Music with meaning: Earthdance

: Electronica/Trance

  • by onRoute
  • Mar 14, 2013
  • 606

Earthdance is the largest synchronised music and dance festival in the world. Over 80 countries partake, culminating in a simultaneous joining together in a prayer for peace. So it’s not all beer swilling and thrashing about to DJs, there really is kindness behind the beats. The whole point is to harness music, dance, technology, prayer, education and people-power for peace and humanitarian aims. But what’s a festival without music? At Earthdance there’s no shortage of beats and when you’re done dancing, head over to the healing area where you can book a massage. There are even workshops and talks (focused on environmental and social concerns, naturally).

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Leave: Your neck tie

Earthdance is the largest synchronised music and dance festival in the world. Over 80 countries partake, culminating in a simultaneous joining together in a prayer for peace. So

Box: Other ELECTRONICA / TRANCE fests not to be missed

·         Vortex (6-8 December) promises a psychedelic adventure in a private mountain sanctuary, 270 km’s from Cape Town. The forest offers shaded camping for every tent, not to mention a glossy river for dips. Tickets from R280, www.intothevortex.co.za

·        Fu-cha, in the picturesque Magaliesburg. It’s the perfect meld of trance beats and nature. Expect river swims and all-night dancing. www.facebook.com/Fu.Cha.Gatherings