This class integrates rhythm, music, self care, and playful creativity as we explore the powerful source of our own creativity~ for mamas of all kinds!
This series is a journey of creating beautiful projects for your baby or yourself as a mother. It will be hosted in a nourishing environment at The Mothership doula center in W. Asheville.
We will be making music, singing, painting, creating our own affirmation cards, making a dream catcher, learning massage for self care, making birth jewelry, creating a baby mobile, and experiencing a blessingway.
There is so much to benefit as a new mama journeying through her path, and this class is meant to be a place of respite and integration as well as inspiration in her next steps.
Such a blast to connect with the Medicine for the People Tour again this summer hitting shows including Asheville, NC and Louisville, Ky. Hope played duets with Nahko on reminiscent of the early days on Budding trees, and Hope returned for solos on full scale performances of Aloha and Build a Bridge!
Good times and classic shows with the 7 piece band. Always such a pleasure to join them on ever growing stages across the country and beyond!
Inspired by the Asheville Percussion Festival, and all the wonderful connections made there, Hope decided to continue to share the love and is offering a Rhythm and Drum class featuring both traditional rhythms as well as techniques for participants to practice creating their own rhythms.
This class is sponsored by Asheville Rhythm and will take place in their percussion studio filled with drums from almost every country in the world. It is a unique opportunity and will be a fun time for everyone involved.
For beginners and intermediate, all are welcome!
Birth is the route to a mothers empowerment, the heart of women's culture & gateway to our next generation... I am very excited to share, after years of practicing as a certified midwife; offering birth education/activation classes for doulas and anyone seeking knowledge about empowered birthing... I've begun teaching weekly, and now will host a 5 day intensive in Hawaii covering the DONA certification curriculum as well as holistic approaches such as blessingways, birth songs and art, massage, comfort tools and positions for labor, birth anatomy, breastfeeding tips and more! In collaboration with an amazing internationally sought after teacher and old friend of mine, Jesse Remer, who is a DONA certified doula trainer as well as founder of Mothertreebirth services.
Hawaii will be perfect place to connect with the spirit of mother earth, her natural fertility will envelop us in her lush embrace for us to go deep into these rich topics of women's health and wisdom.
With women's reproductive rights still in question, it's critical to stand with our sisters and empower ourselves with knowledge to overcome the veil of fear birth has been surrounded by. Beauty awaits us. Let's awaken to our original blessing togehter, in a supportive setting. Delicious meals will be provided as well as opportunities to relax, swim at black sands beaches, and visit the yoni lava cave.
To register: www.mothertreebrith.com questions: firstname.lastname@example.org go to 'retreats'
HIP Ag is the North Big Island Permaculture Institute~ and they're putting on thier 8th annual outdoor festival to raise money for their education programs! Its gonna be another amazing lineup and Hope with be performing on Main stage alongside her musical sis-stars, Ydine & Kaahele~ two ladies with sweet island voices and power in their lyrics.
Hope will be performing her solo music, at this special festival. She will be opening for Dustin Thomas and Nahko, all performing solo style. After these sets, they will collaborate and all play to better as a band. This will be during a total Solar Eclipse of 2017. The event is Aug 18-21 and located at Hawk Arrow Springs just 5 minutes outside of St. Clair, MO.
The featured attraction at Darkening of the Sun is the total solar eclipse of 2017, of which patrons will experience 2 minutes and 40 seconds of darkness. The event will also feature camping, live music, live art, swimming, rock climbing, hay rides, workshops, yoga, community bonfire rings, and an eclipse observatory area. Additionally - the event will feature Native American Art, Vendors, and Music sanctioned by the Northern Cherokee Nation.
A portion of the proceeds of Darkening of the Sun will go to the Northern Cherokee Nation & The Covering House.
website for all event details and to purchase tickets: http://www.DarkeningOfTheSun.com/
Oregon Country Fair is an amazing opportunity to collaborate with an incredible array of talented artists. Hope played at the opening ceremony, performed on MainStage with the Luminaries and then joined Scarlett Crow on another stage, co-creating improvisational alchemy each step of the way! Scarlett Crow, a duo made up of Marya Stark & Mama Crow outta East bay. incorporating strong, deep lyrics and sweet instrumentation with Hope's heartfelt percussion created a labyrinth of sound and imagery for the listeners which was both unique and sure to happen again!
An Amazing new line up and She Beats II, 2017!
Such a powerhouse crew of female dancers and performers on stage at the historic Parkway Theater of Minneapolis. The evening was filled with heart, smarts, and refined talent from the streets of the twin cities. Ladies poured forth their skillz alongside Hope to support the release of her new CD, Bring to Light.
The artists included musicians: Manchita, K Raydio, Maxee, and Hazel Howl; modern dancers: Taja Will, the Energy Dance Collective, and Crash Dance Productions; and DJ Neekasodope. Hope's music videos were featured on the theaters large movie screen as a back drop throughout the show.
Once again, this event was co- produced by the prolific Amanda Leaveck, movement artist and founder of Face Forward, a non-profit organization which creates events and opportunities for diverse artists in the twin cities.
Hope will be performing again this year to her Minnesota fam, this time as a solo musician at Project Earth. This gathering is a fundraiser for the Be the Change foundation. It is a gathering that is acoustic in the forest with space for the Harmony Spirits to play. Intimate fire light stages in the forest. Outside Minneapolis, Minnesota~ just before Summer Solstice!
