Each of us is a moving centre, a space of divine mystery. And though we spend most of our time on the surface in the daily details of ordinary existence, most of us hunger to connect to this space within, to break through to bliss, to be swept away into something bigger than us.
We made the transition from the world of steps and structures to the world of transformation and trance by exposure to living sounds. The beats, the patterns, the rhythms keep calling us deeper and deeper into our dance.
Many of us are looking for a beat, something solid and rooted where we can take refuge and begin to explore the fluidity of being alive. To investigate why we often feel stuck, numb, spaced-out, tense, inert, and unable to stand up or sit down to unscramble the screens and reflect on our collective insanity.
Can we be free of all that binds and bends us into a shape of consciousness that has nothing to do with who we are from moment to moment, from breath to breath?
Dance is the fastest, most direct route to the truth. We dance to reclaim our brilliant ability to disappear in something bigger, something safe, a space without a critic or a judge or an analyst.
We dance to fall in love with the spirit in all things, to wipe out memory or transform it into moves that nobody else can make because they didn’t live it. We dance to hook up to the true genius lurking behind the clutter — to seek refuge in our originality and our power to reinvent ourselves; to shed the past, forget the future and fall into the moment feet first.
The beat is a lover that never disappoints and, like all lovers, it demands 100% surrender. It has the power to seduce moves we couldn’t dream. It grabs us by the belly, turns us inside out and leaves us abruptly begging for more. We love beats that move faster than we can think, beats that drive us ever deeper inside, that rock our worlds, break down walls .
We dance to survive, and the beat offers a yellow brick road to make it through the chaos that is the tempo of our times. We dance to shed skins, tear off masks, crack moulds, and experience the breakdown — the shattering of borders between body, heart and mind, between genders and generations, between nations and nomads. We are the transitional generation.
This is our dance.
★ PRE-SOLD TICKETS – R200 ★
PRE-SOLD TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW FOR ONLY R200. TO PURCHASE YOUR PIECE OF PARADISE PLEASE EMAIL:
PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR THIS EVENT AND IT WILL SELL OUT SO GET YOUR TICKETS NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT. DON’T LET THE FESTIVE SEASON CATCH YOU OUT!
HERE IS A TASTE OF WHAT TO EXPECT ON YOUR MUSICAL JOURNEY:
★ ANESTETIC (TIMECODE)
★ DELIRIANT (NEXUS-MEDIA/SPECTRAL RECORDS)
★ PARALOCKS (KAMINO RECORDS)
★ PSYDEFECTS (CRYPTIC SYMMETRY)
★ DJ BRUCE (NEXUS-MEDIA)
★ EMP (ALIEN SAFARI)
★ RUBIX QUBE (THE VILLAGE)
★ WOBBLEZ (ALIEN SAFARI)
★ SWITCHCACHE (PSYNOPTICZ)
★ SKRAGG RAIDER (REPLICANT RECORDS AND 24/7 RECORDS)
★ JESTER (DISASTERPEACE)
★ BIORYTHYM (THE VILLAGE)
★ FRIGHT RATE (CRYPTIC SYMMETRY)
★ TALKING DECKS (CRYPTIC SYMMETRY)
★ DISTANT TOUCH (TIMECODE)
★ SOUND PROOF (AFRICAN DOPE RECORDS)
★ KILLAWATT (FREE RADICAL)
★ KINETICZ (GRASSHOPPER RECORDS)
★ HIGHSTYLE (RITUAL)
★ INJEST (ULTRANOIZE)
★ ANUBIS (CRYPTIC SYMMETRY)
★ DISTORTED CULTURE (ULTRANOISE)
★ NEONGLO (FREAK RECORDS)
★ GLACIAL VS STRAIN (REPLICANT RECORDS)
★ SKARAB VS A-RAB (THE VILLAGE AND ASTRAL AFRIKA)
★ CONTRA (NEXUS-MEDIA)
★ PSYTIST (WACKY WOODS)
★ FORMUL8 (ASTRAL AFRIKA)
★ ZENTRADI (ASTRAL AFRIKA)
★ XUENO (ASTRAL AFRIKA)
★ TWITCH (CRYPTIC SYMMETRY)
★ COSMIC APOCALYPSE (KAOS KREW)
★ DEADBEAT FM
★ COSMIC PILGRAM (INDEPENDENT)
★ MISSING CODEC (GARDEN ROUTE MAFIA)
★ GENIE (WACKY WOODS)
★ MR. SUB (INDEPENDENT)
✿ Aqua Eden Resort, Gwaing River Mouth
Take N2 to George, take the Yorke st/Pacaltsdorp turn off. Turn towards Pacaltsdorp, drive straight thru Pacaltsdorp till the road becomes a dirt road.
Carry on 2 kms, turn right. Carry on along a furthur 3kms till gate of venue. LOOK FOR SIGNS!
✿ R200 PRE-SOLD TICKETS – email firstname.lastname@example.org
✿ R250 at the gate.
Tickets are limited for this event so avoid disappointment and get yours now!
✿ Stallholders contact: email@example.com
The organizers and affiliates accept no responsibilty whatsoever for any injury, death, loss or damage of any nature to persons or their belongings even in the case of negligence of the organizers or affliates of any kind. Participation in this event is entirely at your own risk. Right of admission is reserved.
No illegal substances
Right of admission is reserved
★★ MUCH MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW SO STAY TUNED!★★
There are two pairs of tickets available to two lucky winners.
To win you have to like the ASTRAL AFRIKA Page – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Astral-Afrika/206268082846712?ref=hl
And you have to join ASTRAL AFRIKA SOUNDS OF THE COSMOS 3 EVENT PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/556852707743041
QUESTION – NAME 3 ACTS APPEARING AT ASTRAL AFRIKA’S FORTHCOMING EVENT – SOUNDS OF THE COSMOS 3 24TH-26TH JANUARY 2014.
Winners announced on the 21st of January!