Hey, it’s Andy.
Last weekend’s Speakeasy was so. much. fun.
Everyone had a great time, and the vibe was thick and tasty.
My favorite part of the night was the ritual performances – it was truly special, and will be a core focus of the Speakeasy moving forward. Lots of exciting ideas brewing behind the scenes.
Moving forward, the Speakeasy will be a monthly event at Kalani on 2nd Saturdays. The next one is Saturday, September 10th. Mark that calendar 😉
This month I’m launching Sines, a new series of music production and DJ workshops.
I’m also stoked to announce two dance ritual class series by Speakeasy ritual artists Hailey Linnea and Raven Rose.
Thanks for taking the time. It means a lot.
Andy // Opulence
Wednesday, August 10: Opulence @ Sundari Ecstatic Dance (Puna)
Sunday, August 14: Opulence @ Kalani Ecstatic Dance (Puna)
Sines DJ Workshop
Thursday August 18
Sines is an workshop series exploring all facets of music creation. Kicking things off is a DJ workshop where I’ll share the workflow I’ve been developing over the last 15 years.
In this interactive 3hr workshop, we’ll cover the essentials of finding new music, building up and managing your DJ library and creating engaging, seamless and fluid mixes that are completely free of trainwrecks and awkward moments.
I – Discovering Gems: Quickly and easily find new music in any genre. Learn to sift through all the dirt and find the gems without breaking a sweat. (All of the music is the ‘A Tale of Two Lovers’ mixtape featured below was discovered in a single afternoon.)
II – Library Cultivation: Set up your library to optimize your music, set perfect beatgrids, and effortlessly find the right music for the right moment. Preparation is 80% of performance. Better prep = better mixes.
III – Mixing Mastery: Create fluid and meaningful mixes, whether you’re performing for hundreds of ecstatic dancers or making mixtapes for you and your friends. Learn my go-to techniques on creating perfectly beat-matched, harmonic mixes, as well as how to break out of the box and seamlessly mix across tempos, keys and genres.
- Thursday, August 18
- @ Kalani – Pahoa, HI
- $50 presale // $70 door (if available)
- All skill levels welcome
RItual Arts Classes
The following classes are being facilitated by Speakeasy ritual artists Hailey & Raven. Participants of either class series will have the opportunity to perform at our future events, including the upcoming Speakeasy on September 10th.
Bellydance w/ Hailey Linnea
Hailey is currently offering drop-in bellydance classes at The Studio in HPP every Monday evening at 6:15pm
Class is 90 mins long and costs $15 every class begins with a warm up, followed by technique drills which are combined into combinations. Each class is concluded with a brief cool down stretch.
Starting mid September she will be offering a 12 week choreography & performance series encompassing all aspects of the dance. This series will be held at The Studio in HPP as well as a private temple on the Red Road (specific time tba)
Mondays @ 6:15pm – Located in Hawaiian Paradise Park.
Contact Hailey for more info: email@example.com
FEMME: Heels Dance w/ Raven Rose
FEMME is a dance empowerment class that embodies fierce choreography with heels. Drop into your body in a deep warm up with intention to tribal beats, followed by movement combinations to teach you basic moves before we learn choreography.
- 4-week series begins August 16th
- $100 series
- $30 drop in
Intro to FEMME (no heels) – Tuesdays 5-7pm @ Kalani
Fierce FEMME (with heels) – Thursdays 6-8pm @ the Studio in HPP.
Contact Raven for registration: firstname.lastname@example.org
Raven Rose is an embodied heels ritualist, former NBA BlazerDancer, dance choreographer, yoga and meditation teacher, and most recently lived, worked and danced in New York City. She has been living and creating on the island for the past two years, and created FEMME to channel grounded and empowered movement. Raven is deeply moved and inspired by unique tribal beats, the dark feminine archetype, and expressing the full totality of oneself in a non-dualistic space.
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