Win Tickets ($50): The Polish Ambassador @ Crystal Ballroom | w/ Desert Dwellers & Dirtwire, Presented by Beloved & The Village Building Convergence

We are giving away a pair of tickets to The Polish Ambassador @ Crystal Ballroom on June 5. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, June 1.

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From our sponsors:
Polish AmbassadorBeloved Presents & The Village Building Convergence Present: THE POLISH AMBASSADOR
June 5, 2015
7:30 p.m. / 8 p.m. | $25 ADV | All Ages
More info: Facebook

Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St, Portland, Oregon 97209

Beloved Presents, in association with The Village Building Convergence is proud to present The Polish Ambassador featuring the Liminus Visual Experience and special guests Desert Dwellers and Dirtwire hosted by The Poet Pistachio.

The Polish Ambassador’s Permaculture Action Days have inspired fans around the world. This June, he returns to Portland to participate in 10-days of direct action to transform our city— The 15th annual Village Building Convergence.

~ The Village Building Convergence ~

The 15th Annual VBC is scheduled to take place May 29th – June 7th, 2015. A ten-day event where neighborhoods activate to build shared public places and eco-oriented projects they have envisioned, designed, funded, and will maintain for themselves. VBC15 will include hands-on education in permaculture design and construction, ecological building, and public art!

All projects are accomplished through collaboration, community conversations and commitment of a neighborhood to strengthen itself. Projects are founded on developing strong local relationships, social capital and equity, placemaking, ecological design, supporting our local economy, and developing our city and bioregion as a network of interconnected Village Centers. Everyone is invited to attend evening events at a central location, to participate in workshops or listen to visionaries speak about various aspects of sustainable culture and positive world transformation.

~ The Polish Ambassador ~

For the Polish Ambassador project, born on the richly-colored streets of Chicago and San Francisco, infectious melody is paramount. However, this never overshadows the depth and harmonic complexity that have made the Ambassador a favorite amongst festival curators and beat aficionados worldwide. Over the course of 6 years, his sound has dipped and swirled through a staggering range of styles, with each album exploring uncharted sonic territory. Warm, analogue dreamwave; mind-altering glitch; world-infused groove; bass-fueled breaks; sexified down-tempo; electric lullabies; and psy-fi funk are just a few of the genres that have poured from the Ambassador’s soul into earbuds and ghetto-blasters across the galaxy.

Despite the political connotations of his name, the Ambassador is not a political partisan. Rather, he is a diplomat for a new paradigm rooted in creative joy, radical self-expression, and ecological principles. As part of this mission, the Ambassador has committed to carbon-neutral touring, instigating exploratory dance, and igniting fan participation.

Flanked on the Ambassador’s left is visual artist Liminus, a master of translating dynamic, sonic landscapes into breathtaking video projection. Liminus’s improvisational abilities are a perfect complement to the Ambassador’s custom-tailored audio transmission, and his presence on stage allows for an audio/visual synergy rarely witnessed in electronic music performance. Together, the duo will take you on a voyage that leaves you drenched in sweat, with a smile slapped on your face, and a heart busted wide open.

~ Desert Dwellers ~

Taking a new approach on digital production, the main members Amani & Treavor have combined the raw sounds of the natural world with skillfully blended deep bass, earthy percussion, etheric voices and culture crossing instrumentation into sonic incense for the mind and body. With this blend of dance tracks and down tempo sounds they have enabled themselves to give a heightened sense of being to listeners through their musical medium. Desert Dwellers are one of the foremost influences in a genre that they basically expanded from the ground up to be where it’s at today. With a blend of a variety of sources that have been composed to form a heavily weaved set of sounds that coincide in perfect harmony together Desert Dwellers has established themselves in not only their home area of Southern California and New Mexico but across the globe.

Bringing the electronic bass music vibe to the yoga scene, and the sounds of yoga to the electronic dance scene, Desert Dwellers’ global sounds are the bridge between worlds. Joining solid groove with sounds of serenity, their signature aesthetic feels as natural on the dance floor as it does after hours or on the mat. Due in no small part to Desert Dwellers’ pioneering spirit, the very concept of chill-out and sacred bass music has expanded dramatically. These sound alchemists offer cutting edge techniques that blend the modern edge of electronica with ancient and organic sounds, offering a spellbinding hybrid with echoes of our tribal past and future. The result has been the prolific production of genre blending dance tracks and downtempo grooves that make for truly memorable listening experiences.

~ Dirtwire ~

Dirtwire is an electro-acoustic duo born of David Satori of Beats Antique and Evan Fraser of Hamsa Lila. Dirtwire sits on the back porch of Americana’s future, conjuring up a gris-gris of sound using an amalgamation of traditional instrumentation, world-beat percussion, and digital soundscapes. Each performance brings the audience to a mysterious crossroads at an imaginative and seductive moment in time. The result is a rebirth of Americana and beacon for a post-millennial return to downhome goodness.

