Jaesen Kanter

Nurturing and Exploring the Subconscious Realm

Matilija Magic ~ the Delaney & Bonnie story

About the Magic

In 1969, music was the voice of a worldwide revolution. Crossing all color lines, music was able to inspire, inform, invoke and unite people that share the common belief that war and violence are not the answer to our problems. From the Vietnam War to the Civil Rights Movement, music changed the world and in turn, the world changed music.

Woodstock was the first time “Americans” were able to organize in that magnitude for a common interest. Had the focus turned from music to revolution, the world would be a different place today. It was that focus, the music, the time in history which defined a movement and spawned a generation that are now free to be whom ever they want to be.

Behind the scenes of this music revolution, the sex drugs and rock n roll lifestyle showed no signs of bigotry, consuming even the most innocent and gifted musicians. The Delaney & Bonnie project takes you on a spiritual journey through one of the most historic periods of our time. A journey, that you will remember for a long time to come.

Matilija Magic is a film by Jaesen Kanter in conjuction with the Poor Elijah Foundation.

Follow the Magic

This journey started around Christmas of 2009. Michele and I were hanging artwork  in preparation for our 1st Art Show together at the WAV in Ventura.

There was a lot of spiritual energy at the time. A brand new studio, my first art show and the first time I was introduced to the “Mediums” (her paintings) that tell Michele’s story. Over the next couple of months, we continued to share stories of our creative journeys, and how we see and use art to communicate feelings and ideas. You know, the kind of deep conversations you have over a good cup of coffee and a Dubbie.

We were bringing in art from Michele’s truck late in Feb. 2010, our conversations were mostly about the campaign Michele had started to induct her Dad and step-mom into the Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame. She asked my opinion about doing a tribute concert honoring Delaney & Bonnie and Friends. After a bit of thought, I suggested that not only was it a good idea, the whole movement should be documented.  A few days later I was in Santa Barbara doing meditation and energy work with one of my guides. I remember getting in the car and feeling open and clear when I checked my voice mail. There was a message from a very excited Michele telling me about a tribute concert and asking me if I would do the documentary on her dad. Well… That’s how it all started, and what you’re about to read, see, hear and experience the Magic.