We’re pleased to announce that YBCA has EXTENDED The Bowls Project to October 3rd.  More programming to come.  In the meantime, here’s a taste of what’s happened at The Bowls Project to date.

The Bowls Summer Slideshow

The Bowls Summer Retrospective: Review the summer programming as you listen to “Oh Barren One.

July Events

Tuesday 7/6


Dome Opening Celebration!

Sunday 7/11


Jewish Music Festival–dome open all day!

climbs the domeThursday 7/15


InkBoat: Butoh in (and on) the dome

blessing the khallahFriday 7/16


Jewlia: Shamanistic Shabbat

Saturday 7/17


Marika Hughes solo

CD Release PartySunday 7/18


The Bowls Project CD Release Party (inside YBCA Forum)

REal Vocal String QuartetThursday 7/22


Women of the Real Vocal String Quartet play medieval madrigals and Malian love songs

Friday 7/23


Alleluia Panis and the women of Kularts lead a ritual that Balances the Elements

Saturday 7/24


Cornelius Boots Multi-Reed Shamanistic Extravaganza

Sunday 7/25


Amy Kassiola leads a workshop on demon-proofing your home with amulets.

Thursday 7/29 (Jewlia’s Birthday!)

6P M

Faun Fables: Songs about the domestic world

Friday 7/30


Unlocked: the sacred geometry of the African diaspora in braids

Saturday 7/31


International Body Music Fest preview and fundraiser: Keith Terry, Evie Ladin, Derique McGee, Alex Feng30 min shows @ 6, 6:45 & 7:30

August Events

Sunday 8/1


One Taste leads a workshop about sacred orgasm

Sunday 8/1


Susan Duhan Felix speaking on contemporary Blessing Bowls: Origins & Present Day Uses

Thursday 8/5


Rachel Valfer-Sills of Qadim plays Iraqi Jewish music, sacred and secular

Friday 8/6


Kismat-Mahal Kirtan Ensemble leads ecstatic chant

Sunday 8/6


Pamela Reitman from Makor Or and Everyday Zen leads Jewish meditation

Thursday 8/12


Susu Pampanin Middle Eastern percussion ensemble

Friday 8/13


Sharanya (R)evolutionary Shakta Tantra honoring Kali Maa, the Dark Mother

Saturday 8/14 YBCA Big Idea NIght


Screening meditative work by film artist Shezad Dawood in the dome, with ChoHo performances

Sunday 8/15


Maggid Jhos Singer teaches chants and songs in the Jewish mystical tradition

Thursday 8/19

6P M

Osamu, Cuban rock star, unplugged!

Friday 8/20


Sisters Sara Femme and Maya Magination lead a botanical celebration of labia and plants

Saturday 8/21

6P M

Dan Cantrell and Lily Storm

Sunday 8/22


Orisha Girls from Satya Yuga: sing the Bowls safely toward its next journey

Fall Events

Friday, September 24

6P M

Conspiracy of Venus

Friday, October 1

6P M

J Byrd Hosch the Singing Cowgirl
We have loved the angelic voice of this Texas angel for many years and hope she will sing a reprise of “Mama’s Prayer” for us.

Saturday, October 2

6P M

Closing Night! 6PM til late.  Poetry, Music and Film

Led by poet Judy Grahn, Lunarchy will be presenting wok based on bowls and the descent of Inana.  Sing down Babylon!

Now showing…

The Bowls Project: Conversations in the Desert by Shezad Dawood
Imperial Silence: Los ABCs by John Leanos
A Biography of Lilith by Lynne Sachs
New work by Erika Chong Shuch and Ishan Vernallis from their residency at the DeYoung
Accompanied musically by Dohee Lee, Jason Ditzian and Max Baloian

Sunday, October 3

4 PM
The Orisha Girls lead our closing ritual on Harvest and Ancestors