bee-fest 2022 SPEAKERS & COMPANIONS
Our lineup consists of highly evolved humans who are seriously up to cool things in the mind-body realm. Level up in the most organic way as you absorb their wisdom, leverage their unique insights, and learn from their expertise. They’ll be adventuring with us all weekend long, so harness the power of osmosis...
Reared among the three cultures of Brazil, Mexico and the U.S., Poranguí was steeped in various traditional forms of music, healing and ceremony since birth. Drawing from his cross-cultural background and ethnomusicology training at Duke University, Poranguí has over twenty years of international work experience as an artist, musician, educator, filmmaker, consultant and therapist, utilizing the healing properties of sound and movement to foster our individual and collective well being.
As a live looping artist and one-man orchestra Poranguí weaves ancestral songs and indigenous rhythms from around the globe. Creating his performances from scratch using looping technology, Poranguí’s live grooves range from meditative to dance party, moving the body, lifting the spirit, and transcending the divide between performer and audience. His World Soul concerts have taken him around the globe and led him to collaborate with many artists, including current works with Shaman’s Dream and Liquid Bloom.
Samuel J, is an innovative singer-songwriter, producer, and conservationist from Cornwall (south UK).
His unique soul-touching voice, gracious melodies, and deeply moving lyrics are in-captivating hearts around the world.
There is an old wisdom that runs through this music, that speaks to people on a core level, reminding us of who we truly are beyond our constricting beliefs and stories. Many people identify with Samuel's incredible love and respect for all people and the importance of nature, a thread that shines through in his music. Samuels empowering songs are part of the beautiful movement happening around the planet, that is guiding us back to our true home - back into the light -
Samuel’s hard work with his unique music and soulful performances has led him to opportunities with his music in Asia, Brazil, Australia, Canada, USA, Europe ... sharing the stage with the likes of Ben Harper, Michael Franti, Jack Johnson, Donovan Frankenreiter, Zero 7, Alice Russell, Jurassic 5 and an array of the leading musicians in Brazil...
He has performed the main stage at many world-renowned festivals, LIB, Shambhala, Lolapalooza, World Surf Tour (Brazil/California), Arise, One Love, Glastonbury, Secret Garden, Big Chill, Wanderlust, Bali Spirit Festival, and many more...
Vanessa is the founder and CEO of Starseed Collective, a company whose mission is to support medicine women, metaphysical mavens, and conscious creators on their journey to up-leveling their spiritual intelligence and becoming a powerful contribution to the planet.
Chef Joann is the Founder and Executive Chef of Prepared With Purpose. She is a graduate of the prestigious California Culinary Academy Le Cordon Bleu in San Francisco. Joann is a clean eating enthusiast and has personally seen the benefits and results with her own body after a decade of struggling with her weight and overall health. She has more than 18 years of experience in the kitchen and has been on the forefront of the clean eating movement, having been a special dietary needs event caterer and private chef for the last 10 years.
Angelo Dela Cruz
Former NASA Life Science Support Scientist who assisted with experiments that flew aboard the Space Shuttle and International Space Station. He is a former martial arts instructor and holds a 2nd-degree black belt in Taekwondo. On his way to becoming a surgeon, he decided to choose a better path for him to explore true health & happiness. He realized vitality is a proactive process in doing the right things to support the optimal function of the body & mind. Angelo now helps others amplify their power and beauty on the inside through advanced bodywork, fitness training, and high-performance life mastery coaching.