I hope that you are all well and enjoying the beautiful fall colours! Bundle up, it is getting a wee bit chilly these days...
I am just back from a wonderful trip to New York! I played in two beautiful churches as part of a Sacred Dance event called The Doors. Here is a picture of me playing in St. Francis Xavier Church in Manhattan.
There are some lovely events coming up before the end of the year. Details for all the upcoming events are at the end of this e-mail.
I will be offering a Music Ceremony with Mark Daniel in Ottawa at the Kalyana Yoga Studio on Nov. 17th. My last Music Meditation for the year will be in a new space here in Toronto, at 80 Gladstone on December 7th. I'll be playing with Chris Gartner.
We are also saying a fond farewell to the beautiful Inner Garden space at 401 Richmond. Rob Helmer has hosted our Music Meditations there for years and we all have wonderful memories of the space. Thank you Rob and thank you Inner Garden!
I'm offering a Healing Music talk and Music Meditation on Nov. 20th in Brampton at the Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives. If you live around here please join me in this beautiful space!
I am part of a marvellous Healing Workshop taking place on December 6th at the Friend's Quaker House here in Toronto. There is a beautiful poster for this event at the end of the e-mail. Please pass it on to any you think might be interested in joining us.
To end the year I'll be playing at a Solstice Benefit Concert up in Bancroft. I'm looking forward to playing with David Maracle. Then to Grail Springs later that day for a beautiful Healing Ceremony.
In January my first event will be at Sue's fantastic house in Scarborough - a Music Meditation on January 11th. This has become an annual event and it is always a joy and a pleasure to play in this beautiful space and welcome in the new year! For more information and to make a reservation for this special event please contact Sue at:firstname.lastname@example.org
The Japan trip is the end of March/beginning of April. Please contact me directly for information, thanks.
I hope that you all have a wonderful rest of the year and I look forward to seeing you soon! Lots of Love, Debbie Danbrook 416-322-3337 www.healingmusic.com
OTTAWA November 17, 2013MUSIC CEREMONY with Debbie Danbrook & Mark Daniel Please join us for a magical musical ceremony with crystal and Tibetan bowls, shakuhachi, North American flute, percussion and vocals. Time: 7:00 - 8:30 Location: Kalyana Yoga studio, 375 St. Laurent Blvd. www.kalyanayoga.ca Cost: $33 at the door email@example.com 613-745-YOGA(9642) 416-833-3564 ..............................................................................................................................................
BRAMPTON November 20, 2013
Healing Music with Debbie Danbrook. Come listen to the soothing sounds of shakuhachi – a traditional Japanese bamboo flute. Debbie is a Master of the Shakuhachi and one of the few female musicians of this genre.
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am Location: Peel Art Gallery Museum & Archives 9 Wellington Street East info: 905-791-4055 www.peelregion.ca .............................................................................................................................................. December 6, 2013
MUSIC MEDITATION with Debbie Danbrook and Chris Gartner Location: 80 Gladstone (80 Gladstone Ave., east of Dufferin, north of Queen) www.80gladstone.com Doors open: 7:00 Music Meditation: 7:30 tickets at the door: $20 firstname.lastname@example.org tel: 416-833-3564
Music Meditation with Debbie Danbrook and Chris Gartner
Music is an ancient tool used for healing in both East and Western cultures. As a therapeutic method, it acts as a medicine for the mind, body and soul and is used to create balance and well-being. As a conduit between the physical and spiritual, music has a way of integrating and harmonizing the different dimensions of the human being, as well as offering a pathway for people of various backgrounds to connect and feel united.
During our Music Meditation we invite you to relax deeply into the music of the Shakuhachi, voice, bass and sonic atmospheres. After the Music Meditation we will hold the music in our hearts and sit in deep silence.
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Debbie Danbrook Debbie Danbrook is a master of the Shakuhachi, an ancient Japanese bamboo flute. The Shakuhachi was traditionally played only by monks as a type of Zen called 'Suizen'. Debbie is the first woman to become a master of this unique and spiritual instrument. Debbie also sings in many of her compositions. Her voice is ethereal and angelic, and she sings without words. She has recorded 20 CD's, fourteen of them specifically for healing and meditation. Grammy winning cellist David Darling is featured on her latest release. Her music has been embraced by healers and spiritual practitioners around the globe. Debbie also incorporates the sacred symbol of the Labyrinth into many of her events. She performs around the world, some highlights include: Concerts: EXPO in Aichi, Japan. Conferences: Wellness Conference, Galveston, Texas which featured Don Miguel Ruiz; The Shakuhachi International Conference in Boulder, Colorado where she was the only female guest lecturer and performer. Spiritual Events: offering a Music Meditation at the Genocide Memorial in Rwanda; playing for the Japanese Prince and Princess at the opening of the Zen Garden at the Museum of Civilization in Hull.
Chris Gartner Chris Gartner is a Toronto based producer, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. He has been a sought after bassist on recordings, and tours in North America and Europe for well over the last 20 years. Chris’s playing can be heard on over 100 albums, plus movie soundtracks, cartoons, jingles, and radio and television themes. He has composed and produced music for film, and has been noted for his production and arrangement work on Lori Cullen’s "Uneven Hill" album, Jaffa Roads Juno nominated cd "Sun Place", and Tasa’s latest release "Alchemy". He was recently honoured with the grand prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest as a co-composer in the World Category, and can be be heard on a number of recent releases, including Garth Hudson’s new cd, and Loreena McKennit’s "The Wind the Shakes the Barley".