Music of the World,
Ever on the prowl for new music that brings forth ancient cultural connections, I have studied and performed with dancers, percussionists, vocalists, and instrumentalists from around the world. Click here for my full musical biography.
And my latest collaborations involve harp and koto with members of Silk
Strings (www.silkstrings.info); harp and dousongoni
with members of Seattle's West African musical community, and harp and flute
with flutist Ann Lindquist, who is featured on the "Full Hearts, Empty Mind" cd.
Please see: www.annlindquist.com for
some of Ann's musical work.
The Puget Sound Folk Harp Society (www.pugetsoundfolkharpsociety.org)
is a registered Washington State nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to
promote the awareness and appreciation of the folk harp in the Puget Sound
area and beyond. The Puget Sound Folk Harp Society was officially
incorporated on January 15, 2004, and has secured federal 501(c)(3)
New friends playing (and building!) harps in the Salmon Arm area include Debbie and Mike White of Heritage Music (www.heritagemusic.net), and Julia Armstrong of Julia's Wood Works (www.juliaswoodworks.com)
Open Mics in Seattle...there are a number of them, visit: www.openmike.org for the whole calendar list. But I especially want to mention Victory Music, one of the longest running Open Mic hosts in a variety of venues in the Puget Sound area. Victory Music (www.victorymusic.org) is a non-profit organization founded in 1969 to support local acoustic, jazz, blues and folk music and welcomes your membership and participation! "Full Hearts, Empty Mind" cd was reviewed by Tom Peterson in the October issue of Victory Review, the monthly publication.
I am also actively performing, recording, and directing music in a wide variety of contexts. I accompanied Jan Kraft on Jan's cd, Meditative Affirmations, which can be ordered here: www.cdbaby.com/cd/jleekraft
A founding member of the Samsara Meditation Ensemble of Seattle in 1999, I
was a composer, performer, arranger and temporary director of SME. After a
change in directorship and focus in 2001, I continued with the World
Meditation Ensemble as a composer and performer until 2004. WME's two cds,
Spirit Fusion (2003) and Sacred Sojourn (2006) can be ordered here: www.cdbaby.com/cd/wme.