The Alchemist’s Music: Paulo Coelho’s spiritual musical messages

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Translated in more than 67 languages and 25 years after its release, Paulo Coelho’s book still does its magic.

Have you read The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho? You may have, or possibly you have read quotes from it. Now, have you listened to the author’s music? Not yet? In this Sounds Brazilian blog post you will have the chance to not only know about his spiritual rock songs but also to listen to one accompanied by translated lyrics that will help you to reflect on less painful ways to deal with loss.

The Alchemist was first published 25 years ago in Brazil, Paulo Coelho‘s native country. The novel tells a simple fable-like story of a boy who, after having a recurring dream, decides to follow its guidance and take a journey in search of faraway treasure.  The boy’s adventure teaches him how to listen to omens and to follow his dreams. No one imagined that this story would have had so much power when its first publisher told Paulo Coelho that the book would never sell. He was obviously mistaken.  As of the week ending May 25, 2014, the novel had reached its 303rd consecutive week on The New York Times‘ bestseller list.

Is Paulo Coelho The Alchemist? Continue reading

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Reflecting on Time with Bob Marley & Gilberto Gil

Brazilian singer Gilberto Gil

Brazilian singer Gilberto Gil

Bob Marley would have been 69 years-old if he were alive today. Today the Brazilian singer Gilberto Gil  is 71. Through the vehicle of music their souls travel through time, meet each other, and invite us to sensitively reflect on freedom and the fruits of time in this beautiful version of Time will tell (Tempo Só).

As you listen to this music I invite you look at yourself with gentleness and curiosity and reflect on your relationship with time and existence:

What invites you to experience the infinite Continue reading

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A Magia da Música – despertando potenciais através da música

Workshop:A Magia da Música: despertando potenciais através da música  (ilustracao adaptada do trabalho de Giulio Gianini)A música tem a habilidade de nos levar em uma jornada aos domínios secretos de nossa psique. Nesta viagem musical podemos entrar em contato com inesperadas emoções, memórias, sensações, e/ou intuições. Estas revelações podem nos guiar ao auto-conhecimento e mudança interior.

No workshop A Magia da Música  você experienciará e aprenderá como acessar o poder terapêutico da música para auto-conhecimento e mudança. Através de exercícios que invocam a presença dos elementos da natureza e da imaginação você aprofundará sua relação com a música e começará a ativar os potenciais mais profundos da mesma em sua vida. Continue reading

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O vazio, o cheio, e o meio – reflexões sobre o Ser

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Que o vazio em mim seja só vazio 

e o cheio só cheio

sem nomes e rótulos

Que eu deixe a semente do vazio se encher no seu ritmo

Que eu deixe o fruto se esvaziar no seu compasso

Que a eterna dança do Ser aconteça sem eu me meter no meio Continue reading

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Musical Relics: the original music sheet of the first Bossa Nova hit

Found the official music sheet of the first Bossa Nova: Chega de Saudade! 

Chega de Saudade is considered the song that initiated the bossa nova movement. It was composed by Tom Jobim & Vinicus de Moraes and released in the album Canção do Amor Demais (1958) by the singer Elizeth Cardoso. However, the song gained popularity with the Joao Gilberto’s recording released a few months later. In this recording he sings and plays acoustic guitar introducing the bossa nova beat, which became an essential feature in the bossa nova rhythm.

Click on the pics below to see some pages of the original music sheet written by Jobim. Continue reading

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Eterno Aprendiz em Busca de Só Ser

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Eis que na madrugada dirigia de volta pra casa procurando na rádio uma companhia pro passeio pelas ruas desertas. Mudava de estação em busca da companhia certa. Então de repente me vi ouvindo uma canção que me levou aos meus 18 anos. Comecei a me entregar aquela experiência. Me observava, curioso, como que à distância, olhando aquele mundo que agora parecia distante. Aquela idade, aquele personagem, aquela realidade quase tinham um sabor, um cheiro, e com certeza, havia algumas músicas que se grudaram a experiências marcantes ou momentos simples que vivenciei. A música continuava a tocar e tocava magicamente minhas memórias trazendo à tona sentimentos e sensações. Talvez fosse  saudade, talvez nostalgia, talvez só um luto de se observar à distância uma fase de vida que passou. So sei que percebi um desconforto apesar de toda curiosidade. Continuei nesta viagem enquanto a música soava. Ao findar, Continue reading

