Windborne is an AMAZING vocal group, who's style embraces ancient music and most innovative arrangements. . . but more importantly, on the topic of Heartful Living and Dying, for some, their music has a timelessness to it that can open our hearts to both our own very personal joys and sorrows, and also to our shared thread of being human, whomever or wherever or whenever we are blessed to be so in our short journey here on Earth.
The music of Windborne is goose-bump-making on it's own, but add to that the fierce, compassionate souls who make up the band (Lauren Breunig, Jeremy Carter-Gordon, Lynn Rowan, and Will Rowan "share a vibrant energy onstage with a blending of voices that can only come from decades of friendship alongside dedicated practice") and their dedication to making our world a better place.
An excerpt from their website (link below):
"With a 20-year background studying polyphonic music around the world, Lauren Breunig, Jeremy Carter-Gordon, Lynn Rowan, and Will Rowan share a vibrant energy onstage with a blending of voices that can only come from decades of friendship alongside dedicated practice. The ensemble shifts effortlessly between drastically different styles of music, drawing their audience along on a journey that spans continents and centuries, illuminating and expanding on the profound power and variation of the human voice. The singers educate as they entertain, sharing stories about their songs and explaining the context and characteristics of the styles in which they sing."
I urge you to have a listen, and allow what magic the music may have for you to move your cellular matter, heart or spirit wherever you most need to be today. . .
Whether that be to touch your deepest, most authentic grief
Your brightest, most expansive joy
May you hear the echos of your own heart's song in all you encounter, now, and in every moment of your precious, Heartful, Living and Dying.
To learn more, visit their website HERE: https://www.windbornesingers.com/
Listen to Windborne (Stabat Mater - Windborne - Mont-Saint-Michel)
This is a fun deconstruction of their method of creating music:
And here is a song full of both joy and mourning, for all of us to think about, no matter what stage of Heartful Living or Dying we are in (When I'm Gone):
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Rev. Maya Massar