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Lush Tongue: Sound Meditation, Improv and Musings #18
Tuesday, April 14, 8pm EST

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1. Covid-19 Resources

Word geek that I am, I looked up the etymology of the suffix -monger, typically associated with the word "fearmonger." It comes from the ancient Latin word mango - a dealer, peddler, trafficker. They are people who sell whatever gets the highest and most immediate return on their investment. In our era of the internet, fear tends to get the fastest clicks. 

And yet, I believe that we have an innate impulse toward wholeness, toward harmony and balance with our cells, our selves, each other, nature, the cosmos, all that is. Excessive and misplaced fear seeks to disconnect far too many of us from our inner sense of wholeness, and redirect our life force toward chasing external commodities to fill that void of connectedness: status symbols, clutter, substance addictions, toxic relationships, and so on.

The good news is that we all have the capacity to create good news for each other - based on love, joy, creativity, sharing of resources, a willingness to look directly at problems and embrace multifaceted solutions. There is immense power in the faith of our own capacity to heal ourselves. The next time you find yourself glamoured by a news cycle of doomsday fearmongering, remind yourself that we all have the power to choose to be faithmongers and harbingers of wholeness.

It is in that spirit that I share this comprehensive and ever-evolving list of resources available for those who are dealing with Covid-19, from good news-makers all over the world: mutual aid cooperatives, economic grants, home remedies, online communities, wholeness mindset work, yoga poses, and more. Please pass this information along.
Coronavirus Resource Kit
Distance Resistance Facebook Group
Database of Localized Resources During COVID 19 Outbreak
Iyengar Yoga Poses for the Respiratory System
You Can Heal Your Life Audiobook
2. Online Vocal Offerings
Thank you to everyone who has booked an online session with me! If you are thinking about it but concerned about your budget, now would be a great opportunity to gift yourself a one-on-one Zoom session, on a sliding scale:

$35 - $60 for a 30 - 45 minute session
$75 - $125 for a 60 - 75 minute session

You can book a:

Private vocal session
Private one-on-one vocal sound bath session
Private small group vocal sound bath session (7 people maximum)

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 below to book a session.
Book a Private Vocal Session
3. Save the Date: Open Sing Online!

Sunday, May 10
7pm - 9pm EST
You will receive the Zoom link in the confirmation email.
You can download the free Zoom app here:

THANK YOU to all who joined us for our first ever online version of the Open Sing this past Sunday! It was such a beautiful experience for us to connect with each other and sing (sequentially and asynchronously) together! Join us again next month.

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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