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Sat, Mar 11

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Granite Falls

WAILS: Songs for Grief Fundraiser

Join us for an evening that deepens us into the upcoming album, WAILS: Songs for Grief with its visionary Alexandra Blakely & friends.

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WAILS: Songs for Grief Fundraiser
WAILS: Songs for Grief Fundraiser

Time & Location

Mar 11, 2023, 7:00 PM – Mar 12, 2023, 10:00 PM

Granite Falls, 2925 Link Dr, Granite Falls, NC 28630, USA

About the event

TICKET LINK:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wails-songs-for-grief-ballard-homestead-tickets-513409851687?aff=ebdssbdestsearch&fbclid=IwAR1A8grQ6vrlRYd6vEaGPqg1OrJGi9pEfr7_s76j3M97FyrzE2IqAoLf-40

Tickets sold at door are $35-125 sliding scale (cash and venmo only)

Fundraiser for Album "WAILS: Songs For Grief"

Join us for an evening that deepens us into the upcoming album, WAILS: Songs for Grief with its visionary Alexandra Blakely & friends. The album is inspired by the five gates of grief from Francis Weller’s book, “The Wild Edge of Sorrow.” Come learn some of the songs from the album, listen to some of the poetry from the album and witness a panel on grief and the WAILS project with Alexandra "ahlay" Blakely, grief tender Laurence Cole, therapist/songstress Jessica Radovich (from Earth Practice) + Sound Engineer for WAILS Todd Boston.

With special performances by Robyn Bjornson and Epona Rose and special guests Earth Practice.

Doors: 6:30pm Prompt start: 7:00pm

There will be hot drinks (cacao + adaptogenic) for sale throughout the evening.

We will actively be raising funds during this event.

Children welcome!

To learn more about WAILS: Songs for Grief, visit the gofundme. https://www.gofundme.com/f/community-singing-album

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More about "Alexandra "Ahlay" Blakely. She is a song carrier remembering that which was meant to be forgotten in her lineages: song technology as connective tissues of the communal body.

She blends song, body percussion, dance, stillness, breath & silence with the deepest intention to support others in remembering their inherent birthright to singing and rhythm.

Her ancient ancestors of Old Europe (Ashkenazi, Scandinavian, Finnish, English, Scottish, Irish) sang while building, creating, birthing, working & being in reciprocity with the Land. She understands song to be fundamental in the expansion of one's internal capacity to participate in the collective shift towards life-affirming conditions. An underlying prayer in her song offerings is that they may contribute to the shared effort to transform white culture into being more connected with our bodies, emotions, Land & the animate world around us.

These songs are swirls of spells for cracking open, falling humbly to our knees and cultivating more access to the conversations our souls are aching to have with us about their most intimate longings. They are dedicated to the more than human world, the Waters and our Kin in both the seen and unseen realms. We sing to shame, courage, for breaking cycles of intergenerational trauma and for the preparation of being ready for these times we are living in, all while sending these song-beings in ripples through to the ancient and future ones. The songs sung have come directly through Ahlay."

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