Peace Village Festival is elated to announce Shimshai in concert in Ashland with an opening set by Sasha Rose. Both Sasha and Al Torre will by playing with Shimshai. Held at the beautiful Unitarian Fellowship at 87 4th St. Ashland, Oregon, this concert will uplift and inspire. The concert will be held on Saturday, April 13th. Doors open at 7:00pm and the music starts promptly at 7:30pm.
“Shimshai is a heart-centered musical prodigy and one of the most gifted performers I’ve ever experienced.” ~Bruce Pavitt (Founder of Seattle based Sub-Pop Records, Nirvana’s first record label)
Whether singing the ancient Sanskrit mantras of India, age-old Hebrew prayers, traditional folklore of South America, or performing his original works of divine inspiration, Shimshai’s music invokes a sentiment of ancestral devotion and a dedication to higher consciousness. A self-proclaimed seeker of truth, described by many as possessing the voice of an angel, Shimshai is gifted with the innate ability to deliver his message flawlessly in several languages; most profoundly the universal language of Love and Oneness.
Shimshai’s fans range from young children to great grandparents, it seems as though people representing all walks of life, races, and religions are drawn to Shimshai’s recorded music and live performances. The growth of his fanbase has spread so exponentially in the past 5 years underground that people from all parts of the world request his performances there. International performances in places like Colombia, Mexico, Holland, Switzerland, Bermuda, Israel, Denmark, Canada, Germany and more have been helping make Shimshai a household name in the worldwide reggae/world music/spiritual community.http://www.shimshai.com/
Sasha Rose is a multi-talented Canadian singer/songwriter, musician DJ and producer. Born into a musical family, she started learning to play musical instruments at age 4, and began writing songs at age 12. She got her first taste of international stardom at age 10 while touring Europe as a member of a children’s chamber choir. From age 16, she began an extensive professional solo touring career, which has taken her through the U.S, Australia, Canada, Indonesia, South America, and Europe.
She has performed as a member of many live acts including Liberation Movement, Freedom Tribe, Prezident Brown, Heavyweight Dub Champion, Tina Malia, Hamsalila, Goddess Alchemy Project, the Funginears, Shimshai, Signal Path, Sasha Butterfly Band, Everyone Orchestra, Blane Lyon and the Real, Jah Levi, and others. In 2009 she performed in a choir backing Joan Baez.
She has recorded vocals on over 30 albums including two Random Rab albums, Most of Tina Malia, Shimshai, Blane Lyon and Jah Levi’s albums, Tea Leaf Green’s 2008 album Raise Up the Tent, Mimosa’s 2009 album Hostilis, and many more. In 2011 she co-produced Qi Goddess (with Jami Deva), which is geared towards healing and meditation. https://www.sasharosemusic.com/
Al Torre is a phenomenal guitar player of Freedom Tribe fame, who has performed with many West Coast musicians. He is a self-taught guitarist with the unique ability to cross seamlessly over many styles and genres of music. Originally from New York, he has spent the last decade in the San Francisco Bay area and has made a name for himself as one of the most versatile players in the fertile West Coast music scene.
He has travelled up and down the coast touring and performing with many different bands and musical collaborations, and has performed/recorded with many established artists, including John Popper and Bobby Sheehan (Bluestraveler), the Spin Doctors, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, David Grisman and U. Shrinivas. Mr. Torre has performed at nearly every major festival from Seattle to San Diego including Harmony Festival in Santa Rosa, EarthDance, Trinity Tribal Stomp, and many, many more. Internationally, he has toured all over the world with his craft and has reached audiences in such faraway lands as Australia, Europe, Bali and South America. He has also guested on a plethora of albums in many styles from folk to jazz, rock to singer-songwriter (please visit the music page on his website http://altorre.net for a complete discography).
Mr. Torre’s most recent duet recording with African Kora player Youssoupha Sidibe, “Eternity”, features his versatile and eclectic acoustic guitar playing layered with the rich sounds of the African harp. He is currently working on many new projects and recordings, and will be touring all across the globe with his new collaborations. Stay tuned…
We are in for an amazing treat, having these 3 amazing performers converge for this not-to-be-missed Ashland concert! Get your tickets now!