Journey of the Soul: A Poetic & Musical Show
Sep
8
6:00 PM18:00

Journey of the Soul: A Poetic & Musical Show

An intimate journey featuring ecstatic poetry and music. 

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Recitations in Persian, Punjabi, Urdu, Hindi, and Sanskrit with accompanying translations in English. Bathe in waves of divinely inspired poetry with transcendent soundscapes provided by the Murmurations Duo (on cello, Shruti, tuning forks, saxophone, clarinet, Tibetan bowls, blossom bells, frame drum, balafon, glockenspiel, chimes, voice, small percussion, and gong.

Audience feedback on "Journey of the Soul"

"I feel I am reborn after this one and a half hour of the show. It changed my life."

"It was absolutely wonderful!"

"Great show. I really enjoyed the music and the poetry. The oboe and the cello are my two favorite instruments." 

Murmurations Duo -

“Such extraordinary, luminous sounds are born from this collaboration.” - Kathleen Farrell/Infinity Energetics - Soul Tones

“Murmurations Duo is an experience not to be missed. Their mystical sound journeys will take you to untraveled territories...This ensemble creates a powerful space for connection and transformation…” Prem Dasi - Spiritual Wellness Coach.

Tickets:

Student/Senior Discount: $15.00

Early Bird: $20.00

Group Discount (2 or more): $22.00

Regular Price: $25.00

Support the Artist: $35.00

Note: Chairs, yoga mats, cushions, back jacks, and pillows will be available for your relaxation and enjoyment.

The venue is spacious, yet intimate, and has a peaceful energy. Tea will be provided.

Further Information:

Kaavya Connections

Join our mailing list on our website: https://www.kaavyaconnections.com/

Contact: contact@kaavyaconnections.com | 404-791-1276

Meetup Website: https://www.meetup.com/Kaavya-Connections-World-Poetry-and-Literature/

Journey: https://medium.com/@imaxxs/poetry-and-literature-in-bay-area-my-perspective-3273d7b16d7b

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/kaavyaconnect/

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/kaavyaconnect/

Murmurations Duo
Website: https://www.facebook.com/murmurationsduo

Album “Starlings” by Murmurations Duo: https://www.cdbaby.comMurmurations Duo

BIOS:

Suellen Primost, a seasoned, conservatory trained cellist, recording artist, and sound healer, is known for her soulful expressivity and versatility across genres ranging from classical and jazz to many types of world music: Celtic, Middle Eastern, Balkan, Indian Classical and Ambient. With Jérémy Marais and The Murmurations Duo, Suellen offers Music/World Poetry Salons and Sound Healing. She performs with Sonic Shamanic, Soul Tones, Espiritu Ensembles, Spiral Dance Chamber Jazz, Rumi’s Caravan, Ya L'ayl, Laura Inserra, Rajhesh Vaidhya, Janapriya Levine, Shivpreet Singh, Gary Hegedus, Shay Nicols, Christine Tulis, Eostar Kamala and Clare Hedin. See www.reverbnation.com/suellenprimost

Jérémy Marais, born and raised in the French Alps, started to study saxophone as a kid and very soon developed a strong interest in improvised music. He has been living and studying traditional music in various parts of the world: West Africa, Spain, India, Turkey, and Israel. As a multi-instrumentalist, Jérémy, in addition to alto and baritone sax, performs with clarinet, frame drum, kalimba, Shruti box and various little percussions. Jérémy performed with international bands touring internationally for many years. During the last 10 years through various significant spiritual experiences, Jérémy discovered the power music has to affect reality, to help shift, heal, let go, release, journey and grow. He is now using his musical skills toward this goal of doing regular “Sound Healing Journeys” with the various project: “The Murmurations Duo”, Laura Inserra and “ Sonic Shamanic”. He offers one on one healing sessions using voice, music, energy healing and somatic approach. Jérémy also offers weekly workshops on “Music Sound and Voice Improvisation”. More info at www.vibratingcells.com

 

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Fractals in Poetry - A rose is a leaf is a rose is a leaf
Jul
28
2:00 PM14:00

Fractals in Poetry - A rose is a leaf is a rose is a leaf

It is our pleasure to schedule another event to read, listen and share the poetry and literature from around the world. We are growing - 369 - together as a community from San Francisco, East, and South Bay.

Sign up on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/200704124115358/


What can be common between mathematics and poetry? - Structures.

Fractal is a mathematical structure. What is fractal poetics?