The Dirtwire duo met at the California Institute of the Arts while studying World Music Composition. Both members of other successful music projects – Satori as part of the sensational electronic dynamo group Beats Antique and Fraser at the helm of world groove bands Hamsa Lila and Stellamara – their unique chemistry led to a continued musical friendship throughout the years. In 2012 Satori and Fraser released the debut Dirtwire album, attracting everyone from electronic dance junkies to traditional world and roots music toe-tappers. With this first release, Dirtwire was introduced to the world and a new family was founded. Satori and Fraser get down as Dirtwire at select theater and festival stages across the US.

~ Liminus ~

Since 2001, Liminus has spent most of his waking hours making paintings and interactive art. In the early months of 2012, however, he left behind most everything he knew and strapped himself into the Polish Ambassador’s space Escalade. Since then, Liminus and the Ambassador have performed over a hundred shows together, co-piloted more than 20,000 miles of American road, and spent untold hours scheming on art in poorly-decorated hotel rooms and desolate airports. This unusually deep collaboration between an electronic musician and a visual artist has propelled the duo into rich creative territory.

In contrast to most musical acts, the Ambassador and Liminus perform side by side, to feed off each other’s inspiration and to put the show’s visual dimension on par with the music. Being in such synergistic flow, and also so intimately acquainted with the music, allows Liminus to create improvisational visuals that are exquisitely attuned to the mood of the music.

When not on stage with Polish, Liminus can usually be found neck-deep in some geeky art shit. While normal people sleep, Liminus feverishly draws, programs, and hacks, endlessly looking for ways to make TPA shows more and more dynamic, immersive, and interactive. To witness the delicious madness he is currently cooking up, get your ass and your eyes down to the nearest Polish Ambassador show.

~ The Poet Pistachio ~

The Poet Pistachio is a poet-comedian improvising poems, prose, and songs to tickle and inspire. Taking to the stage as a one man entertainment extraordinaire he is sure to bring wonder, joy, and smiles to every performance.

More info on Pistachio here:

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33 Responses to Win Tickets ($50): The Polish Ambassador @ Crystal Ballroom | w/ Desert Dwellers & Dirtwire, Presented by Beloved & The Village Building Convergence

  1. Karri May 20, 2015 at 2:06 pm #

    I love the Polish Ambassador! I want to go so bad! Pick me! PICK MEEEEEE!!!!!!!

    • Tara May 22, 2015 at 2:04 pm #

      Hi! My name is Tara! I would like to welcome these amazing artist’s to our beautiful Portland city!!!! I will dance all night, spread love vibez, kiss the sky, dress up in velvet and latex, smell like a miilion bucks, give away sweet necter, meet many zany luminous creatures, sweat ruby crystals, taste like strawberries & honey & drink lavender lava! So if I haven’t already charmed you enough! Please, may I be so lucky to be the chosen angel to attend this magical soire? Thank you!!!! Much love, light & laughter!!!! XOXO ((( <3 )))

  2. Niklas May 20, 2015 at 5:17 pm #

    I was recently in Germany for Fasching and bought a Bee one-sie to dance in. Rather than giving it away like a reasonable traveler, for it was far too bulky to carry for another month, I paid the overpriced shipping to bring it back to the states. One does not give away a good one-sie. Especially not when there are more djs to dance to while wearing it.

    As the Polish Ambassador unites countries through sick beats, please give me an opportunity to represent Köln, Germany here in Portland by sending me to this concert in the world traveling Bee one-sie.

    Oh let it bee mee!

  3. Derrik May 20, 2015 at 8:13 pm #

    I love all three of these groups, plzzzzzz pick me I wanna see Dirtwire live sooooooo bad!!!!!

  4. Heather May 20, 2015 at 9:00 pm #

    I love ALL the acts and all of my friends are going! I’m saving my pennies for Burning Man though, so free tickets would be such a blessing!

  5. Jeremy May 20, 2015 at 9:09 pm #

    Great lineup! I’d love to go to this show!

  6. Anna May 21, 2015 at 2:59 pm #

    I love Polish Ambassador!

  7. Krys May 21, 2015 at 4:11 pm #

    I would love to go to this show!

  8. mary b May 21, 2015 at 7:16 pm #

    of course I want to win tickets, but everyone’s comments are so compelling that I hope they win too!

  9. Jaime May 21, 2015 at 9:25 pm #

    I remember the good ole days when I saw him play at Branx! It’s been too long!! TPA4LIFE ~[><]~

  10. Drew May 21, 2015 at 10:53 pm #

    I would like to check this show out never seen any of these acts before but have heard and listened to desert dwellers. Sounds like a good show to me!

