WITMA || 2017 || NYC EDITION
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positive change both individually and collectively.
Check out this recap of what happened in New York City!
MUSIC || WITMA NYC
5:30 - 6:00pm
Welcoming Tongue Drum
by Daniel Giel
Daniel Giel is a freelance performing artist, singer/songwriter and movement guide.
His background includes over 25 years of training, teaching, and performing movement healing arts. He has created various music projects, including the groove based world music collective, "The Finding". In recent years, he has been focusing on vibration based expression using idiophonic steel "tonguepan" drums and voice work inspired by them. He has toured both nationally and internationally but his home base has been New York City at Sal Anthonyâ€™s Movement Salon, which he co-founded in 1998.
6:00 pm - Throughout the Evening
Live Music Medicine
by Aya and Tyler
Aya and Tyler's music blends shamanic electronica & mystic soulful harmonies featuring Aya's angelic otherworldly voice.
In live performance, Aya and Tyler record live loops, layering vocals, instruments, and percussion into an alluring soundscape that invites the listener to experience his or her true essential nature. Fusing english lyrics with sacred mantras, elements of jazz and electronica with soul and R&B, and shamanic rhythms with indigenous instruments, Aya and Tyler create an accessible experience of meditation through the power of music.
Singer/Songwriter Aya has collaborated with Blue Six, Sade, and Lenny Kravitz. Musician/Producer Tyler Sussman is the co-founder of Didge Project and integrates his jazz/classical training with sound healing technologies. Together they have collaborated with Deepak Chopra, Alan Finger, Elena Brower, Kripalu, Yoga Journal, and Wanderlust Festivals.