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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

6PM

Dome Opening Celebration!

Sunday 7/11

noon-6PM

Jewish Music Festival–dome open all day!


climbs the domeThursday 7/15

6PM

InkBoat: Butoh in (and on) the dome

blessing the khallahFriday 7/16

6PM

Jewlia: Shamanistic Shabbat

Saturday 7/17

6PM

Marika Hughes solo


CD Release PartySunday 7/18

noon-6PM

The Bowls Project CD Release Party (inside YBCA Forum)


REal Vocal String QuartetThursday 7/22

6PM

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

Friday 7/23

6PM

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


Saturday 7/24

6PM

Cornelius Boots Multi-Reed Shamanistic Extravaganza

Sunday 7/25

2PM

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

6PM

Unlocked: the sacred geometry of the African diaspora in braids

Saturday 7/31

6-8PM

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

2PM

One Taste leads a workshop about sacred orgasm


Sunday 8/1

4:30PM

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

Thursday 8/5

6PM

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


Friday 8/6

6PM

Kismat-Mahal Kirtan Ensemble leads ecstatic chant


Sunday 8/6

2PM

Pamela Reitman from Makor Or and Everyday Zen leads Jewish meditation

Thursday 8/12

6PM

Susu Pampanin Middle Eastern percussion ensemble

Friday 8/13

6PM

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


Saturday 8/14 YBCA Big Idea NIght

11PM-1

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

Sunday 8/15

2PM

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

6PM

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

4PM

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

6PM
Lunarchy
Led by poet Judy Grahn, Lunarchy will be presenting wok based on bowls and the descent of Inana.  Sing down Babylon!

8PM
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