Music from the US – The Head and the Heart

The Head and the Heart are an US-american indie folk band from Seattle, formed in 2009.  Really love their lovely melodies! Listen to their nice song “Another Story”:

Music from UK – Nalini Blossom (Mica Ella )

Mica Ella A.K.A Nalini Blossom is a sound healer and devotional singer, originally from UK.
Over the last 15 years, she has been on a journey around the world, immersing herself in various musical styles which embrace many sacred traditions including Indian mantras, Hebrew prayers, Sufi Zikr, Medicine chants from Amazonian Rainforest and Mexica ( Red Road) tradition.

She holds devotional music circles internationally and has recently worked with incorporating prayersongs in cacao ceremonies …As a service to Gaia , Mica Ella has also been working with the EarthGrid and Planetary chakra points through ceremony incorporating Light and Sound in many sacred sites .

One of Mica Ella ‘s greatest’s loves, however, is to improvise in flow and open space with other musicians. In London, UK, she co created The Sacred Sound Collective, a group of musicians that came together to create improvisational prayer space for meditation and dance . (Bio from http://liquid-flow.com/users/mica-ella)

Here is her “Water Blessing Song ” (This Japanese mantra , “The Grand Invocation” is a very powerful prayer. It has been promoted by Dr Masaru Emoto of the Emoto Peace Project to assist in purifying the planetary waters , since the Fukushima meltdown .)

and the “circle of women “

Music from the US – Donnalou Stevens

“Older Ladies are divine ” , that´s what Donnalou Stevens , a singer /songwriter form San Francisco /California/US  is singing about in her song “Older Ladies” . A very positive song , that points to the good, incorruptible, and less superficial values ​​and she´s right.  Regarding the beauty always shown on tv and other media  , you have always to remember , that time leaves his traces on everybody´s face and body , the only thing that never changes is your mind – i like it , a very positive way of thinking

a very positive , funny and brave video

Music from the US – R.I.P. Tommy Ramone

New York – They were the prototype of the punk band – now with Tommy Ramone also the last original member of the Ramones died: born Erdélyi Tamás Hungary drummer died at the age of 62 years to cancer. This was announced by Andy Schwartz, the former editor of Punk magazine “New York Rocker” with.

Music from Kenya – Naomi Wachira

Naomi Wachira was born and raised in a musical family in a small town called Kijabe, which is located on the Kenyan Great Rift Valley. At age 5 she joined her parents’ choir, which spurred her love affair with music as a way to not only understand the world, but also express her introverted self. (Facebook info )

There’s no doubt that there’s a better future in store for Naomi, especially after her great breakout year in 2013. Named the Best Folk Singer in Seattle by alt publication Seattle Weeklyand featured on their cover, Naomi became the toast of the town ( Bio on her Homepage )……… The result isNaomi Wachira’s debut full-length, a portrait of a Kenyan artist at home in the Pacific Northwestern United States.

Here is her song ” African Girl ” (according to the lyrics she must be around 45 years old :-) )

 

Music from Kenya – Wambura Mitaru

Wambura Mitaru’s eclectic and fluid music blends funk, soul, R&B, jazz, hip-hop, and sounds from her African background. A young, passionate singer and songwriter from Nairobi, her career began in high school with training in classical music. She attended the Kenya Conservatoire of Music for further studies until 2011. Wambura Mitaru creates a hybrid sound of groovy tunes with catchy lyrics, and wants the audience to sing along from all parts of the world of music.(berkley.edu)

Since 2008, Berklee’s Africa Scholars Programme has held auditions in Nairobi, Accra and Durban to offer talented musicians from across the continent the chance to be awarded scholarships to attend the college.

Wambura Mitaru was one of two African candidates awarded a full scholarship in 2010 for four years of study after what the interview panel described as her “natural talent and musical instincts.”

Here is her song ” Mala Mala “