Presenting the 19th Annual World Sound Healing Day: SOUNDS OF COHERENCE ◆ For Planetary Healing and Transformation
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This Awake TV Special Event airs on February 14th, 2021 at 10am Pacific / 1pm Eastern Time.
Featuring 21 Special Guests: Amikaeyla Gaston, Amy Camie, Annie May Willis, Bruce Cryer, Bryan Pezzone, Dana Tomasino, David Eby, Don Dailey, Frank Horvat, Frederick Johnson, Gary Malkin, Jeralyn Glass, Jonathan Goldman, Dr. Kathleen Riley, Kimberly Haynes, MB Gordy, Paul Luftenegger, Ruth Cunningham, Shawn Gallaway, Sonny Singh, Vito Gregoli
Join these 21 beautiful bearers of music, sound healing and the spoken word for the 19th Annual World Sound Healing Day, founded by Jonathan Goldman. In this Awake TV Special, we present sounds and music created and performed from high heart vibration with the intention of creating coherence and healing.
This event begins with a heart-centered meditation. We will then weave a beautiful tapestry of sounds from our hearts with the group intention of planetary healing and transformation.
We share with you through spoken word, music and sound music’s true role in the Universe – to restore order, harmony and balance, aligning ourselves, our planet and the cosmos and raising the vibratory field.
---About Our 21 Special Guests---
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Amikaeyla, described by MTV as “a voice like velvet waterfalls” and proclaimed “one of the purest contemporary voices” by NPR is a renown performer, public speaker and founder of The International Cultural Arts and Healing Sciences Institute (ICAHSI). She travels extensively working with healers, artists, and educators as a Cultural Arts Ambassador and her Music as Medicine programming is often utilized worldwide with at-risk populations offering intercultural literacy and restorative justice practices. She has shared stage and studio with accomplished performers such as Angela Davis, Pete Seeger, Mickey Hart, Salif Keita, Gil Scot Heron, Esperanza Spalding, and Sheila E, and her partnerships with global leaders culminated in lead performances in Kazakhstan’s World Peace Concert and in India for the Golden Buddha commemoration at personal invitation by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. She is the proud recipient of the Global Woman Award, Voss Foundation Exemplary Leaders Award, and the International Hero for Peace and Forgiveness award.
Amy Camie, CCM is a certified clinical musician, spiritual harpist, holistic research developer, speaker, recording artist, composer, author, and co-initiator of the ORIGIN Methodology of Self-Discovery.
She loves empowering and inspiring audiences through her programs on the healing power of music, vibrational resonance, conscious self-care, and the Life Lessons learned during her two journeys with breast cancer.
For the past 25 years, Amy has been active in the sound healing community with several pilot studies indicating how her solo harp music increases brainwave function, supports the immune system and reduces pain, distress and anxiety levels.
Amy's music is used throughout the country in hospitals, cancer centers and hospices as well as for general relaxation and stress reduction. Her inspired music relaxes the body, calms the mind, and gently touches the soul. As one woman said, "You touch others in such a deep place with your music because it comes from such a deep place inside of you."
Singer/songwriter Annie May Willis’ music speaks of the relationship between all living things. This story of connection weaves into her songs of love and joy, trials and tribulations, the tragedy of loss, and the triumph of liberation. The audience is invited into a deep and sacred place, to hear their own story within hers, and to find healing there. Originally from rural New York, Annie May Willis' roots in classical violin, social justice, and Appalachian folk music have grown into a raw and poetic voice for love, community, service, grace, and healing. She blends the worlds of heart and spirit and speaks to the places that both ache and rejoice in all of us.
Bruce Cryer has been called a renaissance man. At age 15 he sang in the choir for Duke Ellington. By 19 he was playing The Boy in the world’s longest running musical, The Fantasticks. Trained at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, he has performed in Shakespeare in the Park, television commercials and films, ran a small art business in New York City, and was a founding member of ODC, San Francisco’s top dance company.
He left the theater to pursue a dream of personal evolution and moved to the Bay Area. He was a founding director of HeartMath and CEO for 11 years. He has been Adjunct Faculty at Stanford since 1997. After recovering from a two-year health ordeal, he began to perform again through a project he developed with Gary Malkin. In 2018 he released his first album of original songs, entitled Renaissance Human. He has dedicated to helping accelerate human evolution through a blend of the arts, culture, science and spirituality.
