Presenting music and art in Central City
By Barry Raphael
Something exciting is happening in the heart of Central City – the opening of the new venue, The Scarlet, located at 130 Main Street. On Friday, Oct 14, the 7 Healing Stars Oneness Center, Colorado Concerts, and Feyline present international musical performers Govinda and Kaminanda plus special guests, and features an art installation by Denver-based light sculptor, Dorothy Tanner. The event is from 7 pm to 3 am. Tickets are $20-25 and can be purchased online at www.thescarletvenue.com.
Each event at The Scarlet will offer Hypnotherapy, Reiki, yoga, and massage, and have live painters. Refreshments will include healthy snacks, cold-pressed organic juices, kombucha, beer, Colorado wines, and expresso coffee.
The Scarlet, a former casino which had been vacant for the past 10 years, will be hosting music concerts, keynote speakers, forums, conventions, workshops, retreats and world-renowned artists. Downstairs at The Scarlet, Dorothy Tanner’s Lumonics Mind Spa can be utilized for relaxation and meditation, utilizing the benefits of light and sound and multi-sensory stimulation. The Mind Spa is available to everyone on event nights, and includes a pyramid installation equipped with special goggles in which you close your eyes to see colors and shapes created by your own mind. A work in progress, the four floors of The Scarlet will become her total art installation in the coming months.
The Oct. 14 event at The Scarlet coincides on the same weekend as the exhibit of Dorothy Tanner at the Museum of Outdoor Arts (MOA) in Englewood, CO. She is part of a group show entitled Reinventing the Image. The opening reception is Oct. 15 from 6 pm to 9 pm and the exhibit runs through Dec. 23. Dorothy’s installation is called Reinventing the Image with Light and includes many of her latest light sculptures.
For more information, visit www.thescarletvenue.com, www.dorothytanner.com, and www.moaonline.org.
About the performers at The Scarlet
Govinda is the alter-ego of Austin based producer/ composer Shane Madden. He began studying violin and composition at the age of eight and went on to study classical violin at the University of Texas where he fell in love with electronic music production. It was in Madden’s pursuit of his gypsy roots that he opened his ears to music from around the world. From experiences learning violin with mysterious masters on his journeys across the globe and his passion for modern design and technology, the current sound of Govinda was born. Call it Gypsy Dubtronica. Govinda has played with Thievery Corporation, Tipper, Bassnectar, Shpongle, Cheb I Sabbah, STS9 and many more and been featured on over 25 compilations such as Buddha Bar II, Asian Travels II, and Nirvana Lounge selling a combined 400,000 copies. Govinda has played at numerous festivals throughout North America including Coachella, Lightning in a Bottle, Sea of Dreams, SXSW and more. Govinda’s music has been on TV including stations like WB, MTV and Bravo as well as many independent films.
Kaminanda from Victoria B.C. Bouncy, adventurous, colorful, Fearless, Crystalline, Sexy, ethno-infused Shamanic dub interlaced with Tantric Psy-hop, Tribal Hybridelica…Kaminanda’s ever-evolving sound is a playground of original Midtempo grooves, Tribal rhythms, Psy-Dub, and lush Downtempo textures. His music is designed to take you on a journey, traversing landscapes that reflect a myriad of diverse influences…a kaleidoscope of warm melodies and twisting, winding compositions that evoke a deep and hypnotic experience through ethereal soundscapes. His six albums attest to that. His tour this past summer included Switzerland, Russia, Turkey, Hungary, and The Netherlands. https://www.facebook.com/Kaminanda.music. Link to video of the Lumonics Mind Spa: https://youtu.be/s0OgKlid8wk.