Jon Bone with The Karuna Movement

Jon Bone with The Karuna Movement

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The Karuna Movement is a Jam band laying down a mix of reggae, funk, and world grooves and colouring them with catchy melodies and deep lyrical content. Lead singer Jon Bone delivers a captivating stage presence supported by the solidity of his band. This group is all heart. Come ready to dance!!!

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Biography

Heavy grooves inspire audiences to let go and dance.
The melodies catch most any listener and many leave the shows humming a tune.
Gripping lyrical content inspires fun, deep reflection and a groovin' good time.

www.thekarunamovement.com
myspace.com/thekarunamovement
myspace.com/jonbonemusic

Karuna means compassion . . .

The Karuna Movement is spearheaded by Jon Bone(writter, lead vocalist and guitar player) and is supported by a band with hundreds of shows combined experience. Jon puts his heart into every performance and says he feels each one is an opportunity to connect with the community.

Each musician involved in this Movement (from Vancouver Island to the Carribean Islands) have picked charities that resonate with them.
To start, 10% of The Karuna Movement's profits are donated to this cluster of charities.

"The Karuna Movement is a challenge!" said Jon Bone in an interview with DJ Shadan of VON Radio 895 AM in the Caribbean.
"We offer our music, our hearts and our lives. How can you contribute to your community?"

Management:

Aaron Bethune of PlayItLoudMusic.com
aaron@playitloudmusic.com
(250)-754-4051

Lyrics

Reach Out

Written By: Jon Bone

Reach Out! If your needing!
Reach Out! If you need a friend . . .

Times are hard. There's terror in the breathe.
We're taking. We're takers.We'll take till nothings left.
We have grown apart. We're even seeking our own death. Separation, friends and nations, fighting over what we get. We've got to wake up, see the enemy is friend. The only enemy that can hurt you is the enemy within. We got to Rise Above all that selfishness we is. Come everybody get together. Share what Moma gives.

Sorrow's born, given birth from what we crave. We're craving something missing or for pain to go away. You know the path is worn, from first breath until the grave. Some are sleeping as they wander some are praying to be saved. Save yourself, singing live the law of change. Cultivate some focus, said we've got to behave. You know, true wealth, isn't anything to gain. It's contentment in this moment. Help a friend to do the same.

Everybody suffers. Everybody got pain. Everybody wants freedom. Everybody the same. We all seeking ways out. We seek in infinite ways. Seeking sex, love, fame, seek a family to raise. But if we look a little deeper. Look as deep as we can. We'll see the love that we we're given when this living began. all the gifts we've been givin, gifts on which we depend.

Reach Out! Reach Out!
We all need a friend!

Open Up Wide

Written By: Jon Bone

We've got to BE liberation,
Open up wide, open up wide
In a deep meditation,
Looking inside as we open up wide
To a flow of sensation,
Passing on by as we're looking inside
In a deep meditation,
passing on by, neither wrong or right

To open up wide is the art of life.
And the opening tool is no pill or device but to be wise with a sharpened mind. Living the truth manifested anew in this moment and all our lives. Whether digging up roots or mashing a groove, The Divine and sharpened mind brings sweet fruits. Am I getting through to you.

We've got to BE liberation,
Open up wide, open up wide
In a deep meditation,
Looking inside as we open up wide
To a flow of sensation,
Passing on by as we're looking inside
In a deep meditation,
passing on by, neither wrong or right

And in truth, it's what we have to do. For in only few does discipline come easy. But if we use our living tools we may find our inner eye will sharpen. Calmly we'll abide.

We've got to BE liberation,
Open up wide, open up wide
In a deep meditation,
Looking inside as we open up wide
To a flow of sensation,
Passing on by as we're looking inside
In a deep meditation,
passing on by, neither wrong or right

I in a conversation with sensation rising from the sharpened mind.
A meditation bringing liberation toppling the house of I.
A revelation there's no separation, everybody born will die.
And all creation, flowing incarnations, changing with the passage of time

We've got to BE liberation,
Open up wide, open up wide
In a deep meditation,
Looking inside as we open up wide
To a flow of sensation,
Passing on by as we're looking inside
In a deep meditation,
passing on by, neither wrong or right

So open up wide
In a deep meditation
Open up wide
For to be liberation

To Give of Myself

Written By: Jon Bone

My heart's been running just every which way. I'm loving you all without playing a game. I just don't know what the future holds. We've got plenty of time, you know we're ancient souls. Working real hard with the mountain to climb. We're making our way, one step at a time. Soaking up fun, ya we're playin' a tune and I'm oh so glad . . . that I'm here with you. . . with you . . .

I try to be strong and I try to be good and it's coming to my mind when I'm looking at you. By the way that you smile and by the way that you cry. Cause I'm seeing myself when I look in your eyes. I won't kill, I won't steal, I won't cheat, I won't lie. And as for indulgences, I'll certainly try. I thank you for your patience and I'll try to be too. My life is worth living cause I . . . I live it for you . . . for you . . .

To give of myself, to give of myself, to give of myself, to give of myself, to give of myself, to give of myself, to give of myself, to give of myself, to give of myself . . . for you . . . for you . . Gratitude . . . Respect . . . for you.

Discography

The Karuna Movement has finished pre-production and is currently in the studio working on an album to be released in the spring of 2009. This album is a real community event. There are 16+ artists contributing to this album from Vancouver Island to the Caribbean. A pre-release has been made available online and at shows.

Set List

The Karuna Movement plays to suite the venue in the sense that they can play two 50 min sets or a 90 min power set. They play mostly originals but enjoy to throw in a few covers from artists like Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley, Big Sugar, Michael Franti ect . . .