Chaski Fest 2016, Danbury, Connecticut USA

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On July 30th, 2016 members and volunteers from the World Conscious Pact Northeast hosted their second annual Chaski Fest in Danbury, CT, USA, hosted on the Danbury City Center Green, one of the most common concert venues in the area. The festival featured ten performers, including local bands and poets. The performers included, Ecu-Chaskis, Fred Ball, Nantambu, Tangible, The Midnight Blues, The Atom Family, Eileen O’Hare, Touro Band, Jc Alza Jam band, and One Anthem, featuring a variety of poetry, jazz, Andean music, kirtan chanting, folk rock, reggae, and more. Several bands were performing in Chaski Fest for the second time and helped promote the festival’s message among the local music scene.

Poster of the Chaski Fest in Danbury

Poster of the Chaski Fest in Danbury

A variety of organizations and initiatives working for the protection of Mother Earth were represented at the festival. For the first time, the World Conscious Pact volunteers hosted representatives from WEEAC (World Events Ending Animal Cruelty), a non-profit organization uniting initiatives that work toward ending the suffering of animals and the recognition of animals as sentient beings, Natural Awakenings Magazine, a regional magazine featuring cutting edge information about natural health and green living, the United Nations of the Spirit, a non-profit initiative developed by over twenty indigenous groups from around America inviting everyone to apply ancestral wisdom to their daily lives, become activists, and protect Mother Earth, and Eco-Yoga villages, a network of organic farms and ecological communities offering tourism and volunteer opportunities. World Conscious Pact volunteers also collected signatures for the Rights of Mother Earth and the declaration of the United Nations of the Spirit. The festival also featured shamanic healers, representatives from Solar energy consulting firms and organic home cleaning companies.

For the second year in a row, Chaski Fest Danbury was an opportunity for conscious artists, activists, organizations, and community members to share their efforts, raise awareness, and strengthen the local network of groups working for environmentally protection. The World Conscious Pact Northeast plans to continue the festival each year. To contact World Conscious Pact members in the Northeastern USA, email them at worldconsciouspactnortheast@gmail.com and follow them on Facebook, World Conscious Pact Northeast.

Live music, dance, poetry and environmental activism at the Chaski Fest on the Danbury green

Live music, dance, poetry and environmental activism at the Chaski Fest on the Danbury green

Eduardo Rodriguez plays with the band Tangible during the Chaski Fest

Eduardo Rodriguez plays with the band Tangible during the Chaski Fest

Abhay Wilson of Danbury sings with the band Eco Chaski during the Chaski Fest

Abhay Wilson of Danbury sings with the band Eco Chaski during the Chaski Fest

Nicole Thompson plays with the band Tangible during the Chaski Fest

Nicole Thompson plays with the band Tangible during the Chaski Fest

Beto Petrillo from the band, One Anthem

Beto Petrillo from the band, One Anthem

Collecting Signature for the Universal Declaration for the Rights of Mother Earth

Collecting Signature for the Universal Declaration for the Rights of Mother Earth

Conscious Poet, Nantambu

Conscious Poet, Nantambu

Ecu-Chaskis performing traditional Andean music

Ecu-Chaskis performing traditional Andean music

Eileen O’Hare performing Kirtan chanting from the Indian tradition

Eileen O’Hare performing Kirtan chanting from the Indian tradition

Inbound Yoga Lessons

Inbound Yoga Lessons

Jc Alza of the Jc Alza Jam Band

Jc Alza of the Jc Alza Jam Band

Owner of SNO Company (Safe, Natural, Oraganic) offering organic and chemical free cleaning products

Owner of SNO Company (Safe, Natural, Oraganic) offering organic and chemical free cleaning products.

Promoting Eco-Yoga villages

Promoting Eco-Yoga villages

Rafael Lima of the Touro Band

Rafael Lima of the Touro Band

Raising awareness about the United Nations of the Spirit

Raising awareness about the United Nations of the Spirit

Representative from SolarCity, a local solar panel provider

Representative from SolarCity, a local solar panel provider

Representatives from WEEAC (World Events Ending Animal Cruelty)

Representatives from WEEAC (World Events Ending Animal Cruelty)

Shamanic healer, Eileen O’Hare

Shamanic healer, Eileen O’Hare

Starting the day by sounding the Conch shell, a significant act in numerous ancestral traditions

Starting the day by sounding the Conch shell, a significant act in numerous ancestral traditions

World Conscious Pact Northeast members

World Conscious Pact Northeast members