Happy New Year, in September 2017!
I know... it's not the beginning of the year. But life goes through cycles. Many cycles.
I am ending a big cycle- one that brought great and sometimes abrupt change; one that forced me to let go of things I didn't want to in order to make space for things I couldn't even imagine. And what stayed with me until the end was my voice... the music. I wanted to abandon it, MANY times, but it is the breath of my soul. This is what I have discovered. Can you exist without breathing? I cannot exist without singing.
In this new year, I am going own that. Song is the breath of my soul. Song breathes itself into my existence in every little nook and cranny. Song is the thread that weaves through the fabric of my being. And so that's what is and what is to come in this new year.
In this new year, I will be writing and recording new songs and revisiting old ones.
In this new year, I will be performing throughout Brazil.
In this new year, I will explore the Recôncavo of Bahia as I learn how to sing Samba de Roda... and I will be recording video and audio to share that journey with you.
In this new year, I will travel to Africa to collaborate and perform with local musicians. I'll be blogging, posting on Instagram, Youtube, Facebook so that you can experience the tour.
In this new year, I will organize local retreats, in Brazil, and international workshops to provide an inspirational and beautiful space for artists to come together and create their magic. I will be recording and filming that, too.
And this year I will begin writing my book. It's time to start recording this beautiful journey through life.
There is a lot coming in this new year.
I better get off line and get to work.
Thank you for being here. For the best part of the journey, after taking it, is to share it.