Autumn Harvest: Your October 2021 A 440 Newsletter

By |2021-10-01T00:31:50+00:00October 1st, 2021|Uncategorized|

Greetings, One & All~The air is cool at dawn these days as the last thunderstorms of this year's epic monsoon rumble across The Old Pueblo and the Sonoran Desert gradually returns to autumnal aridity: a glorious season of golden light, subtly shifting patterns of plant and animal appearance and behavior, and a continued reawakening of in-person events in Willyworld, for which your humble narrator is most grateful. As fall unfolds in its unique way in your part of the world, enjoy a seasonal serving of good news in your October 2021 A 440 Newsletter. Be well and be in touch! TONIGHT!On [...]

Toward Balance: Your September A 440 Newsletter

By |2021-09-01T00:46:05+00:00September 1st, 2021|Uncategorized|

Greetings, One & All~The Old Pueblo has already received more than its 30-year average annual rainfall with four months still to go in the year, for which all Sonoran Desert creatures are grateful, and to which the lush greenery, the abundant wildlife, and the mindful resumption of human activity attest. As we move through the hot, humid days of late summer into the cooler, drier days of early autumn, your humble narrator has good news and uplifting events to share in this September issue of your A 440 Newsletter. Be well and be in touch!Music & MeditationOn Saturday September 4th at [...]

Monsooner or Later: Your August 2021 A 440 Newsletter

By |2021-08-05T00:03:30+00:00August 5th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Greetings, One & All~Our record-setting 2021 monsoon has delivered epic thunder-and-lightning storms, biblical deluges, flash floods and all-day straight-down soakings, making July the wettest month ever recorded in The Old Pueblo. Our Sonoran Desert is lush and green and blooming, our wildlife is exceptionally wild, and yours truly has enjoyed some vigorous shovel-and-wheelbarrow workouts repairing washed-out driveways here at Rancho Improvisoso. In contrast to the dramatic weather, this month will be quiet on the performance front; so your August A 440 Newsletter looks ahead to cool new events on the horizon for late summer and early autumn. Be well, walk with [...]

Sizzling Summer Sounds: Your July 2021 A 440 Newsletter

By |2021-07-06T18:17:50+00:00July 6th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Greetings, One & All~Summer is sizzling here in the Sonoran Desert, so your humble narrator is especially grateful to be working on several new projects in the cool comfort of various recording studios for a spell. More on those in this July issue of your A 440 Newsletter, along with this month's feel-good featured live event. Walk with a cool body and be in touch as spirit moves! Spanning the sonic spectrum in search of the perfect groove. . . .photos courtesy Cass AnawatyDancing HeartsFresh new beats abound around Heart Dance Records these days, where yours truly is adding pan-global drums [...]

Solstice Stillness: Your June 2021 A 440 Newsletter

By |2021-06-08T00:20:09+00:00June 8th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Greetings, One & All~As we approach the solstice, the hot, dry, dusty, pollen-laden winds of late spring are beginning to subside and The Old Pueblo is beginning to settle into the profound stillness of early summer in the Sonoran Desert. Your humble narrator is following nature's lead by settling into a somewhat quieter spell of reflection and creative development after a whirlwind first half of 2021. With my apologies for the travel-delayed delivery, please enjoy the June issue of your A 440 Newsletter. Be well, be of good cheer and be in touch!Woodside WayAs wonderful as all three of my retreats [...]

May We? Mais Oui! Your May 2021 A 440 Newsletter

By |2021-05-01T23:21:34+00:00May 1st, 2021|Uncategorized|

Greetings, One & All~With the advent of Earth Day, the full Frog Moon, and the unexpected blessing of April showers here in The Singing Desert, May promises to be a month of flowering renewal, as new shoots continue to spring up alongside long-cultivated seed-plantings coming to fruition. Enjoy a bit of uplifting news in this May 2021 issue of your A 440 Newsletter and be in touch!Restoration & RenewalNow is the time for restoration and renewal, and in that spirit I am delighted to return to Canyon Ranch Woodside Wellness Retreat in Woodside, California to conduct a weekend retreat appropriately titled [...]

Astounding Abundance: Your April 2021 A 440 Newsletter

By |2021-04-02T04:01:39+00:00April 2nd, 2021|Uncategorized|

Greetings, One & All~Many thanks to all for your magnanimous March missives: what a treat for yours truly! Illuminated by the waning Eagle Moon, April has come into sharper focus since we corresponded last; so there is both a continuation of that good news and a fresh infusion of new good news in this issue of your A 440 Newsletter. Be well, be of good cheer and be in touch!Nakai & ClipmanOur never-ending Awakening the Fire world tour brings R. Carlos Nakai & Will Clipman to the Community Performing Arts Center in Green Valley, Arizona for two performances on Wednesday April [...]

Gratitude & Generosity: Your March A 440 Newsletter

By |2021-03-02T04:09:12+00:00March 2nd, 2021|Uncategorized|

Greetings, One & All~As the Bear Moon wanes and the Vernal Equinox approaches, restoration and renewal are in the air. My March message is first and foremost one of gratitude for your generosity. You are my soul tribe: I know you know how important your appreciation of my monthly offering is for me, because I read each and every one of your responses and reply in person every month. Still, I want to put my thanks for all these years of uplifting correspondence into words for all to see: THANK YOU, ONE & ALL! With that said, enjoy a bit of [...]

Mythical Musical Medicine: Your February A 440 Newsletter

By |2021-02-02T01:31:16+00:00February 2nd, 2021|Uncategorized|

Greetings, One & All~As the Wolf Moon wanes and snow melts off the mountains here in northern Sonora, February finds your intrepid correspondent immersed in creative development for upcoming events. With best wishes for healing healthy energy and creative inspiration to all, enjoy these glimpses of what's to come in this February issue of your A 440 Newsletter.Myths & MasksMany thanks to those of you who carried your December reservations over to the new dates for my Myths & Masks performances at Invisible Theatre on March 25th, 26th & 27th, with evening shows at 7 PM on Thursday & Friday, and [...]

Return of the Light: Your January 2021 A 440 Newsletter

By |2021-01-09T01:31:41+00:00January 9th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Greetings, One & All~The Full Cold Moon rose over northern Sonora in all her brilliance, bathing the desert in peaceful light, then set simultaneously with the sunrise the next morning to close out the old year and welcome in the new. In that spirit of peaceful closure and enlightened renewal, allow me to share a few illuminating January highlights in this inaugural issue of your 2021 A 440 Newsletter.Virtual WorkshopsThe Eighth Annual Common Ground on the Border Fair will be presented virtually this year on January 12th-16th, 2021, including my Musica Sin Fronteras pan-global percussion workshops, which will be Zoomed live [...]

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