California-born and Australian based roots artist Manoa brings the summer vibes by weaving uplifting reggae grooves that inspire audiences to move and soothing folk melodies that calm the mind and inspire a contemplative flow. Manoa creates a powerful dynamic and unquestionable presence through his music as audiences are inspired by the positive messages of re-connection to nature, personal growth and transformation.
Manoa's sound healing sessions take you on a journey through self-recorded natural soundscapes of Australia's wild places woven together with live instrumentation (Native American Flute, Handpans, Didgeridoo, Guitar and Voice). The natural sounds and energy of the land hold you through a deeply relaxing and transformative process. Manoa, a true world-bridger, completed his PhD in Environmental Education & Ecopsychology and shares his ecologic knowledge and his belief in the healing potential of the natural world through education, workshops and retreats.
Music, breath and well being is intimately intertwined with nature-based reconnection work, and Manoa believes the more time we spend to slow down and listen to the more-than-human world, the more clarity and focus we can foster in our lives.
Manoa has shared his music at a range of folk festivals including Woodford Folk Festival, Pranafest, Splendour In The Grass, Mullum Music Festival, Earth Frequency Festival, and Wallaby Creek Festival. He has supported and played alongside roots artists including Dustin Thomas (USA), Caravana Sun, Oka, Nicky Bomba and Murray Kyle.
“Manoa will be sure to bring a positive energy and uplifting groove to the stage!”
"A groover, a maker, a DR (PhD - excuse me!). Bring on the vibes of summer.”