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Sacred Song and Voice Exploration: Awakening Spirit with Moyenei Valdés

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Calling everyone who loves to sing and would like to deepen their connection to their voice!

Vocalists of all skill levels, professional singers, and music lovers are welcome. No previous musical training is necessary.

Join Afro-Latina Ethno-Soul singer and composer Moyenei Valdés, for a journey to explore your voice and body as an instrument to bring forth your true essence. Learn various techniques to express your authentic sound and unlock expression of your spirit through song.

You will learn to support and modulate your vocal expression through techniques and exercises that will help you develop effortless and good placement, allowing you to obtain a tone rich in harmonics, as well as increase the power of your voice. Understanding the physiology of the human voice will enable you to better use your body as an instrument of vocal expression, communication, and song.


The first part of this workshop consists of a warm-up led by Laulin Osher, a Certified Yoga and dance instructor. This will open up and relax the body to prepare for deep self-exploration of the voice. Then, Moyenei will share the most effective vocal skills she has acquired as a musician, and during her work with medicines in the Amazon. You will dive into the anatomy of the human voice, with exercises to open up the unique expression of your true sound, releasing emotional and mental blockages. We will focus on expanding your range and capacity, in order to produce an organic, dynamic, and soulful sound. We will end the workshop learning an ethnic song, culminating in a collective voice that liberates our spirit, bringing forth our voice from the heart.

This workshop is $33 suggested donation. All funds go to support the teaching artist and future programing at SARF. No one will be turned away for lack of funds and we appreciate your support! 

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Moyenei is a beautiful, independent Afro-Latina musician, composer and singer from Chile. During 24 years as a professional musician, she has toured Europe, the Middle East, and North, Central, and South America and has performed with artists such as Calle 13, Manu Chao, Cafe Tacvba, Youssou N’Dur, The Wailers, Balkan Beat Box, Asian Dub Foundation, and Silvio Rodriguez among many others. For the past decade, she has lived in Tepoztlán, Mexico, delighting audiences and co-producing Festival Origen México: International Festival of Medicine Music and Cultures of Harmonious Living.

Moyenei has won many awards and nominations including a Gold Disc, Altazor Award, 3 Latin Grammy Award nominations, 1 Grammy Award nomination, Omecihuatl Medal (Mexico 2015), and a Latin American MTV nomination, among others. 

 She has developed and imparted Voice Exploration workshops in Peru, Chile, Mexico, and the USA, sharing techniques to help people unlock spirit through song and express their authentic sound. Moyenei has launched 3 solo albums and participated in over 15 other album collaborations. She is presently producing her new album Espíritu Libre (Free Spirit), which encompasses the rich sounds of Latin American roots and the Amazon peoples, achieving a fusion of electro-organic beats, tribal sounds and ancestral music. She embodies an empowered feminine archetype, through art and sound manifesting beauty through song and praise for life itself.

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Laulin Osher was born in Berkeley, California and grew up in Huehuecoyotl, one of the first Latin-American Ecovillages in Tepoztlán, Mexico. She is a Specialist in Child Development and an Alternative Education Consultant.

She has studied various martial arts and dance forms, including capoeira, traditional Bharatanatyam dance from South India, hip-hop, flamenco, belly dance, tribal-fusion, contemporary, jazz, and African dance.

After practicing yoga for decades, she traveled to India and became a certified Yoga instructor. She has taught in Peru, India, Mexico, the USA, and in female prisons in Uruguay. She presently teaches private and group classes in Tepoztlán, where she resides after spending over 15 years living and traveling abroad.

As a way to integrate her many skills, multicultural and bilingual background, Laulin has been working in event production, and is presently the co-creator and executive co-producer of Festival Origen México: International Festival of Medicine Music and Cultures of Harmonious Living.