Big THANKS to our MC, Jessi Trauth,  and to the Joshua Tree Living Arts (501c3) foundation for making the
POSITIVE VIBRATION STATION such a powerful and inspiring place !

May 2017 Playshop Schedule


8 – 9am
Walter Winfield - Khi Cong

9:15 – 10:30
Trevor Green - Didjeridoo

10:45 – 11:45
Terry Love Lenley - Dance it Up

Noon - 1:15pm
Myshkin - Art of the Song

1:30 - 2:30pm
Jessi Trauth - Move to the Music

2:45pm - 4:00pm 
Jenn Parma - Chakra Journey

4:15 - 5:30pm
Balraj Kiyal - Bhangra Dance

5:45pm – 7:15pm
Johnny & Jewels - Cosmic Jam Session

7:30 – 8:30pm
Joey Buice  - Sonic Explorations

SUNDAY,  May 21

8 – 9am
Walter Winfield - Khi Cong

9:15 - 10:30am
Stephen Kent & Jeffrey Mooney
Temple of Sound

10:45am – Noon
Mokoomba - African Song & Dance

12:15pm – 1:30pm
California Honeydrops
Les Bon Temps Rouler

1:45 - 2:45pm
Stevan Morris Handpan Jam

FRIDAY,  May 19

8 - 9am
Walter Winfield - Khi Cong

9:15 – 10:30am
Patrick Stevens - Didjeridoo

10:45am - Noon
Jessi Trauth - Move to the Music

12:15 - 1:30pm
Stevan Morris - Handpan Jam

1:45pm  - 3pm
Balraj Kiyal - Bhangra Dance

3:15 - 4:30pm 
Jenn Parma - Chakra Journey

4:45 – 5:45pm
Terry  Love Lenley - Dance it Up

6:00 – 7:15pm
Wally Ingram & Ben Kennedy 
The Beat

The California Honeydrops
Les Bon Temps Rouler 

The Honeydrops don’t just play music—they throw parties. Led by dynamic vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Lech Wierzynski, and drawing on diverse musical influences from Bay Area R&B, funk, Southern soul, Delta blues, and New Orleans second-line, the Honeydrops bring vibrant energy and infectious dance-party vibes to their shows.   They will rock the JTMF music bowl on SAT night, but dont miss this intimate musical playshop at the Positive Vibration Station !   


SUN - 12:15pm 

African Song & Dance 

Mokoomba (Zimbabwe) are one of the most dynamic, compelling & engaging African bands touring today.   Last October the lit up the JTMF main stage,  and won hundreds of devoted fans with their Song & Dance playshops.    They perform SUN at 4:10pm in the music bowl, but will have you singing and dancing Zimbabwe'n style at their playshop.   A don't miss kind of thing.    


SUN -  10:45am 

Stephen Kent & Jeffrey Mooney
Temple of Sound  

Stephen (Baraka Moon) and Jeffrey (JTMF Master of Ceremonies) will take you on an aural carpet ride to soothe the soul.  Powerful sound vibrations and potent positive intentions collide to set you right with yourself and the world. Stephen is one of the contemporary world’s pioneer virtuosos on the didgeridoo.  Jeffrey travels the world leading healing via his workshops.  If you been to the festival, then you know Jeffrey as the MC who is always able to set the positive tone.  Stephen will also perform with Baraka Moon in the music bowl on SAT at 3pm. 


SUN -  9:15am 

Wally Ingram & Ben Kennedy
Groove Drumming 

Groove Drumming.  What does it mean to be “grooving" and what and where is “the pocket”?  Sometimes it’s more about what NOT to play than playing too much.  Basic rudimental techniques, warm ups, speed and stamina exercises.  Wally has performed with Bonnie Raitt, Sheryl Crow, Jackson Browne, Eric Burdon among so many more. Ben has performed with Gene Evaro Jr, and has been honing his drumming skills for 13+ years.  They performed side by side, ala the Allman Brothers, at a memorable JTMF late night years ago with Tim Easton, Bingo Richey, Damian Lester & friends.  Wally will also perform with Myshkin on FRI, and with Trevor Green on SUN.

FRI - 6:15pm

The Art of the Song  

New Orleans schooled, gypsy spirited, collaborative by nature, endlessly curious, Myshkin Warbler is a rare bird among songwriters. Join her for - Intuition - sparking tools for songwriters. Alternating between solo writing and group play, we explore ways to open the creative taps, let ideas flow, and shape ideas into song. We’ll use exercises and games to get limber with observation, rhythm, lyric, and melody—strategies for composers of all experience levels to take home and build on. A great way to wake up the sleepy lions of wit and insight. Please bring paper and pen.Myshkin and her Royal Rabble Circus will perform in the music bowl on FRI at 3:15pm.  


