“..you’ll feel the rhythms reach inside your heart, the harmonic vibrations resonate through you, and you’ll feel yourself unwind.” ~ David Bolling, Editor of Sonoma Magazine
WEYA IS A KASHAYA-POMO WORD meaning nurturing-healing energy as expressed by elder/healer, Lorin Smith.
As sacred sound medicine, Weya brings nurturing-healing energy while you Journey through timeless realms of earthly and other-worldly dimensions. Rarely paired old & new world instruments conjure soundscapes of haunting melodies and easy to medium tempo grooves. (Native American, Mayan & Zapotec flutes, guitar, kalimba, didjeridu, hang drum, charango, Vietnamese jaw harp, vocals, and much more.)
Weya salutes the life work of Lorin Smith, a native healer called a Yumptha of the Kashaya-Pomo Indians in Elk, California.
Weya is an offering of healing to every facet of your being. May the good-spiritedness of this recording resonate deep & long-lasting Weya within you and yours ~
René Jenkins – Mayan A & F# drone flutes, agave didjeridu, dan moi, mamma quena, dinosaur bone ocarina, Connie flute, gourd rattle, shakapa, papa rainstick, tingsha, bells, chimu water vessel, Zapotec quad clay flute, Tibetan bowls & koji chimes, udu on RiverWind, hummingbird hand drum on A Lone Wolf.
Ian Dogole – udu, kalimba, hang drum & shaker – iandogole.com
Nick Simmons – guitar & charango – nicksimmons.org
Kim Atkinson – tuned gongset, chimes – pulsewave.com
Ena Vie – goddess vocals on weya – enavie.com
Howard Lipp – weya chant – axismundientertainment.com
“Ceremonia” is a Sacred Sound Journey performed with ancient indigenous instruments to support greater health & well being. An improvisation of spirit-inspired songs with sounds from our ancestral past. Featuring the didjeridu, conch shell, Mayan drone & Peruvian ritual flutes, dinosaur bone ocarina, whistling water vessels, drum, Tibetan bowls & more!
An improvisation of spirit inspired songs, Ceremonia came from a single sound healing group ceremony held in Sonoma, California. As an energetic offering, instruments are played around & upon participants raising the vibration to assist in the release of emotional, mental & physical “static” for renewal. Spiritual vitality is restored through the resonance of the many ancestral instruments as we ask for the loving intervention of Spirit to reclaim our remembrance of Oneness & Wholeness.
“In every sound healing ceremony we invite & evoke the Divine Forces of Light to clear all that hinders our pure connection to Source. It is our deepest wish for all who listen to this recording feel supported to take your ‘next step’ with courage, grace & presence.”
*Special thanks to my friend Kurt Morella for his unique envisioning of the CD Cover Art
Ayni is a Quechua word meaning sacred reciprocity. Tito La Rosa and René Jenkins come together for an evening concert of improvisation and ceremony. Playing ancient instruments (condor bone flute, pututo, condor quill antara, didjeridu, zampoña, drum and more), they call to awaken a deeper sense of aliveness, and whisper an invitation to commune with the Spirit of Ayni.
Ayni means sacred reciprocity and is a spiritual law of nature. “So as I give, so shall I be provided for.” At heart, ayni is the principle that underlies the establishment of trust and mutual connection. When we operate in the field of ayni, we resonate in the frequency that allows for the possibility of miracles. This CD is a musical journey into Ayni and is meant to help in raising ones spirits into a field where healing of Body, Mind and Spirit can be assisted.
This night in October 2003 at the Presidio Chapel in San Francisco, two sound healers, both accomplished musicians, one a national treasure of Peru, the other from North America, played to an expectant audience of aficionados creating and partaking of the magic in an improvisational sound healing ceremony. Together, Tito La Rosa and René Jenkins call the audience to awaken to a deeper sense of being and aliveness, and speak of the heart opening. These sounds are the gifts from the Spirit of Ayni to you.
“I love your CDs!!!! I have one in my car and I listen to the music every day! It is the best healing music!!” ~ G. Erdman
René Jenkins is a professional musician, Ceremonial Sound Practitioner, Healing Performance and Recording Artist from Sonoma, California. For more than 25 years, René performs sound healing concerts, blessings and ceremonies for individuals and special groups across the country. While embracing the ancestral wisdom from cross-cultural anthropologist Angeles Arrien, Kashaya-Pomo elder/healer Lorin Smith, and renowned South American sound healer/musician Tito La Rosa, René raises consciousness-vibration through Sacred Sound and Intention.