The Heart of Loving Kindness- Music Evening
Time & Location
About The Event
A Winter 'Music & Art' Evening with Melisa James and friends,
The Mindfulness Network for People of Colour would like to welcome you all for an evening of meditation, poetry, music and art.
After a challenging 2020, let us welcome the New Year with a sense of a collective intention for hope, unity and solidarity in 2021. We have brought together a collection of exciting performers to both inspire and entertain, on a very special evening at this magical and joyful time of year.
The evening will provide shared healing and joy; friendship and peace; hope and inspiration through music, art, songs, poems and meditation in a peaceful and uplifting space, where the global online community can join in an inspiring celebration of Christmas.
This event is open to everyone!
Vocals by: Melissa James
In summer 2015 the recording of “Stripped Back” - the second album release to come from Melissa - would unexpectedly take singer and songwriter Melissa James in a new direction. “Live Again”, one of the songs recorded, had been written some two years prior. The song speaks of the silent call for help she had heard from a person she could see was struggling mentally. She made the creative decision to allow the stark recording to lay bare her vocal vulnerability, unaware that it would in turn bring to light the plight of her subconscious message to herself through the lyrics of this song. It became clear to her that the cry emerging from the recording was in fact her very own. From this realisation came a long and slow process of self-discovery and the emergence of Melissa’s Big Sing project SING4SANE which brought people together to sing “Live Again” publicly.
Joining this special event to close the year, the Mindfulness for People of Colour network invites Melissa James to perform an intimate set, introducing us to her newly written material and guiding us in song to help unite us in this time of collective challenge.
"Best current British blues singer I know" -- Tom Robinson, BBC 6Music
“James takes all of her musical loves – jazz, blues, soul, folk –
and wraps them up into songs that achieve an astonishing array of moods and emotions.” -- Jazzwise
“Melissa’s vocals are sensitive, soulful and emotional...” -- Maverick
Tibetan Bowls by: Lorna Heath
Lorna Heath is a Tibetan bowls music presenter and sound therapist. She presents in the New Forest and around the country, and works with many charitable causes, bringing the gift of sound as a means of healing and well-being
Performance by Alex Watson:
Technology and performance consultant.
A music background with management and music production. Singer/songwriter.
Cost for the event:
£ 20 Standard rate £ 10 Solidarity rate Free -Join us
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