Bryan Pezzone maintains an active freelance performing and recording career and has been based in the Los Angeles area since 1987. He is known for playing in all genres; equally comfortable in the concert classical repertoire (including contemporary music and premieres) as well as the pop/jazz and improvisation. Bryan has spent his entire life since 18 months of age at the piano which he calls ‘Home’. Bryan’s music always originates in his heart and soul, with a desire to soothe, heal and bring people together in community.
He plays solo piano as well as in collaborations of all kinds. Beginning in the fall term 2017, Bryan was asked to join the faculty of the Los Angeles College of Music as a multi stylistic specialist. He holds a degree from the Eastman School of Music and spent a year at the Banff Centre in Canada afterwards to focus on his own stylistic interplay, philosophies and originality.
Dana Tomasino is a former researcher at the HeartMath Institute for 12 years, has authored scientific publications on the science of Heart Coherence, heart–brain communication, heart field interactions, and the heart’s role in intuition and intentionality. Now practicing independently, Dana continues to integrate science and spirituality in her work, with a focus on Heart Intelligence and Emotional Evolution in personal and planetary transformation. Dana facilitates Coherence practices in many contexts and guides the co-creation of amplified coherent heart fields in groups. She also does healing work and leads a study group investigating Water as an energetic communicator. Music has always been a passion in Dana’s life; she plays the piano and has sung in numerous vocal ensembles. With an interest in how sound and vibration can inform healing, education, and consciousness expansion, Dana currently serves on the Board of the Sound Healing Research Foundation.
David Eby, founding cellist for the internationally acclaimed band, Pink Martini, began his practice of meditation in 1996, completely shifting the focus of his life. Intrigued with the connection between music, meditation and consciousness, he spent 12 years directing and producing music at the Ananda Village, working directly with Swami Kriyananda. He recently shared about these experiences in his TEDx talk, “This Might Resonate with You”.
David was recently featured in the Hollywood film, Finding Happiness, and continues to explore and share the connections between music and consciousness that become present in inspired performance. He currently teaches at Lewis and Clark College and has an active performing and lecturing career on the West Coast.
Don Dailey lives on Long Island, NY, dividing his time almost equally between his two passions, exploring sound design and composing ambient and experimental music and woodworking.
Don collaborates with percussionist M.B Gordy under the name Inner Aura. Their music strives to focus the mind and settle the heart. The blend of tonal colors Don produces, combined with the rhythmic energies created by M.B. culminates and a musical synergy that inspires meditative reflection and spiritual calm.
Frank Horvat is a composer and pianist who explores a wide array of themes in his music, from love to the environment, mental health and social justice issues. Frank gives his audiences the space to reflect in this fast-paced world.
He discovered the power of sound to heal just over a decade ago on his Green Keys Tour. He traveled across North America performing his 60-minute meditative piano piece, Earth Hour. These collective experiences with audiences, immersed in the dark for an hour, listening to the sounds emanating from the piano, created a powerful energy in the room.
The means in which music can blur the sense of time and space has always fascinated Frank. This creative guiding force has inspired his latest album, Happiness in a Troubled World, which is based on the teachings of His Holiness, The Dalai Lama.
Frederick Johnson, Inayati Sufi Order Spiritual Elder, Director, Vocal Performer, Chanter, Author Frederick Alan Fariduddin Abdur-Rashid Robert Johnson is a Sufi Spiritual Elder steeped in the West African inspired traditions of sacred Sound Healing. His fifty years of sacred service and teaching has enriched and transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people globally and established him as a leader in the sharing of the pathway of Sound and Healing.
Gary Malkin is an Emmy award-winning composer, public speaker, and performing arts curator who inspires the world to embrace music as a catalyst for health and wellness, emotional intelligence, stress reduction, and mindfulness. His groundbreaking work is focused on redefining the role of the music in the arenas of healthcare, long-term care, education and corporate America. A multiple Emmy and ASCAP award recipient, Gary has been working closely with healthcare industry leaders to provide music-infused resources help face life’s transitions with greater mindfulness, presence, and compassion. His globally acclaimed CD/book, Graceful Passages: A Companion For Living and Dying has supported nearly half a million patients, caregivers and family members worldwide, offering more compassionate choices for those facing life-threatening or end of life processes. He is partnering with David Corbin and Annette Ridenour to create the RejuvenationStations.com, the acclaimed stress reduction platform for healthcare providers in North American healthcare institutions. Whether inspiring audiences, creating media that opens people’s hearts, or developing healing resources, Gary is a master of using music and media to reconnect us to what matters most.
