Led by Resurrector of Heavyweight Dub Champion (HDC) and supported by members of the Shipibo Tribe, Liberation Movement (LM) is a new collaborative music project that pushes the boundaries of human experience. The collaborative project involves the help of many, including 25 Shipibo Shamans, Noah King, Sasha Rose, Wailer B, Soriah (world champion Tuvan throat singer), Ganga Giri, Lux Moderna, Vir McCoy, The Poet Azeem, El Suchi, Skip Wicked, Kyrstyn Pixton, Evan Fraser and Ka Amorastreya, among others.
Each LM performance is a communal ritual that opens portals to the realm of spirits and invokes new levels of consciousness and healing.
Keyframe caught up with Grant Chambers aka Resurrector to discuss his shamanic past, the birth of LM and the ongoing tour.
Keyframe Entertainment: You have a past that’s rich in shamanic experiences. What led to that?
Resurrector: In 2010, the Heavyweight Dub Champion project was put on the side as I went to Peru to learn about how music and vibration are connected to shamanism. I was drawn to the nature of vibration and its impact on large audiences. Many of the curious shamanic experiences occurring at the time led me to wanting to learn more about traditional shamanism.
Those experiences eventually led me to return to Peru in 2014 with Sasha Rose, Noah King, Mitch Schultz (Director of “DMT: The Spirit Molecule”) and his film crew. It’s at that point that we collaborated with Alianza Arkana, a Peruvian-based nonprofit working with the Shipibo people, on a concert and performed to 600 indigenous Peruvians, with 2 shamans performing with us.
How did Liberation Movement come to be?
The project was seeded at the Temple of the Way of Light in the Peruvian Amazon, at which point I was recruited to work with and create recordings of shamans in traditional ceremonies in Peru. From that, I wanted to start gathering artists and musicians that represent “archetypal gateways”; veterans in different musical fields whose goal is to connect to the deepest life journey.
As for the name meaning: choosing the name ‘Liberation Movement’ is intentional, since seeing the name and speaking the name is a revolutionary potential in and of itself.
The focus of what we’re doing is creating culture as a form of vibrational medicine. It’s not just about music, it’s a way of life and collaborators are participating in the creation of this new culture. The focal point is creating high vibration overall through all aspects; through music, audience, performers, spatial environment, symbology, art, etc.
Tell us about your current tour.
The tour leads to the launch of the Liberation Movement project; kicking off on May 4 in Santa Cruz, followed by May 6 in San Francisco (brought by Heart Tribe & Keyframe-Entertainment), and Headlining May 19th at the Joshua Tree Music Festival. At Joshua Tree, we’re filming the concert and will be integrating it with our Peru footage to further expand on the narrative, so it’s an ongoing project.
Joshua Tree Music Festival is a resource-generating powerhouse of passionate creativity, community empowerment, and arts education for all ages. A family inclusive global music experience in the magical Mojave. JTMF promotes personal growth through a variety of multidisciplinary workshops, such as yoga and movement, visual arts, music, and myth.
Then, this all will lead up to our 3 distinct sets at Oregon Eclipse Gathering (Earth Stage, Silk Road Stage and one more intimate stage TBA).
Oregon Eclipse is a 7-day international gathering celebrating the total solar eclipse on Aug 21, 2017. Produced by a consortium of 13 of the world’s premier independent arts & music festivals, OE17 will be a global synaesthesia of art, ideas, music, dancing and international community.
How do you hope to impact your audience? What do you want your audience to take away from your work?
In relation to the project: our intention is to use music and vibration as catalysts for creation of a new culture, which ultimately, in the quantum universe, can be the focal point for the creation of a new reality–and I believe music is the best way to do this.
Our vision is that, when in that space, people are free from manipulation, generating a field of strength for people to look inside themselves for their own keys and paths to their journey towards liberation.
We reflect this in our art, through symbols that represent gateways for reaching and achieving this state.
Tell us about the main track, Kushi.
Shipibo Maestro Diogenes Garcia performed with us in Pucallpa, Peru; he invited us to this village by boat that was a 3-hour ride into the Amazon, where we were welcomed by the whole village through a traditional ceremony (a music video will be built off of this song). The track is traditional Shipibo Icaro, which is about the Jochipapa tree (the tallest in the area), and is essentially calling on all the plants of the jungle to rise and generate massive healing, and help bring mass awakening.
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