CONCERT w/ Thomas Workman & Mikel Banks

November 4, 2017 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Ananda Ashram
13 Sapphire Road
Monroe, NY 10950


“What Dreams are Made of”

with Stephanie Rooker, Thomas Workman, & Mikel Banks

To sing is to invite the visitation of dreams into shared reality, even if only for a moment.  Our voices carry the echoes of our ancestors and lift the longings of our hearts and the inspiration of our dreams into felt experience.  Through a combination of known & improvised music, this trio of soulful musicians offers an opportunity to connect to the vibrational nature of reality – embedded with layers upon layers of meaning, woven between silence and sound, resounding through and beyond time.  Join us as our souls rise together in song and awaken us to the dream of oneness.

Stephanie Rooker is a musician, voice teacher, sound healing facilitator, and founder of Voice Journey Sound Center in Brooklyn, NY. Her teaching & performance integrates practices of deep listening, somatic awareness, and mindfulness with vocal sound and music to awaken the medicine of the voice for creative expression, personal growth, and holistic well-being.

As a vocalist, musician (digital horn, harmonica, percussion & flute), actor (Beyonce & Jay Z videos), storyteller & teaching artist, Mikel Banks has been performing with a wide variety of artists for many years. He is currently performing with the Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber, Digital Diaspora, the Roughstars and the Dustbin Brothers (Mikel’s DJ duo with IncogNegro Michael Adams). His new project, “Mr. Mikel’s Tot Rock & Reggae Experience” (ABC’s, 123’s & Positives for Pre-Schoolers & 1st Graders), is an outgrowth of being a pre-school music teacher.

Thomas Workman is on a path of exploration of sound and music that has thus far taken six decades, with an emphasis on ancient and folkloric instruments, of natural materials, with healing function as part of their reason for being. Didjeridu, flutes of bamboo, bone and wood, nose flutes, conch shells, kamale n’goni, hulusi and khomus are some of the many instruments Thomas plays.  He currently performs with the quintet, Levanta and the Sonark Trio. He has performed and/or recorded with Steve Gorn, Roswell Rudd, John Medeski, Club D’elf and Peter Blum, among others.

FREE for Sound & Silence Retreat participants!

Concert preceded by Meditation Program beginning at 7:00PM (by donation).


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