  11. Betsy May 22, 2015 at 8:38 am #

    This would make a wonderful, much needed date night.

  12. Jasmine Gillett May 22, 2015 at 7:57 pm #

    The polish ambassador put on a great live show and the crystal is the perfect venue for them. This is a must see show!

  13. Jonathan May 23, 2015 at 2:16 pm #

    I love TPA!

  14. Rhawnie May 24, 2015 at 11:52 pm #

    Definately a must see! I would love to go!

  15. Anya May 25, 2015 at 1:57 pm #

    I have been dreaming about seeing a Polish Ambassador show since my ears were first graced with the amazing sound of their music. It would be bomb-diggity to win tickets!

  16. tom May 26, 2015 at 9:44 pm #

    This looks so cool!

  17. Rachel May 28, 2015 at 3:12 pm #

    I would loveeeee to attend! My first Polish Ambassador show was in Chicago with my beloved polish friends, we danced the night away and had an unforgettable evening! I would love to experience something of the sorts out here in the PNW! love love love

  18. Bobby Stricker May 28, 2015 at 4:26 pm #

    POLISH AMBASSADOR, YESS!!! We have been trying to see a show together, but every time something got in the way. My lady and I were set to see The Polish Ambassador show at the Lucidity Festival in April…but we didnt get to see it together. It would be a great treat for us to get to see a local show….and what a surprise for her. Right oooon!!

  19. Asya May 28, 2015 at 6:52 pm #

    What a great opportunity to enjoy a band I know nada about at a venue that I have never been before! Indeed, I’d like to get those cherries popped.

  20. Allison May 29, 2015 at 8:28 am #

    I’m visiting Portland and need some fun things to do!

  21. Craig May 29, 2015 at 1:20 pm #

    Would love to take my lady to this!

  22. Brianna May 30, 2015 at 5:31 pm #

    I have not really DANCED since my son was born 2 years ago. I want, no, need to get out there and feel the beat. My heart, my love’s, and my community’s. Crossing my fingers!…

  23. Brandon May 31, 2015 at 10:59 am #

    I need to knock the dust off my jumpsuit!

  24. Tom H May 31, 2015 at 4:11 pm #

    The Polish ambassador is mind glowingly amazing, changing the world with his music and actions! Having just discovered his music a couple years ago, i began following him on Facebook, where he opened my eyes not just to his funky tunes broadcasted on worldly frequencies carrying good vibes, but to the practice of permaculture. He is shaping the world to be a better place in more ways then one, and has inspired me to do so as well, and that is why you should please choose me to go to the concert!!! I’ve never seen hime live, and would love to do so!!!

  25. Howard A May 31, 2015 at 9:25 pm #

    My lady friend and I are visiting Portland for the first time from Chicago and Pittsburgh and this would be the highlight of our trip!

  26. Elizabeth Young June 3, 2015 at 1:17 am #

    because they’re great and i’d love to see them!

  27. Amanda June 4, 2015 at 4:20 pm #

    Been wanting to check out the Polish Ambassador for awhile now. Still regreting missing the last show in town as I heard great things! Following this dude on Facebook and seeing his hilarious hijinks has really enhanced the feeling of wanting to see him live. I’d be thrilled to attend tomorrow!

  28. Andy June 4, 2015 at 4:34 pm #

    OK. I’ll admit that I don’t know too much about Polish Ambassador but my friends all completely rave about him and his shows. I’d like to check him out but don’t have the funds currently. Wife and I go to over a hundred concerts a year, so to provide us with something new would musically be pretty awesome.

  29. Emily March 25, 2016 at 9:51 am #

    boogy boogy boogy boogy

  30. Simon April 6, 2016 at 8:05 am #

    Because I love jumpsuits!!!

  31. Brianna April 6, 2016 at 8:10 am #

    I want to dance with the Polish Ambassador and friends!!

  32. Shauna Puckett May 23, 2016 at 10:34 pm #

    2 years ago I discovered TPA at Beloved. That Summer was the culmination of a lot of big life changes and a lot of “say yes”. Beloved was my first ever festival, and I don’t think it could have been any better! Since then I’ve been a full time student (kick started by the ‘say yes’ Summer). The weekend of the show will be the end of my LAST term! What a better way to celebrate and kick start Summer than how it all started 2 years ago!!! Please bring it full circle and let this broke college student dance her booty off to amazing tunes by amazing people who care so deeply. <3

    * Also, this is my second comment, not trying to better the odds, I just don't see my comment from several weeks ago and panicked! Fingers crossed! <3

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