We have a very special event coming up in Tucson on Wednesday, June 21, at 6 pm. In honor of Summer Solstice, we are going to do a Global Chant Celebration at the Catalyst Collaborative Arts and Maker Space, Tucson Mall, 4500 N. Oracle Road, Suite 110. There is a suggested $5 donation to help pay for the space rental. We are most grateful, by the way, to the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance (SAACA) for making this terrific creative space available to us.
Global Chant began in my home in central Tucson in January 1996 and evolved into an international network of chant circles open to wisdom and sacred music from all traditions. We are not affiliated with any faith group or institution, but over the decades we have shared songs, chants, and hymns from Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Native American, Sikh, and Sufi traditions, as well as a wide range of original music.
Since my official retirement from Global Chant in 2019, I have focused on collecting and creating music that is completely universal in scope, focusing on themes such as gratitude, joy, love, peace, the Earth, and Nature in all its splendor This music can be sung, played, enjoyed, and appreciated by anyone regardless of their cultural background or beliefs. Nobody has ever felt compelled at one of our circles to sing anything that didn't resonate for them personally. Now more than ever, our circle are designed to help us find our underlying commonality regardless of anything that may appear to separate us. This circle is completely open to the public, including people of all ages. Children are always welcome!
In this Solstice celebration, we will sing eight songs to welcome in the summer season. Like all the other circles we have organized over the past three decades, we come together with the intention to create a healing space for ourselves, one another, our loved ones, and the planet. After the music is done, we will have a few minutes of quiet time where participants can meditate, lie in Repose, or find some other way to quiet their minds, relax, and take in all the wonderful feelings and sensations that the music inspires in us. Then we will close our circle and leave the option open to anyone who would like to meet up at a nearby eatery to share a meal and some additional social time.
If you have any questions or would like additional information, please feel free to contact me.
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