Community Song Circle
with Ahlay Blakely
Wednesday Nov 8th
Campbell Community Center
155 High St, Eugene, OR
Arrive & Settle 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Sing 6:00-8:00 pm
Alexandra "Ahlay" Blakely (she/her) is a song carrier remembering that which was meant to be forgotten in her lineages: song technology as connective tissues of the communal body. She blends song, body percussion, dance, stillness, breath & silence with the deepest intention to support others in remembering their inherent birthright to singing and rhythm.
Ahlay teaches easy-to-learn songs in an acappella style and the group echos them back. The songs sung have come directly through Ahlay. They are sung collectively as invitations to move stagnated emotions in the body and to be in our bodies as we notice what arises for us as we sing together.
These songs are swirls of spells for cracking open, falling humbly to our knees and cultivating more access to the conversations our souls are aching to have with us about their most intimate longings.
Singing in Ahlay's container invokes connection that can serve as a catalyst to discuss + sit with taboo topics in our culture and movements for collective liberation. We sing to shame, courage, for breaking cycles of intergenerational trauma and to be ready for these times we are living in, all while sending these song-beings in ripples through to the ancient and future ones.
Pre-Registration is required. See below.
To learn more about Ahlay, start here. Remember to come back so we can sing together.
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