KUNA YALA FULL MOON GATHERING
KUNA YALA ** THE CARIBBEAN SEA ** PANAMA
9 - 11th DECEMBER 2011
ENTHEOGENIC (UK) - Universal Symbiosis Records DYMONS (CH) - Elestial Music THE LIGHT SHIFTER (CH) - Elestialmusic CRYSTAL MONKEY (CH) - Elestialmusic R2 (CR) - Looney Moon Records
More live acts to come
MI5 (UK) - Clueless Records MASSERN (CR)- Psynomads BLUE MAN (CR) - Psynomads D-COSMIC (CR) - Psynomads SHAMANU (DE) - Vor-land FULL COLOR PROJECT (CR) - Psynomads DJ PROPHET (CR) - Psynomads DJ MARCODELIX (CR) - No Comment Records OZZIDELIC (Panama) DJ BAHR (ES) - Mimesis
Many more DJ's to come
The video is a promo from our first full moon gathering, but you get the idea
The Full Moon Gatherings are FREE, that said we are more than happy to accept donations to help fund the Indigenous Conference in the Tribal Gathering 2012.
KUNA YALA IS A TROPICAL PARADISE CONSISTING OF 365 PERFECT CORAL REEFED ISLANDS, ADORNED WITH COCONUT PALMS AND WHITE SANDY BEACHES, NESTLED IN THE WARM CARIBBEAN SEA OF THE COAST OF PANAMA.
Kuna (People) Yala (Land) are quite simply the last islands in the Caribbean not to be overrun by foreigners, the Kuna are the last indigenous peoples to still control their lands. They still live in traditional wood and bamboo huts, fish in dugout canoes, the women wear traditional dress and only three island groups have electricity.
The Kuna People and their land are really a beacon of self managed autonomous tribes. They are one of a few tribes in the Americas that still exist in their own form and are, in fact, thriving. They manage this seemingly impossible task by keeping their traditions alive and holding on to a strict policy that no foreigner can own land or a business there. Huge and powerful consortium are constantly turned away, the lure of wealth and power does not sway the Congreso General Kuna. Disney Land will never come to Kuna Yala.
The Kuna have a Pacha Mama or Gaian based philosophy. They are elements of the universe interwoven with all. They are matriarchal with land being owned and passed down by women to women. The men are warriors, defenders of the land and are honoured as such with authority to manage the lands being bestowed on them by the matriarchs.
We cover our expenses through bar sales, so please, leave your coolers and alcohol on the mainland. There will be food available at the restaurant or you are more than welcome to bring your own.
You should bring lots of drinking water, your tent or hammocks and a thin blanket or sheet.
IMPORTANT: These islands are in pristine condition, please help keep them that way. Take all of your rubbish home with you.
We should also point out that all our Full Moon Gatherings are free and the artists play for free. We try to book artists who are playing in or around Panama at other paid events, consequently our line-ups could change from time to time through the actions of these other events.
Entry fee: FREE
Isla Banedup (Cayos Limones del Este)
Kuna Yala (formerly San Blas)
Off the coast of Panama in the Caribbean Sea.
HOW TO GET THERE FROM PANAMA CITY:
THE EASY WAY
Contact San Blas Tours
and they will for a small fee organize travel to and from the Island for you.
THE HARD WAY
Bus or taxi to El Llano then north to Carti ($5 bus or $25 Taxi) Alternatively you can take you own car.
IMPORTANT: The Kuna Yala road is open between 6am-4pm, so you need to reach the Kuna Yala border before that time. You will be asked to pay a few dollars at the boarder for the upkeep of the forest (a very good cause indeed).
Once you arrive in Carti (the coast), ask the launches for Banedup Island. ($10 + depending on how many of you share the boat)
All in the return journey from Panama should cost you less than $70.
However you decide to get here it is a good idea to let us know in advance then we can make sure there are boats ready for you in Carti and ensure that the restaurant has enough provisions. You can RSVP on our calendar
(posted up next week on our website)
Thanks MagicMushroom, indeed the location and the Kuna are beautiful.. More than that they dont have a police force or army and no prohibition laws.
Our partner there is the son of the head Shaman of the Kuna. The Kuna General Congreso support our efforts and are happy for the psychedelic community to come.