Thu Mar 19, 2020
chanting. music, Sound Bath
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join vocalist, conductor and composer, Leah Hokanson for a community gathering of ecstatic chanting. Leah’s chants (called Diamond Chants) blend the wisdom and inspiration of ecstatic poetry (Rumi, Hafiz, Hildegard of Bingen, Whitman, Kabir and others), with the eclectic groove and tunefulness of popular music – including jazz, R&B, pop ballad, funk, world music, and more. Their universal messages of love, peace and belonging inspire joy and connection. Come and sing your heart out!
Leah Hokanson is a well known choral director, composer, singer/songwriter, and vocal sound explorer based on Gabriola Island, BC. She directs Gabriola’s Song Keepers Women’s Choir, the Life Journey Singers, and is a music director at First Unitarian Fellowship of Nanaimo. Leah facilitates vocal sounding workshops that explore the voice as a vehicle for healing and transformation. In 2018 she released an album of original songs entitled Facets and in 2019 her first album of original chants, Diamond Chants: The Heart.