Friday, July 13, 2012

Genre-Defying Music and Workshops this Weekend at The Buttonwood Tree

InnerAttainment: "Music is the Healing Force of the Universe" - Friday July 13 at 8pm

InnerAttainment is a project that involves music, spoken word and poetry. The music is not in any one genre but includes African Rhythms, Jazz and Tone Poems. The group offers a musical meditation and soundscape that uses the healing power of spoken word, music and song. The group includes vocals, percussion (hand drums and small percussion instruments), woodwinds (saxophones, flutes) and other miscellaneous instruments. The emphasis is on the environment (air, water, trees, the sun and the stars) and the state of human beings and the world. The offering is a meditation for the healing of the mind, body and soul. It includes ritual that encourages the listener to relax and feel the positive vibration as the presentation unfolds. There are portions that encourage audience participation in order to enhance that “healing feeling”.
InnerAttaiment is Margaux Modimo (Vocals, Spoken Word, Percussion and Miscellaneous Instruments), Richard McGhee III (Saxophones, Flutes, Vocals and Miscellaneous Instruments). We would also include some special guests to enhance the vibrational atmosphere of the presentation.

"Aligned with Source" Workshop for Empowerment - Saturday July 14 at 10:30am

Aligned With Source is an Inter-Active talk/workshop with a purpose of bringing understanding to life’s challenges and empowering us to deal with them. We ‘know’ that ‘love can cure all ills, create miracles and is what we must have for peace on Earth to prevail’. But do we believe this? Do we truly understand the full impact of this most powerful force? A single, gentle word with infinite facets, all bring us to a single, most beautiful space. Come share in the exploration of its depths, potential and beauty.
Annaita is a Spiritual & Holistic Healer who moved to Connecticut from India Experienced in applying varied healing modalities to a wide range of situations her primary focus has been to heal through empowerment.
In these inter-active workshops, Annaita shares her deep understanding of life, holism and spirituality enabling you to rise above life’s challenges, live a healthy, fulfilled & confident life.
$5 suggested donation

Writing Workshop with Award-winning Writer- Saturday July 14 at 1pm

Writing What You Know (Or Don't Know)

This workshop with award-winning writer and former ABC and NPR journalist Eileen Albrizio will explore what it means to write what you know, then go outside the realm of our own experiences and write what we don’t know.
It’s a simple philosophy, write what you know—perhaps too simple. We are creative people and writing about only what we’ve experienced seems limiting. What does it actually mean anyway? How can you write a science fiction, horror or fantasy novel if what you write must be based on only what you’ve experience in real life? Then again, how do you write what you don’t know? Does that mean spending time and energy doing large amounts of research? The answer is simpler than you think. Writing what you know is actually a good philosophy, but it’s not the entire philosophy. It’s just the start.
Eileen Albrizio is an American writer of poetry and prose as well as a freelance proofreader and editor. Her works have appeared in numerous literary publications, including the Common Ground Review and the Underwood Review. She is the author of three volumes of poetry: Messy on the Inside, Rain – Dark as Water in Winter, and Perennials: New & Selected Poems, which was nominated for the 2008 CT Book Award.

DOUBLE BILL: Brianne Chasanoff and Bella Voce - Saturday July 14 at 8pm

Brianne Chasanoff is a singer/songwriter from the Danbury area who has been performing in the New England area. She is known for her “sultry voice, and she writes dark, melodic songs about love” says the Danbury News Times. Brianne’s passionate vocals speak to the listener intimately through her sensitivity and her depth of emotional expression. Her angelic voice has a soothing, natural clarity. “My songs often come from pain and sorrow.
Brianne is a classically trained vocalist and pianist, who’s been accompanying musicals, chorus ensembles, church services, and recitals for years, playing various styles of music from Broadway and classical to pop. She is also currently a local music teacher at Pawling Elementary School in Pawling, NY.

The vocal group Bella Voce includes music that defies time and genre. Hauntingly beautiful vocal harmonies define the music which ranges from spirituals to big band to pop. There is something for everyone!
Bella Voce is a remarkable group of teens that sing acapella music of all styles and genres. Bella Voce was even recently featured on Channel 3′s Better Connecticut!


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