Advertisement❃ The Beauty Way Tour: A Transformative Music, Dance, and Healing Experience ❃
On Wednesday November 8th, Chocolate Groove welcomes Poranguí live in Toronto with Ashley Klein @ PARKDALE HALL
Multicultural musician, healer, and educator Poranguí co-facilitator Ashley Klein will create an intentionally curated container to experience the healing power of music and authentic expression. The Beauty Way Tour offers participants an evening of improvised world soul music, dance, and sound healing along with a unique opportunity to connect with themselves and their community, emerging, transformed and more whole.
The four-hour journey of rhythm, sound, and movement, commences with an opening ceremony and opportunity for the audience to activate their voice and sing together. Poranguí’s extended live music set will be complemented by Ashley’s vocal guidance and live visual projections creating an unforgettable journey through the beauty of the earth and the tapestry of life. The event concludes with an integration experience as we return to our greater community with the medicine of the night.
The Beauty Way album and tour are inspired by Diné (Navajo) teachings from Poranguí & Ashley’s beloved Southwest. To walk in the Beauty Way is to live in balance and harmony with the unfolding of all life. Walking the Beauty Way together, we weave ourselves more deeply into the fabric of the earth, herself. Porangui’s most recent album, Beauty Way, was released on April 21, 2023 on all streaming platforms.
Hózhóogo naasháa doo. May we all walk in beauty.
DOORS ?: 7:00 PM
Music is Medicine Workshop: 8:00 PM
SHOWTIME ?: 9:00 PM
AGES: All ages
As part of the final Beauty Way tour, Poranguí will be raising awareness and funds directed towards supporting his Diné ceremonial elders in Arizona with access to safe housing. Learn more about the campaign here: (https://www.gofundme.com/f/79cpc-raise-the-roof-for-our-indigenous-elders)
❃ About Poranguí:
Reared among the three cultures of Brazil, Mexico and the U.S., Poranguí was steeped in various traditional forms of music, healing and ceremony since birth. Drawing from his cross-cultural background and ethnomusicology training at Duke University, Poranguí has over twenty-five years of international work experience as an artist, musician, healer, and educator, utilizing the healing properties of sound and movement to foster our individual and collective well being.
As a live looping artist and one-man orchestra Poranguí weaves ancestral songs and indigenous rhythms from around the globe. Creating his performances from scratch using looping technology, Poranguí’s live grooves range from meditative to dance, moving the body, lifting the spirit, and transcending the divide between performer and audience. His World Soul concerts have taken him around the globe and led him to collaborate with many artists, including a current album series titled Kuya Sessions with Liquid Bloom.
About Ashley Klein:
Ashley Klein (Ed.S) is a dancer, embodiment guide, retreat facilitator, and music business manager based in Sedona, Arizona. She collaborates on and off stage with international touring artist, Poranguí, with the mission of sharing earth-based wisdom through the healing power of music and dance.
Her life-long movement practices and training have led her to a current focus on facilitating Dancing Freedom journeys and continuing to study the polyrhythmic dances of the African diaspora. She is on the international Dancing Freedom training team and facilitates at festivals, retreats, and concerts guiding audiences into a deeper connection to the Earth Mother and the elemental wisdom innate within us all. Her spoken-word guidance is featured on the live album, "Poranguí Live - Guided Journey", as well as several remix tracks on "Poranguí - Remixes Vol I & Vol II".
Additionally, Ashley co-creates retreats based in Sedona and around the world, curating containers for individuals to dive deep and feel held safely to become more of their authentic connected selves.
Learn more at porangui.com
(LIMITED TICKETS PER TIER)
EARLY BIRD TICKETS - $40 (SOLD OUT)
Wave 1 - $50 (Until Oct 2nd)
Wave 2 - $60 (until Oct 22nd)
Wave 3 - $70 (until Nov 8th)
Door - $ 80 (If available)
>>> NEW LOCATION - PARKDALE HALL
1605 Queen St W #2, Toronto, ON M6R 1A9
What is the Chocolate Groove?
Chocolate Groove has been offering alcohol-free community gatherings since the summer of 2018. What started out as a Community Cacao Ecstatic Dance Social has evolved into a much bigger production over the last 4 years. We have been hosting many different types of community gatherings over the years, but most known for our Cacao Ecstatic Dance Party’s where we merge the freedom of Ecstatic Dance & with a social / networking experience. At the root of all our events, we are an intentional community that creates an all-inclusive safe space for everyone to come together, feel free, celebrate, connect authentically & DANCE!
..:: CODE OF CONDUCT AGREEMENT ::..
Please Respect, Honour & Love …
- the Space
- Each Other
This is a space of intentional & Consensual connection
We Are Co-Creating a Safe, All inclusive, Family Friendly, Non-Judgmental, Shame Free Space for Radical Community Expression & Care.
We are learning how to do this together and each person is an active participant in their own learning with us!
If you experience yourself or someone else struggling to hold up any of our Values & Pillars, please come connect with us so we can care and support you as a community!
Your Chocolate Groove Team
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Event Venue & Nearby Stays
The Parkdale Hall (Toronto, ON, Canada), Toronto, Canada