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A pop song that became part of a ceremonial ritual in the Amazon and an anthem to the LGBT community

pavao mysteriozoIn 1976 an unknown song played on TV opening a Brazilian TV Series (novela Saramandaia). Since then the song has been recorded 50 times and in several languages. The song, called Pavão Mysteriozo (Mysterious Peacock), composed and sung by Ednardo, talks about a mysterious peacock. In the lyrics the poetic being asks the peacock for protection from dying young, for help in keeping in touch with the inner child, and for help in singing during dark times. The composer took inspiration from a Brazilian short folk tale and from the dark times of Brazilian dictatorship (in the 70s). The mysterious power of this song flew not only over mundane urban spaces but also over sacred lands. The song became part of the the ceremonial ritual Quarup in the Xingu Tribe in the Continue reading

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Mother and Music: Tati Salvator, Silvia Nakkach, Dinize Wales, and Joseh Garcia

Do you remember your mother singing or listening to music at home? How did you experience your mother’s favorite Brazilian songs? In order to celebrate our love for our mothers on this Mother’s day, the Sounds Brazilian blog decided to share precious musical memories that some respected San Francisco Bay Area (USA) artists, educators, and music professionals have of their mothers and Brazilian music.  The anecdotes below are illustrated with photos and wonderful music videos.

Tati Salvator

Tati Salvator and her painting

Tati Salvator is a Brazilian visual artist whose art flourishes in beauty and playfulness. Her art carries vibrant colours and takes inspiration from her vivid experiences growing up in Brazil, and is also influenced by her spiritual values and yoga practices.  Art in Tati’s Continue reading

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Mãe e música: Tati Salvator, Silvia Nakkach, Dinize Wales e Joseh Garcia

Você lembra de sua mãe cantando ou ouvindo música em casa? Como você experimenta as canções brasileiras preferidas de sua mãe? Para celebrar o nosso amor a nossas mães, neste Dia das Mães, o blog Sounds Brazilian decidiu compartilhar com vocês algumas das memórias musicais preciosas que alguns respeitados artistas, educadores e profissionais da música da região costeira de San Francisco (EUA) têm de suas mães e da música brasileira. As estórias abaixo são ilustradas com fotos e maravilhosos vídeos de música.

Tati Salvator

Tati Salvator and her painting at Firewood, Pleasanton, CA.

Tati Salvator é um artista plástica brasileira cuja arte floresce em beleza e jovialidade. Sua arte traz cores vibrantes, e tem inspiração em suas vívidas experiências de sua infância no Brasil, e também é influenciada por seus valores espirituais e práticas da Ioga. Continue reading

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What do Karate, João Gilberto, and Caetano Veloso have in common? – Bossa Nova

music-head-converted copy_edited-1Caetano Veloso, the internationally aclaimed Brazilian singer/songwriter and fan of Bossa Nova, continues to experiment with different sounds and melodies in his recent album Abraçaço. His latest tune is a homage to Bossa Nova. The lyrics eloquently speak of the power of this music genre surprisingly reffering to Brazilian MMA fighters, Bob Dylan, Carlos Lyra, and of course its creator João Gilberto, named as “the warlock of Juazeiro (João’s hometown)”.  Many listeners were surprised that Caetano could find similarities between an agressive sport and the gentle bossa nova. In a recent interview to the Brazilian newspaper ‘O Globo’, caetano says: “Everybody thinks that bossa nova is birds, blue sea, sweet, and soft, but it is not. It is a gesture of great combative power and it was lived consciously by its inventor.” In order to clarify the connection between combative power and this music genre, it is good to remember that João Gilberto himself defines his own style of playing Continue reading

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Celebrating Earth with Brazilian Music

gaia__earth_day-500x333Earth, Terra in Portuguese, our beloved planet, home-spaceship that offers life to us. Colourful, abundant, and giving, the planet is suffering from our unconsciousness and short-sited view of our egotistic actions. Collectively, we are threatening life on this planet and bringing the ecosystem to a collapse. Our present consicousness is being challenged and we need to change our relationship with Earth from one of subject-object to a one of respect and harmony.

On April 22nd, we celebrate Earth Day and it is my hope that we will develop our connection to a wiser aspect of ourselves and start to make more conscious decisions which take into consideration the impact our actions have on Mother Planet and life on a day-to-day basis!

There are several Brazilian songs that offer some awareness to our relationship to the Planet. Please take a look at the videos below. These are selected songs that you may enjoy and may offer some space for reflection on our own relationship with Earth. Continue reading

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Gay, Bisexual, and Transsexual love in Brazilian Music

cropped-postal-diversidade-sexualFor the past two weeks Brazilian citizens have been outraged by the choice of politician Marco Feliciano to preside over the Commision of Human Rights and Minorities in the Chamber of Deputies in Brazil. Marco Feliciano is known for his homophobic, racist, and misogynist views, and his presence in such an important position threatens all Brazilians who would like our country to grow in  equal rights. Since then, protests demanding his renunciation have spread in different cities across Brazil and outside the country.

