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June, 2003

Health & Harmony Music And Arts Festival-25th Anniversary Celebration

   On June 14th-15th the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, California will be transformed into a multicultural park filled with gardens, temples, art, and music as thousands gather to celebrate 25 years dedicated to the ideals of Health and Harmony. The 25th Health & Harmony Music & Arts Festival (voted "Best Festival Award" in Sonoma County for the ninth straight year), offers dynamic musical performers, key speaker Ram Dass, Presidential Candidate Congressman Dennis Kucinich, and many special attractions. The theme on this landmark anniversary "Honor the Past - Celebrate the Present - Create Our Future" invites the community to reflect on the last 25 years, focus on the important issues facing our world today, and look forward to creating a peaceful and harmonious future.
   Live performances on eight stages include nationally recognized performers and the Best of Northern California's music featuring rock 'n roll, jazz, Motown, blues, ethnic and world music. On Saturday, scheduled performers include Michelle Shocked, Medicine Drum, Vinyl, Tea Leaf Green, Felonious: One Love Hip Hop, Ancient Future Duet, Eagle Spirit, Joules Graves, Alma Melodiosa, Kali's Angels, Sol Horizon, Bhakti Tribe, Gideon's South African Dancers, and Mystic Family Circus.
   The Saturday Night Techno-Tribal Community Dance lifts the Santa Rosa Veteran's Hall (across the street from the Festival) with more music and 21st century magic. Come early and have dinner at this drug- and alcohol-free event for all ages. Headliners include techno/trance/dance bands Lost at Last and Electric Skychurch, a rare drum ritual with Onye Onyemaechi, DJs Shakatura, DJ Dragonfly, Zack Darling...and much more.
On Sunday, the legendary Richie Havens, who headlined the first annual Health and Harmony Festival, takes the stage. Other performers include Pride & Joy, Bandido with Jorge Santana, Jennifer Berezan, Trance Zen Dance, Copper Wimmin, Joules Graves, Alma Melodiosa, Goddess Gaia, Onye Onyemaechi African Band, and Planetary Healing Oracle with Rob Breszny. 
   Five hundred exhibitors present arts and crafts, international goods, and products for healthy and harmonious living. An exciting new attraction offered is the Green Business Arena which highlights the work of organizations that are actively involved in Sustainable Development; Green Economics, Healthy Lifestyles and Social Justice. A green business forum features engaging discussion with prominent business leaders and social activists. Visionary Artists add a creative and spiritual dimension to the burgeoning Green Society movement.
   The Health Expo offers the expertise of several prominent holistic health professionals and serves as a resource for the latest cutting-edge products and services that can help one attain optimum health. In the Natural Products Sampling & Organic Wine Tasting Hall, fairgoers will have an opportunity to sample the best of natural and organic foods and wines.
from the stimulation and participate in a peace meditation.
   Children's Play Center and Teen Scene offers creative activities, performances rides, games and entertainment. Children and teens will be able to participate in drum circles. The Food Court will offer a wide variety of nutritious, organic, and vegan international cuisines to tempt all palettes .
   For volunteering, booth applications or more information, contact the Health & Harmony Music & Arts Festival hotline at (707) 547-9355. Visit our website at


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