Music for the Spirit. Using mythological stories and images, KIVA weaves a rainbow tapestry of ancient cultures and natural imagery into energizing mystical folk music for all ages.

Location: Washington DC
Members: 29
Latest Activity: Sep 26, 2012



KIVA is a percussive, acoustic, worldbeat ensemble that celebrates the magic of nature and ancient bardic traditions with music that opens the heart and heals the spirit. The band blends strong vocal harmonies with rich and diverse acoustic and electric instrumentation, performing originals, traditionals, and covers. The musicians are inspired by many cultures, spiritual disciplines, and musical styles, including celtic-folk, folk-rock, blues, big band, traditional chants, and jazz. KIVA is based in the Washington DC metro area, and has been nominated fourteen times (so far) for the Washington Area Music (Wammie) Award. To book KIVA, contact Ariana at 301-430-0388 or e-mail


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Schedule 5 Replies

Started by Dept of PMM Castle Life. Last reply by WarMouse -Manager- Jun 8, 2011.

Music 14 Replies

Started by Dept of PMM Castle Life. Last reply by Ariana Lightningstorm Jan 19, 2011.

KIVA links

Started by Dept of PMM Castle Life Nov 27, 2010.


Started by Dept of PMM Castle Life Nov 27, 2010.

The Band 10 Replies

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Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on September 26, 2012 at 2:54pm

Comment by WarMouse -Manager- on June 25, 2011 at 11:57am
Don't forget, KIVA will be performing this weekend at NY Faerie Fest!
Comment by Kim Jurey on February 22, 2011 at 6:03pm
THANKS for the invite!!!
Comment by Rev. Allen M. Drago ~ Traveler on January 25, 2011 at 1:48pm
From updating to current Albums to Artists I see you have started. Each Album can be a separate discussion of you want it to be from video's pictures and all of KIVA it is here to be seen and used to represent/ And interact with those here. There is many things one can put here from current happenings to the meanings of words and historical wisdom of them as well
Comment by Ariana Lightningstorm on January 25, 2011 at 1:35pm

To Rev. Allen Drago... If you have any suggestions as to how we can do that, please let me know.



Comment by Rev. Allen M. Drago ~ Traveler on January 25, 2011 at 11:50am
I Hope KIVA enjoys and uses this group to the fullest of representation it can
Comment by Ariana Lightningstorm on January 25, 2011 at 11:46am

KIVA Thanks all of those who came to our concert on Saturday.  It was a WONDERFUL time!





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Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries had its humble beginnings as an idea of a few artisans and craftsmen who enjoy performing with live steel fighting. As well as a patchwork quilt tent canvas. Most had prior military experience hence the name.


Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries.


Vendertainers that brought many things to a show and are know for helping out where ever they can.

As well as being a place where the older hand made items could be found made by them and enjoyed by all.

We expanded over the years to become well known at what we do. Now we represent over 100 artisans and craftsman that are well known in their venues and some just starting out. Some of their works have been premiered in TV, stage and movies on a regular basis.

Specializing in Medieval, Goth , Stage Film, BDFSM and Practitioner.

Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries a Dept of, Ask For IT was started by artists and former military veterans, and sword fighters, representing over 100 artisans, one who made his living traveling from fair to festival vending medieval wares. The majority of his customers are re-enactors, SCAdians and the like, looking to build their kit with period clothing, feast gear, adornments, etc.

Likewise, it is typical for these history-lovers to peruse the tent (aka mobile store front) and, upon finding something that pleases the eye, ask "Is this period?"

A deceitful query!! This is not a yes or no question. One must have a damn good understanding of European history (at least) from the fall of Rome to the mid-1600's to properly answer. Taking into account, also, the culture in which the querent is dressed is vitally important. You see, though it may be well within medieval period, it would be strange to see a Viking wearing a Caftan...or is it?

After a festival's time of answering weighty questions such as these, I'd sleep like a log! Only a mad man could possibly remember the place and time for each piece of kitchen ware, weaponry, cloth, and chain within a span of 1,000 years!! Surely there must be an easier way, a place where he could post all this knowledge...

Traveling Within The World is meant to be such a place. A place for all of these artists to keep in touch and directly interact with their fellow geeks and re-enactment hobbyists, their clientele.

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