Join Jami Sieber (electric cellist, composer, vocalist) and Kim Rosen (author, poet, spoken word artist) for an immersive experience in a river of music and poetry, deep conversation, writing and sharing on the themes of grief, gratitude and letting go. Buddhism teaches that there are three Heavenly Messengers: Aging, Sickness and Death. In the last few years they have confronted each of us — on personal and planetary levels. This is an opportunity to come together in a deep listening community to allow the medicine of music and poetry to help us to turn towards our losses and discover the joy, aliveness, connection and gratitude that comes with welcoming them fully.
Jami and Kim’s latest album, Feast of Losses, is an ode to this moment in history; a seamless interplay of poetry and music that is uplifting, tender, deep, danceable and even deliciously funny at times. As we recognize and feel our heartbreak, we find our connection back to ourselves and one another.
Jami Sieber is a musician and composer who uses voice and an electronic cello, which she describes as "a cello having an out-of-body experience" since it has no sound box (or lower body), just a fingerboard with strings connected to an electronic amplifier and a looper. Since becoming a solo artist since 1994, she's collaborated with an extraordinary spectrum of dancers, actors, poets, visual artists, improvisers, vocalists, and instrumentalists and has composed for film, theater and dance. She's been an invited guest artist in China, Russia, the Balkans, Italy, France, and Thailand and has recorded at least seven CDs.
Kim Rosen, M.F.A., has awakened listeners around the world to the power of poetry to heal and transform individuals and communities. She is the author of Saved by a Poem: The Transformative Power of Words. Her work has been published in O Magazine, The Sun Magazine, Spirituality and Health Magazine, The Huffington Post, Feminist.com, HealYourLife.com and The Texas Review among others, and she was a recipient of the 2001 Robinson Jeffers Tor House Prize for Poetry. In 2010 she founded the Safe House Education (S.H.E.) Fund to give Maasai girls who have fled Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Early Childhood Marriage an opportunity to go to college and transform the oppression of women in their families, their tribe and the world.