16 07 2011

To everyone who supported IMAGINE PeaceFest & for your generous donations

To the wonderful artists, musicians, speakers, dancers, designers and poets who gave their time, creativity and ideas

To the media, bloggers & tweeters & Linden Lab for the log in screen & destination guide

To all the arrangers for their unfailing energy and enthusiasm

And to the core team of arrangers for their dedication & good humour – hugs to you all!The total raised for the good causes in world was L$201,460 or at current rates approx US$750. In addition US$47 was received from a RL spoken word event and PayPal donations. So there is just short of US$800 to share among the 3 good causes via  the Peace Train Charitable Trust (a 501 c 3 public charity in the U.S.).

All funds will be shared between

One Laptop per Child:

To keep in touch join these in world groups

Imagine Network

Peace Train

Visit New Caerleon’s Artists’ Imagine Exhibition

You can continue to support RAWA through Meena Fashion and BoHo HoBo

BoHo HoBo presents a new shop  named Meena,  in honour of  the founding member of RAWA, the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan, which has been fighting for human rights, democracy and social justice in Afghanistan since 1971. All proceeds from the sales of both Meena and BoHo HoBo go to RAWA in order to help fund schools, orphanages, clinics and income generating projects for Afghan people.

The style of clothes at Meena is ‘Afghanistan Bohemian’. It is a hybrid of traditional Afghan styles and western styles of clothes.  Traditional afghan styles have a lot of variety due to the many ethnic groups represented in Afghanistan, as well as it’s historic place on the ancient silk road and the influences of the various cultures that have passed through this desert country. Tajik, Uzbek, Kyrgyz, Kuchi nomad, Indian, Turkish and Persian styles are all influencing factors in the style of traditional Afghan clothes and as well in this collection of Afghanistan Bohemian wear.



20 11 2011

Festival Arrangers:  Apmel Goosson, Artistide Despres, Bushido Fretwerk, Cat Boucher,  Georg Janick, Gwampa  Lomu, Jana Kyomoon,  Josina Burgess, Kandinsky Beaumont, Liz Harley, Pet Karu,  TheDove Rhode, Trill Zapatero,  Velazquez Bonetto, Warpy Centaur, Widget Whiteberry

Festival Artists:
For Art Auction –  bullet Admiral, CHIDI, Coin Hammerer, Gracie Kendal, Gwenette Writer, Indido Jashan, Ingrid Manen, Rebeca Bashly, Trill Zapatero
For New Caerleon – Artistide Despres, Gary Kohime, Glyph Graves, Harter Fall, Lollito Larkham, Penelope Parx, Pixels Sideways, Sowa Mai, Typote Beck, Ub Yifu
For Solace – Second Renoir, Trill Zapatero
For Carp – Bryn Oh, Dancoyote Antonelli, Glyph Graves, Igor Ballyhoo,  Josina Burgess,  Merlino Mayo,  shellina Winkler, Velazquez Bonetto,  Werner Kurosawa & Music: junivers Stockholm, Noizz Papp
For Imagine Nest – AuraKyo Insoo

Festival Musicians: AcousticEnergy Nitely, Avantgarde Frequency, ColeMarie  Soleil, Cylindrian Rutabaga, DRUM,  GaGo Gigamon, Gina Stella,  Jana Kyomoon, Louis Volare, Max Kleene, Obeloinkment Wrigglesworth, Pol Arida, Reis and Aldo Alter, Russell Eponym.

Festival Speakers: Dr Andrew Wallace, Delia Lake, Sandra Bérard, Avedon Carol and Sam Seder

Festival Poets & Drama Performers: The Imaginals, Kueperpunk Kohonen, Talkwithmemarie Resident, Unity Dance Productions

Festival Core Group: Cotton Thorne, Tonks Akina, Gwennette Writer (for Peace Train) & Any1 Gynoid, Junivers Stockholm, Medora Chevalier (for Imagine Network)

Full IMAGINE PeaceFest schedule for reference

16 11 2011

Throughout the festival

More than a “peace” of art auction!

One Laptop per Child:


This event is brought to you by The IMAGINE Network and the Peace Train Charitable Trust (a 501 c 3 public charity in the U.S.)
Friday November 11

11-12pm: Opening Ceremonies at RAWA, Four Bridges
12 – 1pm: Museum of Afghanistan Tour, Four Bridges

1 – 2pm: Kueperpunk Kohonen, Cyberpunk science fiction stage play! Cat’s Circus
2 – 3pm: Reis and Ald Alter, Cat’s Circus

REIS ALTER a SINGER with an UNIQUE VOICE and UNIQUE ORIGINAL REPERTOIRE sings LYRICS in English, Portuguese and French, with the charme of her TYPICAL BRAZILIAN VOICE,her repertoire is an intriguing blend of NEW TRIP HOP and ELECTRONICA. Tempo varies from quite DOWNTEMPO with BOSSA FLAVOR to fast BREAKCORE-derived and DRUM`n BASS styles. Aldo is an Italian who speaks Portuguese because he is very “into” Brazil.

