MaMuse "Prayers For Freedom" CD Release Concert

uplifting folk duo

MaMuse "Prayers For Freedom" CD Release Concert

MaMuse, Thrive Choir, Lyla June, Desirae Harp

Wednesday, August 8th

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$20 ADV / $24 DOOR (plus fees)

  • All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee.

MaMuse "Prayers For Freedom" CD Release Concert Featuring Thrive Choir, Lyla June and Desirae Harp
MaMuse "Prayers For Freedom" CD Release Concert Featuring Thrive Choir, Lyla June and Desirae Harp
MaMuse, Thrive Choir, Lyla June and Desirae Harp live, breathe, sing and create beauty to support the health and well being for all life on Earth. This evening will be a potent coming together of our shared hearts for the upliftment of all and the health of our local watersheds. We shall harmonize! We shall Poecize! We shall Realize! and TOGETHER we shall THRIVE! Be prepared for Heart Healing Harmony, Soul Salve Serenades, Mind-Widening Wordplay and Powerful Presence to Pierce through the Media Madness!

Come and support our collective artistry while BEING the REAL news!! Want to change the world? Let us Sing together! Let us dance together! Let us weep together! Let us focus our intentions for the health of our waters, TOGETHER. YES.

A generous portion of the proceeds from this evening will go to Run 4 Salmon.
MaMuse
MaMuse
MaMuse:
(“Ma” as in Mamma; “Muse” as in the one who inspires)

Wholeheartedly fed by the folk and gospel traditions, MaMuse (Sarah Nutting and Karisha Longaker) create uplifting music for the pure joy of it and to inspire the world into thriving. Interweaving brilliant and haunting harmony with lyrics born of honed emotional intelligence, MaMuse invokes a musical presence that inspires the opening of the heart. Playing a family of varied acoustic instruments including upright bass, guitar, mandolins, ukulele, and flutes, and backed by inspired drummer (Mike Wofchuck) these two powerful women embody a love for all of life. The synergy that is created through this musical connection is palpable and truly moving to witness.

With nine delicious years of co-creation and four full length albums under their belts, MaMuse keep their hearts tuned to the creation of music for the health of ALL BEINGS.
Thrive Choir
Thrive Choir
The Thrive Choir was born to sing the music for the revolution. They are a diverse group of vocalists, artists, activists, educators, healers, and community organizers based in Oakland, California - directed by Bay Area musicians Austin Willacy & Kyle Lemle. Their heartfelt and soul-stirring original music is a fusion of gospel, soul and folk.

As part of Thrive East Bay - a purpose-driven community focused on personal and social transformation - the Choir's music illuminates the joy, pain, and beauty of what it means to be human in this time of systemic transformation. They lift up the house every first Sunday at Thrive East Bay in downtown Oakland; they have performed with Rising Appalachia, recorded with MaMuse, and shared the stage with social justice luminaries Ericka Huggins, Joanna Macy, and Fania Davis; and they perform at marches, conferences and festivals across California, most recently at Bioneers, Blessed Unrest, IONS, the North America Permaculture Convergence, and the Women's March.

They are also launching a larger Thrive Street Choir, mobilizing hundreds of people to sing in hope and resistance at protests and beyond.
Lyla June
Lyla June is a poet, musician, human ecologist, public speaker and community organizer of Diné (Navajo), Tsétsehéstahese (Cheyenne) and European lineages. Her dynamic, multi-genre performance and speech style has invigorated and inspired audiences across the globe towards personal, collective and ecological healing. Her messages focus on Indigenous rights, supporting youth, intercultural healing, historical trauma and traditional land stewardship practices. She blends her undergraduate studies in human ecology at Stanford University, her graduate work in Native American Pedagogy at University of New Mexico, and the indigenous worldview she grew up with to inform her perspectives and solutions. Her internationally acclaimed performances and speeches are conveyed through the medium of prayer, hip-hop, poetry, acoustic music and speech. Her personal goal is to grow closer to Creator by learning how to love deeper.
Desirae Harp
Desirae Harp is a member of the Mishewal Wappo tribe from the central coast of California, and she is a descendant of the Diné Nation from the Southwest. She is a singer/songwriter, cultural bearer/activist, and teacher. She sings with Audiopharmacy, an internationally acclaimed world music/reggae/and hip hop ensemble. She uses her music as a teaching tool to facilitate workshops on cultural survival, social justice, and environmental justice with youth across the country. She is the founder of the Mishewal Ona*staTis language and revitalization program, and she is dedicated to restoring the California water ways, salmon runs, and indigenous ways of life.