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THE HEALING POWER OF MUSIC EVENT:
the Gabriel Ayala Quintet
the Grammy Nominated
R. Carlos Nakai Quartet
Dates: Feb 24, Feb 25 and Feb 26, 2017
Time: Friday, Feb 25 7:00PM , Saturday Feb 26th 10am-9:30pm and Sunday February 27th: 10-5pm.
Location: Edward B. Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 W. Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ (map)
Investment: $25 > $250 Purchase tickets here
This 3-day event consists of beautiful and powerful healing music, and incredible mind-blowing science and moving film.
We’ll be highlighting and EXPERIENCING music’s power to create healing, harmony and happiness in your life.
Approximate Schedule below featured performers:
The event will feature:
The Gabriel Ayala Quintet
A member of the Yaqui people of southern Arizona, Gabriel Ayala (Guitarist) is at the forefront of a new generation of Native Americans making a career performing classical guitar music.
As a guitarist he is honored to be touring in the spring with one of the greatest guitar players of all time, the legendary Carlos Santana. He also recently produced an album for the epically renowned, multi platinum Black Eyed Peas and over his illustrious career he’s shared the stage with legends such as The Four Tops, The Temptations, Richie Havens, Dr. John and many others.
Ayala has played: The Inaugural Ball for President Obama and for the Catholic Pope, an renowned venues such as the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Musical Instrument Museum for their “Guitar Masters” series, and regularly throughout the United States and abroad.
He’s been featured at on National Public Television throughout Venezuela and the Canadian Broadcasting System.
He is the founder of MUSIC AS MEDICINE Foundation which presents tribal youth musical instruments and lessons.
Gabriel believes in leading our children in the right direction through his philosophy, “Love your children, Honor your elders, and Respect your women”.
He wants to share the gift of music with as many people and show children that they can become whatever they dream. He earned a Master’s Degree in Music Performance from the University of Arizona in 1997.
R. Carlos Nakai and the R. Carlos Nakai Quartet: The world’s premier player of the Native American flute.
Of Navajo-Ute heritage, R. Carlos Nakai is a world’s premier performer of the Native American flute having received 11 GRAMMY Nominations in 4 ifferent categories.
Nakai began playing the traditional Native American flute in the early 1980s and released more than 50 albums in his career (with 40 on the Canyon Records label).
Nakai has sold more than 4.3 million albums for Canyon Records and earned two Gold Records for Canyon Trilogy and Earth Spirit. In 2014, Canyon Trilogy reached Platinum (over 1 million units sold), the first ever for a Native American artist performing traditional solo flute music.
In addition to his solo appearances throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan, R. Carlos Nakai has worked with guitarist William Eaton, flutist Paul Horn, composers James DeMars and Phillip Glass and various symphony orchestras. He has also earned a Governor’s Arts Award.
Nakai’s career has been shaped by a desire to communicate a sense of Native American culture and society that transcends the common stereotypes presented in mass media.
Dr. Melinda Connor: How Music Heals the Brain
What is the science we have today saying about music’s effect on the brain and body?
Dr. Connor will discuss how music affects Learning, Organization, Memory, and the Polyvagal System including the impact on the Gut, body, nervous system and overall health.
Last time Dr. Connor gave this energizing and uplifting presentation n Tucson (over 3 years ago) she received a full standing ovation from a packed house at the Proscenium Theater! Join us for a fascinating, highly revealing and incredible talk.
Dr. Melinda H. Connor, D.D., Ph.D., AMP, is trained as a clinical psychologist, neuropsychologist, drama therapist, massage therapist and in over twenty different styles of energy healing. Dr. Connor was the recipient of a 3 year NIH T32 post doctoral fellowship in complimentary medicine research at the University of Arizona under Dr. Andrew Weil and Dr. Iris Bell where she was the former director of the Optimal Healing Research Program at the Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health, directed by Dr. Gary E. Schwartz.
Currently a member of the teaching staff for several universities and sought after conference presenter, Dr. Connor is the CEO for the National Foundation for Energy Healing and has a private research and healing practice in Arizona. She has developed an objective testing suite for Energy Practitioners and is the author of seven books including: Resonance Modulation: Biofield Basics, Professional Practice for the Energy Healing Practitioner, Advanced Body Reading, See Auras! and Ten Daily Needs Toward a Healthier, Happier Life.
Tiamo De Vettori- Inspirational Singing at it’s Finest
L.A. Music Award’s “Singer/Songwriter of the Year” & San Diego’s “Best Songwriter”
Whether you’ve attended one of Tiamo’s captivating live shows for audiences of up to 15,000 people, been inspired by his music, seen him featured on FOX, CBS, NBC, or MSNBC, or you’re discovering him for the first time, we invite you to see this highly inspirational performer light up the audience with heartfelt love and huge doses of inspiration.
