CULTURA

SPIRIT, MUSIC, CULTURE

 

COMING SUMMER 2020

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A JOURNEY OF INTERNATIONAL SPIRIT, MUSIC + CULTURE

The Cultura Experience

Cultura is a curated gathering of international music, spirit, and culture. 

Retreat in nature and vibrate to the world’s foremost global musicians & groups, connect with yourself and others through our educational and meaningful workshops, splash in our olympic-size pool (with waterslide) to the tunes of highly-respected vinyl collectors + DJ's, and be serenaded under the stars by ambient artists whose gifts are both meditative and moving. 

ATTEND THE ENTIRE 3-NIGHT GATHERING,

JOIN US FOR 2-NIGHTS, 1-NIGHT, OR BUY A DAY PASS

A journey into the heart of our global rhythm + spirit.

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SOUND SELECTION

Musicians + DJ's

Our musical focus drives the energy of the festival, gathering global cultures of music ranging from Tropicalia to African Electronic to Meditative Ambient, and seeks to bring together legendary artists from the likes of Caetano Veloso to contemporary icons such as IFE to Ambient elders such as our dear Laraaji. These artists, creators and selectors will be playing an intimate and radical selection of the sounds that have woven the storybook of their lives. 

Our daily pool parties hosted by top international vinyl collectors are a favorite, as is our marketplace of earth-centric beauty (garments + artifacts).  We are also planning a curated mini-market for rare ethnographic and ambient recordings, in the form of vintage records and tapes from around the world. 

Enjoy potent live music in the evening, a radical night of dancing, an ambient performance during meditation, or soundtrack to an afternoon of joyousness by the pool.  

 

2018 Lineup:

CARLOS NIÑO

DAMON BELL

EARTHTONES

ETHIO CALI

GIFTED & BLESSED

LARAAJI

MIA DOI TODD

ORPHEO MCCORD

THE SOUL CHILDREN

 

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WISDOM, NATURE, WELLNESS, MOVEMENT, CRAFt

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The entire  experience of Cultura runs like a retreat.

Each morning begins with a yoga and meditation offering led for the entire community, which bridges contemporary practice with the ancient yogic cultures of India and Tibet.  Each day also contains 2 workshop sessions, led by wisdom teachers, creators, ethnomusicologists and healers from all walks of life who offer intimate group programs and share teachings. These esteemed Guides each bring forth a deeply cultivated lineage of wisdom and practice.  We are guided by walks and traditions from Tibet to Nigeria, to Hawaii, to India, to South America, and throughout the sacred planet.

During these sessions our music programming pauses so participants can bond together in these beautiful experiences of shared learning, crafting, and practice.  Workshops also focus on building intimacy in our community and facilitating meaningful connections between all participants.  During these hours, retreat-goers are also invited to rest, rejuvenate, explore/ hike into the abounding landscape, and connect with Nature, our greatest teacher.

 

2018 Workshops By: 

LARAAJI + ARJI

PEMA KHANDRO RINPOCHE

ERIKA GAGNON

IASOS

EDA ZAVALA LOPEZ

ARJI OCEANANDA

AMBER LEE

SERGE BANDURA

ROCHELLE SCHIECK

WILLIAM JACKSON

GLORIA BARAQUIO

CHRISTI JOHNSON

KIANA REEVES

ETHAN L. (THE LOVE EXTREMIST)

MARYSIA MIERNOWSKA

MARIANA ABAROA

PRANATHI REDDY

and more...

▼ ACCOMMODATIONS + DETAILS ▼

 
 
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ACCOMMODATIONS

Cabins & Lodges

Join us by choosing either a cabin or lodge for accommodation.  Our shared A-frame cabins are clean and comfortable, with 1 complete bunk bed offered to each guest (you receive both top & bottom).  Beds are all equipped with fresh organic linens in a curated 1960's spiritual paradise.  Cabins are shared between 5 participants, plus an additional private "counselor space."

Guests in shared lodges enjoy more privacy, extra-large spacious rooms, a complete bunk for each participant with luxurious new mattress, private lodge bathroom, large teak dressers, & closet space.  Lodges are shared between 3 participants.  Click below to see options and make your selection.

Commune has a limited amount of camping spaces as well reserved for couples,  please inquire for details if interested.

▼ THE LAND ▼

 
 
 
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bliss, joy, depth, music, and connection

Program

Cultura schedule below!  We are also pleased to host a stellar lineup of high-vibration food vendors, to nourish us through our days and nights together.  Come prepared to purchase their delicious provisions. 

Bring any snacks that keep you feeling your best as well, and pack your water bottle for our filtered water stations located all over the property. 

Thursday:

3:30pm-5:30pm: Opening + Yoga/Meditation

5:30pm-7:30pm: Dinner + Sunset Break

7:30pm-9:00pm: Opening Circles

9:00pm-10:30pm: Musical Performance

Friday/Saturday:

8:00am - 9:30am: Yoga/Meditation

9:30am-11:30am Breakfast + Free Time 

11:30am-1:00pm: Morning Programs

1:00pm-4:30pm: Lunch Break + Poolside DJ's

 

Friday/Saturday (cont.):

4:30pm-6:00pm: Afternoon Programs

6:00pm-8:00pm: Dinner + Sunset Break

8:00pm-12:00am: Musical Performances

12:00am: Stargazing

Sunday:

8:00am-9:30am: Yoga/Meditation

9:30am-11:00am: Breakfast + Free Time

11:00am-12:30pm: Closing Circles

12:30pm-1:00pm: Group Closing

 

Location, location, location!

The Malibu Mountains

Join us at "camp," in one of Southern California's most beautiful natural environments: Malibu Creek State Park.  On 500+ acres of land, enjoy a wilderness hike, a swim or water-slide in the pool to the tunes of our radical DJ's, sit by the warmth of our fire pit at night, and gaze at the stars in the peace of nature.

 

 

Register Now for the experience of a lifetime.  

Come to Cultura.

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