SAT -  Noon

Trevor Green 

Learn breathing and Didgeridoo techniques with Trevor.  Spirited, deep, soul-stirring and thought provoking, Trevor Green is a one man force of nature. Fusing world, funk, folk and jam rock into a high energy performance, Trevor’s music has a strong universal appeal. The versatile (understatement) multi-instrumentalist who makes use of vocals, guitars (6 and 12 string, lap, slide, banjo, mandolin and ukulele), didgeridoo, stomp box, and harmonica is truly a breath of fresh air.  His connection to our surroundings run deep, and his positive spirit and huge heart are a big part of this festival.  He performs in the music bowl on SUN at 12:30pm.


SAT -  9:15am

Jessi Trauth  
Moving with the Music

Awakening and honoring your body’s natural instinct to move. Come express your highest self through the communal pulse. Jessi is a dancer, actor, singer, director, choreographer, teacher, and health coach, and is the Master of Ceremonies at the Positive Vibration Station.  BFA theatre NYU- Tisch.  “I treasure my life as a performer and am honored to be an active participant in such a vibrant community of artists.”  With a BFA in Theatre from NYU-Tisch, her performance credits include: Chicago (Roxie), A Chorus Line (Val) National Tour & Tokyo, West Side Story (Velma) European Tour, Cabaret (Sally Bowles), The Music Man (Zanetta), Peter Pan (Wendy).   

FRI - 10:45am   &   SAT -  1:30pm

Walter Winfield   
Khi Cong
Entering his 72nd year, Walter has incorporated yoga, breathing and martial arts into his life since his teen years. He began practicing Khi Cong in the 90’s and started leading a free class on the cliffs of Laguna Beach over 20 years ago. Khi Cong translates to ‘life energy cultivation’.  It is a self healing technique used to align body, breath, and mind for health, meditation and martial arts training.  Now a high desert resident, he continues to offer free classes every Sunday.


FRI,  SAT  &  SUN at 8am

Terry Love Lenley   
Dance it Up
Unconditional love personified. A master of movement and embodied groovement.  Terry unites everyone through dance, an experience not to be missed.  Spend an hour piecing together a series of dance moves that will lift your heart and liberate your soul.  You will be richer for having spent the time.

FRI - 4:45pm  & SAT  10:45am 

Jenn Parma    
Chakra Journey 
In this class you will start to understand the energy centers – Chakras – and how to work with them through your daily life, using the essential oils (to assist in the opening, balancing and activation of the chakras) and movement (to move and release the energy) as tools to assist the work to balance them so the energy flows, bringing radiant health, freedom and consciousness.  We will bring in relating exercises where we will learn to give and receive energy by still staying balanced and centered within ourselves. 

FRI - 3:15pm  &  SAT - 2:45pm 

Balraj Kyal     
Bhangra Dance & Movement
A combination of Bhangra (traditional Northern Indian folk dance) and yoga that is lively, fun and a wonderful body and mind conditioner.  Balraj teaches out of Santa Barbara and Ojai through Yoga Dance Power studios, Santa Barbara City College Center for Lifelong Learning and other studios.    His workshops are refreshing and unique; and they engage participants in new ways of opening the body, focusing the mind, and releasing fear and tension. Bhangra is the dance of joy, and guaranteed to make you smile.   
FRI - 1:45pm  &  SAT  -  4:15pm 

Jewels & Johnny Nation     
Cosmic Jam Session 
Join Jewels & Johnny in a musical jam. All styles, instruments and voices welcome. All levels of experience. Everyone will set up in a circle, and each person picks a song in turn !  Jewels and Johnny have toured and performed together for over 12 years, honing their country-folk-psych sound that is equal parts Bakersfield and Sunset Strip. Johnny is a an accomplished self taught guitarist, and was lead guitarist for seminal LA cow-punk band The Joneses.  These high desert denizens split their time between Joshua Tree, Topanga & Baja. 

SAT  -  5:45pm 

Stevan Morris      
Hand Pan Jam  
Join a handpan jam and sound bath. A longtime percussionist, Stevan was instantly drawn to the handpan, a steel percussion  instrument invented in 2001 for the purpose of healing.  Stevan is well versed in all things handpan, having performed all over the US, and he is currently working for a Long Beach based handpan maker.  Learn about improvisational music, how to jam with others, and to see and hear the magic healing sounds of the handpan.


FRI - 12:15pm  &  SUN  - 1:45pm  

Patrick Stevens      
Patrick will explore: Learning the Buzz. Breathing Techniques. Vocalizing. Trumpet Toots. Drop Jaw. Playing Rhythms. Beat Box.  Each player has their own insight into the healing instrument, and Patrick is a Didj aficionado who thrives on helping others discover the healing and energizing properties of this ancient wind instrument.

FRI - 9:15am   

Joey Buice      
Experimental Sonic Explorations 
Rehash ones deduction of the customary stringed instrument. Furthermore, cross-examining ones approach to that instrument.  Accompany Joey, and his Two Step Slide, in an altered chordophone experimentation exhibition.

SAT  -  7:30pm