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"Day Out Of Time Celebration"

Smart Bets

Your guide to what's happening in music, theater and the arts in Asheville and Western North Carolina
by Xpress staff in Vol. 14 / Iss. 52 on 07/23/2008

who: Crystal Kind performs at the “Day Out of Time Celebration”

what: A festival featuring cosmic reggae music

where: Ja Vin (downtown Black Mountain)

when: Friday, July 25 (2-11 p.m. Donations accepted. for more information)

why: Escape the craze of Bele Chere and celebrate a “Day Out of Time.” There will be Mayan astrology readings, a “Mayan Kin” meeting and a live concert by local reggae, funk and rock group Crystal Kind starting at 7 p.m.

- Mountain Xpress


Crystal Kind is currently circulating a 3 song EP and has a full length LP in the works. They have performed
and interviewed on the UNCA Internet Radio show, and on Asheville's Public Broadcasting Station URTV.



Crystal Kind is a collective group of musicians from Asheville, North Carolina. Crystal Kind comes together to inspire love, unity, and transformation. The band is creating a dynamic and conscious style of music they call Cosmic Reggae, which blends funk, reggae, rock, and blues.

Crystal Kind has performed at a variety of venues in the area including: Stella Blue, The Rocket Club, The Grey Eagle, The Emerald Lounge, The Urban Trail Block Party, and The One World, Trinumeral, and LAAFF Festivals. They have been blessed with the opportunity to play with such talented acts as Mystic Vibrations, Bambu Station, and Culture. Their band recently performed and interviewed on Asheville's Public Broadcasting Station URTV, and on UNCA's Internet Radio

Crystal Kind is more than just a musical act, they are the founding members of the Crystal Kind Cooperative. The Crystal Kind Cooperative is a grass roots organization in the Asheville area. Their mission is to help uplift and empower their community. They are influenced by many teachings including: The Mayan Dreamspell Calender, Jah Ras Tafari, and the principles of Cosmic Zen.

The Cooperative hosts Mayan Crystal Kin Meetings every 13 days and equinox and solstice celebrations each season. They also represent and promote natural time at festivals and gatherings.

Crystal Kind originated through these Cooperative gatherings. On May 6 2007, Ras Berhane, Maya Marck, and Seraphim were facilitating a Mayan Crystal Kin Meeting in Asheville. While in reflection of their collective healing energies, they realized the synchronicities of their musical backgrounds and spiritual beliefs. As Ras Berhane explains, "It occurred to us, music is the perfect medium to unify and create awareness. We felt destined to play together and decided to put our message over music."

In August 2007, at the One World International Music Festival, The Crystal Kind Cooperative set up an interactive "Time Is Art" station with readings, meetings, and art. At this event, Crystal Kind debuted their music as a 3 piece band. After their performance, the band met Lunar Drew, who signed on to become their percussionist.

"Our purpose is to help activate and transform our community. Crystal Kind sings about current times and beliefs, and offers natural time services (readings and reasonings) at all of our shows. We are here to provide a positive experience for people to enjoy. Crystal Kind always encourages our audience to take this healing vibration into the world and raise the energy of everything they come in contact with." - Maya Marck

Contact Crystal Kind at (828) 450 1236 or

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