A warm invite to join us for an intimate gathering with Artist, Musician, and Storyteller Rachel Shields of Knowing in Nature, a descendant of the Weilwan and Gamilaroi peoples of North Western New South Wales.
Jan Hunter is opening her beautiful home and healing space in Port Kembla for this relaxed twilight concert, light food and teas will be served. Please bring a fold out chair if you have one, or cushion and rug to sit on. Hopefully the weather will be fine so we can stay outdoors under the sky.
This is a heartfelt journey of sound, evocative and deeply moving. Rachel sings from her heart, from a timeless place we all remember.
RSVP ESSENTIAL. Please book your place, no tickets are available on the night. (please note: details for how to buy your ticket will be sent separately once you RSVP to this event, thank you).
Some words from Rachel:
"Music has always been a part of my life, I have always been aware of the sounds around me. Tones in people voice, delicate and complex sounds from the natural world and the sounds of the man made world. I feel the rhythm and see the dance of patterns and tapestries of seeming uncoordinated notes that always inevitably synchronize.
As a child I experienced song within my Wailwan Gamilaroi family. My Grandmother sang with a richness that inspired the listener, her voice was strong and through it you could hear the dreams and agonies of her heart, for she sang always with her heart. Through listening; I was shown the way to my voice, yet it has taken years to grow into the richness of my Grandmothers example.
Singing through the heart is a journey of vulnerability. It is one of peeling away from societal expectations and ideas of what makes good music. To bring this forward is an initiation in itself, for we have to be authentic with ourselves and trust that what flows through and from our heart is good enough to be in the world, raw and rich as it is in the moment.
I did explore shaping myself to the sounds and standards of the mainstream, yet I was shaped into some one that I am not. So I let go and allowed My Way to shine through… Now I’m able to set songs free!
When I share in song, it is not a performance, I’m sharing my heart and soul and whether any one is listening or not the moment is pure and I feel an honest presence in the sound. I have no questions in those moment, no hesitations and at times no sense of self.
Bright blessings everyone, looking forward to a wonderful afternoon, sharing music, story, and community. Our gratitude to Rachel for coming down for a visit and sharing her gifts, and thanks to Jan Hunter for welcoming us all to her home.
For any further info please contact me of 0439456115 or email@example.com