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 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. Poranguí will take you on a dance journey from deep, earthy didgeridoo grooves to high-vibe ecstatic Brazilian beats to blissful African kalimba lullabies. During the first 30 minutes we will have Dancing Freedom facilitator, Ashley Klein, weaving the medicine of movement and sound through the consciousness of earth, air, water, fire, and ether while Poranguí plays ancestral songs & indigenous rhythms from around the world. Immerse yourself in sacred sounds that transcend cultural and stylistic boundaries to deeply heal and integrate the mind, body and soul.
Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/porangui
$20 cash only, or "You and a Friend" for $30.
All ages. No drugs/alcohol on church property.
Intentional, no talking dance space. Kids under 14 are free.
Dance Church Maui is a Sober & Sacred Dance Community.
8 - 8:30pm Guided movement led by Ashley Klein using Dance Freedom format with Poranguí as musical support
8:30 - 10:30pm Poranguí
10:30pm Closing Circle with acoustic song by Porangui
Rabiya and Susi providing raw treats
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 fifteen 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.
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. Serenades and storytelling to beat boxing and booty shaking: Together, these make an unforgettable experience.
Poranguí has traveled and performed internationally with renowned artists, with highlights including a European tour, recording with the BBC in London at the Jazz Café and the PBS Singer-Songwriter Series, plus performing as the featured artist for SXSW Yoga Soundscapes Series. In sound design and media production, Poranguí recently worked with director Mitch Schultz (“DMT: The Spirit Molecule”) and executive producer, Aubrey Marcus on “Ayahuasca”, a documentary set in the Amazon. The soundtrack to this film, released in 2016, is Poranguí’s debut solo album.
About Ashley Klein
Ashley Klein (Ed.S) is a dancer, retreat facilitator, and music business manager based in Sedona, Arizona (United States). She supports the world music performance and healing practice of Poranguí, with the mission of helping to awaken individuals through the healing power of music and dance. Additionally, Ashley co-creates retreats based in Sedona and Eden Hot Springs creating containers for individuals to dive deep and blossom into awakening consciousness. She has a background as a school psychologist working with children and young adults with special needs, and is a dancer, yogi, and healing artist at heart. Her movement background ranges from pointe shoes to pom pons, with a current focus on African diaspora dances. Among others, she is a student of Rosangela Silvestre, Kimberly Miguel Mullen, and Samantha Sweetwater, and is a Certified Facilitator of Dancing Freedom. She has been facilitating Dancing Freedom since 2009 including at retreats and festivals such as Lightening in a Bottle and Symbiosis.
About Dance Church Maui
An alcohol/drug-free event that welcomes all ages to its dance floor for the sacred expression of dance. The group that organizes this event is non/all denominational, without any direct connection to religious affiliation. The container that is created is designed to allow freedom of dance expression, that is liberating, heart-opening, communal and uniquely self-expressive.