HAPPY SUMMER!!!! I hope that you are enjoying these beautiful days of sun and rain and birdsong and green green everywhere! So lovely.
And I hope that you had a Happy Solstice! I had a wonderful evening of sound and ceremony playing with Mark Daniel at Akasha's Den in Oakville. Thank you Mary for hosting us in your fabulous new location!!!
Mark and I also played in June in Ottawa at the lovely Adi Shakti yoga centre - which also has a beautiful new location in Orleans! Big thanks to Ram Das for hosting us, a lovely, lovely event.
It is a remarkable time - so many new energies and new things happening! And for me a new flute has just arrived. A beautiful North American Flute made by Rommy on Vancouver Island. It is a hummingbird on a pear tree! Pear wood with painted butterflies. It is gorgeous! And the sound is sweet like pear juice.... I will be teaching with this pretty new flute. And I'm sure it will end up on a recording and played during a Music Meditation!
I had a thrilling encounter with Aaron Neville - one of my favourite singers of all time! He has the voice of an Angel..... We had a little chat and luckily I had my Sacred Sounds Trilogy CD with me and gave him one. What a nice meeting!
I am looking forward to playing at the Toronto Reference Library on July 11, 6:00pm, sponsored by our 'Music Can Heal' Association. www.musiccanheal.org I will be talking about healing music and my spiritual journey and will be offering a Music Meditation.
July 22, 7:30pm wonderful bassist Chris Gartner and I will be returning to Esther Myers Yoga Studio for another peaceful, relaxing healing Music Meditation. We are almost finished our new CD!!! Just one piece to go.....Stay tuned....
For Ottawa area friends August has lots of fun events! August 4, 2:00pm is our Shakuhachi Playday - open to players of all levels and we also welcome non-shakuhachi musicians! August 5, 7:00pm we will be at Remic Rapids with a group of Sacred Dancers. We will be performing in and around the beautiful rock sculptures of John Ceprano. And last but not least is our Annual Concert on August 6, 7:00pm. Plus a bonus - Rebecca Cragg is offering a Tea Ceremony to the first 6 concert goes who purchase tickets and I will be offering a Music Meditation during the Ceremony. Start time for the Ceremony is 6:15pm. Thank you so much Rebecca! Here is a photo of me playing in the beautiful Tea Ceremony Zen garden.
August 21 - Music Meditation on the Pirate Ship...... ok, I know it sounds weird but it was a really, really sweet and fun event last year! I'll update the EVENTS listing as soon as I have the exact time but I do know that we are starting off from 333 Lakeshore Dock. (how exciting - I love 333!)
For complete details on these events please scroll down to EVENT LISTINGS. And look for new events and updates under EVENTS at www.healingmusic.com
fairy hugs and extra fairy dust to you all! love, debrina
MUSIC CAN HEAL EVENT - HEALING MUSIC TALK AND MUSIC MEDITATION with DEBBIE DANBROOK
Location: Toronto Reference Library 789 Yonge Street
Time: 6:00pm to 7:00pm
This free performance will take place at the Toronto Reference Library, Beeton Auditorium, and is part of a three-part concert-lecture series, The Healing Power of Sound, organized by the Toronto Reference Library and Music Can Heal, a non-profit organization that brings live music from cultures across the globe to patients in need, be it to their bedside, within a hospital, hospice or to their private residences. www.musiccanheal.org
Questions? Please call or text me: 416-833-3564 or e-mail, much thanks.
There are mats, blankets, pillows and chairs available at the studio. If you would like to bring extra pillows/blankets to make yourself comfortable please do. You can stretch out and relax completely during this deep, music meditation.
For directions/questions the night of the event: 416-833-3564
Location: Stepping Stones Gallery This is an annual get together with my Shakuhachi students for a Master Class on breathwork, Japanese music and an informal concert. We have had some lovely 'non-shakuhachi' musicians join us in the past. Please let me know if you would like details.
If you are a beginner Shakuhachi player please feel welcome to join us - players of all levels are welcome!
MUSIC MEDITATION, MOVEMENT MEDITATION with the rock sculpture of JOHN CEPRANO Please join Debbie Danbrook and musical friends, including the Take Club Shakuhachi Group along with dancers from the Sacred Dance Guild for a beautiful and peaceful Walking Meditation through the rock garden sculptures. Participants will be invited to sit or to join in a meditative walk with music/dancers weaving throughout the space. After the performance we will sit together and enjoy the sunset.
This is a photographers dream! Please feel free to bring your camera
Location: Remic Rapids on the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway. There's a stone sculpture installation at the entrance with a sign "Remic Rapids" right after the Parkdale exit
CONCERT: An evening to celebrate Japanese and Canadian Music and Art
Ian Hepburn - harp, Debbie Danbrook - Shakuhachi, Catriona Sturton - harmonica and accordion plus the Shakuhachi students of Debbie. Beautiful Japanese brush painting artwork will be created by Rebecca Cragg during the concert and lucky audience members will take home these beautiful pictures. Also in the raffle will be CD's by Debbie Danbrook. This will be an intimate private concert with limited seating for 20 participants.
MUSIC CEREMONY with Debbie Danbrook Please join us for a healing and restorative Music Ceremony featuring Debbie playing shakuhachi flute, fairy chimes and singing. Debbie will also offering a Healing Music talk.
(dates may shift by a few days to accommodate the cherry blossoms)
Maximum of 3 participants - booking for this tour starting in summer, 2017
Please join me and a few participants for the annual Cherry Blossom tour to Japan. We will travel to my favourite temples where I will offer Music Meditations under the Cherry Blossoms. Tour includes travel to Nara, Kyoto, Osaka, and sometimes Ise, the spiritual centre for the Shinto religion. We will enjoy peaceful and tranquil walking meditations at ancient sites, experience a traditional Tea Ceremony, listen to healing music and of course eat fabulous Japanese food, drink sake and shop!!!! Always an enlightening and fun adventure. For more info: firstname.lastname@example.org