America Meditates 2019 Lineup
Music, Meditation, Yoga, Speakers & More
MILCK – the LA-based singer/songwriter and creator of the #icantkeepquiet movement – creates music for the modern day gentle rebel.
Her song “Quiet” – which in 2017 became widely known as the unofficial anthem of the Women’s March movement – continues to turn heads and hearts. The track landed at #2 on NPR’s Year in Music list, and was featured as part of NPR’s American Anthemseries. In 2017, Billboard called “Quiet” the #1 protest song of the year.
She didn’t do it alone either. For the Women’s March, MILCK teamed up with two dozen female singers to perform “Quiet” a cappella as flash mobs on the streets of Washington, DC. A video was captured by award-winning director and Free The Bid founder Alma Har’el and posted online, collecting more than 14 million views in two days.
“Quiet” has proved to be MILCK’s global breakthrough – a cathartic pop anthem for people of all races, creeds, and colors who have suffered and survived in the face of trauma, trial, and tribulation. MILCK has performed on The Today Show, and went on to headline the 2018 Women’s March on New York, with Yoko Ono sharing the stage.
In 2019, MILCK partnered with GRAMMY Award-winning producer Malay, and will be releasing new music this fall.
In addition to her musical endeavors, MILCK has created the #icantkeepquiet fund, which raises awareness and money for non-profits RISE, Equality Now, and Tuesday Night Project.
From living in a group home for at-risk youth to becoming one of the most beloved yoga teachers in the world, hiphop artist MC YOGI is on a mission to introduce yoga to large, mainstream audiences. His latest album, RITUAL MYSTICAL (feat East Forest), made history by going #1 on the Electronic charts — Aug. 2016. In 2015, his ONLY LOVE IS REAL album debuted #12 Billboard Heatseekers + #24 iTunes Hiphop — featuring guest performances from Matisyahu, Trevor Hall, and Dominic Balli.
In September 2017, MC YOGI released his first book “Spiritual Graffiti” with HarperOne. In 2011, MC YOGI and his wife Amanda were named ambassadors by Michelle Obama for her “Lets Move” initiative and have taught yoga at the White House five times since.
Additionally, they have performed and taught yoga at Stanford University, The Smithsonian, San Francisco Asian Art Museum, and Dallas Asian Art Museum.
For nearly two decades, Amani Friend of Desert Dwellers has also been at the helm of the global-electronic project Liquid Bloom. Feeling equally at home on the international festival dance circuit, in the yoga studio, and in the more subtle sonic spaces reserved for intentional ceremonies guided by ancient allies, the wide-ranging artist collective under the umbrella of the Liquid Bloom project spans distance, time, and dimensions of mind.
As one half of Desert Dwellers, Amani brings his dance floor guidance and experience to harness a deeper, transportive journey, giving as much weight to calm and the serene as to the ecstatic groove. As founder of Liquid Bloom, he has guided the project through its many lives, and its many rebirths at the hands of remixers AtYyA, Hedflux, Numatik, and Mose to name a few.
The Liquid Bloom experience unfolds in a multitude of incarnations. Amani is able to craft deep, entrancing journeys during his solo DJ sets. As a duo, Amani and Poranguí are able to balance and weave the organic and the electronic within their performances. With multi-instrumentalists, singers, and performers like Kaminanda, Deya Dova, Shamans Dream, and Ixchel Prisma, the Liquid Bloom live band springs to life, bringing the catalog into view through an entirely different lens, and bursting with a vibrancy and depth of artistic harmony.
Emerged with the objective to expands the purifying & the high energetic level potential of mantras nurturing with their sounds and colors. Yoga Rave is a unique party, free from alcohol and drugs where the body only responds to the stimuli from the music, yoga and meditation.
B-Still raps to express gratitude, promote nonviolence, and celebrate the beauty in all beings. He has performed at youth leadership conferences, world peace summits and for 1.2 Million people at the Art of Living World Culture Festival in 2016, as well the Bonnaroo and Arise Music Festivals. He also teaches workshops combining creativity and meditation such as “D.E.P.T.H. – Discover Emotional Power Through Hip-Hop”. His new album "Breathe Between the Lines" is produced by Srikala and launches this summer.
SriKala weaves together journeys of sound through his own original production and lyrical compositions. Presenting a combination of organic and electronic beats as a DJ and percussionist, SriKala moves the dance floor through the sounds of hip hop, reggae, dub, world beats, and sacred mantras.
Last Year, Majeste made both her TV and Broadway debut. She was most recently seen on Season 2 of “The Four on Fox: Battle for Stardom”. Prior to her appearance on the show, she received a 2-year talent scholarship to the New York Film Academy, as part of the musical theatre conservatory. While finishing her first year at the conservatory, she was selected to be apart of the New York Contemporary Choir in their production of Rocktopia. Her various passions include child development and the educational impacts that the arts have in the Majeste is currently traveling the world using her platform to inspire, connect, and spread love.