Sea to Seed
May 30, 2014 @
The Waverley Hotel
A Sailboat Tour Of Farming, Music and Regenerative Culture | Over Grow The System
As another day fades into the honeyed light of dusk we will gather together to celebrate the simple wild blessings of being alive in the ways we know best… making offerings to the land and the people of music, stories, libations and a feast for the senses, all seasoned with the salt of sweat and tears.
This will be an intimate timeless moment of sharing the fruits of our labors, of remembering and building together. Lynx and Tarran will be bringing the raw fire of their music, Eve the subtle weavings of language as offering and container, Syd the vision and power of community gathering as activism and art. On each island we will be joined by local merrymakers and hooligans bringing their special flavor to the cauldron.
This spring, a group of musicians, farmers, filmmakers, writers and photographers will set off on the Sea to Seed Tour, a month long sailing trip up through the Islands of British Columbia. We are on an experimental mission to collect and share the stories of the farming communities sown along the coast. While exploring the importance of localizing food systems, homesteading, organic farming, community building and permaculture we will also be engaging the role that art and culture can play in supporting these ways, evolving educational forums and creating positive change.
Along with telling these stories through our various art forms, we will be hosting music concerts as a means of creating connections within and between the communities on the islands we visit and an expansive network of potential allies. So far, these concerts will feature Lynx from Oakland, CA, The Tailor from Vancouver, along with storytelling and other local artists from each individual island.
Lynx, is an innovative singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, beat-boxer and producer from the Bay Area by way of Colorado. At 27, she has already been breaking new ground in both the live and electronic music scenes playing events all over the world including the US, Asia, Europe and Canada. Performance highlights include appearances at Coachella, Austin City Limits festival, BOOM festival, and improv collaborations with Matisyahu, Beats Antique, John Popper, Bassnectar and more. Lynx’s music combines elements from multiple genres including electronica, folk, and indie pop. Her latest album On the Horizon intertwines powerful vocals, lyrics that are both universal and intimate, timely and timeless, and a sound that switches from folky to cutting edge with bumping beats that melt to raw, melancholy melodies and resolve with infectious pop hooks.
The Tailor will grab you by your hips, spin you across the ﬂoor, whisper in your ear and send you to sleep with a lullaby. He dreams a future rhythm and he walks a future blues, made up of a tender slices of music from all over this crazy world. He travels with a Broken Beatbox and a Strange Banjo and he is not afraid to use it. Food, language and music carry the beating heart of culture, they hold the possibility of remembering, of realigning ourselves with the simple values of caring for ourselves, each other and the great wild world. We hope to inspire a collective story telling rooted in the fertile soil of generative celebration and cultivating a real way of living with integrity.
By creating a sailboat tour fed primarily thru locally sourced food, the Sea to Seed Tour hopes to embody the very ideals we are promoting, creating models for the post-petroleum reality we are swiftly heading towards. The aim of this adventure is to inspire our local and global communities through the exploration of the art and culture of sustainable farming structures around the Islands; to explore the cohesion and synergy to be found in such structures and how they can inspire a greater shift in our current society.