Rockwall, Texas

Was an honour to work with roughly 20 Junior Youth and Youth from the Rockwall neighbourhood on memorizing some of the quotes they had chosen to put to music. We reflected on the importance of eloquence, reverence, articulation, phrasing and style when it comes to putting the sacred writings of Faith to music. We were limited in space and time, but our hearts were full with excitement and enthusiasm. Seen here are youth in various areas of the house, putting their chosen Writing to music. Was so inspiring to see the creativity these youth possessed and their elevated contributions to understanding the role of arts and music in unifying our communities. Many thanks to the de la Torre family for hosting so many friends and their families from the neighbourhood. 

 

 

Houston, Texas

Was able to participate in a couple Ayyám-i-Há celebrations in the Houston Area including the childrens' festival pictured below. I also got to perform at a Fundraiser at the Baha'i Centre. I didn't get any photos from the performance but here is a picture of the really amazing mural on the outer wall of the centre, painted by non other than Weah. 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Sharing music and stories at the Baton Rouge Baha'i Centre. 

Was also lucky enough to have a talented percussionist, Asghar Naqvi, join me on stage. The music sounded so much better with him on board. Made me wish I could have my very own ensemble tour with me wherever I go. 

Nanaimo, B.C.

Had the opportunity to spend the afternoon with some youth in Nanaimo, BC, who were studying book 1 and wanted to gain some skills in memorizing the Baha'i writings through music. Later that evening the youth were able to share their new original melodies at a house concert I was performing at. It was so lovely to see their innate capacity and enthusiasm to create and share their work. 

 Photo taken by one of the younger audience members :) 

Photo taken by one of the younger audience members :) 

 

 

ECUADOR

Guayaquil:

Seen here playing at the Jensen family home for some new friends from various regions in Southern Ecuador. 

Quito: 

It was a treat to participate in SoulFood, originally an initiative that started in Melbourne, Australia by two friends roughly 10 years ago, that found its way to Quito, Ecuador. It was a cool experience to have played in both locations and to see how far the project had come. I also had the opportunity to join the 19 day feast in Quito and sing for the friends. 

PERU

Met with the AirBnB host of some friends for prayers and reflections in Cusco, Peru. 

I had the opportunity to meet and perform for Junior Youth and their families in the San Miguel district of Lima, Peru.