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In Antigua, Guatemala preparing for Voices of Light: Guatemala 2012

Me hanging out in the choir loft of the space in which I´ll be performing as well as accompanied by a crew of talented other musicians. I learned that day that the nuns of this ancient convent, once committed, would never be seen by an outsider again. They would sing in the choir loft for mass, but separated by a black cloth hung  in front of them. I had a deep feeling of liberating a sacred feminine energy around the offering Voices of Light.

Hiooooooooo friends and lovers. I hail to you today from sunny Antigua, Guatemala. I arrived Wednesday and it´s been a whirlwind of activity and incredibly pleasant walking EVERYWHERE. On December 18th at 7pm a recital event I am offering a free … [Read more...]

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Get to Antigua, Guatemala affordably on your own

Getting to Antigua, Guatemala flying solo is super easy and affordable! Here's how you do it.

Getting to Antigua, Guatemala isn't as hard as it might seem. But, to newcomers, it can seem daunting. Trust me, it's easier than it seems, but it always helps to have an understanding of what to expect. 1. Book your flight to Guatemala … [Read more...]

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Derek, hard at work, conducting. The recording.

"Dream" by Priscilla Ahn Why: I happen to love it. It was a regular song on a Pandora station that I used to listen to obsessively last year. It's so lilting and transports you to this other, sweet space. Lyrics: "Dream," by Priscilla … [Read more...]

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Let Antigua Guatemala Capture Your Heart

Antigua, Guatemala lulls you in.

Antigua....Antigua, Guatemala. This cobblestone street, colonial capital surrounded by volcanoes may threaten your sense of ex-pat aid worker pride at first... "But it's so clean!" "There are so many foreigners." "Everything is owned by a … [Read more...]

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ANNOUNCING Voices of Light: Guatemala 2012

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Source: google.com via Heather on Pinterest   It's official! I'm so excited to announce that as of TODAY the location is secured in beautiful Antigua, Guatemala for a concert event of a lifetime that I am proud to offer you: Voices … [Read more...]

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"I Can't Make You Love Me" by Bonnie Raitt, rehearsing. This is one of a fabulous set of "make you cry," "bring out the tissues", "cling to your teddy bear" songs. Robert Barrett on piano.

"I Can't Make You Love Me" by Bonnie Raitt. We all know that feeling, of clinging to a love gone by. A love that has expired. A love that needs to move on. We all know that pain. Mm. So let's revel in it for a moment. Song: "I Can't Make You … [Read more...]

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In the "glow flow," as I like to call it. :)

Song: "If I Ain't Got You" by Alicia Keys Where: My pianist, Robert Barrett, and I entertained for a private fourth of July party last night out in the country of Central Virginia. Picture the rolling hillside, see the birds flitting up above over … [Read more...]

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  Come away with me in the night. Come away with me where you feel free to be you, where you feel free to live your life the way you wish to live your life. Come away with me where you let imperfections stand out there, perfect in their … [Read more...]

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A good reminder.

Song:  "My Favorite Things," from the 1959 Rogers & Hammerstein musical - the best. musical. ever. - The Sound of Music. Who: Me, singing (obvs.)Robert Barrett on piano, Corky Mitchell on percussion. Just having some fun … [Read more...]

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  Song: "Ach Ich Fuhl's" from Mozart's opera, The Magic Flute K620 Recording: Recorded live by Virginia Arts Recording, June 2011 at Cove Presbyterian Church for the Cove Concert Series. Piano played the wonderful Linda Blondel. What's … [Read more...]