This is a beautiful, peace-inducing video journey into remembering we are all much more than just a physical body encapsulating our egos and that a Divine intelligent pattern is designed into both our inner and outer worlds.
There is one vibratory source that connects all things. It has been called Akasha, the primordial OM, the music of the sphere, Indra’s net of jewels, and a thousand other names throughout history. The ancient teachers taught Nada Brahma; the universe is vibration. The vibratory field is at the root of all true spiritual experience and scientific investigation.
It is the same field of energy that yogis, mystics, saints, Buddhas, shamans and seers has observed by looking within themselves. Many of history’s monumental thinkers such as Pythagoras, Tesla, Einstein, Kepler, and Leonardo DaVinci, have come to the threshold of this mystery. In today’s society most of humanity has lost this ancient wisdom. We have strayed too far into the realm of thinking, and lost our connection to our inner worlds.
This balance- what the Buddha called the middle way, what the Taoists called the balance of Yin and Yang, is the birthright of every human being. It is the common root of all sciences and all religions, and the link between our inner and outer worlds. International version includes narration in English, French, Spanish, German, and Hindi. Subtitles in English, French, Spanish, German, Hindi, Polish and Swedish.
Saturday, October 21st 7:30-9 pm
Sing-along with Songs of the 70s
with PJ Kula
Join PJ Kula’s Songs of the 70s Sing! at Oasis for an evening of community and celebration. Music is healing. It connects us with each other. Joining together in song lifts the spirit of all.
In these days the headlines remind us that civil rights remains illusive even decades after the heroes of the 1960s made it cool to say “make peace not war”. The music that was the soundtrack for gatherings of peace are as relevant now as they were then. This time to sing is not a lament that we are worse off politically than even in pre-civil rights America. We do not sing protest songs to complain, but to inspire.
More than a concert, the Sing! at Oasis encourages everyone to come together as one voice to sing the words that defined the 1970s. The evening is more than a happy recollection of earlier days. It goes beyond the celebration of music. It is a time to reflect about how heartfelt lyrics and passionate picking and strumming can catalyze and inspire a generation. OK, the generation may have gracefully, more or less, grayed and forgotten where the damn glasses are, but the children of the 70s are joining with Gen X and every other post-everything to lift up our voice and sing.
It’s a good sing, a happy sing, a worthwhile sing. It’s Led Zeppelin musicianship. It’s deep river poetry. It’s a good time singing CSN&Y, Beatles, Rolling Stones, and other excellent expressions of vinyl. Come join PJ Kula, Philip & Jennifer, for an evening of fun on a global day of celebrating the simple joy of singing!
Philip Pennington: Philip teaches voice, piano, guitar, and ukulele in Carrboro. He has produced albums at Northstar on the Screen Gems movie lot, including the first Source album that won ‘Video of the Year.’ Philip received his doctorate with research in music hermeneutics and a statistical analysis of music performance styles.
Dr. Pennington is a session player on guitar, piano, and other keyboards. His stage management and design clients include Grammy winners and Platinum Artists (Olivia Newton John, Phil Collins, Heart, Kenny Loggins, Lionel Ritchie, and Hall & Oates). Philip has led song sessions on 3 continents and around a couple hundred campfires. He has been the pipe organist/pianist/guitarist for the Duke Chapel Children’s Christmas Eve Service for a couple of decades, and is very happy to be a part of PJ Kula’s Songs of the 70s Sing! at Oasis.
Jennifer Robancho specializes in teaching Beginner, Gentle and Restorative Yoga through her online yoga studio, Island Girl Wellness. She is a singer/songwriter that floats from the healing vibrations of sacred chant to the grooving beats of indie rock. From teaching herself to play John Denver’s “Annie’s Song” on the recorder at 8 years old, to playing the French Horn throughout junior high and high school, to that timely phone call when Jennifer called Philip to ask about receiving lessons for guitar, music has and will always hold a place in Jennifer’s heart and her life.
When Jennifer sings her voice tells the backstory behind the song. You will feel like you are inside the lyrics with her as she spins a tale that is both whimsical and substantial. She breathes joy and contemplation into sung poetry that in the moment becomes your story too. Journeying together with Philip, Jennifer desires to reach the hearts of the world through sharing the gift of breath, movement and song.
PJ Kula: Philip and Jennifer have woven their diverse renaissance of experience together in the creation of PJ Kula. Rock & Roll merges with Peaceful & Soulful with influences including the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, and Bob Marley. Complementing and acknowledging what they both love, and celebrating what makes each one different, PJ Kula is a blend of rock, reggae, and global music that transforms and unites. https://www.facebook.com/pjkulamusic/
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During the daytime hours, The Oasis operates as a traditional coffee/cafe/tea/wine lounge. Come alone or with friends and enjoy the relaxing environment. At night, The Oasis transforms into an environment of entertainment, connections and inspiration. On week nights, we host free presentations (7:00-8:00pm) on life-affirming topics (holistic health, environmental issues, indigenous wisdom, sustainability, etc.). On weekend nights we have Movies-That-Matter and live music. All our events are free. (The Oasis is also available to rent for presentations, meetings, workshops, parties, etc.)