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In honor of Valentine's Day, I'll share this message I wrote and recently re-discovered.

"Love is a state of being in which everything that is good to you is also good for you. Love is what's left when we peel away all the layers of defense, hatred, and smallness we've accumulated in our lives. Love is a state of absolute wholeness, joy, and well-being of which there is no opposite."

1. THANK YOU Open Sing!

That is the state of being from which we shared our music, and what an honor to be in the presence of your love, your open hearts, and your big beautiful voices. And I feel immense gratitude to co-facilitate with spontaneous singer extraordinaire, Jascha Hoffman.

Stay tuned for the next one on Sunday, March 8.
February Open Sing - Suite

2. Booking Inquiries

Some of you have been inquiring about booking me for your events. Thank you! I'd like to make the process easier for you by sharing some details to consider when sending a booking inquiry: 

- Event type. Is it a vocal improv participatory performance, traditional concert performance, workshop, course, conference, retreat, one on one session, panel discussion, site-specific installation, wedding, bar / bat mitzvah, or something else?
- What is your projected budget? 
- What is the projected number of participants? Will it be open to the general public, or will it be for a specific population?
- Are there specific themes that you are looking to explore within the event?
- What is the time frame of the event? Is it a thirty minute circlesong gathering, a three hour workshop, a six hour intensive, a four week course?
- What logistics need to be considered? What kind of travel will be involved? Will lodging be necessary? Will food and refreshment be provided? How are these details incorporated into your projected budget?

Click the button and let's design a beautiful, powerful, unforgettable experience!
 
Booking Inquiries
3. Vocal Coaching
 
Your literal voice serves as a powerful portal for your symbolic voice in the world. Would you like to feel more grounded and confident in the dynamic capacities of your voice? Invest in a session with me. Clients leave my sessions feeling revitalized, inspired, more in touch with themselves, and a deeper understanding of what their voices can do. Here is more of what you all have to say about my courses and coaching. Thanks for your feedback! Click the button to book a coaching session, or for a free 15 minute exploratory phone consultation.
Book a Session or Free Consultation

4. Lush Tongue Merch

Thanks to those who have purchased an item! You can support my platform by purchasing t-shirts, hoodies, mugs, tote bags, and more. Click the link below to get your Lush Tongue merch.
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5. Save the Date: In.Verse on Saturday March 14!

I am a member of the experimental vocal lab and performance ensemble Moving Star, and on Saturday, March 14, we will be hosting an amazing night of performances inspired by poetry, composition and vocal improvisation, called In.Verse. Details coming soon!

Who is Onome?
 
Onome is a vocalist and interdisciplinary sound artist of Urhobo heritage in the Niger Delta. She incorporates improvisation into her practice as a tool to expand consciousness, creativity, and personal development. Through her audience-interactive performances, workshops and sound installations, Onome embodies joy, enchantment, and infinite possibility. She is an artist-in-residence at Carnegie Hall as a core member of the vocal improvisation lab and ensemble, Moving Star. 

She has performed sound poetry at hundreds of venues nationally, recorded soundscapes for podcasts, and created vocal film scores. She received her MFA in Performance Studies at Pratt Institute. She is the artistic director for Lush Tongue, a project that encompasses improvisation based on a repertoire of songs by women composers, sound healing, singing immersions, workshops, vocal coaching, retreats, and concerts. She facilitates community vocal immersions at concert halls, conferences, galleries, museums, schools, cultural centers, shelters, prisons, parks, churches, wherever voices gather.
 
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Love and gratitude,
Onome
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