World Soul Music – Improvisational Live Looping
Join us for this special journey of ancestral rhythm, dance, and healing sound at this intentionally curated event at the MSA Annex.
We will open the evening with a “Music is Medicine” body music and vocal activation workshop with Poranguí. This is open to all ages and levels, and is held in a playful and safe container to explore the first instrument – ourselves!
Following, the music will open with intentional ceremony and drop into deep earthy grooves as Poranguí sonically guides us through waves of ecstatic movement and blissful stillness. His partner, Ashley Klein, will sprinkle the musical set with some vocal guidance, visualizations, and meditations inviting our prayers and intentions into our dance.
About Poranguí :
Reared among the three cultures of Brazil, Mexico and the U.S., Poranguí was steeped in various traditional forms of music, healing and ceremony since birth. Drawing from his cross-cultural background and ethnomusicology training at Duke University, Poranguí has over twenty years of international work experience as an artist, musician, educator, filmmaker, consultant and therapist, utilizing the healing properties of sound and movement to foster our individual and collective well being.
As a live looping artist and one-man orchestra Poranguí weaves ancestral songs and indigenous rhythms from around the globe. Creating his performances from scratch using looping technology, Poranguí’s live grooves range from meditative to dance party, moving the body, lifting the spirit, and transcending the divide between performer and audience.
“Masterful at looping layers and layers of mesmerizing Afro-Brazilian sounds…he delighted the crowd.” – NPR.ORG
“He’s a melting pot of cultures within his own being, and it certainly can be felt and heard in his music, rhythmically, sonically, and linguistically…Intentionally, no two performances are ever alike.” – Phoenix New Times
Doors: 5:30 pm
Music is Medicine Workshop with Poranguí: 6:00-7:00 pm
Concert: 7:30 – 9:30 pm
267 South Avenida del Convento
Tucson, AZ 85745
$25 in advance
$30 at the door
All ages are welcome. Little ones are free. Teens $10 (At The Door)