Jeralyn Glass is an internationally known Singer, Professor, Sound Healing Practitioner, and Crystal Singing Bowl Master Alchemist. She has a unique presence with her personal alchemy of classical music, meditation and high vibrational sound.
Classically trained, she performed on Broadway and in National Tours before establishing her singing career on the Opera and Concert stages of the world.
In 2015 Jeralyn’s life changed completely when she lost her only child. In the process of transmuting her grief, she committed to sharing Music and Crystal Alchemy Meditation as a powerful tool of transformation, self-discovery and healing. Jeralyn founded Crystal Cadence, a place for Song and Sound Healing, home of the Crystal Tones Los Angeles Singing Bowl Temple. Jeralyn has become a leader in the field with her Sacred Science of Sound events, which include the highly praised Crystal Alchemy Sound Healing Trainings. She is active in the medical community, working with The Cancer Support Community and Maria Shriver’s Womens Alzheimers Movement in California.
JONATHAN GOLDMAN, M.A. is an international authority on sound healing and a pioneer in the field of harmonics. He is author of HEALING SOUNDS, SHIFTING FREQUENCIES, THE LOST CHORD, the best selling THE 7 SECRETS OF SOUND HEALING, CHAKRA FREQUENCIES (co-authored with his wife Andi), and his latest THE DIVINE NAME, winner of the 2011 Visionary Award for “Best Alternative Health Book."
Jonathan is director of the Sound Healers Association and president of Spirit Music, Inc. in Boulder, Colorado. A Grammy nominee, he has created numerous best selling, award winning recordings including “THE DIVINE NAME” (with Gregg Braden), “REIKI CHANTS”, “FREQUENCIES: Sounds of Healing”, THE LOST CHORD”, “2012: ASCENSION HARMONICS” and “CHAKRA CHANTS”, double winner of Visionary Awards for “Best Healing-Meditation Album” and “Album of the Year”. Jonathan is a lecturing member of the International Society for Music Medicine. He has dedicated his life to the path of service, helping awaken and empower others with the ability of sound to heal and transform.
Kathleen Riley, Ph.D., has long been a pioneer in researching and retraining performers’ injuries and transforming and healing their performance anxiety, depression and stress through her work with biofeedback and sound. She is a visionary, highly intuitive and passionate in her mission to help performing artists connect more deeply with their heart’s intelligence and create coherence through their music and sound. She combines her expertise as a professional musician, teacher and researcher with a passion to see others thrive.
Her latest research study in collaboration with HeartMath®, explored a shared heart intention among members of a string quartet on themselves and audience members. This was filmed and produced as a documentary, Intention: The Power of the Heart.
In response to COVID-19, she created the Global Coherent Musicians Community, to bring performers together to dialogue, share music, sound and spoken word through intentions. Kathleen is the host of Sounds of Coherence and Director for Performance Arts on Awake TV Network.
Kimberly Haynes’ passionate approach to life is reflected clearly through the music she creates. Her life’s work has included the study of sacred music from around the world, and those influences, along with her devotion to uplifting the human condition, have guided her musical craft. Her award-winning debut album, “Awaken Me,” was quickly named Album of the Year on One World Music Radio. Her follow-up album, “In Dreams,” dubbed ‘an instant masterpiece’ in Common Grounds magazine. Her most recent single, Narrow Bridge, won the Jury Prize in World Music at the 2020 Global Peace Song Awards. Kimberly uses her music for transformative experiences in concerts, workshops, sound ceremonies, and life cycle events. Having walked through tremendous personal challenges, she dedicates her craft to supporting harmony on the planet through the medium of art and music.
MB Gordy is a Los Angeles based musician and producer, performer, composer, professor, and recording musician. He earned his Master’s from California Institute of the Arts with extensive study in ethnic percussion. MB has toured the world with artists including The Doobie Brothers, Josh Groban, and Rita Coolidge.
