We love The Polish Ambassador. Not only does he create some of the most unique and funky-fresh tunes on the dance music spectrum, he is also supremely invested in making the world a better place for the community as a whole. His art is his platform, channeling the energy generated from shared musical celebration into inspiring those who listen to create a positive lasting impact in their own neighborhoods; with this fusion of good intentions, he believes we can make a shift towards a more sustainable and uplifting way of life. In his own words:
People are attending concerts and festivals by the tens of thousands yet it is rare to see this energy mobilizing for a greater cause, a cause that directly affects the local community that is hosting the event. Yep, I’m with you. The party, the celebration is awesome. Shaking booty with your friends is heaps of fun. I’ve been doing it for the past 4 years. I know. But now, I’m longing for something more. Are you?
And now, his permaculture action initiative is coming to the Bay Area. A collaboration with Common Vision’s Fruit Tree Planting Tour, any and all are invited to a full weekend of work and play. It all kicks off this Friday (4/24) with a stellar party at Oakland’s majestic Fox Theater: The Polish Ambassador himself will be performing, as well as fellow Jumpsuit Records player, Ayla Nereo. The two will also be performing together as their collaborative project, Wildlight. To top it all off with a heaping helping of a crunk, Dimond Saints will be debuting their never-before-seen, revamped performance featuring live vocals and hardware you’d rarely see outside of a studio. Each artist will be optically curated by the Liminus Visual Experience, an extraordinary visual artist.
It’s sure to be a magical night, so we’re quite pleased to announce that we’ve teamed up with HUSHconcerts to offer two tickets to the show! You can get more details about the following Action Days and enter the contest below; we hope to see you on the dance floor.
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Weekend Action Day 1 Details:
Date: Saturday, April 25th
Location: Gill Tract Community Farm (San Pablo & Marin Ave., Albany, CA)
Join us at the Gill Tract Community Farm as we recognize the 45th Anniversary of Earth Day with a celebratory day of farming, workshops, panels, and fun in the spirit of the 45-year history of the Gill Tract Farm. We will have lunch donated by a few local food distributors and also a potluck, so bring your favorite dish to share. Lunch will be accompanied by live music by Cello Joe!
Workshops & Projects: Solar Cooking, Sheet Mulching, and Planting the Ladybug Peace & Justice Patch (a child centered, egalitarian learning & growing space).
Panel: “Just Transition” @ 2:30pm
Topic: What is just transition and how do places such as the UC Gill Tract Community Farm play a role in that? How can we make this transition towards a more holistic/fruitful society? We are honored to have Penny Livingston of the Regenerative Design Institute and Gopal Dayaneni of Movement Generation speaking on this panel.
Special screening of INHABIT documentary.
Weekend Action Day 2 Details:
Date: Sunday, April 26th
Join us for more permaculture action at two locations!
1) Gill Tract Community Farm 10am-5pm
Celebration of the Farm’s birthday and planting projects on the land!
2) PLACE for Sustainable Living, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland, CA 2pm-5pm
Projects: Preparations for the Creating the Commons Festival (which will be on May 9th!)
WEEKEND GRAND FINALE: An Oakland premier screening of what Permaculture Magazine is calling, “the best film ever made about permaculture,” INHABIT.
Location: Omni Commons 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland, CA.
Cost: $5-15 sliding scale with no one turned away for lack of funds
What to Bring for the Action Days:
-Comfy work clothes (you will get dirty)
-Food for potluck lunch
-Work tools ( if you have them)