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Poranguí is a world-renowned musician, composer, and therapeutic bodyworker who blends ancestral sounds and indigenous rhythms from around the globe to foster our individual and collective well-being. Through his live performances, which he creates from scratch using looping technology, he takes his audiences on a sonic journey that ranges from meditative to exhilarating, moving the body and elevating the spirit.
RHYE first surfaced setting the Internet abuzz with ambiguous imagery, sophisticatedly sensual music videos, and the distinctive voice of Michael Milosh. The critically acclaimed debut album Woman was released in 2013 and lauded by critics from Pitchfork to The Guardian to New York Times. Gifted songwriting, breathtaking vocals and deft instrumental arrangements combine to create an intoxicating blend of R&B influenced, deeply emotive music making the album a staple for provoking intimate moments. Since the release of Woman, RHYE has relentlessly toured to establish a devoted global fanbase. Transforming what was once a studio project, the music has been elevated by a cast of accomplished multi-instrumentalists enrapturing crowds worldwide.
RHYE's second album Blood was released in February 2018 and was hailed as "reserved, understated, and brilliant" by NPR Music, "soul pop that hits all the high notes" by Wall Street Journal, and "a triumph" by NME. A new piano focused project titled Spirit arrived in May 2019 celebrating the subtle magic of gentle moments and featuring collaborations with Ólafur Arnalds, and Dan Wilson.
In 2021 RHYE has entered a new era with the release of Home. The record, focused on the idea of home as the nexus for creativity and buoyed by stand out tracks “Black Rain,” “Come in Closer,” and “Beautiful,” received wide critical acclaim from The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Billboard, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, GQ, among others.
2023 found RHYE releasing the most personal music of his career. Passing is an achingly beautiful meditation on loss and the power of music as a coping mechanism. Intimate, still, and heart-breakingly direct, it addresses head on the experience of losing a parent over the course of four haunting songs.
“Reserved, understated and brilliant soul” NPR
"Busy but not cluttered, sexy but not serious.” Pitchfork
“RHYE boasts a sound that lingers long in the memory” Mojo
“Airy dream pop... sensuous R&B and singer-song- writer candor.” Rolling Stone
Dan Dyer is a soul-folk singer-songwriter & multi-instrumentalist, raised in East TX on Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder & Merle Haggard. Dyer's voice and live show intensity are raw and hot, yet soulful and sensitive, drawing from a wealth of classic soul, blues, folk, and R&B legends.
Tim Storey is an acclaimed culture influencing thought-leader, life strategist, author, speaker and counselor. Known for his insight and coaching among high-profile individuals who find themselves in a place of personal recovery and discovery, he has been labeled as the Original Comeback Coach.
Shiva Rose is an entrepreneur, activist, and leader in the world of all-natural beauty. She began growing her own organic herbs and flowers; mixing creams, lotions, and tonics; and following Ayurvedic practices and creating mindful rituals as a way to heal. Shiva is creator of the Local Rose, a lifestyle website and blog born of a desire to discover and celebrate a more holistic way to natural health and beauty. She is also the founder of Shiva Rose Beauty & Skin, a line of chemical-free products that brings beauty and luminosity to women in a nourishing and nurturing way. She is author of Whole Beauty: Daily Rituals and Natural Recipes for Lifelong Beauty and Wellness.
Luke Storey is a motivational speaker, writer, and teacher of metaphysics and devotional non-duality. He's also the creator and host of the top-rated Life Stylist Podcast, which has gained over 13 million downloads since its inception.
He is widely regarded as an innovative personal development pioneer. His passion, purpose, and gift are to articulate transformative principles of spirituality, addiction recovery, and mental, emotional, and physical wellness.
Luke has been featured in Podcast Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter, Los Angeles Magazine, and Men's Fitness and has appeared on numerous TV networks, including VH1, Style Network, and MTV.
Charles Eisenstein is an American public speaker, teacher and author. His work covers a wide range of topics, including the history of human civilization, economics, spirituality, and the ecology movement. Key themes explored include anti-consumerism, interdependence, and how myth and narrative influence culture.
