Posts by justina

“Social Alchemist, Enlightening Entertainer, Artistic Activist, Creative Campaigner. Jurgis is hard to pin down with conventional labels.” In a previous life, Jurgis was a successful musician. This Colombian-Lithuanian has thrived as a chameleon on the Lithuanian music scene for well over 15 years. Fearless experimentation earned him numerous awards and garnered many hits, but there was only so much he

Burning Street: BurningMan Precompression 2017 in Vilnius

Many people think BuriningMan is just a festival in the desert that is notorious for music, drugs, and ridiculously beautiful people. What makes Burning Man exceptional is the art. What makes it unlike any other festival is a series of principles, that incite people to behave differently and reconsider their relationship to other people and the environment. If you apply

“Mindauginės” – Loud & Proud Street Party in Klaipėda

I make impact music. If I release a single, there is an idea, there is a discourse, there is an action. There is nothing more satisfying than feeling that what you do has a purpose. But then an ocean of people engage in your art and you are blessed with a sublime sense of resonance and impact. “Packed Instruments” („Supakuoti

Duke Of Edinburgh Awards in Vilnius

I thought that Duke of Edinburgh awards was just another youth entrepreneurial thing. The philosophy behind it is quite deep. Kurt Hahn recognized six trends that are the undoing of modern youth. These were hacked out in the 30’s and are still so relevant today! 1. Decline of fitness due to modern methods of locomotion 2. Decline of initiative and

Uber parti-bus

“Uber-Parti-Bus”: So much more than just getting you from A to B. Everyone got off happier than they got on. We got our passengers to their destinations feeling warm, smiling, and giving off a positive vibe. I don’t think Uber will roll out this kind of thing in the future, but you cannot deny the weight and the importance of

“Unpack your instruments” street party in Vilnius

I am Colombian-Lithuanian and I have, for most of my life had difficulty making sense of the fact that sometimes I am this and that, and at other times I am neither. What began as an exploration of the Lithuanian communities int the NE US, resulted in revelatory experience that gave birth to a documentary (To Be LT – 1st


A city sidewalk, a park, a square can turn into a completely different space if you put some soul into it. A song or two can completely change a persons mood or brighten their day. Music is a powerful means of social alchemy; meeting people, making friends, gaining access to new places, getting free stuff. I carry my princess (guitalele) everywhere I

“PATINKA” Procesion

Promoting tolerance without mentioning tolerance. “Like”, or “Me gusta” are alright. But if you learn “Patinka” you’ll be saying it in one of the oldest languages in use today. The Pop-Up ‪#‎Patinka‬ carnival marks the end of our effort to promote the song in Lithuania and the beginning of our efforts to push the word #Patinka abroad. #Patinka is a word that conveys


#Reanimacija takes the healing and transformative qualities of various art forms for social impact and fun. Art is just what the doctor ordered for your zombified state of mind. It reminds us of the importance of human warmth and generosity without a price tag. During 2014-2015 I took a break from music working as a consultant for the EC and EP in

Do You Own Your Demons? Release

Everyone deserves social intervention. That includes ravers and partygoers looking for a boost at 3am in the morning…