Maui Arts & Entertainment

Music Festival this weekend at Mystic Island

January 27, 2011, 11:18 PM HST
* Updated January 29, 2:07 AM
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Maui’s 4th annual Mystic Island Festival is fast approaching. In fact it is upon us!

The festivities kicked off Thursday afternoon, and will be running through Sunday evening.

As a festival focused on resources for your personal evolution, Mystic Island creates a palate of experience to entertain and educate the public.

With day passes available for ohana who are visiting the island, the festival seeks to uplift and unify through music, dance, and conscious living workshops.

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The music lineup this weekend is one not to be missed.

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As swarms of people flock from Lahaina this weekend to nearby Camp Olowalu, the good vibes that you can only find at a music & arts festival will be filling the air.

The beachfront venue boasts massage booths, healthy organic foods (featuring many creative raw options) With a central lawn surrounded by massage booths, raw food cuisine, and handmade crafts and food, it will also offer a wide array of booths to educate you on everything from sustainability to nutrition, to yoga, to complete lifestyle shifts. It’s the Maui way! Making education entertainment!

While the days are full of workshops and yoga and play, the evenings is when the crowds flock in to see their favorite bands. If you’re in the mood for some sonic medicine to make you move your body and melt into the music, then Friday night is for you.

Youssoupha Sidibe

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Friday night is world tribal DJ night, with the famous DJ Starfire and Gaudi headlining.

From sundown into the evening, the outdoor beachfront venue will host a dance gathering with conscious music. Friday night’s most talked about show is the 8 pm set by Gaudi, an A list Italian producer, songwriter, and DJ who lives in the UK.

Having just arrived on the island, he was seen at Casanova’s in Makawao having lunch with local reggae hero, Marty Dread. Marty will be joining Gaudi on Friday night’s set, stepping up to the mic to rap and freestyle over Gaudi’s tracks.

If live heart opening music is more your vibe, come spend Saturday taking workshops, swimming, scouting the crafts, and eating like royalty. Stay for the Saturday night lineup including the 5 pm sunset set by Maesyn in her first performance on Maui with her new live band. Stay tuned at 6:00 for Freedom, who will be joined by Owl Torre, legendary West Coast guitar player. Jaya Lakshmi will round out the night with her magical healing kirtan chants, complete with a full band.

The day pass is $45. Camping is $20 extra. For tickets, directions, and more information about workshops, go to their website.

The main stage musical lineup for the weekend is:

Friday night
3:00pm Opening Ceremony
3:30pm Dreaming Bear (Hang drum)
4:00pm Sasha Rose (Live Electronica)
5:00pm David Starfire (World Hip Hop fusion DJ)
6:30pm Shaman Project with Resurrector & Dakini Star (Reggae Hip Hop Electronica)
8:00pm Gaudi with Marty Dread & other special guests (World Dub beats)

Dakini Star of Goddess Alchemy Project

Saturday Night
3:00pm Shakina & Melene
4:00pm Cosmic Tickles – (folk)
5:00pm Maesyn – (gypsy fusion hip-hop)
6:00pm Freedom (w/ Al Torre, Rob Peebler) – (family heartsong folk rock)
8:00pm Jaya Lakshmi – (World fusion devotional kirtan)

Sunday Night
3:00pm Shiner (folk rock)
4:00pm Youssoupha Sidibe with Al Torre (African tribal fusion)
6:00pm Scott Huckabay (Psychadelic soundscapes)
7:45pm Chris Berry (African infused folk rock)
9:15pm Mystic Ensemble w/ musicians from all weekend!

This weekend the place to be is camping on the ocean surrounded by aloha, mana, and ohana!

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