Before Benoit Mandelbrot’s fractal mathematics and Gertrude Stein’s roses, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe wrote about a primal plant, “Urpflanze,” which was constructed as a leaf within a leaf within a leaf. I wonder if his Platonic vision for this plant, from which all other plants derived, was an early imagining of fractal mathematics and response to fractal forms in the natural world (coastlines, human migration patterns, Romanesco broccoli). Visual depictions of fractals have no beginnings or endings in time, no inside or outside in space, and self-similarity and repetition occur at all discernible scales. 

Mandelbrot first used the term, “fractal,” in 1975 to consider how natural forms are aligned with theoretical and topological fractional dimensions where substructures go on infinitely and replicate themselves at all distinct scales. In Alice Fulton’s 2005 essay, “Fractal Poetics: Adaptation and Complexity,” originally published in the UK’s Interdisciplinary Science Review and which drew from an earlier essay of hers, “Of formal, free, and fractal verse: singing the body eclectic,” published by Poetry East in 1986, Fulton responds to formalists who argue that only metered forms in poetry have structure by saying that free verse has a structure much like fractals in nature have structure, where there is a “dynamic, turbulent form between perfect chaos and perfect order.” 

In fractal poetics, one poem triggers another through the repetition of certain linguistic elements or patterns. Procedural poetics resemble fractals. Fractal theory wants to help readers see the deep form in the seemingly free, to remind readers to take the free verse seriously.

An example of a fractal poem is -

Slow Song For Mark Rothko - Poem by John Taggart

To breathe and stretch one's arms again
to breathe through the mouth to breathe to
breathe through the mouth to utter in
the most quiet way not to whisper not to whisper
to breathe through the mouth in the most quiet way to
breathe to sing to breathe to sing to breathe
to sing the most quiet way.

For more information please check - 

http://www.alicefulton.com/books/isr2005.html

https://jacket2.org/commentary/%E2%80%98fractal-poetics%E2%80%99-rose-leaf-rose-leaf

https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/slow-song-for-mark-rothko/

We invite you to read, discuss and share poetry and literature from languages around the world -Hindi/Urdu/English/Spanish/Russian/Turkish/German and others, their translations and interpretations.

Please feel free to bring your own poems, your favorite poems, any literature you like to share and discuss with the group.

We translate poems into English as best as we can with the help of the group.

We go with the flow of conversations during our gathering and are not restricted by the theme only.

Please spread the word about the group and invite your friends to join.

Please bring a friend, a poetic story to tell or simply come to listen and to enjoy. Above all bring your creative self.

Mahendra

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Poems of Inspiration, Hope and Joy - Sports & Greatest Athletes
Jun
23
2:00 PM14:00

Poems of Inspiration, Hope and Joy - Sports & Greatest Athletes

It is our pleasure to schedule another event to read, listen and share the poetry and literature from around the world.

Summer is just getting started...Can there be a better way to organize our monthly gathering than sitting out in the park enjoying the sun and reading poetry?

At this moment, FIFA World Cup Soccer fever is catching the attention of soccer players and enthusiasts around the world. Some may muse - Is there Poetry In Soccer? We can ask the same questions about other sports and their legends - Boxing - Muhammad Ali, Soccer - Leonne Messi, Basket Ball - Lebron James, Running - Usain Bolt and others.

The qualities one appreciates most of their favorite players happen to be the same ones one appreciate in their favorite poets: beauty, creativity, flair, imagination, and skill. Bring any poems or quotes or books to read and inspire others.

Some of the poems inspired by sports and their greatest athletes are -

Run every race as if it is your last - by Lisa Olstein
https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/run-every-race-if-it%E2%80%99s-your-last

You can't put a Muhammad Ali in a poem - by Juan Felipe Herrera
https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/you-cant-put-muhammad-ali-poem

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/harriet/2017/10/all-great-soccer-players-are-poets

https://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2012/08/10/the-legend-of-bolt/
Joy - For Bolt, Blake, and Weir by Kwame Dawes

The meaning of joy—
to desire for the sake of desire,
to hunger while not starving,
to long for the intoxication
of elation, to want more than
the a body can want, to hope
in the impossible rewards
of hoping, to throw oneself
deep inside longing, without,
for once, allowing the haunting
of deprivation, failure,
disappointment, and the old
rituals of broken hearts,
to consume, and darken.

Bring any poems or quotes or books to read and inspire others. We are not restricted by the theme of the monthly gathering. We encourage everyone to read and express themselves.

Please spread the word about the group and invite your friends to join.

We invite you to read, discuss and share poetry and literature from languages around the world - Hindi/Urdu/English/Spanish/Russian/Turkish/German and others, their translations, and interpretations.

We translate poems in English as best as we can with the help of the group. There are also discussions and conversations about the interpretations and meanings of the words and poems.

