Burning Man Started Last Weekend!

Burning Man Started Last Weekend!

Burning Man kicked off in the Black Rock Desert on Sunday.  

On August 28th, tens of thousands of people gathered in the desert. Nevada’s Black Rock Desert might not seem like the most obvious place to congregate (unless you’re a Burner) but the result is a temporary metropolis. That’s right; the Burning Man Festival kicked off this weekend!

This revolutionary festival experience runs from August 28th to September 5th this year. Over the course of those days, the Black Rock City centers its activities around art and community. Since its inauguration in 1986, when Larry Harvey and his friend Jerry James knocked together an improvised wooden figure and dragged it down to Baker beach on the Summer Solstice.  They lit it up, and a curious crowd gathered to watch it burn.

Burning Man has skyrocketed in popularity, thanks in large part to its encouragement of a culture of selflessness and freedom.

If you don’t know much about Burning Man, you might be interested in learning that it’s founded on these 10 Principles. They are:

  1. Radical inclusion
  2. Gifting
  3. Decommodification
  4. Radical self-reliance
  5. Radical self-expression
  6. Communal effort
  7. Civic responsibility
  8. Leaving no trace
  9. Participation
  10. Immediacy

Burning Man also offers art honorariums to further expose the reach of artists.  They offer two types of art grants:  grants for art around the world, and grants for art destined for Black Rock City.  Burning Man’s Global Art Grants support interactive, participatory art experiences around the globe.

Black Rock City Honoraria help artists create art for the annual Burning Man event.  It is suggested that this event is the biggest, brightest, and most innovative art experience in the world.

The Maria Sanchez Show has had two Burning Man attendees on our show. Check it out! And don’t miss our latest program, Shadow Politics with Senator Michael D. Brown, on Sundays at 4:00 p.m. PDT/7:00 p.m. EDT.

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