San Francisco, California (Top40 Charts/ Synthesis 2012)
At the end of the Mayan Calendar, December 20-23, 2012 at the Piste Pueblo and Chichen Itza in the Yucatan, Michael DiMartino (Drums Around the World & Great Pyramid Millennial) and associate-producer Debra Giusti (founder Harmony Festival, Wishing Well Productions) in conjunction with the Mayan Cultural Organization and Earth Peoples United present Synthesis 2012 festival. A 4-day global gathering, Synthesis 2012 will bring together international world music groups and electronic music, dynamic visionary leaders, spiritual teachers and shamans, the local Mayan community, and visionary seekers in an unprecedented celebration to honor the closing of the old cycle and welcome the dawning of a new era of renewal, balance, and harmony.
Synthesis 2012 will have worldwide focus during this time as we shift into the new consciousness with this highly anticipated convergence expected to draw tens of thousands to Chichen Itza, the heart of the Mayan civilization and home to the temple of Quetzalcoatl, center of the 2012 Mayan myths and prophecies
"The Maya are at the center of world focus with their Mayan calendar ending a 5200 year cycle and many prophecies from around the world corresponding with it" said Michael DiMartino. "They are re-unifying their culture and co-creating a message for humanity, a message of hope and transformation in these dark times."
Synthesis 2012 will feature a wide array of international recording artists including: Scott Huckabay, one of the most "exciting and mesmerizing guitarists of our time"; Grammy Award winning "Afropop Superstar" Chris Berry & Pangea; modern day folk goddess Diane
Patterson; socially and ecologically charged folk artist Human; world devotional music duo Mirabai Ceiba; rebel rockers Clan Dyken; singer, percussionist, dancer, teacher, author Allesandra Belloni; in addition to local Mayan musicians and dance troupes, plus many more to be announced in the coming weeks.
Additionally, there will be yoga, visual arts, panels and workshops with various experts to discuss the Mayan calendar and the prophecies of our times. Luminaries include: Foster & Kimberly Gamble of Thrive Movie; Tricia McCannon, renowned American clairvoyant, historian, author, and teacher who has traveled the world in search of answers to the greatest mysteries of the ages; Nicki Scully, a published author and alchemical healer; Swami Beyonandanda, political satirist known as the "cosmic comic"; Bruce Damer, CEO and founder of The Digital
Space Commons; Magalie Bonneau-Marcil, founder of Dancing without Borders; Deborah Pietsch, an award-winning producer, founder of Living Light Agency, and creator and host of TV show, Wake Up…Shift Is Happening!. Wisdom Keepers include: Hunbatz Men, Chief Golden Light Eagle, Maestro Mazatzin, Taita Juan Agreda Chindoy, Venerable Lama Lhanang Rinpoche, and Chief Yagbe Owololo Onilu.
"After producing Harmony Festival for 33 years, I have watched the amazing evolution and development of the Transformational Festival Culture that is deeply committed to supporting positive personal, community, and global evolution," said Debra Giusti. "I am excited to support Synthesis 2012 in going to the next level of tapping into that vast resource, by supporting an online Global Synchronization that will be hosting and connecting many festivals, events, and individuals, around the world, during the highly anticipated time period of December 21, 2012."
Synthesis 2012 will be will be collaborating with the International Mayan Council to broadcast this once in a lifetime transformational celebration and planetary synchronization on December 22 and 23 via a live stream on our website.
To learn more about Synthesis 2012 and to see the full itinerary, ticket packages, and other FAQs, please visit http://www.synthesis2012.com