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The Zen Gala: The Official Launch Party for The Zen Cruise 2015

THE ZEN GALA: The Official Launch Party for The Zen Cruise 2015Saturday, February 7, 7pm-2am - Culture Room, 3045 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale

The Zen Gala: Zen Cruise 2015 pre-party brought together an eclectic consciously minded artistic community. The evening was an experience of high vibration and collective vision of “ZEN”, featuring internationally known musical activists Nahko and Medicine for the People, Ash Ruiz, Dustin Thomas, Kirtan Gypsies Mayapuris, and The Medicine Box. The night began with a guided singing bowl meditation by Val Silidker and vibrational music Justin Troupe, Joda Cook. The Mayapuris Kirtan gypsies continued the positive flow of energy with their worldly sounds and inspiring energy. They were followed by extraordinary performance art and flow acts Casandra Tanenbaum and FlowSource Poetry, and acro-yoga with Karmanandi. Other acts included Marco Antonio, Ash Ruiz featuring Camille Imilse Arroyo, Dize Kandu, Karmen Plasencia, Chia Ortegon and South Florida favorite, The Medicine Box.

Dragonfly Food Art fed body and soul with delicious and colorful raw vegan food. Vendors provided wide range of uniquely crafted, artistic, and spiritually inspired clothing and jewelry. Live Art was brought a mist of creativity with visual artists StaySea and Lauranda Hook. An electronic music set by national sensation DJ Taz Rashid, animated the dance floor throughout the night. The Zen Gala successfully kicked-off the The Zen Cruise, a powerful transformational journey at sea celebrating mindfulness and creative potential through world-class yoga and healing arts presenters, ecstatic dance, soul-thriving live and electronic music, sacred ceremonies, inspirational experiences and a nourishing conscious community.