What makes Tiamo so unique is that he infuses inspirational and motivational speaking with his storytelling, singing, original songs, and acoustic guitar to provide a unique “Keynote Concert” experience!
Tiamo’s original songs are fun and playful, others are deep, introspective and powerfully moving, and some are so romantic, it will make your toes curl. No matter who you are, there’s something in this spectacular performance for you!
His shows are something like you’ve never experienced and you’ll definitely never forget! It’s a moving and powerful experience not to be missed!
Mark Romero – NASA Scientist Verified Musical Energy Healing
The modern world has surrounded us with over 80,000 man-made chemicals in our air, food, and water as well devices creating electromagnetic fields (EMFs). This stresses our bodies and compromises our energy.
A few years ago, a former consultant to NASA for protecting astronauts bio-fields in space, discovered frequencies in Marks’ music that actually eliminated the negative effects of these disrupters, opening the door to dramatic reductions of stress, improved physical energy, more vitality, and higher levels of brain activity.
Though skeptical, Mark was willing to see the science behind the claim and his career as CEO of a technology hardware company took a dramatic turn.
Today Mark educates people worldwide on the science of musical energy and empowers them with his music and energy work. Now parents of children with autism and ADHD, Alzheimer’s patients, and stressed corporate executives, all began passionately communicating to Mark the positive improvements his music had on their daily functioning which compelled him to dedicate his life to improving the welfare of others.
He’s performed on the stage with Dr. Bruce Lipton, Mark Victor Hansen, Co-Creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul Series, T. Harv Eker, creator of the Millionaire Mind Intensive, and, and is recognized as a leader in the field of optimizing personal energy.
Trey Vincent, 13 year old Music Prodigy , recovered from Autism with music. Get ready to have your mind blown!
Trey was diagnosed with Autism at age 2. He had problems with emotional regulation and physical motor skills. Now he’s fully functioning developmentally in a regular school with his typical peers and possesses a gift for music, both vocal and instrumental.
Marthajane Vincent: How My Son Recovered From Autism using Music (discussion)
Trey’s mother will speak about Trey’s early diagnosis and their family’s journey to recovery, something she credits largely to musical intervention and Trey’s continued involvement in music education.
Leigh Lesho: Folk/Pop/Country/Rock Music infused with the Yoga of Sound (musical performance)
With a modern folk/country/pop/rock blend, Leigh transfuses healing energy into each song using Nadi Yoga, the Yoga of Sound.
With a voice that demands to be paid attention to, she draws you into the story, allowing for the unfolding of your mind. Her musical style is a strong folk rock sound that appeals to a wide range of fans of folk country, rock, and pop music. Her band, the Night Lights, who compliment her style create a sound reminiscent of the Cowboy Junkies mixed with Jewel creating a unique sound all their own.
As an artist, Leigh says that she is on a mission to inspire love and joy. She infuses each gorgeous song with power of sound and music therapy, especially with regards to autism.
She understands firsthand the symbiotic relationship between sound, body, and mind as she has helped her son, Rylan, who was nearly non-verbal until the age of four, find and use his voice by using these same therapies from a yoga philosophy approach.
From the Top (musical improvisation)
You’ll howl with laughter as From the Top mixes musical theater and improvisation into an original show right on the spot using audience input.
Past shows have included musicals on Peter Pan’s Mid-life Crisis and the Zombie Dentist! Each show is different and you can never tell what hilarious surprises are in store when From the Top takes the stage!
It’s a fantastic and fun show that will keep you coming back for more!
Mystic Minstrel, Chad Wilkins
Chad Wilkins is an American/Australian singer-songwriter whose heart-songs reveal a better way for a generation in transitional times on our planet!
From his lively, progressive grooves, to his deeply prayerful chants, spanning many genres, Chad’s rootsy folk anthems carry themes of love, gratitude, and pure vibrant LIFE! – giving voice to our cry for spiritual transformation, harmony with the Earth, and hope for a bright future.
Touring extensively, Chad’s performance style is unique and spontaneous – whether performing solo, with his full band, or anywhere in between, he guides his listeners through an interactive journey ranging from dancing celebration to mindful meditation to sing-along declarations.
His music is not just to feel good but actually has a HEALING EFFECT ON HIS AUDIENCE.
Mark Scaramuzzo, from the up and coming Tucson pop/rock group Orange Kids will play Uklele tunes to make us happy!
And Robert Villa deeply move you with his skill as a master violinist.
Approximate Schedule (subject to minor changes):
Friday at 7:00pm-9:00pm
The R. Carlos Nakai Quartet
Saturday 10am – 9:30pm
Chad Wilkins, Tiamo De Vettori, Plus Film Alive Inside and The Gabriel Ayala Quintet comes on at 7:30pm on Saturday Feb 25th.
Sunday 10am-5pm includes:
Dr. Melinda Connor, Mark Romero, Musical Improv/African Drumming/Trey Vincent – Musical Autism Recovery Discussion, Leigh Lesho.