Concert Music

Concert Music

ENDANGERED VOICES: WAYANÁ SONGS

In this ceremony we especially honor the Wayaná people from the Guiana Highlands (in Brazil, Surinam, and French Guiana). Currently there are only about 1500 living speakers of this Caribbean language. We offer this ceremony to bring these endangered voices into our present awareness; to celebrate and re-invigorate their immense cultural value to our collective human heritage. For more information regarding endangered languages, a good resource is The Endangered Languages Project.

Concert Music

Rain Ceremony

Tlaloc is god of the rain within ancient Mesoamerican mythology. He is god of lightening, thunder, and all storms, floods, or droughts: at once the creator, sustainer, and destroyer.
Rain Ceremony is a sonic ritual whereby the performer, as shaman, is imbued with the power to conjure natural forces of wind, water, and rain; as well as a convergence of the archetypal and the virtual, the ‘natural’ and the electronic.