5 – 6pm: Ga Go Gigamon! 7 Member Japanese band, Gwampa’s Castle

“It is why we play this concert; we all want the world at peace. This is a common desire for all person in all countries. Everywhere.

~~~Our performance playing rock music at “IMAGINE PEACEFEST’11″ . . . to know that our performances and music are from Japan and that somehow this small concert will be part of something bigger. It allows me to participate and give energy from Japan out for world peace.

~~~We put all of our creative energy into perfecting the music and technology of this performance for world peace. I want to work hard and see soon a time when all the people can unite into one, getting over the language barriers through music.
People land up above. You can then see signs. 人々は、上記の土を盛る。彼らはサインを見ることができる方法。

6 – 8pm: Unity Productions Imagine World Peace!
We all suffer from one heartache or another. This modern exodus story involves how we can overcome any obstacle in our lives with love and a strong support network. Losers banding together to form a community of hope, strength, brotherly & sisterly kindness and above all, love.

Saturday November 12

7 – 8am: Direct Democracy Workshop, Four Bridges N

8 – 9am: Universe is a Green Dragon, Imagine nest, Four Bridges

9 – 10am: Art Exhibition with DJ Gary Kohime! New Caerleon
10 – 11am: Art Exhibition with DJ Gary Kohime! New Caerleon

Art by so many amazing artists Imagining Peace – Artistide Despres, Glyph Graves, Pixels Sideways, Ub Yifu, Gary Kohime, Penelope Parx, Harter Fall, Typote Beck, Lollito Larkham, Sowa Mai

11 – 12pm: Russell Eponym, Peace is a Choice
12 – 1pm: Cole Marie, Peace is a Choice

and the artwork of Cherry Manga

1pm Metaverse Art RL exhibition
1.10pm The MANAX story
1.30pm Emoticon
2pm SL TLC
2.45pm New VJazz Show

3 – 4pm: IMAGINE PeaceFest Interview with Sandra Bérard of Cambodia READA w/ Peace Train’s Steve Mahaley

5 –9pm: Key West 4 hours of music

Max Kleene 5pm
Avantgarde Frequency 6pm
Gina Stella 7pm
AcousticEnergy Nitely 8pm

9 – 10pm: Tour of RAWA Museum of Afghanistan

Sunday November 13

6 – 8am: Discussion with Dr. Andrew Wallace , SpeakEasy, Four Bridges

8 – 10am: A World Dance Party with images and art from around the world at Daft House Den and Carnival

11 – 12pm: Poetry – open mic

12 – 1pm: Pol Arida, singer / songwriter, and artwork by Second Renoir & Trill Zapatero, Solace Island

POL Arida, mad, bad, thumping, screaming and without a doubt one of the most original artists playing second life. An experience that touches the heart and kills the clock. If you have never been….now is the time.

From Scotland this highly original musician plays mostly his own material, but has a stage presence to widen the eyes…and that’s not even the excellent songs, which have words to make you think and cry.

1 – 2pm: DRUM! Solace Island

We are the troupe ~DRUM~

We have a variety of different sets we play live including Taiko, Native American, African, Latin, East Indian, Mallet, Wall set and Rusty barrels

Members of the DRUM group have collaborated to create the unique sounds, drums, and animations that enable us to perform. Our performances are live and are subtly different each time – they are not pre-recorded music.

The sounds are created right within Second Life. We then send them out and back in via stream in order to provide you with a lag free experience!

Our drummers are:

Brigitte Kungler, DMom2K Darwin, Kell Babenco, Ladyslipper Constantine, Lorin Tone and atrebor Zenovka.

