Moes Alley Santa Cruz Nightclub
THE DOGON LIGHTS (feat. members of Dirtwire & Hamsa Lila) + KR3TURE (feat. Feral Fauna) & Heather Christie
Appearing Live at Moes Alley
Saturday, June 29th
World Music Dance Party
9:00 PM, Doors Open 8:00 PM, $10 Advance, $15 Day Of Show,

Eat At Moe's

Moe's Alley proudly presents The Dogon Lights (feat. members of Dirtwire & Hamsa Lila) + KR3TURE (featuring Feral Fauna) & Heather Christie.

Pronounced "Doe-Gone, The Dogon Lights "Afro-Galactic Hip Hop" from the Bay Area. The Dogon Lights create a shamanic and energetic dance atmosphere that takes the listener straight to the stars. Traditional skin and wood instruments are blended with hip hop beats, African instruments, rapping, electronica and psychedelic groove.

The Dogon Lights combine a blend of styles that is fresh and instantly recognizable. A blend of languages ( English, French, Wolof, Bambara etc) and instruments such as the Sintir and Guimbri from Morocco, the Kamale Ngoni, (similar to the Kora) from Mali and Burkina Faso, Calabash and Djembe of West Africa, with Electric Bass, Guitar, Synthesizer and Drums. The word, "Dogon" comes from the Dogon people of Mali who believe they are from "the dog star" or Sirius. The Dogon Lights have opened up for grammy winning artists Tinariwen from Mali as well as Bombino from Niger. Members have Performed with Bassnectar, Beats Antique, Rising Appalachia, The Mickey Hart Band, Hamsa Lila, Dirtwire and many others.

The band features members of the award winning band Hamsa Lila (Vir McCoy, Evan Fraser, Ian "Inkx" Herman), as well as Evan Fraser of Dirtwire (with David Sartori of Beats Antique) with renowned Guinean djembe player Bongo Sidibe. Ashel Seazuns performes with Bassnectar.

Vir McCoy ( Hamsa Lila, Mickey Hart,) plays the camel skinned Sintir (a traditional instrument of the Gnawa of Morocco) and the goat skinned gimbri (traditional Moroccan Berber and arabic instrument), Djeli-ngoni (Malian lute) as well as Electric Bass and Guitar.

Evan Fraser (Hamsa Lila, Dirtwire, Stellamara) plays Kamale Ngoni, Kalimba, Illimba, Berimbau, Calabash, Zabumba, Ney, Jaw Harp, Slide Guitar, Synthesizer and just about everything else you could imagine.

Bongo Sidibe is a native of Guinea, and a master Djembe drummer. A well known San Francisco teacher and performer Bongo adds his rhythmic fire to the mix. Bongo adds his vocals for traditional and original songs.

Gary Norris is a bay area native and ads his funky Hip Hop drumming to the mix.

Ashel Seazuns Mc, rapper and vocalist, Ashel has toured with Bassnectar and created amazing music with Earth Amplified.

Ian “Inkx” Herman (Paul Simon, Sting, Mickey Hart, Hamsa Lila), a native of South Africa, plays traps laying down an irresistibly funky rhythmic bottom like a freight train coming through the jungle...

KR3TURE ("Creature") is a multi-instrumentalist and producer based out of Santa Cruz, CA. Borrowing from various bass music genres, KR3TURE creates a unique signature sound that is soulful, sexy, and sublime, making bodies move and spirits lift. Live performances include improvisations on instruments like tenor sax, guitars, flutes, harmonica, and many others, making him a phenomenal one-man band.  

His other musical projects include feral fauna and audiafauna and the buzz he has been generating because of his excitement, musical aesthetic, and live energy continues to grow. 

Heather Christie is a California-based singer/songwriter and music artist.

​She began singing at age 5 when she was taken to her first Broadway musical. Immediately beginning her training in private vocal lessons and ballet, Heather stuck with her singing, dance, and acting training until age 18 when she moved to Seattle, WA for college. There, she discovered the therapeutic side of the performing arts, and became enamored with modern dance (e.g. Martha Graham technique) and surrealist art philosophies. She gained her yoga teacher certification in Costa Rica, and when she traveled to India at age 21, she decided to live a life of freedom from material excess, and has been focusing on her songwriting ever since. 

​Heather has released 4 records with three different projects in the last 3 years. One of her songs, ‘Tincture’, gained worldwide traction by placing at the top of the ‘Spotify Discover Weekly’ Playlist and reaching over a million listeners. 

​In 2016, Heather was invited to be part of the finale season of American Idol, and made it to the top 200 contestants in Hollywood Week. There, she met Rick Barker (former manager of Taylor Swift), and has been working with him in his online programs for music business, as well as receiving mentorship from Cari Cole, NYC-based music business mentor.  

​Now, Heather runs her own booking company for her and her partner’s wide spread of bands and music projects. She works from her home studio in Los Angeles, CA, and regularly collaborates with various producers and musicians.

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