|Yoga with Carolyn Anne Budgell
|Opening Ceremony with Host Nations and Welcome
|DJ ICE B
|Chibi Taiko performance
|Tom Landa performance
|Now or Never performance
|DJ ICE B
Performance and Artist Bios
|MNGWA. Vancouver’s eclectic multi-cultural ensemble MNGWA drifts on the northern shore of the blooming Latin Alternative music movement. Since 2013, these pioneers of progressive cumbia have been crafting a sound all their own, mixing Latin American and African rhythms with psychedelic rock, funk, reggae, salsa, hip hop and more.
|DJ Ice-B. The one and only one DJ Ice-B ! Born and raised in France and now in VanCity, Ice-B is a choice DJ for the street dance community, Festivals, battles and parties. Ice-B’s understanding of musicality and what makes people groove comes naturally. His sets can take you everywhere from Classic Soul, House, Breaks, R&B, Funk, Disco Hip-Hop, Afrobeats, Bare Riddims.
|The Now or Never Crew. A high-flying, energetic Hip-Hop/Breakin’ crew, captivating audiences for over 17 years. The crew consists of like-minded individuals who share the same goal: worldwide recognition! Having already achieved two of the highest accolades — Battle Of The Year International and 2010 Winter Olympics — the Now or Never Crew has established its Vancouver legacy. This incredible crew continues today to contend with the top players in the street dance world.
|Carolyn Anne Budgell is a dedicated meditation guide (and lifelong student!) and she has also been teaching yoga training and retreats worldwide for 10+ years. Most recently, her studies have taken her into the worlds of traumatic brain injury and end-of-life support.
Carolyn leads from a pragmatic, relatable, and lighthearted place while passionately encouraging others to remember that it’s never too late to breathe deeply, to grow, and to change.