Earth Speaks, Earth Listens: A Musical Tribute to Our Planet & Children
- 19-10-2019 18:30 - 21:30
- Punchline Cafe, Shanghai
In music there is a force so powerful that can awaken even the most dormant of souls. Likewise, in nature there are forces so mysterious and powerful that can awaken and nourish the mind, the body and the soul. Yet, as we stand today, nature stands to be exploited by the very individuals and planet it nourishes. Cities are centres of better lifestyles and community, yet they are also guilty of widening the gap between people and nature.
“The poetry of the earth is never dead.” (John Keats)
Join us for a special concert with 4 talented musicians from China Gansu province , South Africa and Peru respectively, where we aim to showcase the combined power of music and nature to reconnect all of us with nature, with each other, and reconnect our lives to a higher moral, environmental and spiritual purpose.
“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” (Viktor Frankl, in Man’s Search for Meaning)
We aim to turn this event into an opportunity to take action and support those that need our support. Proceeds from the event will go towards covering the event logistics costs and buying necessary supplies for underprivileged children residing in the hills of Peru where Ricardo Meza, our lead musician, hails from.
About the Musicians - Ricardo Meza, Natali Deftereos, John Lee and Bone Lhamo Kyap
Inen Vai (Ricardo Meza) is a Pampamisayoc of the Andean Inca tradition of Perú. But apart from that he wears multiple hats. He is also a Mindfulness Coach, Reiki Practioner, Stress Management Therapist, Bio-magnetism Therapist, Energy and Sound Healer, MBSR ( Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) Program Coach, Animal Emotion Management and extremely gifted musician who plays multiple instruments. Ricard radiates loving, warm and positive energy all through his inner and outer self and is always looking to be useful to his community and people who need his help.
Natali Deftereos is a Shanghai-based creative originally from South Africa. Two and a half years ago she experienced a spiritual awakening and has since deeply explored through personal experience and investigation, multiple healing modalities in her quest to understand what causes us to be disconnected from ourselves and the universal consciousness, what triggers us and how to reach a state of harmony and equilibrium internally and with our surroundings. She has enormous respect for Mother Nature, ancient wisdom, teachings and healers but is also a big believer in the wisdom of the body, listening to your inner guidance and that there are multiple paths to the truth.
John Lee is native American ground drum artist from Gansu Longxi. The calling of mother mountain is the faith in his life. That sound has been teaching him how to grow. He played for Shanghai world music festival in 2014. In 2017 He and Bone Lhamo Kyap founded the band called Sreina. In the same year they joined the Shanalaya Festival in Shanghai and in 2018 Sreina played for the French Fete de la Musique Festival in Shanghai. Since then they have played in many popular music concerts in Shanghai and around.
John believes he is still on his life's journey.
Bone Lhamo Kyap grew up in Gansu, he was raised by his grandmum. His grandmother's homeland is in the Zhuoni Nalang county, south of Gansu, where the Sangemao tribe have lived for generations. Each river, each rock is the deepest the deepest kindness in his life. Bone began his professional music career in Shanghai in 2010. Since then he has performed in many popular live music venues as well as music festivals in China and globally.
In 2016 Bone Lhamo Kyap worked with Grammy recognized producer Michael Starita to record and produce his new singles Mother Earth is Crying and This Pitiful Life at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, California, USA. His film and soundtrack “When Mother Earth Cries” is due to be released in 2019. Since 2016, Bone's performances have also been increasingly popular at Yoga studios and Yoga events.
For his detailed bio visit this link.
Kirsten Lee Olsen's work on the planet bridges the gap between the corporate and spiritual worlds because at a higher level there is no difference. Music is a tool in her spiritual tool kit. She began studying music as a child, but did not awaken to the spiritual application of music until 2016 while on a 6 month sabbatical in Costa Rica, during which she began to learn guitar. In addition to music, Kirsten is a formally trained theater actress and director in the Stanislavski tradition and holds an MBA in Supply Chain & Operations Management.
Dave Stone is one of Australia’s most dynamic and progressive Aussie Blues & Roots artists. As an accomplished singer, songwriter and crafted guitarist, he has toured extensively both in Australia and overseas. His signature guitar work, insightful original songs, and unique slide guitar skills have delighted audiences from Sydney to Shanghai. He first came to the attention of music-lovers, audiences and international venues through his first album ‘Money Breeds Flies’ - a soulful collection of original songs, featuring the melodic, award-winning track “Simple Life”.
Born in the small town of Taree, Dave grew up influenced by the story-telling power of Australian country blues and folk rock. He has remained true to his roots, but has injected his unique style to create his own powerful blend of lyrics and guitar skills that now captivates both local and international audiences. Visit his website here.
Supporting Chairty - Kuychi Rana, Peru
A community where nature inspires the human mind to preserve the ancient cultures of the Andes from generation to generation. The Kuychi Runa Association supports the sustainable development of the Andean highland population of Cconamuru.
Kuychi Runa is a registered nonprofit organization funded by those who share similar passions. Our sponsors, donors and volunteers share their expertise, network and resources to support the implementation of Kuychi Runa Association’s cultural projects and education programs.
For more information about the charity visit their website or facebook page.
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