About the Music:
Music is an integral part of this healing practice.
Throughout many indigenous cultures music and ceremony play key roles in the healing process. They are central in uplifting and unifying the community, as well as maintaining right relations between communities and spirit realms. In the work that Angela and Benjamin share, the music has many potential roles in accordance with the type of work at hand. It can create a safe space to journey and release. It can be a doorway/gateway to accessing essential healing energy and information. It can alter states of consciousness. It can be an activator. It can be a calmer. It can be a protector. These are just some of the possibilities. A combination of these potential roles coalesces as needed, according to the unique situation present in each gathering or ceremony. Above all, the music of our offerings, in all its forms, from classes to ceremonies, is played for the Spirit and the community and to spread healing, good will, and positive vibrations.
The style of music can range from soothing and gentle mbira (thumb piano) playing, to fierce and exhilarating drumming, singing, and shouting. Songs are selected from a repertoire of inspired compositions to match the individual or group intentions.
There are many aspects of healing layered within each song. As such, each song is played with the specific intention and energy most appropriate to induce and magnify the desired aspect of healing. Through this specificity, the music amplifies the transformative energy that we are working to evoke as a group.