Here's a preview of my upcoming spiritual record, The Sound of Light, which is due to be released in March of 2024.
I'm so excited to share this music with you.
The nine songs on the The Sound of Light are like a spiritual toolkit and they can be used for meditation, for prayer, ritual, ceremony.
Each song represents a different way of working with spirituality.
The first song that I'm going to share with you today, is the first song on the record, "Boiadeiro da Jurema."
The boiadeiro is a figure from Umbanda and Candomblé, which are forms of spirituality in Brazil.
And the boiadeiro is a cowboy.
Maybe you feel that in the galloping rhythms of the song.
He's out riding his horse in the open range.
And the jurema is a spiritual tradition in Brazil, but it's also a tree.
It grows in a really specific region in Brazil.
And so I imagine the boiadeiro passing the jurema trees as he goes out and rides his horse.
I was inspired to write this song by seeing the tiny jurema trees growing, because the jurema, when it's a seedling, closes off at night and then opens up again in the morning when the sun comes out.
And I thought, "What a great metaphor of learning to open to the light?"
Featured on this track are D.A Sempre on guitar, Camila Vasquez on bass, and Dara Freire and Scott Kettner on percussion.
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I hope you like it.