If Brazilian politics has space for opposing voices in the human rights battle, so does Brazilian music. There have been several Brazilian songs that reflect homophobia and racism and there is also plenty of Brazilian music  expressing a very open and inclusive perspective on sexual diversity.

Take a look at the songs below. I selected some that celebrate sexual diversity, and that cast away homophobia and the fear of differences. Continue reading

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Amores Gays, Bissexuais e Transsexuais na MPB: celebrando a diversidade sexual

cropped-postal-diversidade-sexualEstá gerando bastante confusão a recente escolha do deputado Marco Feliciano como presidente da Comissão de Direitos Humanos e Minorias da Câmara de Deputados.  Convocado para proteger minorias e direitos humanos, ele parece estar mais interessado em defender os “direitos cristãos”. Acusações de homofobia e racismo estão colocando sua posição em questionamento e gerando protestos online e em várias cidades brasileiras. 

Se a política brasileira inclui vozes raivosas contra orientações sexuais diferentes, a música popular brasileira também não fica atrás. Na sua história, encontram-se canções de caráter homofóbico e racista. Porém a MPB também apresenta significativamente vários hits, ao longo das décadas, que oferecem uma posição mais aberta e acolhedora da diversidade sexual.

Dê uma olhadinha abaixo nesta seleção de músicas que celebram a diversidade sexual e espantam a homofobia  e o medo da diferença. Continue reading

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Quem é a mulher de acordo com compositoras da MPB?

Mulher violaoA mulher já foi bastante decantada pela música popular do Brasil de várias formas. Seja para enaltecê-la ou para desvalorizá-la. Muitas têm sido as expressões musicais, porém em grande parte, advindas de compositores homens. Mas como é mesmo que a artista brasileira vê a sua condição de ser mulher?

Selecionei abaixo algumas conhecidas canções de compositoras  que refletem sobre o feminino.

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The Tempestuous ‘Waters of March’ of Tom Jobim

Tom Jobim composing

Beauty can emerge through the most difficult times.

One of the most beautiful and respected Brazilian songs, Águas de Março (Waters of March), came to life during a tortuous time in the life of Jobim. In 1988 Tom Jobim gave an interview in which he confessed experiencing turmoiling emotional waters which gave origin to this classic. Continue reading

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5 Brazilian songs for Valentine’s Day

valentine musicToday is Valentine’s. It is the official day for expressing appreciation to those we love.  Through songs many composers and singers have expressed their longing for love, their attraction to the beauty of the loved one, their gratitude for experiencing love in a romantic relationship, and their endless attempts to define such a sentiment which is so vast.

I dared to select a few Brazilian love songs (including some of my own interpretations) to enchant your Valentine’s evening. Take a look below and if you have any suggestions of other Brazilian love songs, please let me know. Continue reading

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Does Changing the Scale of a Song Alter your Emotional Experience of it?

A lot has been said about how minor and major chords in Western Music are associated with certain emotional fields. Minor chord songs tend to feel wistful, reflective, or sad while major chord songs are said to be experienced as extroverted, bright, and happy.

Major Scaled TV puts this theory to the test by digitally altering the scale of some songs. Check here how the song “Losing my Religion” by R.E.M, originally in minor chords, feels to you in a major chords version.

ALTERED VERSION

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La Météo Musicale Brésilienne avec Aline de Lima

Aline de Lima – Bairro Alto Café Culturel

Par une sympathique soirée d’été à Paris, j’ai pris le métro et je me suis dirigé vers le Bairro Alto, un café culturel pour voir la présentation d’une talentueuse chanteuse brésilienne vivant en France. Une fois que je suis arrivé au petit café d’ambiance cosy, elle était déjà en plein essor. Les gens riaient et discutaient entre amis, dans une ambiance chaleureuse. La voix et la guitare de la chanteuse était dans l’air. Doucement, elle doigtait les cordes, et sa voix mélodieuse enchantait progressivement les habitués du café. Aline de Lima, cette artiste dont j’ai eu le plaisir de rencontrer, est comme ça: généreuse, sympathique et accueillante. Sa musique porte aussi ces mêmes qualités et nous invite subtilement à nous rendre aux émotions, à se sentir comme à la maison, et à chanter ensemble. Continue reading

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Mudando estados emocionais através da música com Aline de Lima

