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1. Lush Tongue: Sound Meditation, Improv and Musings #26

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Lush Tongue: Sound Meditation, Improv and Musings #25
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Topics
What it means to be Available
Lush Tongue / Soul Incites
8 Ways of Seeing: Live Online Concert Recap
Open Sing
Breaking Vows and Tribal Shame
Vocal Coaching

In my latest FB livecast, I connected dots between what it means to be available to the desires that are seeking to be fulfilled through you, breaking the subconscious vows of childhood that thwart those manifestations, and confronting the tribal shame and grief that comes with breaking those archetypal vows: invisibility, poverty, approval-seeking.

How are these concepts embodied in the voice? They often show up in the form of physical tension. They also show up in how, for many voice students, the "pain-body" (a term used in psychology to describe the specific psychic imprint and body language that is present when you're caught in the spell of your childhood wounds and defenses) disappears and is replaced with the most actualized version of yourself when you're singing within the compassionate and encouraging witnessing of a vocal coach, choral director, teacher, or even friends at a karaoke bar. But then that confidence can threaten to revert right back to the pain-body once you leave that space, unless you anchor your emergent confidence and creativity in consistent practice. Here is a humorous example from Saturday Night Live:

Shy Ronnie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1K3moixkvKU

Does that feel familiar? Take a listen to the latest Lush Tongue: Sound Meditation, Improv and Musings and let me know your thoughts in the comments thread.
2. 8 Ways of Seeing: I Will Wade Out

I am so GRATEFUL for the eight members of Moving Star for accomplishing this wonderful artistic and technical feat of a live online concert
where we sang in real time!

Click here or on the flyer above to view the concert video on Facebook.
3. Blogs and Bookings

I appreciate that the insights I share through the Lush Tongue Tuesdays are engaging and  inspiring for so many of you! Thank you for subscribing, especially my day ones who have been enjoying my newsletters since my "Onometopoeia" days. (You can imagine the mis-spellings with that one.) I am in the midst of switching webhosts, and you will soon be able to access my newsletter essays as blogs on my website: https://onome.org/

I also appreciate what it takes for you all to take the leap into exploring and strengthening your own voices, your risk-taking capacities, and your courage muscles by investing in a voice session. 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."

$40 per participant for an introductory 40 minute session.

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4. Open Sing Online THIS SUNDAY!

June 14 (Second Sundays of the Month)
7pm ET
Via Zoom

RSVP to trc@thomascabaniss.com to get the Zoom link and details.
$20 suggested donation, through World in One Arts, at https://venmo.com/worldinonearts

Thank you to all the wonderful participants from all over the world who joined us for our most recent Open Sing Online! Join us again on June 14, because you want to keep your expressive and communal juices vibrant. It's so easy to slip into isolation and passive consumerism in these times. Bust out of that box, share your creativity and sing with a wonderful and compassionate community of vocal enthusiasts!
 
5. Covid-19 Resources

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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Love and gratitude,
Onome
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