn comparisons from Joanna Newsom to Joni Mitchell, and she has toured through North America and Europe. Visit https://www.instagram.com/marieesioux/

Listen/Watch:
Swimming Through Stone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iN7C_AplvVo
Wild Eyes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28yuWPnX33w

We are also delighted Emily Afton (http://www.emilyaftonmusic.com/) will be sharing a couple of her own songs with us ahead of Mariee's performance.

Thanks to Oakland Oasis Coop for hosting this event.

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Future Ecologies: An evening with Rucha Chitnis & Adam Huggins
Jan
8
6:30 PM18:30

Future Ecologies: An evening with Rucha Chitnis & Adam Huggins

  • 595 Athol Avenue Oakland, CA, 94606 United States (map)
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Half Wild is thrilled to present Future Ecologies: An Evening with Rucha Chitnis and Adam Huggins.

Join us for an evening of community and conversation. Please bring a dish or snacks to share. We will begin with nourishments at 6:30. Please be sure to arrive no later than 7:30, as our live interview begins at 7:45.

On this special evening Adam Huggins will interview photojournalist and documentary filmmaker Rucha Chitnis live for the Future Ecologies podcast. Our interview will follow a screening of Rucha's award-winning documentary short, "In the Land of My Ancestors," which celebrates the living legacy of Ann Marie Sayers, a beloved Ohlone elder. Rucha's film is the 2018 Platinum Winner of the International Independent Film Awards.

In Future Ecologies' first season, Adam Huggins and co-founder Mendel Skulski have displayed a remarkable talent for weaving stories, interviews, music, and soundscapes into a highly engaging podcast on par with East Coast analogs Inside/Out and Here be Monsters. Listen to Season 1 of Future Ecologies podcast.

As Rucha Chitnis articulates, "Women are our invisible life force. They are the world's farmers, seed savers, peace builders, human rights defenders and environmental guardians. As a photojournalist, I am passionate about making the invisible visible--particularly women's counter narratives and grounded alternatives in the face of human rights abuses, food insecurity and ecological and climate crises."

-- Thanks to our friends at The Lion's Den for welcoming us into their home! --

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Erika Lundahl: A Half Wild Concert & Potluck
Jun
19
6:30 PM18:30

Erika Lundahl: A Half Wild Concert & Potluck

  • 862 45th Street Oakland, CA, 94608 United States (map)
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On June 19 Half Wild will welcome Seattle-based musician and activist Erika Lundahl, an innovative 12-string guitar player and classically trained vocalist. She employs her distinctive "tapping" guitar style to create an enveloping, heart-centered musical space. Her poetic, often autobiographical lyrics employ poignant and powerful imagery to deal with contemporary social issues. Her recent album 'Brambles', released under the name Animals of Grace, is the compilation of 7 songs and is an introspective gaze into the heart during a time of climate crisis. 

Her songs are “pure as nature with glossy harmonies and elegant melodies….Every song on Brambles is a highlight but if push came to shove, I would choose the beautiful opener, “Bartered Time.” The song is serene and slightly lonesome at times, feeling like the musical equivalent to waking to an early, damp autumn morning in a chilly remote cabin. Under the comforting instrumentation, poignant and powerful imagery flourishes in the track’s lyrics…” – Keith Hedad, Record Crates United 

She is currently on tour with percussionist and vocalist Doug Indrick, whose combination of live drums, vocal harmonies, and occasional electronic pads evoke a spirit of wilderness and wonder for the Pacific Northwest.

Please bring food for our potluck together, which starts promptly at 6:30pm. Music at 7:30pm. $10-20 donation for the artists (no-one turned away).

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A Half Wild concert potluck: Clan Dyken and Heather Normandale
Jan
14
6:00 PM18:00

A Half Wild concert potluck: Clan Dyken and Heather Normandale

  • 862 45th Street Oakland, CA, 94608 United States (map)
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Half Wild is excited to welcome Clan Dyken and Heather Normandale!

--- Half Wild brings together artists and music appreciators grounded in a deep respect for nature, to speak, through song, to that wild part of each of us. The goal of Half Wild is cultural change to return nature to our collective consciousness. ---

For our concert/potluck together, please bring food to share! The potluck starts promptly at 6pm and music starts at 7pm.

Also, we would encourage a $10-20 donation for the artists (no-one turned away!)

"...Clan Dyken has released eleven albums on their own Forward Productions label. Songs from those recordings are featured in films and heard on radio around the world. They are perhaps best known as the activist band that has played in clear cut forests, proposed nuke dumps, nuke test sites, Indian reservations and many more cutting edge venues, often using solar generated electricity, and /or plant fuels, for recording and performing."
(from katewolfmusicfestival.com)

Listen to "Good Morning Grandmother" by Clan Dyken

"[Heather Normandale]...finds the inspiration for her music in the natural world. Her current project looks to the source of all life on the planet: water....Heather takes inspiration from water and its ubiquity in our bodies as well as in the natural environment and blended banjo, cello, and percussion to make some really gorgeous music..."
— Jeff McIntire-Strasburg, SUNfiltered

Listen to "As One" by Heather Normandale

THANK YOU TO OAKLAND OASIS HOUSE FOR HOSTING!

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Emma Hill: a Half Wild concert & potluck
Oct
10
7:00 PM19:00

Emma Hill: a Half Wild concert & potluck

  • 862 45th Street Oakland, CA, 94608 United States (map)
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Half Wild welcomes Emma Hill and Bryan Daste to Oakland!

Half Wild is a community of artists and music appreciators deeply connected to nature. 

"Alaskan singer/songwriter Emma Hill and her co-writer/musician Bryan Daste have quickly made a massive impact with their alt/folk songs and their penchant for touching upon the deepest, most universal of subjects. They’ve been compared to Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, and their fourth album proves they’re not just a one-off, fly-by-night duo. Hill easily exudes that wild, adventurous style that only a true Alaskan can..."
- TOM H A L L E T T- Elmore Magazine

Listen to Emma here: http://www.emmahillmusic.com/listen/

For our concert/potluck together, please bring food to share! Also, we would encourage a $10-20 donation for the artists.

THANK YOU TO OAKLAND OASIS HOUSE FOR HOSTING!

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