Aline de Lima cantando no Bairro Alto Café Cultural

Em uma noite simpática de verão em Paris peguei o metrô  e caminhei em direção ao Bairro Alto Café Cultural para ver a apresentação de uma talentosa cantora brasileira radicada na França. Assim que cheguei o pequeno e aconchegante Café já estava a todo vapor. As pessoas compartilhavam risadas entre amigos, e faziam novas amizades no ambiente acolhedor. A voz e o som da chanteuse já estava no ar. Ela cuidadosamente dedilhava ao violão suas notas melodiosas e sua voz lançava um feitiço que aos poucos foi envolvendo a todos. Aline de Lima, esta cantora que tive o prazer de conhecer, é assim: calorosa, simpática e acolhedora. A sua música também carrega estas mesmas qualidades: de forma sutil nos convida a nos enternecer, a sentir-se em casa, e a cantar juntos. Continue reading

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O que significa cantar?

Cantar…Encantar…Ser encantado por melodias, sons, significados, sentidos…

Alçar vôo…Pular na toca do coelho de Alice…Deixar-se levar… Ser guiado pelo perfume musical numa jornada interior em que as fronteiras não fazem mais sentido…

Tornar-se um com um som, com uma palavra cantada…. Respirar…Exalar ar melódico…

Deixar o coração esquentar…Perceber sutil água no olhar… Continue reading

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Amy Winehouse in love with a very special girl

It has been a year since I started the blog Sounds Brazilian. It has been a joy to write about my passion for music and to inquire into its potential to affect our consciousness. During this time I have also had the chance to interview wonderful artists and music lovers.

During its first year the blog was visited 2093 times. The most visited post was What did Jacqueline Kennedy and Brigitte Bardot have in common? viewed 330 times followed by the interview with Anie Nunnally (viewed 212 times) and the interview with David Darling (viewed 147 times). All these posts have the soothing Brazilian Music Bossa Nova in common.

Helô Pinheiro, currently 68 years old.

It seems the subtle waves of Bossa Nova have continued to resonate with many hearts throughout the decades. One of the most popular songs in the world, the bossa nova Garota de Ipanema (Girl from Ipanema) is also celebrating an anniversary. Continue reading

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Why write songs?

“What do I really want to say in  music and why do I want to say it?”

” What do I hope to achieve with a musical communication?”

These are questions that have been with me lately as I am getting ready for my upcoming concert in Victoria, BC.  As I stay with these questions, I find myself dismissing the importance of sharing the struggles of my little me. In moments like these I think that my music should have a bigger purpose and that it should carry a clear message for change.  On the other hand, I also recognize the desire to make music that is “agendaless”, and that does not impose, but simply shares a human experience whose interaction with the listener might or might not bear fruit. Continue reading

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Nasal Sounds, Heart Chakra, and the Creative Process, with Seth Eisen

Seth Eisen

Please be introduced to the world of Seth Eisen. In it you might find outrageous creativity that expresses itself through the connections between arts, food, storytelling and many other possibilities. Seth Eisen is a San Francisco based artist and an instructor in the Department of Arts & Consciousness (John F. Kennedy University) .

On 2011, Seth invited me to perform at his successful project series Buffet Flats, an edible cooking show that merges local food with visual and musical queer arts, and keynote speakers. After having the pleasure to meet Seth, I gradually discovered deeper layers of his connection with arts and Brazilian music. In this interview we talked about his attraction to sounds and words in Brazilian Music,  and the transformative potential of arts. Continue reading

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Where music and spirituality meet, with Anie Nunnally

In the summer of 2011 I had the pleasure of participating in the AUM Conference in Lodi, CA. The Conference gathered  many spiritually oriented people who receive inspiration and guidance from the teachings of  Sri Aurobindo and The Mother. For 3 days we all joined in to hear insightful lectures, participate in meditations and workshops, and receive offerings of poems and music.
During the Conference I met Anie Nunnally, President of Sri Aurobindo Center of Los Angeles and accomplished singer.  As we got to know each other I became  extremely curious about Anie’s connection with music and about her spiritual path. Some months later I had the chance to  sing at the beautiful Center in Los Angeles and I asked her to share with us some of her experiences and perspectives on music and spirituality.
Anie’s inclination toward music and spirituality started early in life. Initiated in music by her mother, an accomplished piano player, Anie started to sing at an early age and by the time she was two and a half years old  she was able to sing thirty songs.
At fourteen Anie had her first spiritual awakening through music.:

” I remember one of the first times that I was listening to a piece of classical music when I was about 14  (by this time I was in boarding school and singing in the choir and performing in school musicals) this was when I had the experience of an awakening in the center of my chest.  Something inside me soared upwards with the music and it was a Continue reading

