The line-up represents the diversity of the South Bay Area that we want to highlight and embrace as San Jose continues to grow. We have provided a variety of consciousness-elevating feel-good artists that are aligned with our mantra: May All Living Beings Be Happy & Free. We believe in a world that works for everyone and therefore we have created a lineup that we believe provides a little bit of something for everyone. All music is free to the public.
Musicians on Eclipse Stage
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An enrolled member of the Suquamish Tribe, Calina Lawrence was born and raised within her Indigenous culture in the Pacific Northwest area of Washington State.
Her vocal journey began at a young age when she was first introduced to her cultural music. While lending her voice to the preservation of Suquamish traditions, she also grew to love singing many contemporary genres.
Lawrence was raised to understand the importance of spreading awareness about the social injustices that have impacted the quality of lives on tribal reservations and within urban Native communities.
Her involvement in music has led her in activism in the cities of Seattle, San Francisco, and Oakland. Lawrence recently graduated with Honors from the University of San Francisco, attaining her BA in Performing Arts & Social Justice; a Music concentration.
The art-ivist has spent recent time traveling the country in advocacy for Native Treaty Rights and the "Mni Wiconi" (Water is Life) movement led by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe as well as the "NoLNG253" movement led by the Puyallup Tribe.
Lawrence dedicates her artistry and energy to address: POC racial injustice, police brutality, mass-incarceration, gentrification, misrepresentation of Native Americans in education/mainstream United States media, climate injustice, blood quantum and enrollment issues, foster youth, suicide prevention, violence against women, and many other causes.
Since graduation, this indigenous vocalist has released her debut single entitled “Alcatraz” a folk song (January ‘17) followed by the release of "Generations" (July '17) a hip-hop track featuring 14 y/o Lil Deya. Most recently, she has released "Don't Count Me Out" (December '17) featuring indigenous vocalist/emcee Desirae Harp. Lawrence will be releasing her first album in the year 2018.
Lawrence will continue traveling the Nation pursuing her career as a musician/activist in the genres of Traditional Folk, Hip Hop, R&B/Soul, and Spoken Word Poetry while based out of the cities of Seattle/San Francisco.
Raye Zaragoza is an award-winning singer-songwriter & activist whose multinational heritage (Native American (O'odham), Mexican, Taiwanese and Japanese) deeply informs her music. Staying true to the folk tradition, Raye carries an acoustic guitar and a message. Her viral protest song "In The River," a response to the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota, garnered half a million views, national media coverage, and a Global Music Award and Honesty Oscar. The song was named the #2 Protest Song by Paste Magazine in 2017, and one of the Top 25 Protest Songs of the 21st Century by WhatCulture.
Tracks from Raye’s debut album Fight For You have been featured on numerous Spotify playlists including ‘Feminist Friday,’ ‘Invisible No More,’ and Cyndi Lauper’s Protest Songs Playlist. Raye has captured hearts around the USA and Europe with her activist anthems, political commentaries, and love songs. This summer, she will be joining Dispatch and Nahko and Medicine for the People on their Summer Tour, which includes dates at Red Rocks and two nights at Central Park Summerstage.
Singer, songwriter, musician, producer and performer, LEMO brings any audience to their feet moving to the Caribbean beat. The compelling sound of Soca is the underlying force in all of LEMO’s music. His unique brand of Calypso/Soca is fused with rock, resulting in an original and current World Beat sound that appeals to audiences of all ages. His infectious vibes will turn any day into a great one with the positive energy he brings with music.
In 2011, Devin Moreno, Aaron Marquez, and Josh Gardner met singer-songwriter Nehal Abuelata at an open mic in San Jose. The four of them hit it off, and the rest is history. Nehal was a keyboardist who then created ballads, Devin a Zeppelin-influenced guitarist, Aaron a funk-metal bassist, and Josh a reggae-driven drummer. Combined, they developed a unique sound they called Rock-Soul-Funk, and crazy as it seems, it just worked. The band chose the name Sweet HayaH to emphasize the sweetness of life through music. The word "hayah" means “life” in Arabic, Nehal’s birth language. The quartet started writing music together and playing all over San Jose and the Bay Area, quickly growing a passionate and loyal local fan base. They recorded and released a self-titled EP in 2012, soon to be followed by their first full-length album, “Sweet Awakening” in 2013 and a limited-edition Acoustic EP titled "Raw and Acoustic" in 2014.
Fast forward to 2018, Sweet HayaH is well-established as one of the most popular original artists in the SF Bay Area. In addition to the founding members, the line-up now also includes percussionist Kosuke Okamura and vocalist Will Pappin, and great friend and acting manager Gary Greenberg. The band’s resume boasts a myriad of festivals, as well as opening and supporting shows for impressive and legendary artists such as Robbie Krieger of the Doors, Roddy Radiation of the Specials, The Selecter, and The English Beat. In 2017 Sweet HayaH played in front of 6000 people at San Jose Music in the Park, opening for world- renowned soul-man Brenton Wood. Their fan base now extends well beyond the Bay Area. Sweet HayaH has played extensively in Napa, including multiple Napa Porchfests, Napa City Nights, and the Blue Note Napa. There have been tours to the Pacific Northwest and all along the California coastline, as well as cross country trips to Georgia, Florida, New Mexico, and Texas, including four South by Southwest (SXSW) showcases in 2015.
The band has also added to its original music repertoire. In 2015 they recorded their first fully-produced album, “Gentle Lies”, working with veteran producer Todd Jeremias and a host of other outstanding musicians. With their extensive list of original songs, Sweet HayaH has been known to put on marathon shows, sometimes playing for as long as five hours! They truly set themselves apart through their highly adaptable style, and can engage a crowd like no other, making them the ideal festival band. Nehal is fluent in multiple languages, which is reflected in the bands lyrics, with songs in French and Spanish, as well as English.
Sweet HayaH has attracted media attention locally as well as internationally. Recently a fantastic interview with Nehal was published on the Nile FM Website - the largest English Radio Broadcasting network in Egypt. The band has had success making not only studio albums, but has also released multiple vibrant music videos. In March 2018, their video for the song “Backwards” was released, produced by May Yam, and was well received by fans Worldwide. The band and May Yam had previously worked together on a short film called “Headwind”, which featured Sweet HayaH performances. Sweet HayaH has produced an extensive and continuous body of high quality original work in a short period of time, and the band is only getting started.
KR3TURE ("Creature") is a multi-instrumentalist and producer based out of Santa Cruz, CA. Borrowing from various bass music genres, KR3TURE creates a unique signature sound that is soulful, sexy, and sublime, making bodies move and spirits lift. Live performances include improvisations on instruments like tenor sax, guitars, flutes, harmonica, and other instruments, making him a dynamic one-man band.