So nice to connect with you here on the Compassionate Action Network. I'll likely be there Saturday and am playing Saturday night at Egan's in Ballard. I'll bring my guitar to Seattle Center too, just in case. Peace and thank you for reaching out.
Hello Reverend Cheen
Thanks for your note-yes I am sure we will cross paths soon-I am planning some workshops in the new year with some smaller dialogues and different disciplines in the conversation-perhaps we can collaborate-Ill keep you posted as they develop.
Things look good for me to attend on Oct 17-I will certainly meet you there if all works out for me to attend.
PS-I might have a good voice coach for you-she is tour right now but Ill ask when she gets back and get you in touch with her-
I forgot to ask you-would you be interested in collaborating with me on a Zai Circle event in the future? I actually have an event coming up in December that you might find interesting. If you have time drop by www.zaicircle.com and go to the upcoming events page to have a look at the fall series. Concert # 4 is the one I had in mind-for concert #4 we will have a rich group of musicians including Abel Rocha from Venezuela on guitar and two wonderful singers of very different backgrounds. I am not sure if this might be of interest but without a doubt you would bring a deep voice to the discussion-let me know what you think when you can-here is a brief description:
Dialogue # 4: Ribbons of Individuality: Voices of Clarity/Voices of Obscurity
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Peace. Culture. Religion. Tradition. As individuals we all have diverse views, opinions, and insights to each of these topics. These differences can be subtle or vast. They can be the thing that binds two people together or that separates nations by war and conflict. Is one voice louder-more correct-more important-than another? How does one person’s views effect and shape the others view. If we do not talk about our differences can we really understand our similarities? Does our own voice obscure what could be a profound understanding of what is around us-of what we are, as individuals? Dialogue 4 explores the question of clarity and obscurity with three drastically different "spoken and sung" voices, in contrast and in dialogue with a trio of rhythmic complexity including basses, ethnic drums, and cultural stringed instruments, all driven by the response to the words and thoughts from the audience.
Hello Reverend Cheen, It is wonderful to hear from you and I am so glad that our paths have crossed again. I will try to make it to Open Space on 10/17. I would really love to join in the brainstorm for what Charter for Compassion Event we may put on for the NW on 11/12.
As I recall you talked at the Summit about using social networking to expand your work. I would like to offer some assistance (free) on how you can use the CAN site to make this a reality. Let me know if you are interested. Jon
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