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A Musical Journey into the Amazon in search of Healing

Bicho do Mato (Animal of the Jungle), a Brazilian expression used to describe an extremely shy person, is the title of my new show. I took inspiration from my solitude and my healing moments with Nature to create this wonderful event. In Bicho do Mato, I take you on a journey in which electronic and acoustic sounds meet popular music and afro-indigenous spiritual songs from Brazil. Introspection, wildlife, and magical deities of Amazonian life are the themes of the show. I sing, play acoustic guitar, create electronic sounds and wonderful guest musicians collaborate with their talents, such as  the singer songwriters Alan Medeiros and Jim e Sparkle Pants, the flutist Dan Magay and pianist and flutist Dave Salvator and the visionary singer Silvia Nakkach.

This will be my  last performance in the Bay Area for 2012. Next stop is Canada, and then I am ready to take this new show to other corners of the world. Continue reading

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Barks in the media- a Concert for Dogs

In Portuguese we have a few sayings that use the word dog as a qualifier: ‘vida de cachorro’ (dog’s life) usually implies a very difficult life in which one  feels disempowered and submissive. On the other hand, something can be qualified as ‘bom pra cachorro’. Literal translation would be “good for dogs”. However, the actual meaning is ‘really good’.

Well I can assure you that this Saturday Feb 18th A Benefit Concert for Dogs will be bom pra cachorro (really good) for dogs and humans. A wonderful show in which dogs and humans will unite in community for good music and in support of a good cause. The event will collect funds for A Leg Up Rescue, an organization that rescues small dogs.

This show has already brought many joys to all of us involved in putting it together. We have Continue reading

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Carta para alguém que está perdido

Quem nunca se sentiu perdido, atire a primeira pedra. Seja você em que idade for, se já teve o privilégio de refletir sobre que passo dar na vida, já se viu sem certeza sobre que direção tomar. Privilégio, sim, pois isto são dons do tal livre arbítrio. Os pobres ( ou afortunados) animais parecem não ter este tipo de preocupação. A natureza lhes impõe padrões rígidos de comportamento. A nossa liberdade é fato, mas é claro, é limitada pelos nossos condicionamentos mentais e restrições sociais. Porém, nossa habilidade de reagir a situações é vasta. Com tanta escolha a fazer, haja responsabilidade. E as consequências? Será que queremos realmente encará-las? Ou talvez seja melhor viver paralisado sem fazer escolhas ( o que já é uma escolha)? Ou deixar que os outros as façam por nós?

Certa vez na noite de Ano Novo conheci alguém perdido. Dois dias depois, ele me procurou Continue reading

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The Transcendental Sounds of Crickets

What song or sound fascinates you?

With this question in mind we started our 4th meeting of our group Sounds Transformative last Dec 13th in a San Francisco coffee shop.  Musicians, non-musicians, and people from different regions of the planet shared their fascination with certain sounds and songs. As we listened to each other we began to enter the mysterious realm of the relationship between ourselves and sound landscapes. In this intersection, notes, melodies, and sounds encounter sensations, feelings, emotions, thoughts, and sometimes, as a result, we can have a taste of the transcendent. Continue reading

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“Bossa Nova is from God”, says David Darling

In this last part of the interview with Grammy award winning musician and music educator David Darling, David declares his love for Bossa Nova. David’s connection with Bossa Nova dates back to the 1970s when he was invited to join the Bossa Nova influenced Paul Winter’s group. In the 1960s Paul Winter had been one of the first American musicians to incorporate Bossa Nova into his repeirtoire. In the video below, David Darling talks about the beautiful and relaxing qualities that draws him to Bossa Nova. Continue reading

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Join our new FREE group on Music and Transformation

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I would like to invite you to join our new group Sounds Transformative for those interested in discussing and experiencing the relationship between Music and Transformation.  In this informal group the facilitator will suggest topics to be discussed and will share music to be experienced. Some of the topics that may be addressed are: the power of music, transformation, spirituality in music, consciousness, human potential, deep listening and many others. This is a group for music lovers, musicians, and all persons interested in personal growth, consciousness and spirituality. This group is inclusive of many forms of music (pop, instrumental, world music, etc.) and specifically music that is not usually considered sacred or spiritual. We are not affiliated with any particular spiritual worldview.

This is a FREE group.

We meet regularly in a coffee shop in San Francisco. Our meetings last 1 hr to 1hr 30min.

Please email josehgarciasound@gmail.com if you are interested in attending.

Thank you and looking forward to hearing from you,

Joseh Garcia

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