PEIA ~ LIVE in London
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
07:00 PM - 10:30 PM
St John's Church
73 Waterloo Rd, South Bank, London SE1 8TY, UK
Exclusive - First time in UK - PEIA LONDON PERFORMANCE.
part of her 2019 Wandering Roots European TOUR
ft. the inimitable SUSIE RO - Support
“Moving seamlessly from Hungarian lullaby to Scottish reel, Peruvian proverb and poetic originals, Peia constructs a prayerlike cycle of songs that often permeate with hushed vocals and restrained melodies before adding grooves that edify and further mesmerize.”
World Music Central
Accompanying herself with charangon, harmonium and guitar, her revolving collaborative ensemble weaves rich vocal harmonies, strings, an eclectic array of percussion, and classical guitar. Her mesmerizing performances offer authentic re-imaginings of traditional musical treasures, along with a stunning repertoire of her own songs, which speak of love’s trials, resiliency, and deep reverence for the earth.
A powerful voice in the rising global community of people who are committed to restoring a balanced relationship with the Earth, Peia expresses her holistic vision and passion through her music, educational workshops and advocacy for indigenous and environmental rights groups.
Born in the back hills of Connecticut, Peia spent most of her childhood playing in the forests and hiding out in tree tops. In 2002 she moved to Boston where she attended New England Conservatory of Music on a generous scholarship and received extensive training in western classical voice and opera, vocal pedagogy, composition, and improvisation.
“My journey with world folksong traditions began many years ago while studying at New England Conservatory in Boston. Much to the dismay of my Opera professors, I found myself enthralled with the alluring beauty and mystery of traditional folk music. This fascination, along with a bit of old Irish wanderlust, poised me for a journey that led me to seek a lost culture and reconnect with the songs of my ancestors in ancient Europe.”
In 2012 Peia released her first solo album The Dance of Devotion – a profound collection of poetic love songs. Her second release Four Great Winds – a timeless journey through traditional and original sacred song was self released in May 2013 and picked up by Sounds True for global release in 2015.Following the initial release of ‘Four Great Winds’ Peia gained international notoriety and requests for performances in Europe, Australia, Bali, Brazil and Canada. Her music has taken her around the world and sparked collaborations with many world class artists including: legendary poet and Rumi scholar Coleman Barks, author, mythologist & storyteller Michael Meade, Grammy Award winning pianist Peter Kater, Iranian tar master Ali Ghamsari and Sephardic song keeper, oud & guitar virtuoso Shai Shriki.
Peia currently splits her time between touring and the lush, wild hills of Southern OR where she wildcrafts herbal remedies, sings with Wild Honey – an all women’s world music trio and teaches Song of the Ancients – voice cultivation and ancestral songline tracing. Fusing her knowledge of Vocal Pedagogy (The Science of the Voice) with the ancient meditative practice of Nada Yoga, she imparts upon her students the tools to harness the natural beauty and resonance of the voice .
WHERE: ST. JOHN'S WATERLOO https://stjohnswaterloo.org/
Susie's uplifting heart songs and soulful, original medicine music seems to inspire a sense of joy where ever she goes. Susie tours internationally with her harmony singing workshops and beautiful songs on guitar, connecting with the global light family, and ancient traditions of the world, and weaving what she learns into a stream of free-flowing music to awaken the heart. Last year she released the her Debut Album 'Song of a Thousand Leaves'. Don't be surprised if Susie gets the whole audience singing in harmony together!
PEIA will also be offering a VOICE WORKSHOP in LONDON on Thursday 25th of July at:
St Ethelburga-the-Virgin, Bishopsgate, in the City of London, near Liverpool Street station. In 1993 an IRA bomb severely damaged the church and once the building was rebuilt and restored it re-opened as a Centre for Reconciliation and Peace. https://stethelburgas.org/
AND performing a CONCERT, WORKSHOP and part of DANCE CEREMONY in STROUD for a 3 day DanSing Festival 2019 hosted by Awakening the Wild.
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