For thousand of years indigenous cultures have understood the profound effect that the rhythmic patterns and sounds of nature have on our well-being. This eternal pulse of life is woven throughout nature, from our own DNA to the galaxies, making it the source of deep transformation and healing.
In this 2-day intensive workshop we will explore the rhythmic and elemental patterns of nature and learn to entrain with them using our own movement and sound. Through the use of body percussion exercises, vocal exercises, group relaxation and sound work using clay, wood, metal and water percussive instruments we will explore and experience how the inner and outer rhythms of nature help us integrate balance in our lives.
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A taste of what this workshop will be like:
Come and discover the full musical potential of your body and let unfold your true voice naturally. Get the experience of full synchronicity within your self and with the Universe. More info on this workshop can be found at http://nachoarimany.com/workshop/
Cost: Full weekend is $250; Single day is $150.
Before moving to New York in 2009, Nacho Arimany was chiefly known as one of Spain’s most sought after Flamenco percussionists. His unique style and diverse capabilities steered him into the broader scopes of World music and Jazz, where he has performed and recorded with Lionel Loueke, Lizz Wright and Angelique Kidjo. His first independent project, the Nacho Arimany World-Flamenco Septet, integrated this wide range of musical experiences. Reviewing his album, “Silence-light” (Fresh Sound Records, 2007) recorded with his septet, La Abeille Musique (France) compared Arimany’s advanced exploration of the Flamenco universe to the jazz explorations of acclaimed guitarist Lionel Loueke, writing, “Percussionist, musician and nearly a musical philosopher inasmuch as his ideas are dense and open to the world, Nacho Arimany is without a shadow of a doubt a separate case on the sometimes compartmentalized flamenco scene….The result is an album which somewhat redefines for the 21st century a type of music, flamenco, already crossed by multiple musical experiences. Unique and indispensable.”
Arimany’s musical innovations are being applied to sound therapy and transformational processes. On this field his contribution is remarkable as he has entirely composed, performed and produced the music of inTime a 9CD rhythm-based music listening therapeutic method created to improve brain function, developed in collaboration with Sheila Allen and Advanced Brain Technologies. The official debut of inTime was held in February 9th 2014 at Rockefeller’s University , Caspary Hall with a panel discussion with neuroscientists and therapists and a solo concert by Nacho Arimany.