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Mystic Island Festival slated in Olowalu

By Staff | Jan 26, 2012

Chris Berry and Jaya Lakshmi will sing at the fifth annual Mystic Island Festival. Photo of Chris Berry by Jamie Soja.

OLOWALU – The fifth annual Mystic Island Festival will return to Maui on Jan. 26-30 at Camp Olowalu.

The scenic beach campground will once again play host to the popular celebration featuring world music, electronica, visionary arts, workshops, vendors, healthy foods, keiki activities and camping.

Attendees will be treated to a full lineup of inspired artists. Headlining the festivities is a music performance by Chris Berry (Panjea) with Michael Kang (String Cheese Incident).

Berry is a master of both the mbira (thumb piano) and the ngoma drum originating from the Shona people of Southern Africa. His band, Panjea, has achieved platinum record sales in Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

Kang is a multi-instrumentalist who plays mandolin, violin and electric guitar.

Chris Berry and Jaya Lakshmi will sing at the fifth annual Mystic Island Festival. Photo of Chris Berry by Jamie Soja.

Other talented artists to be featured throughout the weekend include Deejay David Starfire, Deejay Kaminanda, Jaya Lakshmi, Satchi Om, Jah Levi, and Maui Underground.

For the daily stage schedule, visit “http://www.MysticIslandFestival.com”>www.MysticIslandFestival.com.

Participants can attend workshops on yoga, ecstatic dance, empowerment, healing arts, nonviolent communication, community building, ceremonial and ritual techniques, and natural foods preparation.

Presenters will include Ram Dass, Dr. Joe Marshalla and Jacob Liberman.

Dass is a renowned American contemporary spiritual teacher and author of numerous books, including the iconic “Be Here Now.”


Marshalla is a best-selling author, speaker, teacher, counselor and coach. He dubs himself a “Wholosopher,” and his work is a synthesis of science, philosophy, psychology and spirituality.

Liberman is an author and internationally recognized pioneer in the fields of light, vision and consciousness. His work has been enthusiastically endorsed by luminaries in the fields of health, science and spirituality, including Deepak Chopra, Larry Dossey and Eckhart Tolle.

Selling for $225, weekend passes for Jan. 27-30 include camping and access to all events. Admission is free for children 12 and under and half price for teens 13-17. Day passes and half-day passes are also available.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit www.mysticislandfestival.com or call 573-3003.