Honored to have the opportunity to perform music with Nahko in Los Angeles at a fundraiser to raise funds in attempt to release Red Fawn from incarceration. She was unfairly taken while protecting the water on Native American land in the face of the construction of the North Dakota Pipeline.
We joined together with many indigenous voices at this event in solidarity to listen, share and witness each others dances, prayers, and stories of struggle and great efforts towards righteousness.
There was also a powerful art exhibit of Native American prints from over the years of imagery inspiring people to overturn oppression.
We had an exciting class experience opening a circle of beginners to the language of rhythm and drums. These students were studying psychology and artistic expression. We discussed how drum patterns enable us to realign our biorhythms into a more meditative state when we use our intentions to heal with music. Many of them had an amazingly transformative experience ~shifting from timid to empowered and connected within our class.
Celebrating out planet, Mother Earth ~ at the campus of University of Hawaii with the students and greater community~ headlining the Earth Day Fair 2017!
Hope was joined by percussionists and back up vocalists to complete her musical offering, sharing songs honoring the land, of tribes from around the world.
The sun shone brightly and children were dancing throughout the celebration, it was a beautiful community event.
Deep in the jungle of Big Island, Hawaii~ on the sacred site of Green Lake, is Flow Fest 2017.
Sharing a stage with other talented musicians, Hope shared her new music from her new album, Bring to Light and invited musicians Unity on African cora, SaraTone on vocals and percussion, Mikey Pauker on guitar, Dave Hoover on Harp and David Sunshine on Handpan. She was also supported by Ana, Bri and Kaila on back up vocals! This was a powerful set of prayer and celebration at the foothills of this sacred place.
A tribal, primitive festival setting filled with hear and sunshine! Good times~
Great Family Roots vibes with all these performers, such a sweet evening of epic soulful original melodies, strings and percussion! A rare opportunity to collaborate with all of these artists live on stage, and a beautiful night in Hilo town, on Big Island of Hawaii. Old friends with years of working together, Hope and SaraTone, of Cascadia, backed each other up while experimenting with new comer to this group, Mikey Pauker on guitar, from the Bay area.
Layers of hand percussion weaving throughout each set, this evening was a special nite to remember...
Glad this painting has made its way to a new home, the piece~ 'Mauna', inspired by the spirit of Pele of the island of Hawaii, has been SOLD. The image includes a spirit hula dancer facing the volcano, under the full moon. A pueo, the Hawaiian owl is her animal ally flying just over her shoulder, and the Ohia tree of Hawaii is just in front of her. Mauna Kea covered in snow looms behind with its powerful pressence.
In the dark night sky, the star pattern of Pledies is subtle over the horizon, which is part of the Hawaiian original mythology.
Hope has appreciated the power and blessings of being on this unique land and this painting was an opportunity to express her interpretation of the energy of Hawaii and its natural beauty.
Several years in the making, through Hope's journey as musican & into motherhood, this diverse album reflects her rich experience as a percussionist for over 20 years, her wide range of world influences, as well as her unique feminine style.
Hope plays instruments ranging from the African djembe drum, to European handpan, native flute, Brazilian berimbau, middle eastern frame drum & doumbek, Indian harmonium, and more to create a powerful and dreamlike soundscape for dancing and going deep.
Once again, she brings us 14 tracks of hip-notic world music with maternal soul.... available NOW!!!
MAnaFest ~sacred music and arts festival honoring the feminine~ is going to be amazing again this year, but now its two nights instead of just one, with two days of workshops, spa, mana marketplace, art gallery, 2 stages of music, tea lounge, and even a kids zone! And the musical line up this year is super exciting including: Ma Muse, Mama Crow, Sara Tone, Hawane Rios, Marya Stark, Mary Isis, Diane Patterson, and of course yours truly...27 musical acts in all!
There will be 40 workshops include natural health, movement & spirit such as acroyoga, beekeeping, plant medicine, hula, sexuality, a red tent, sound healing, and more!
Hope is the co-founder of MAnaFest, and continues to be one of the core organizers. This special event features female artists and musicians while welcoming everyone to attend! And the setting is at the Hawaiian Sanctuary ~ a tropical permaculture spa venue with a great dance floor! ~manafestival.org
Honored to be play at the Big Island benefit to raise money to help the Standing Rock water protectors. These water protectors have been camped near the mouth of the Missouri River to be witness and prevent the continued building of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The concern is that the oil from that pipeline will inevitably leak and contaminate the river which provides water to over 100,000 people as well as wildlife.
This stand is a historic gathering of tribes, allies and people from all walks of life, continuously holding pressence in solidarity to halt the destructive Dakota Access Pipeline.m all wal ~Stand with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline from ripping through their ancestral homelands. It threatens their water, their sacred places, and the future of their children.~ standwithhstandingrock.net
It was beautiful to play alongside the talented Hawaiian native singer, Hawane Rios.
Good times crusin' Island style this winter and performing with Medicine for the People on Maui, Big Island, & Kauai at the Homegrown Music Festival, the MACC, the Palace Theater, and the Kohala Aina Festival. As well as bringing in Medicine's new HOKA album we are sharing about the water protectors at Standing Rock and raising awareness for their stand.
Check out the new album at nahko.com and ways to support Standing Rock through HonortheEarth.org
Stoked to share the latest in my world-
with your world!