Mahendra, Pranjali, Prima, Ashutosh, and Shashank

• What to bring
Please bring a poem, a friend, a poetic story to tell or simply come to listen and to enjoy.

• Important to know
Please call/text Mahendra (414 791 1276), Ashutosh (916 307 8310) or Shashank (415 589 9570) if you need directions or information about the event.

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A Poetic & Musical Experience: Rumi, Hafiz, Bulleh Shah & Others
Jun
3
6:00 PM18:00

A Poetic & Musical Experience: Rumi, Hafiz, Bulleh Shah & Others

A Poetic & Musical Sufi Experience
(Farsi, Hindi, Punjabi & English)

featuring Jalal al-Din Rumi, Šamsu d-Dīn Muḥammad Hāfez, Baba Bulleh Shah & Amir Khusrau

Music by The Murmurations Duo (Suellen Primost and Jeremy Marais)

Time: Sunday, June 3rd, 2018.

The door opens at 5:30 PM. The show starts at 6:00 PM.

Please reach 30 mins before the start of the show.

Description:

An intimate journey featuring the poetry of Rumi, Hafiz, Bulleh Shah & Amir Khusrau. Poetic and music weaving in Farsi, Punjabi, and Hindi with accompanying translations in English. Bathe in the waves of Sufi poetry with transcendent soundscapes provided by the Murmurations Duo on cello, Shruti, tuning forks, saxophone, clarinet, Tibetan bowls, blossom bells, frame drum, balafon, glockenspiel, chimes, voice, small percussion, and gong.

Comments:

Journey of the Soul - 

"It was absolutely wonderful!"

"Great show. I really enjoyed the music and the poetry. The oboe and the cello are my two favorite instruments." 

Murmurations Duo -

“Such extraordinary, luminous sounds are born from this collaboration.” - Kathleen Farrell/Infinity Energetics - Soul Tones

“Murmurations Duo is an experience not to be missed. Their mystical sound journeys will take you to untravelled territories...This ensemble creates a powerful space for connection and transformation…” Prem Dasi - Spiritual Wellness Coach.

Our events sell out quickly. 
Advance online booking is strongly recommended. 

Link to get your tickets here - 
https://journey-of-the-soul.eventbrite.com

Tickets:

Student/Senior Discount: $15.00

Early Bird: $20.00

Group Discount (2 or more): $22.00

Regular Price: $25.00

Support the Artist: $35.00

Note: Chairs, yoga mat, cushions, pillow, and carpet will be available for your relaxation and enjoyment.

The venue and the room are cozy, relaxing and has a peaceful energy. Tea will be provided.

Further Information:

Kaavya Connections

Join our mailing list on our website: https://www.kaavyaconnections.com/

Contact: contact@kaavyaconnections.com | 404-791-1276

Meetup Website: https://www.meetup.com/Kaavya-Connections-World-Poetry-and-Literature/

Journey: https://medium.com/@imaxxs/poetry-and-literature-in-bay-area-my-perspective-3273d7b16d7b

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/kaavyaconnect/

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/kaavyaconnect/

Murmurations Duo
Website: https://www.facebook.com/murmurationsduo

Album “Starlings” by Murmurations Duo: https://www.cdbaby.com › Murmurations Duo

BIOS:

Suellen Primost, a seasoned, conservatory trained cellist, recording artist, and sound healer, is known for her soulful expressivity and versatility across genres ranging from classical and jazz to many types of world music: Celtic, Middle Eastern, Balkan, Indian Classical and Ambient. With Jérémy Marais and The Murmurations Duo, Suellen offers Music/World Poetry Salons and Sound Healing. She performs with Sonic Shamanic, Soul Tones, Espiritu Ensembles, Spiral Dance Chamber Jazz, Rumi’s Caravan, Ya L'ayl, Laura Inserra, Rajhesh Vaidhya, Janapriya Levine, Shivpreet Singh, Gary Hegedus, Shay Nicols, Christine Tulis, Eostar Kamala and Clare Hedin. See www.reverbnation.com/suellenprimost

Jérémy Marais, born and raised in the French Alps, started to study saxophone as a kid and very soon developed a strong interest in improvised music. He has been living and studying traditional music in various parts of the world: West Africa, Spain, India, Turkey, and Israel. As a multi-instrumentalist, Jérémy, in addition to alto and baritone sax, performs with clarinet, frame drum, kalimba, Shruti box and various little percussions. Jérémy performed with international bands touring internationally for many years. During the last 10 years through various significant spiritual experiences, Jérémy discovered the power music has to affect reality, to help shift, heal, let go, release, journey and grow. He is now using his musical skills toward this goal doing regular “Sound Healing Journeys” with the various project: “The Murmurations Duo”, Laura Inserra and “ Sonic Shamanic”. He offers one on one healing sessions using voice, music, energy healing and somatic approach. Jérémy also offers weekly workshops on “Music Sound and Voice Improvisation”. More info at www.vibratingcells.com

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A Poetic & Musical Journey of the Soul: Rumi, Hafiz & Others
Mar
31
6:00 PM18:00

A Poetic & Musical Journey of the Soul: Rumi, Hafiz & Others

Time: Saturday, March 31st, 2018.