Ryland Engelhart is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Kiss the Ground, and is the producer of Kiss The Ground the Movie on Netflix. He has spent the last 15 years as an entrepreneur and love-activist, working in hospitality and building a “triple bottom line” business of organic plant-based restaurants called Cafe Gratitude and Gracias Madre in Southern CA. He is also a co-creator of the award-winning, inspirational documentary film called, “May I Be Frank.” Ryland has an infectious passion for life and is a cultural catalyst creating transformation through his own organizations and in the world at large. He publicly speaks on the topics of sacred commerce, gratitude, veganism, building community, regeneration and the connection between soil health, human health and planetary health. He is the host of Kiss the Ground’s Podcast. Ryland is also a husband and father and lives on a 17-acre regenerative organic farm in Fillmore, CA where he learns to practice what he preaches.
Vylana Passionate about leveraging various modalities and mediums within the healing arts to support the expansion of both individual and universal consciousness; Vylana is a visionary sound alchemist who has dedicated her life to healing the collective as both an artist and a medicine woman.
The key to Vylana’s mastery does not come from her voice alone, it rests in her embodiment. Embodiment of the full expression of the heart, the body, the mind, and the spirit–leaving no shadow behind. Vylana credits her journey to embrace her shadow as the tantamount ingredients to her realization as a full-spectrum artist. In recognizing that there is no part of herself, no part of any man or any woman that is not worthy of love, she is able to transmute the frequency of unconditionality of Love into her music, movement, and medicine.
Del Bigtree is the communications director for the Kennedy campaign and one of the preeminent voices of the Health Freedom Movement in a virtual one on one meeting. He is the founder and CEO of the non-profit, Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN), and host of the internet talk show TheHighWire.com, boasting over 200 million views world-wide.
His multi-pronged approach incorporates legal, legislative, and media actions to expose the fraud, lies, and conflicts of interest that have allowed US regulatory agencies to collude with industry power brokers to evade standardized safety testing on products including vaccines, drugs, food, drinking water, and 5G. On behalf of American citizens, Del’s non-profit, ICAN, has submitted over 1000 Freedom Of Information Requests (FOIA) and has won multiple lawsuits against government agencies including HHS, NIH, FDA and the CDC.
Aubrey Marcus is the founder of Onnit, a globally disruptive brand based on a holistic health philosophy he calls Total Human Optimization. Onnit remains an industry leader with products optimizing millions of lives, including many top professional athletes around the world.
Aubrey currently hosts the Aubrey Marcus Podcast, a motivational destination for conversations with the brightest minds in athletics, business, mindset, and spirituality with over 100 million listens. He is the author of the NYT Bestselling book Own The Day, Own Your Life and has been featured on the cover of Men’s Health and other publications. He has also produced several documentaries including Awake In The Darkness, Dragon of the Jungle, Ayahuasca, and Huachuma.
He is currently the visionary behind the donation based coaching platform Fit For Service which recently hosted the transformational music festival, Arkadia. If you ask Aubrey what he is most passionate about, it is raising awareness for psychedelic medicine, including dedicated philanthropic support to MAPS.org and Heffter Institute.
Brent Bolthouse is an American entrepreneur, event producer, and photographer. As the founder of The Bungalow Hospitality Group, a collective with a deep history in Southern California, his portfolio currently includes The Bungalow flagship location in Santa Monica and its sister properties in Huntington Beach and Long Beach; as well as The Bungalow Kitchen by Michael Mina in Tiburon, CA.
Bolthouse also serves as creator of Neon Carnival, the annual invite-only outdoor dance fete that continues to be recognized as one of the most coveted parties in the world. In addition to his current work, he supports several charitable initiatives, including the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s An Evening with Women, the Anti Recidivism Coalition, Baby2Baby, and more.
Nitsa Citrine is an artist, alchemist, food advocate and host of the podcast SOUNDFOOD. As an interdisciplinary creative, Nitsa thrills in uniting the worlds of plants, healing arts, education, media, design, environmental awareness and regeneration and is honored to support Kennedy for office 2024.
Photos courtesy of Kimberly Mufferi photography and reflect past events held at the venue