“The more diverse music one has known, the more ideas one has in forming a comprehensive definition of music… Cultural expression and learning operate within a boundary. Diversity comes from outside this boundary and leads to more learning, which enriches cultural expression...” – C. Victor Fung | The Role of Musical Diversity in Redefining Music: Towards Rich and Meaningful Life Experiences
Music is a fluid phenomenon. It constantly transcends, embodies and actualizes through the differential matter of time and space.
If the recomposition and redefinition of music is no longer limited geographically or generationally, the desire for expansion is present. All of this breaks a cyclical pattern, allowing deeper exposure to human experience.
Suwannee Hulaween is this integral cascade of musical diversity; a thriving polyculture of diversity.
The Suwannee Hulaween Bill 2022 features a challenging and exquisite cross-gender lineup. The host of artists across the genre spectrum includes: alternative/indie rock bands Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Portugal the Man and Black Pumas – to Atlanta rapper JID – for their Hulaween debut; festival veterans such as bluegrass/folk legends Leftover Salmon and award-winning funk band Lettuce, a fan favorite; a house music takeover of Desert Hearts; electronic pop duo Sylvan Esso; the prestigious electronic jam-band STS9; and, surethree nights of the founders of the festival – The String Cheese Incident.
This contemporary evolution of music is necessary to bring our polycultures to life… to push back the limits of our “norms”… and, to reconstruct the culture in which we want to participate.
Although we are born within cultural boundaries, our deepest expression is often felt at events where we are privileged to witness deep exposure to diversity.
This unified awareness, intellectual growth, cultural transformation, media transmission and technological invention that occur during these events are basic elements of cultural expansion.
The ninth annual Suwannee Hulaween returns to the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida from Thursday, October 27 through Sunday, October 30.