The door opens at 5:30 PM. The show starts at 6:00 PM.

Please arrive 30 minutes before the start of the show.

Venue: RudraMandir: A Center for Spirituality & Healing, 
830 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA, 94710

Description:

An intimate journey featuring the ecstatic poetry of Rumi, Hafiz, Amir Khusrau, Bulleh Shah & Others. Recitations in Farsi and Hindi with accompanying translations in English. Bathe in waves of divinely inspired poetry with transcendent soundscapes provided by the Murmurations Duo (on cello, shruti, tuning forks, saxophone, clarinet, tibetan bowls, blossom bells, frame drum, balafon, glockenspiel, chimes, voice, small percussion, and gong.

Comments:

“Such extraordinary, luminous sounds are born from this collaboration.” - Kathleen Farrell/Infinity Energetics - Soul Tones

“Murmurations Duo is an experience not to be missed. Their mystical sound journeys will take you to untraveled territories...This ensemble creates a powerful space for connection and transformation…” Prem Dasi - Spiritual Wellness Coach

The Murmurations Duo previous Ecstatic Poetry and Music event sold out very quickly.

Advance online booking is strongly recommended. 

Tickets:

Early Bird (20 Tickets): $20.00
Regular Price (60 Tickets): $25.00
Support the Artists (10 Tickets): $35.00
At the Door: $25.00

Buy Tickets

Please consider supporting Kaavya Connections. Cash donations are welcome & appreciated. Your contribution will provide funds for the organization's activities and logistics. 

Note: Chairs, yoga mats, cushions, pillows, and carpet will be available for your relaxation and enjoyment.

The venue and the room are set up to be cozy, relaxing, with peaceful energy. Tea will be provided.

Murmurations Duo
Website: https://www.facebook.com/murmurationsduo

Album “Starlings” by Murmurations Duo: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/suellenprimost

Kaavya Connections
Website: https://www.kaavyaconnections.com/

Contact: contact@kaavyaconnections.com

Meetup Website: https://www.meetup.com/Kaavya-Connections-World-Poetry-and-Literature/

Journey: https://medium.com/@imaxxs/poetry-and-literature-in-bay-area-my-perspective-3273d7b16d7b

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/kaavyaconnect/

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/kaavyaconnect/

Email: contact@kaavyaconnections.com

Contact:

Mahendra 404 791 1276

Shashank 415 589 9570

Pranjali 408 960 9394


BIOS:

Suellen Primost, a seasoned, conservatory trained cellist, recording artist, and sound healer, is known for her soulful expressivity and versatility across genres ranging from classical and jazz to many types of world music: Celtic, Middle Eastern, Balkan, Indian Classical and Ambient. With Jérémy Marais and The Murmurations Duo, Suellen offers Music/World Poetry Salons and Sound Healing. She performs with Sonic Shamanic, Soul Tones, Espiritu Ensembles, Spiral Dance Chamber Jazz, Rumi’s Caravan, Ya L'ayl, Laura Inserra, Rajhesh Vaidhya, Janapriya Levine, Shivpreet Singh, Gary Hegedus, Shay Nicols, Christine Tulis, Eostar Kamala and Clare Hedin. See www.reverbnation.com/suellenprimost

Jérémy Marais, born and raised in the French Alps, started to study saxophone as a kid and very soon developed a strong interest in improvised music. He has been living and studying traditional music in various parts of the world: West Africa, Spain, India, Turkey, and Israel. As a multi-instrumentalist, Jérémy, in addition to alto and baritone sax, performs with clarinet, frame drum, kalimba, Shruti box and various little percussions.Jérémy performed with international bands touring internationally for many years. During the last 10 years through various significant spiritual experiences, Jérémy discovered the power music has to affect reality, to help shift, heal, let go, release, journey and grow. He is now using his musical skills toward this goal doing regular “Sound Healing Journeys” with the various project: “The Murmurations Duo”, Laura Inserra and “ Sonic Shamanic”. He offers one on one healing sessions using voice, music, energy healing and somatic approach. Jérémy also offers weekly workshops on “Music Sound and Voice Improvisation”. More info atwww.vibratingcells.com

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