Exploring Northern Africa, in the ancient city of Fez in Morocco, I came across amazing ancient architecture, rich foods, & old culture steeped in religious beliefs and sacred geometry all around.
This experience inspired me to shoot a new music video for the down tempo song 'Behind the Dark' whose lyrics speak "behind the dark is always light" which reveals a depth and peace that is unique to my new album.
While walking through the earthen walled inner city, the Medina, I entered a small silver jewelry store, and spoke with the young man who owned the store. He said he loved Medicine for the People! I was amazed to be in such a remote part of Africa, and yet reminded that like attracts like and with the right state of mind~
we find love wherever we go,
An amazing group gathered to learn and experience with Hope about the natural human bio rhythms that we can affect and alter with healing intentions with the drum. We discussed the ancient techniques of using music and drums in both pregnancy and birthing to support mother to connect with her source, her baby, and her heartbeat while calming her mind and moving her hips to open the pelvis effectively for faster, gentler birthing.
Hope led a drum journey allowing participants to visualize a reconnection with their source and their womb for both healing and to plant seeds of intention.
They also explored specific rhythms used in Africa to encourage a child to come to a family.
Creating a fresh offering for this upcoming event~ and preparing to fly to Scotland to present at this Healthy Birth Healthy Earth conference!
It is an honor to be invited to this prestigious and well known ecovillage in Europe~ FIndHorn is respected for its impeccability for ecological awareness and living in harmony with the earth. In September they are hosting a powerful conference that will be bringing together folks from around the world who are interested in and aware of the impact of the effects of natural birth on our next generation, and Hope will be the featured performer offering songs and rhythms from around the world.
Alongside some very highly reputed authors and experts in the field of natural birth, Hope will also be presenting on Rhythm, Voice, and the Drum: supporting Pregnancy and Childbirth. An exciting exploration into sound and co-created journey into our inner wisdom of birth.
Stoked to share the latest in my world-
with your world!