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Report From 7th Annual Bhakti Fest: Vegetarian Oasis In The Desert


Once a year 2000 people gather in Joshua Tree, CA for Bhakti Fest (known as “The Spiritual Woodstock of The New Millennium”). Festival goers are provided with Kirtan, yoga, and consciousness-raising workshops in a vegetarian, family-friendly environment free of alcohol and drugs. I wanted to share my personal experience as it was my first time attending this event. I am huge fan in the idea of festivals that provide this…

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Celebrity Interviews/ Travel/ Veganism

Interview With A Vegan Band: We Are The Wilderness

Not only do we like to promote vegan food and our favorites restaurants here on the HappyCow blog, we like to recognize other vegans doing awesome things in the world! Like the all vegan band, We Are The Wilderness. This new band has been likened to Portishead and Postal Service. The band recently supported vegan fashion brand Modavanti for their Indiegogo campaign and teamed up with PETA as well. Health enthusiast…

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Carrots in Concert

As reported in May 2008 issue of Ode Magazine: The bright melodies, crunchy beats, and spastic squeals sound like they’re pumping from a dark, subterranean nightclub packaged with sweaty dancers. But actually, it’s the sound of vegetables. Since 1998, the Vienna Vegetable Orchestra’s 11 musicians have been scouring outdoor markets for the freshest produce to drill, cut, peel, and scrape into colorful instruments. Carrots are hollowed out and made into…

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