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Desert Dwellers with saQi
November 15 • 8:30 pm• $17
On Thursday, November 15, InSight Presents welcomesDesert Dwellers to the WOW Hall along with special guest saQi.
Desert Dwellers consists of Amani Friend and Treavor Moontribe, who began their careers as independent music producers and DJs in the deserts of New Mexico and California. Coming together in the late ’90s after connecting through the legendary Moontribe scene, today the duo enjoys a reputation as one of the most pioneering and prolific downtempo, psy-bass, and tribal trance acts in the United States. Desert Dwellers have toured extensively across six continents, spent a 7-week stretch on the road with renowned psychedelic artist Shpongle, and have performed at dozens of festivals, most notably Shambhala, Lightning in a Bottle, Envision, Coachella, Rainbow Serpent, and Boom. Taking a new approach to digital production, Amani and Treavor have combined the raw sounds of the natural world while skillfully blending deep bass, earthy percussion, etheric voices and cross-cultural instrumentation into sonic incense for the mind and body. Bringing the electronic music vibe to the yoga scene, and the sounds of yoga to the electronic dance scene, Desert Dwellers’ global sounds are the bridge between the worlds of dance and movement. With the live show, Desert Dwellers join forces with the powerful vocalist Meagan Chandler, who is the voice featured on tracks like “Seeing Things”, “Trail of Nomads”, “The Great Mystery” and many others. Along with many additional musicians, aerialists and dancers, the live show brings the duo’s catalog to life with thrilling performances, wild re-interpretations, and breathtaking choreography.
The Portland-based artist saQi is a classically trained composer, producer and trumpet player. Drawing his name from the Sufi title for a mystic muse, saQi creates eclectic electronica that maintains a balance between organic and synthesized sound. His live sets rock the dance floor while maintaining a grace and musical depth to engage the listener. For live performance saQi is often accompanied by the multi-instrumentalist and composer Russ Liquid as well as Taylor Aglipay on guitar and saxophones.
Tickets are $17 in advance, and are available at U. of O. Ticket Office, WOW Hall and www.ticketweb.com. Doors open at 8:30 pm and show begins at 9:00. The WOW Hall is located at 291 W. 8th Ave. (the corner of 8th and Lincoln in Eugene) and is open for all ages. Adult refreshments are available downstairs. For more information please call 541-687-2746.