How to Tame A Dragon

Aside from Unicorns, I also admit to having a Dragon fetish…

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West Coast Swing Dance Classes

Urban Beat Dance presents West Coast Swing Dance Classes (beginner’s) Most classes are at Let’s Dance Studio – 927 Granville St. (at Smithe), Vancouver, BC. Go up one flight of stairs and enter through RH doors.  (not two flights! They’re a different studio). West Coast Swing is a contemporary style of swing developed forty years…

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Sweet Music

Ah sweet music, what a healer you are… What a gift to hear you singing to us when we need to cry, when we need to dance, when we need to express what is painful and when we need to remember what is beautiful… Here are some recordings I’ve made in past years… Rocketship (melody/lyrics…

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Hearing Voices

As a child, I loved exploring vocal expression in both storytelling and music.  I also enjoyed discerning the subtle intonations, textures, accents and melodies of different speakers, singers and languages.  For me, the voice was a truly fascinating and versatile instrument (and so much more portable than a piano) while words were a beautiful form…

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Jamil Allah

This simple yet beautiful Sufi chant was taught in a sound healing workshop I took with Simon Heather (UK Sound Healers Association) around the year 2000. It was explained that in the Sufi tradition, all poetry and art is devotional and is thus dedicated to the great “Beloved”. This chant expresses the Sufi mystic’s sweet…

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The Gayatri Mantra

In 2001, I was taught the Gayatri Mantra in a chanting workshop. Then I decided to record it in 2005 with some harmonies as a meditation… TO LISTEN click play button on top LEFT corner of the track love TO DOWNLOAD click download button on top Right corner of the track love [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/179666190″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”300″ iframe=”true” /] love…

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Reflections on Avatar

Since it debuted in December, Avatar has been a massive ship that has arrived in every port with record-breaking success. Ahoy mateys! Almost everyone has been on board and even I who rarely goes to a Hollywood film, went to see it. But when i left the theatre on Boxing day, I felt different than…

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Art is Life

Art has always been a spiritual experience for me,  allowing me to explore concepts, emotions and dreams that could not otherwise be examined. …When there are no words, she offers us melodies to sing our heartache. …When there are no melodies, she offers us colors to paint our joy. …When there are no colors, she…

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