1 – 2pm: RAWA Boho Hobo Fashion Show

2pm-3pm: Jana Kyomoon, The music ALL music Peace Park

2pm-4pm RL event – Old Dominion University hosts IMAGINE PeaceFest Spoken Word night. Location: House of Blues at the Webb Center. Featuring:

Nita Hurt
Poetikk Justice
Neisha Purvis
Cassandra IsFree
Members from the Flowetic Movement Poetry Group

3pm- 4pm: Talk by Delia Lake on Water Crisis
at Virtually Speaking

4pm-6pm: More than a Peace of Art Auction

and 5pm Obeloinkment Wrigglesworth

6 – 7pm: Virtually Speaking Sundays with Avedon Carol and Sam Seder

7 – 8pm: Louis Volare

8 – 9pm: Cylindrian Rutabaga

Cylindrian Rutabaga is the virtual representation of Atlanta, GA singer/songwriter, Grace Buford. Over the years, she has released three albums, all of which are available on iTunes, Rhapsody, Amazon, & more. Her voice and musical style compares to that of Carole King and Tori Amos. She enjoys playing piano and guitar and trying different styles of performing cover songs and even rearranging some of her own songs. Drawing from the inspiration of life as it transpires around her and those she’s closest to influences her songwriting. She feels that Life is the greatest inspiration and music the perfect way to communicate.

New Carleon Artists Imagine Peace #4

16 11 2011

Cradle Peace Penelope Parx

The Great Divide - Harter Fall

Survival of the Sleekest - Glyph Graves

IMAGINE PeaceFest continues!

14 11 2011

Dancing to Obe

Obeloinkment Wrigglesworth at Dafthouse

Cylindrian at Four Bridges


Louis Volare

Water wars?

14 11 2011
Delia Lake speaks on water crises


The Coming Crisis <a>
Water Scarcity

it falls
it falls away it falls through me
it crawls thru the very walls of my cells
in stasis it pulses
the life of me
it is the life of me

it drenches my bones
my muscles push
and it drips through my skin
the life of me
it is

this water
more so than sunlight
more so than soul
water is everywhere
within me
so I seek it
to submerge
I submit to my thirst
and drink deeply

stay satiated
stay wet
or my body cries out
my mouth is parched
my bones are brittle
my muscles are still
my skin hangs
the life of me
has run dry

the earth is parched
the sky is dry
and I am
dying of thirst

There are no lakes
the rivers fill the seas
with filth
and we walk
for miles to parched wells

what has become of
the life of me
the waters of my birth
the water that is
my wealth
had I only known
to treasure every drop
to keep the house of my earth clean
to save what I threw away
to share what I had
perhaps this desert
is a dream
and I will awaken
to a refreshing drink
and sip it slowly
ever so slowly
~Gwennette Writer~

Music ALL Music Peace Park with Jana Kyomoon

13 11 2011



Peace is a choice
that starts within
and spreads
the feeling
like a balm
of soothing calm
oozing out
from the inside
of you
and me

Across the seas
and through the blue
of this spinning ball
in time
and space
it wraps around
our global face

So close your eyes
and breath it in
and feel
one voice
say peace . . .

Peace is a choice

JaNa KYoMooN June 25th 2011

Listen to Peace is a Choice or download



of peace
into clouds
covering the earth

and underneath
we dance
and sing
a song
that reaches
into many lands
as peace is passed
through touching hands

JaNa KYoMooN 13th november 2011

BoHo HoBo presents Meena Fashion for RAWA

13 11 2011

Fashionistas await the new collection

Imagine Peace at Solace Island

13 11 2011


Pol Arida

Solace Island celebrates

Dancing to Drums

IMAGINE PeaceFest Poetry Slam

13 11 2011

Red at Poetry Slam









Imagine,  child,
How foolish we once were.
Having low opinion of ourselves!
That we would ALWAYS fight
We would compete
And some would die
And some would kill
And some would starve.
Our thoughts were prisons
Blocking all our hope!
Imagine, child
How foolish we once were!

Imagine, child,
How difficult it was
Back then,  for those
Who said that “This is all wrong
This must change!”
Those first imaginers
Who dreamt the future.
Some were cut down,
Some ideas were killed
Some mocked into silence
And some dreams starved of life.
Imagine, child
How difficult it was!

Imagine, child,
How hope began to grow
When we connected up
Across the world.
When we found others
Working for the change
Ended divisions,
Dropped competition, nationality, money stuff
And shared our talents freely,
Shared our dreams.
Imagine child
How hope began to grow!

So look around you, child,
And see our world – so wonderful!
Our people good and loving,
All the beauty they create,
And how our minds play with ideas.
We keep our gardens lush and thriving.
Yes, we came through!
Imagine, child
That step we took together
To come to this beauty
We took the walk of union
We won this future!

CC Medora Chevalier

Dafthouse Art Aunction & World Dance Party for Imagine PeaceFest

13 11 2011

Art Auction & carnival at Dafthouse

World Dance Party