18 DAYS OF INDIGENOUS AND MUSICAL FUN. Once a year 60 tribes from 30 countries come together to share their knowledge with the global psychedelic community.
TRIBAL GATHERING: Tribal Gathering is more than a festival, it is a place for the world to come together, where time is transcended, ancient and modern converge in symbiotic harmony, shaman manifest spirits of plants as musicians call on the ethos of imagination. Interfaith dialogue blends with a rich heritage of esoteric wellness, creativity, alternative cultures, active participation and love. Ultimately it is where we welcome the divine spirt of dance. Tribal Gathering is a meeting point for indigenous communities from all over the world. It is a gathering of tribes, from the past and present, the global transformational tribe and whoever feels the call to join in the celebrations. It takes place every year over the full moon of February on the Caribbean coast of Panama.
TRIBAL GATHERING IS A REGENERATIVE EVENT: Every aspect of the gatherings production addresses ecological solutions through a deep understanding of the surrounding habitats. 100% compost toilets, fresh filtered spring water, sustainably sourced bio-construction materials harvested within 2km of the site, food supplied by the local farmers, off-grid power solutions and local labour initiatives bringing much needed employment into the region. With over a hundred workshops on a huge range of subjects from permaculture, health and body movement to community management philosophies and alternative financial systems. Tribal Gathering not only supports but actively promotes proactive change for the good of mankind and the planet.
TRIBAL GATHERING ENCOURAGES CULTURAL AWARENESS: Bringing indigenous communities together and presenting cultural diversities rarely seen anywhere in world. Tribal Gathering provides a space conducive to dialogue where tribal members can meet and share experiences, discover commonalities and find solutions to fulfill their needs. They share their knowledge and creativity with the world and actively partake in the construction and management of the event. They represent the beating heart of Tribal Gathering showing that while we are one we are also everything.
TRIBAL GATHERING MODUS OPERANDI: Due to its nature and length Tribal Gathering is organized into sections allowing for attendees with different requirements and time restrictions to choose whats best for them. It starts with a tribal fusion dance celebration followed by a continuous supply of workshops and skill sharing. After a day of learning, relaxing, playing in the sea or exploring the jungle there will be evenings of world music on the Global Stage. It is also planned in accordance with the needs of the indigenous communities, respecting the sanction of their sacred spaces and provides a schedule that allows for physical cleansing and mental preparation in readiness for their shamanic ceremonies. When the ceremonies have finished there will be a transition day, where we will all come together to thank what has happened and welcome whats ahead. We will share a meal and prepare for the final celebration, fives days of modern dance ritual of the transformational tribe.
.. Attending tribes ..
Boruca BriBri Buglé Cabecar Guna K´iche´ Kamayura Cofan Kuntanawa Huitoto Maleku Mapuche Maya Mazateca Naso Ngäbe Nganyaywana Sioux Shipibo Shuar Terena Terraba Tz´utujil Uspantek Wixarika Wounaan
.. Worshop Subjects Include ..
Tribal Skill Exchange
Local Marine Ecology
Cocoa and Chocolate Making
Making Tribal Spears
Ecstatic Body Movement
Adobe and Sustainable Construction
Making Musical Instruments
Natural Dying Fabrics
Tribal Body Art
Sustainable Agro Forestry
Dates 23 February - 12 March 2018
Place: Playa Chiquita, Panama.