In West African culture, the word hipi means “to open one’s eyes”. As the 17th year of Shambhala Music Festival approaches, Canadian film producers dive into the culture of Shambhala and electronic music in upcoming feature Input/Output: An Electronic Music Documentary.
The I/O (input/output) computing term is defined as the communication between an information processing system (such as a computer), and the outside world (such as a person). I/O is a reflection of the communication between electronic music and individuals. Their bodies, their minds…their turntables and laptops. This behavioural documentary is an ethnographic look into the influential realm of these amorphous sounds and their effects on the human psyche, technology, and sociocultural anthropology. -I/O
Reverse Media founder Kevan Mcgovern collaborates with film producers Hayden Baptiste and Rodney Davidson on a project that explores the more intimate side of dance music – how it connects our spirits, resonates deep within our hearts, stirs our souls, while propelling radical acceptance between thousands of people around the globe.
Over a span of five years, Mcgovern and his crew have been tirelessly gathering footage from hundreds of events and festivals along West coast, going as far down as Cancun and Mexico. With over 200 interviews caught on camera from headlining artists, ravers, and politicians, Input/Output voices the resounding message of dance music communities today. While we can’t wait for the full feature to release later on this summer, take a look at a special preview spotlighting The Shambhala Experience, a collective memoir from the festival’s last two years.
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