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BLOCKFEBRUARY 10-12  Freleighsburg
Earth Sing! Valentines weekend.  Singing retreat with Harris and
Trisha Pope.  (See description of Earth Sing! Summer Singing Camp 2005 for a
general description)

BLOCKSATURDAY April 22 Way's Mills
EARTH DAY with CHOROMONDO. The 12 members of the Choromondo Touring Ensemble
created an amazing gourmet vegetarian meal and sang a full length concert
for their enthusiastic and contented fans on Earth Day April 22 at the
historic Way's Mills Community Hall.

BLOCKJUNE 10-11 North Hatley  and Knowlton

CHOROMONDO SINGS FOR NKOSI'S HAVEN
The two annual June benefit concerts by CHOROMONDO world music women's choir
raised over $2000 to support Nkosi's Haven, a home for mothers and children
with HIV/AIDS in Johannesburg South Africa

BLOCKAUGUST 9-13  Freleighsburg
Earth Sing! Summer Singing Camp 2006 with Harris, Trisha Pope and
Robin Colyer at Chant de Fleurs retreat centre in Quebec's beautiful Eastern
Townships  (For details see description of last year's camp August 9-14
2005)

BLOCKSATURDAY SEPTEMBER 14 Richmond

CHOROMONDO sings at Townshipper's Day in Richmond, Quebec. directs
the full choir in a lively performance of music from South Africa, Ghana,
Bulgaria, Georgia, and the American gospel tradition. For details see
www.tday.ca

BLOCKSATURDAY NOVEMBER 11 Montreal
CHOROMONDO TOURING ENSEMBLE sings music from the Balkans, Georgia, Bulgaria,
South Africa and more! This is a benefit for Southwest Ministries volunteer
work with prisoners, ex prisoners, and their families
St James the Apostle Parish Hall
1439 Ste-Catherine West, Montreal
(corner of Bishop - close to Guy-Concordia Metro)
suggested donation $15
For more information or advance sale tickets call 514-244-6147 or email
mscmmcurtis@yahoo.com

BLOCKFRIDAY NOVEMBER 24 London, Ontario
CHOROMONDO TOURING ENSEMBLE.  Concert of world vocal music.
Christ Anglican Church, 138 Wellington Street, London, Ontario. Tickets $15
Information 519-686-0813 or email viriditas@rogers.ca London

BLOCKSATURDAY NOVEMBER 25 London Ontario
WORLD SONG CIRCLES.  Introductory workshop in world vocal music led by
Choromondo director Harris. $25.  Christ Anglican Church, 138
Wellington Street, London, Ontario   Registration and information
519-438-1171 or email viriditas@rogers.com

BLOCKSATURDAY NOVEMBER 25  Woodstock, Ontario
CHOROMONDO TOURING ENSEMBLE.  Concert of world vocal music.
Church of the Good Shepherd. Details TBA

Current Favourite Albums:

Caetano Veloso

"A Foreign Sound"

K.D. Lang

"Hymns of the 49th Parallel"


Current Word:
olam
(a vast period of time, an age of the universe)



Allyna Harris has created soundtracks for dancers and visual artists using

  • the inside of the grand piano
  • footsteps
  • a harp played by the wind
  • a heartbeat
  • whispered words given by artists
  • chinese steel balls dropped and rolled on piano strings
  • clay drums
  • wooden drums
  • shakers
  • seed pods
  • bells
  • tongue drums
  • cymbals
  • rocks
  • bundt pans

 



GUITAR TIPS

Did you know Peter Mendieta is an endorsing artist for Thomastik strings? He has them on all his guitars and they totally enhance the sound of ANY guitar!


LINKS:
www.bodybeingheart.com
www.northernharmony.pair.com
www.oneworldmusic.com
www.musicforpeople.org
www.kiko-cozy.com
www.fabrikadesign.com


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LETTERS

Dear Allyna Harris & Peter Mendieta,
Recently I had the fortunate chance to listen to your album "Sea of Green" I want to thank you both for creating some of the most relaxing and beautiful music I have ever heard. Thank you both for the inspirational and serene mood your music put me in.

Melissa Johnson

Dear Peter and Allyna,
Would appreciate you sending 3 copies of "Pools of Light" to the following friends...we love it and want to share it with some special people...

Carole Monk, British Columbia

Hi,
Want to tell you that I love "Cycles" It is relaxing when I want to be relaxed and uplifting when I want to feel lighter...

Yvonne Cable NYC

Allyna Harris et Peter Mendieta,
Félicitation et Bravo pour la musique de "Pools of Light", j'ai bien apprécié la tendresse et la subtilité des chansons, des melodies. Continuer Allyna et Peter, je ne vous connais pas mais je vous découvre...

Marc Tremblay, Baie-Comeau

Dear Peter and Allyna,
"Cycles", "Pools of Light" and "Lifeline" add liquid sunshine to the ears of the patients and staff here at the Douglas Hospital centre...

David Delaney, Communications Technician

Dear Allyna & Peter,
Your music touches feelings, ideas, images and thoughts. Please send me a list of your other music you have recorded...

Mukasa, Montreal

Chers Amis.
Je vous écris ces quelques lignes aujourd`hui pour vous remercier de tout le climat de PAIX et de SERENITE que j`ai veçu en écoutant et ré-écoutant vos deux cassettes...

Père André. M. Benoit, Québec

Dear Allyna & Peter
I just listened to "Pools of Light" two days ago for the first time and have been playing it non-stop...

Bonnie, New Hampshire

Peter & Allyna,
I wanted to write to thank you both so much for such a wonderful evening of music in Sutton on Saturday. We all went home with a joyous feeling. I purchased two recordings and have been enjoying them ever since...

Carol Ann McElrea, Ulverton

Crystal Creek Recordings,
...I have "Pools of Light" by Allyna Harris and Peter Mendieta and thoroughly enjoy it every time I play it. Each time I seem to hear something different in the music..It is very relaxing, an absolutely beautiful album...

Maureen Bowen, Oshawa

Dear Mr. Mendieta and Ms. Harris,
I work for Connolly and Company, importers of Thomastik-Infeld strings. I am sitting at my desk, listening to "Sea of Green". It's beautiful, and I thank you for taking me to that "Isle of Spice"!
Karen Rohrecker,
Marketing Assistant

Hi Allyna,
I just love your CD, we have been listening to it all weekend. And Dave has been playing along with it with his drums...You now have 2 new fans...
Barbara

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