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1. Lush Tongue: Sound Meditation, Improv and Musings #27

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Lush Tongue: Sound Meditation, Improv and Musings #27
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A few weeks ago, I shared a pre-recorded version of Lush Tongue: Sound Meditation, Improv and Musings. It felt good to mix it up, so going forward, I'll continue to alternate betweenlives and pre-recorded videos on Tuesdays at 8pm ET. I will also share additional content throughout the week. Thanks for your support!
2. Open Sing Closed for Summer!

THANK YOU for joining us throughout the 2019-2020 season of the Open Sing! We ended on a high note with our last Open Sing on June 14, and the theme was liberation. We sang about how we experience liberation in our own lives, and how we may inspire and encourage it in others.

The Open Sing was a journey that took quite a few twists and turns from real world to the Zoom room. The bottom left photo (in which I'm wearing a pink headwrap) was our last in-person gathering, on Sunday March 8, 2020. Rumblings of Covid-19 were just starting to surface, and we contemplated cancelling the Open Sing. We forged ahead, and there were no known cases afterward among our participants. Soon after, news stories emerged about other singing gatherings that were not so fortunate, most notably an outbreak outside of Seattle where over half the participants of a church choir caught the virus.

Group singing continues to be in a precarious position given the fast-moving, airborne nature of this illness. There is much speculation that public singing will be the last social activity to return, which is why it is crucial that we continue to connect with each other through our voices, via ongoing online events. Stay tuned for new opportunities for us to gather together in song during the summer.
3. One-on-One Voice Sessions

$40 per participant for an introductory 40 minute session.
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Shift from silenced, to richly self-expressed. Shift from apprehensive and self-conscious, to wildly enthusiastic about singing. Shift from avoiding the spotlight, to taking risks and being seen.  Book an introductory session to get a taste of how deep your vocal exploration can go!

According to a recent testimonial, "Through intention, mindfulness and energy, Onome supported me in becoming aware of different aspects in which sound and breath resonate within me. She was very attentive and intuitive."
 
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4. Covid-19 Resources

There is a slow and (in some places) cautious re-opening of businesses. I recommend 211 for the most up-to-date info. Here is a 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!
 
211: Essential Services
Coronavirus Resource Kit
Coronavirus Economic Impact (Stimulus) Check Info
Crisis Counseling from SAMHSA
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
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 a partner artist at Carnegie Hall as a core member of the vocal improvisation 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 vocal improvisation project where sound, creativity, self-discovery, connection, and joy converge through singing—via sound healing sessions, workshops, vocal coaching, retreats, and concerts. She got her start in spoken word poetry and opera via Nuyorican Poets Cafe and New York University, and now facilitates community vocal immersions at concert halls, conferences, galleries, museums, schools, cultural centers, shelters, prisons, parks, churches, wherever voices gather.
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Onome
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