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Ecstatic Dance presents: PORANGUI

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Sweets Ballroom

1933 Broadway

Oakland, CA 94612

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Ecstatic Dance Presents: PORANGUI

“Approaching music from beyond the perspective of an entertainer, but rather as a healer, my intention is always to help move the energy in this space. How can I support these fellow humans to shake off their funk and remember what it means to be free and fully expressed—what it means to love and be loved?”

Join us for an extraordinary night of live music and dancing to celebrate Poranguí's new album release. This is a time for us to join together as a tribe to honor and celebrate the sacredness of life.

  • 8-9 PM Conversations with Poranguí (for VIP ticket holders)

  • 8-9 PM Being Danced Movement Class*

  • 9-10 PM DJ ALIA OPENING SET

  • 10-midnight PORANGUI Live Performance

*Being Danced is a unique conscious dance class with an artistic slant, focused on embodying presence and playfulness.

We expect this offering to sell out. Buy your tickets early and begin to bring the collective vision to life.

This event is an intentional gathering produced by Ecstatic Dance and honors the culture. Please arrive sober and remember—no talking, phones, photos, or videos on the dance floor!

LISTEN to Poranguí's music on Spotify.


ABOUT THE ARTIST: PORANGUI

​Reared among the three cultures of Brazil, Mexico and the U.S., Poranguí was steeped in various traditional forms of music, healing and ceremony since birth. Drawing from his cross-cultural background and ethnomusicology training at Duke University, Poranguí has over twenty years of international work experience as an artist, musician, educator, filmmaker, consultant and therapist, utilizing the healing properties of sound and movement to foster our individual and collective well being.

“Growing up among such different worlds (cultural, linguistic, spiritual) challenged me as a child. Now I look back and see the blessing it afforded me, to serve as a bridge for others. It taught me to appreciate the salient threads that connect us in our collective human experience. It informs my art and pushes me to find new ways to tell the stories of our ancestors in a way that we can all hear it – in the midst of our contemporary culture.”

As his uniquely interdisciplinary career has unfolded, Poranguí has embraced its many opportunities: As a live musician, world soul artist and one-man orchestra Poranguí weaves ancestral songs and indigenous rhythms from around the globe. Creating his performances from scratch using looping technology, Poranguí’s live grooves range from meditative to dance party, moving the body, lifting the spirit, and transcending the divide between performer and audience. An evening with Poranguí might take you on a journey from deep, earthy didgeridoo grooves to high-vibe ecstatic Brazilian beats to blissful African kalimba lullabies.

His World Soul concerts have been hosted by Lightning in a Bottle, Symbiosis, Beloved Festival, Sonic Bloom, Sedona Yoga Festival, Illuminate Film Festival, BOOM Festival, The Chopra Institute, TEDx, SXSW, Meow Wolf, and many more. Poranguí has collaborated with Rising Appalachia, Desert Dwellers, Climbing PoeTree, Shamans Dream, Liquid Bloom, Ayla Nereo, and numerous others.

For Poranguí, this rich practice of music, healing, teaching, performance, and creative collaboration represents the intersection of journeys both personal and professional. The work continues to unfold. For Poranguí, this diverse creative practice is not only a profession but a calling.

About Poranguí's upcoming album, to be released March 1st:

Infused with the energy of a living and breathing dance floor, this first-ever live album from Poranguí unleashes the transcendent medicine of indigenous instrumentation, luminous vocal work and masterful live looping. Informed by his lifelong journey bridging worlds between cultures ancient and new as both musician & healer, Poranguí’s hybridized approach to sonic storytelling is a deep and liberating dive into the soothing waters of the ritual experience.


IMPORTANT DETAILS

  • Dress in comfortable clothing you can move in that makes you feel beautiful! The dance floor will be without chairs—you may want to take off your shoes and sit on the floor at some point.

  • Bring a water bottle and snacks. There will be no food or drinks available in the ballroom. Please leave all valuables at home.

  • Sweet's Ballroom is located right at the 19th street Bart station. Street parking is available, as are various parking lots close to the ballroom. Do not leave anything visible or valuable in your vehicle.

  • No need to download or print your ticket. We will check you in using your last name.

  • This is an intentional gathering. Please arrive clear and ready to be held through song and dance.


This evening is designed by Donna Carroll, producer of Ecstatic Dance Oakland and creator of Ecstatic Dance International. Donna brings over a decade of experience creating profoundly impactful intentional events and trainings for conscious communities.

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