MB believes that music is a bridge and can bring people of all ideologies and backgrounds together, and he has done this beautifully with his band Opium Moon and his Inner Aura music. Opium Moon’s intention is to create music that is moody and relaxing, yet also energetic and uplifting. Their purpose is to help bring Peace to humanity with our music.
MB and his collaborator Don Dailey created Inner Aura, a yoga meditation album in 2005. They have expanded this to a YouTube channel, for the purpose of sharing music and sound for relaxation meditation, yoga and inner Peace.
Paul Luftenegger is an International Award-Winning Singer/Songwriter/Composer who writes conscious music to inspire and promote global love and kindness from within. Paul’s focus is growing and nurturing self-worth within the listener. Paul is a leader in his new genre of music he calls ‘Conscious Healing Music’ to empower the listener’s heart and soul to thrive. Paul has been invited to the United Nations Headquarters in New York City many times to speak and sing his conscious music for The International Day of Yoga, The International Day of Women, and The International Day of Peace. In 2017 Paul helped 2000 people in need receive free hearing aids in Vietnam.
His song Diamond Light won the ‘Honourable Mention Award’ from the USA (International) Songwriting Competition in 2013 and the album of the same name, the Top 10 Award in London. Paul’s music is being used in classrooms to help children understand the importance of self-love and self-kindness.
Ruth Cunningham is a founding member Anonymous 4 and a sound healing practitioner. She specializes in early music performance as well as improvisational sacred music from varied spiritual traditions in both liturgical and concert settings. She works with individuals and groups on using the voice and music as tools for healing. With Anonymous 4, Ruth performed in concerts and festivals throughout the United States, Europe and the Far East and made thirteen recordings. Ruth’s own CD releases are Light and Shadow: Chants, Prayers and Improvisations and Harpmodes: Journey for Voice and Harp. She has released two CDs of multi faith chants with colleague Ana Hernandez: Blessed by Light and HARC: Inside Chants. She has been the musician for a number of summer courses for Ubiquity University in Chartres France. She has also performed and recorded renaissance music with Pomerium and is a regular member of the choir at St James Episcopal Church in New York City.
Shawn Gallaway is a two-time Global Peace Song Award winning singer/songwriter, visual artist, workshop facilitator, energetic healer and author of the book, song and online course “I Choose Love”. He is also a creator of the online course, "The Art of Masculinity – A Journey into Manhood”. He tours internationally with his music and also facilitates men’s circles and gender reconciliation workshops for people interested in healing the wounds between men and women, building healthy bridges to one another, and walking forward in mutual respect, honor, equality and love. Shawn has released seven CD’s to date and his most recent is entitled “The Light Has Won.” This collection of songs speaks to transforming and overcoming individual and collective fear while rising up for peaceful change in our world today.
Sonny Singh, a Brooklyn-based trumpet player and singer, has launched a solo project inspired by the spiritual tradition of Sikh kirtan with boundary-defying Punjabi anthems to uplift & ignite. For the last decade, Sonny has brought his energy to audiences around the world as an original member of the Brooklyn Bhangra band Red Baraat, touring heavily and releasing 5 studio albums. Sonny is currently finishing up his debut solo album, produced by Wil-Dog Abers of Ozomatli, entitled Chardi Kala, the Sikh concept of revolutionary eternal optimism. Chardi Kala is a return to his Punjabi-Sikh musical and spiritual roots, with the lens he’s developed over the course of his life as a touring musician, educator, and activist.
Vito Gregoli was already hailed by his late teens as a guitar virtuoso and working in the L.A. club scene. He later studied classical music and received a Bachelors in Music.
Introduced to Meditation at 13, and later Yoga, this in turn exposed him World instruments, like sitar and charango. His interests in the healing power of music led to his expansive experiments in New Age music, like "Yoga Heart Healing". Each subsequent release reflects the healing aspect of music and his desire to bring that to a greater audience. Vito has had the privilege of working with New Age artists including Constance Demby, Jai Uttal, Deepak Chopra, Steven Halpern and Donna De Lory.
Currently Vito is bringing the "Bhagavad Gita" to the world as an album with writer Lissa Coffey. "'Song Divine' is written in verse and rhyme, the way the Bhagavad Gita was originally intended." Vito brings integrity and unique artistry to music.