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Cornflower at Tapp’s w/ Dance Church
September 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm| $10 – $20
Thursday, September 26th
Cornflower @ Dance Church Columbia
@ Tapp’s Arts Center, Columbia, SC.
Join Cornflower, the genre-bending vocalist, live-looper, and beatboxer, for this very special, all improvised, all-vocal, live-looped, Live Music Ecstatic Dance event on Thursday, September 26th at the Tapp’s Arts Center in Columbia SC presented by Dance Church Columbia on his “You Are The Medicine 2019 Fall Tour”.
Advance Tickets $10
At the Door $13 – $20 Sliding Scale
Time: 7pm – 9pm
See you on the Dance Floor!
——— EVENT FLOW ———
• – Ecstatic Dance – Cornflower will perform all-improvised, all-vocal sonic landscapes & songs that build out of the warm-up and grow/expand/elevate reaching an ecstatic climatic point of dance, movement, and sound. Once the highest point of movement/motion has been reached and held, invoking ecstatic dance, we make our way back into stillness through a TimeSpace Sound Meditation that supports stillness, reflection, and expansion.
——— ABOUT DANCE CHURCH COLUMBIA ———
What do we do you ask? Those crazy people moving their bodies in WEIRD ways… Grooving and shaking, sweating and swaying! Releasing and crying their prayers in a dance of laughter and joy. Breathing with one another and swooping around the skies of our imagination together. You won’t see these dance moves again because they have no ending nor beginning. They, We, simply Are. We heal through the dancing medicine that our ancestors have taught us since the moment we first twinkled in our mother’s eye.
So yes, We Explore Movement
We Heal Together
We Create a Safe Space
and With our feet we Knit back Into ONE Piece
Welcoming Everyone in Any Stage of Life
Join, Come Play and Dance in a
Spiced-up, heart-caress of Moving Meditation
You are Love. You are Peace.
We are Conscious Movement & Dance Columbia
Feel free to message us or check out our website for more details!
——— What People Are Saying About Cornflower ———
“BEST. EVENT. EVER. I’m just now recovering from the LOVE EXPLOSION that was Cornflower’s funk bomb + lullaby bliss that whipped us all up into a creamy froth of connectivity & delight this weekend.” — Rachel Phillippe, Ecstatic Dance Facilitator (Soul Kitchen Dance, Fort Collins, CO.)
“The best Live Ecstatic Dance I’ve ever been too!” – Eric, Mount Shasta, CA
“Really unique, avant-garde, genre-defying vocal-jamz music…from Cornflower. I’m not sure how to describe this art because it breaks new ground, sounds like nothing else currently out there. Super positive and uplifting jam to brighten your day!” — Bee Getz, Music Journalist (UpFul Life, LiveForLiveMusic, JamBase)
“That was an absolutely fabulous experience! Epic ecstatic dance! Cornflower’s a live-looper, all vocal musician/sound healer/sonic facilitator… 2 hours of pure magic! If you’re not familiar, check out his music and book him for an ecstatic dance if you can catch him on tour!” – Mariah Miller, Madison, WI.
“Cornflower is an “all-vocal” musician/messenger on a mission to share his upbeat positivity and wisdom through music. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.” — Neale Donald Walsch (New York Times Best-selling Author)
“This man’s music and heart will BLOW YOUR MIND!!! Do yourself a favor and put some time aside and breathe this beautiful music in.” — Jeff Pevar, Guitarist, Multi-instrumentalist & Producer (Ray Charles Orchestra, David Crosby, Phil Lesh & Friends)
“21st Century Sweet Soul Music!” — David Margulies – Tastemaker (High Sierra Music Festival)
“Cornflower is a truly divine, loving soul who’s attunement to his audience turns the ordinary into an alchemical celebration of open hearts moving into a lyrical expression of jumping feet, flowing arms and true “perma-grins” of bliss. His amazing vocal talents plus a loving passion for harmonious, healing vibrations come through his deep bass, bouncing rhythms and very soulful melodies, singing beautiful words as devotional mantras and phrases that INSPIRE our greatness, sometimes sending us swimming in the cosmos of an expanded mind-blown-wide with wonder. This was a “danceformance” of in-the-NOW transformational wholeness that connects us to our hearts and in gratitude for every living soul. I’m still in awe of the variety of both mystical and “real” sounds that resonate from Cornflower’s mouth, and in awe of the journey he opened for us. GIFT YOURSELF this LIVING opportunity!”
— Lisa Diane, (HeartBeat Ecstatic Dance, Mt Shasta, CA)
“It is my delight to share how wonderful and amazing it was to have Cornflower as one of our featured artists. Both his live sets set the room on fire. His looping skills, along with his heartfelt singing created a unique and fully present Experience that our dancers kept talking about afterward. We hope to have him back for many future events with us. He definitely increased the level of love and connection in our community and we are grateful.”
— Mika Scott, NCDC DJ & Music Coordinator
“I had the pleasure of experiencing Cornflower for the 1st time in Ashland, OR and right away I knew that we had to book him at an event we produce in Mount Shasta! What I love about this brother’s music is, not only is it high vibrational, inspiring, conscious, incredibly uplifting, positive and funky, his rhythms and melodies are extremely well developed and intelligent. Cornflower’s a one-man-jam band, and while he’s live looping and singing at the same time, he lights up the environment with his vibrant spirit and his many talents! Awesome musician and his voice is so beautiful! I highly recommend experiencing Cornflower when you have an opportunity, you will be very satisfied that you made that decision.” — Brian Kadmiri, (HeartBeat Ecstatic Dance, Mt Shasta, CA)
——— ABOUT CORNFLOWER ———
Cornflower’s sound emerges from the moment connecting you to your Soul. His voice calls us deeper into Presence utilizing modern mantra-like lyrics upon a landscape of vocal loops, he builds layers and dimensions of harmony and groove like a sonic tapestry into an anthemic chant to set your body ablaze in movement and prayer.
With influences ranging from Phish to Doc Martin, and Al Jarreau to Björk, Cornflower’s music is a mix of experimental vocal soul, world-funk, jam & electronica layered over a delicate balance of structure and improvisation.
He has shared stages with the likes of Michael Franti & Spearhead, Bobby McFerrin, Victor Wooten, Jeff Pevar, Ayla Nereo, Mike Love, Indubious, Jai-Jagdeesh, Fanna-Fi-Allah, Elijah Ray, Janet Stone, and Gary Zukav.
After his debut album “Journey Into Sound” in 2009, culled from improvisational performances, his newest releases “Explorations, Vol. 1”, “You Are The Medicine feat. Indubious” & “Monks on Main Street” are his most potent material to date.
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