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Dec
01

Jazzfarm 25th Birthday

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What a night! Thanks to all of you who came and shared 25 years of The Jazzfarm. We counted 147 through the gate and the last of you departed on Sunday afternoon. We’ll be hosting other parties, don’t you worry, but this one is a tough one to follow. Thanks to Jonathan for the photography, BJ for the food, Mike for the tunes and Derek for the coffees.

Jazzfarm 25th Birthday

150 of you came round to one of the greatest parties we've ever hosted. Mike Lesar spun 7 hours of tunes, BJ cooked up a storm and Derek kept us all up an running with his coffees. We'll party again one day, but this was a tough nigh to beat.

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Nov
08

Sweat Lodge With Leanne Chalice

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It was wonderful to see Leanne Chalice at The Jazzfarm once again pouring a Lodge. It has been some time since we were able to synchronise dates with her. The ceremony was a comfortable 25 people, some of which we hadn’t seen since Leanne’s last visit. This was probably the last Sweat Lodge she facilitated as Leanne Chalice as she prepared to head off to Cape Town to be married to Ryan Klette. We send much love to them…..

 

 

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Mar
20

Visit From An ETV Doccie Crew

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March saw the Jazzfarm being visited by a really funky young doccie crew filming a pilot for ETV. The subject? cannabis and creativity. We let the crew loose in the gardens at the Jazzfarm and they didn’t know where to point their cameras next. For 20 years we’ve used cannabis to create at the Jazzfarm and it soon became apparent that they’d come to the right place. Any time, any place – we love talking to the various film crews that visit us. This visit was particularly interesting though because of it’s specific subject matter. Hmmm, time for a smoke and a bit more creativity….

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Jan
15

A Sub Zero Amsterdam

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It was great to get some funding to travel to Holland for a drug policy conference in Heemskerk outside Amsterdam in early January. The Global Forum for Producers Of Prohibited Plants (GFPPP) discussed the plight of the world’s subsistence cannabis opium and coca farmers ahead of the big UNGASS conference at the United Nations in April. With an average daily temperature of 4 degrees, the 13th century castle we were holed up in was pumping the 20th century central heating throughout our stay thankfully.
You can read all about the Heemskerk Declaration on the Fields Of Green For ALL website:

 

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Nov
10

Jazzfarm Sweat Lodge V5.0

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We rebuilt the Jazzfarm Rainbow Sweat Lodge in November and very smart she looks indeed.
Constructed in the traditional Brazilian Red Path way, we recycled the grass from the previous structure to produce one of the most sturdy Lodges we’ve ever had.
The fire was lit for the first time on Jules’ birthday for a ceremony with close friends and performed handsomely.
We figure we can squeeze about 28 of you into our new Sweat lodge, so look out for our email newsletter with updates of the next ceremony.

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Nov
12

The 2014 Jazzfarm Spring Party

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Thanks go to all of you for supporting the 2014 Jazzfarm Spring Party. After the initial thunderstorm that chased us all undercover, we were blessed with a calm moonlit night.
We hope you all enjoyed yourselves.

Jazzfarm (Late) Spring Party 2014

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We had our first Ayahuasca ceremony at The Jazzfarm for many months in September. We welcomed back old some friends of  The Jazzfarm to introduce some new friends of ours to the medicine in a small private ceremony.
10 of us drank while Nixiwaka, Leanne and Prana wove a tapestry of songs and instruments to accompany our journey to the stars and beyond. It really is a very special experience and our newcomers to the psychotropic Amazonian brew won’t forget the experience in a hurry.

We spent the day relaxing, painting and getting to know each other. A mindful diet all day and some stretching and yoga in the late afternoon prepared everyone for the night time ceremony.

It is always over so quickly as time shrinks and distorts under the effect of the brew.

Wonder how long it will be until the opportunity to go down the Aya rabbit hole presents it itself again….

 

 

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Nov
28

The Nixi Pae Sessions

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Myrtle and I participated in two wonderful ayahuasca ceremonies during this week. Yawe Bane of the Huni Kuin people in the Brasilian Amazon facilitated two back to back Nixi Pae ceremonies with Rape, tobacco ceremonies on both nights. It was super cool to hear songs from another part of the Ayahuasca family and it was also cool to see some old friends of the Jazzfarm drinking Ayahuasca for the first time. It really is so gratifiying to see the look on people’s faces much later on, after the ceremony…..We really do change the way people look at things.. Isn’t that the idea with these profound medicines?
I’m sure we will be seeing Yawe Bane and his translator companion Mathilde in 2011 sometime. We’d love to hear from all of you who participated in these ceremonies. We are always interested in any feedback on how the rest of your week evolved (or disolved!)

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Can you believe it……the end of 2008 is nigh…..
For all of you out there who aren’t leaving town this year and are not quite sure what to do with yourselves, how about letting rip at the Jazzfarm on New Years Eve? I’m sure most of you know it’s a great place to make a bit of noise so that’s what we are going to do….
Exceedingly unknown DJ’s will spin all manner of curved ball tunes to get you cooking, and for those of you that go the distance.. we’ll put together your first meal of 2009.
There will be a cash bar organised but it would be clever of you to bring a cooler with your favourite stuff in too to help out.�
We’ll have fires going a plenty, so if you want to put a braai pack in the mix, we were thinking the same thing.
Bet you’ll know a bunch of people when you get here……..bring a cozzie too…
Mail or sms us just to give us an idea of numbers for the food bit….
It’s been years since there has been a NYE party at the Jazzfarm, so lets cook it !!

 

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