Opening of Gara Vasara 2017 Soulmate Gathering
Trance dance with shamanic fire breathing is special, joyful and exciting practice, where energetic and ecstatic parts are combined with relaxation and experience of deep inner peace.
Participants of last years’ Gara Vasara trance dance described their experience as “cosmic” and evaluated it as a liberating and transforming journey.
To elevate the common energy to this level, both the place (and what could possibly be better as the Magic Garden) as well as the number and intention of participants are important. However special importance lies with the musician – Guide, Shaman that can take over the common energy from the first minute and “play” with it, thereby granting the participants with indescribable feelings.
Therefore with particular joy and pride we introduce to you world grand – unique personality and musician Joseph Pepe Danza!
Born in Uruguay, South America, Pepe is part of a new generation of musicians bent on breaking geographical, spiritual and musical boundaries through a deep study and understanding of traditional forms both Eastern and Western. Having lived, studied, and performed in South America, USA, Europe, the Asian subcontinent, Japan and Indonesia, Pepe has a wide cross-cultural versatility and has been called "the embodiment of World Music". He plays percussion, winds and strings from his collection of more than three hundred instruments from around the world. He is especially focused on Afro Latin drumming traditions and Japanese Shakuhachi flute, as well as exploring Sound Healing. His spiritual quest encompasses extensive experience with the Gurdjieff system, Sufism, Taoism, Yoga and Buddhism, including studies in India with the Dalai Lama. In the course of his twenty year career in Canada he has been nominated for countless awards as a performer, composer and producer, including winning the 2009 Jessie Award for Theater Musical Composition.