Singing for Well Being
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Notes: “I feel inside of myself something expanding when I sing," says Te. They've used song to metabolize experience for as long as they can remember... and as Te shares this song, we get to feel into their experience of trust. Alchemy could be a way of building gold out of fear; something beautiful is uncovered as Te sings and shares about learning to carry the complexity of song sharing loosely, relationship to each other and the earth, liberation... and the magic of a sigh.
Songwriter Info: Te Martin is a song-keeper and ritual artist. They were born on Ramaytush Ohlone land in San Francisco and have been shaped by Ocean, Redwoods, circus arts, and theater games. They facilitate oral tradition singing classes and workshops that focus on song as a tool for collective liberation, somatic regulation, and ancestral connection. Te served as co-organizer of Thrive Street Choir in the San Francisco bay area for six years, is a student of Gaelic song, and released their first professional music video and EP of original songs, "Water & Bones," in 2021.
Sharing Info: Yes -- The song is free to share in oral tradition groups, but please contact Te for recording and/or performing permission
Links from the conversation:
The Lama Foundation: https://www.lamafoundation.org/
Pueblo Tiwa People Northern New Mexico: https://accessgenealogy.com/new-mexico/tiwa-pueblo-indians.htm
Southern Pomo Coast Miwok:
Songs of Mother Europe: https://weavingremembrance.org/songs-of-mother-europe-fall/
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18144590-the-alchemist
The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron: https://juliacameronlive.com/books-by-julia/
Alchemy process: https://aras.org/concordance/content/alchemical-process-and-its-stages
Village Fire Singing Iowa: http://www.villagefiresinging.org/
Liz Rog: https://realsmalltowns.com/liz-rog-singing-as-breath-and-food/
Singing Alive Oregon: https://singingalive.org/
Melanie DeMore: https://melaniedemore.com/bio/
Lisa G. Littlebird: https://thebirdsings.com/
Finding Our Voice on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/findingourvoiceproject -- while Josh and Te's "Finding Our Voice" project didn't end up with lots of accessible recorded interviews, it built more community among songleaders and nurtured both Josh and Te.
Laurence Cole: https://www.laurencecole.com/
Thrive Street Choir in San Francisco bay area: http://www.thriveeastbay.org/thrivestreetchoir
Lyndsey Scott: https://www.lyndseyscott.earth
Joanna Laws Landis: https://soundcloud.com/nextgenna/healing-through-grief-joanna-laws-landis
"I’m Yours" by Tracy Chapman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LdCazk77D4
"The Long Way Around" by The Chicks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5HKLteH9Mc
Molly Hartwell & Laura Boswell - Wellspring album: https://wellspring.bandcamp.com/album/wellspring
Put Your Roots Down: https://riseupandsing.org/songs/put-your-roots-down
Put Your Roots Down on A Breath of Song: https://www.abreathofsong.com/episodes--show-notes/2-put-your-roots-down
EP, "Water & Bones": https://temartin.bandcamp.com/album/water-bones
"May This Body Be a Bridge" Music Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3Mn_2BSNAg
Mailing List: https://mailchi.mp/1debadd3ebb3/sos
Song Learning Time Stamps:
Start time of teaching: 00:04:52
Start time of reprise: 01:00:19
Nuts & Bolts: 4:4, major, 3 layer
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