The Neshama Alma Band acoustic/trance/experimental/mantra strumming
The Neshama Alma Band is a San Francisco-based collaboration of composer Ernesto Diaz-Infante and
video-artist/flutist Marjorie Sturm.
Their latest work, "The Sun Heals Life," is an experiential performance that provokes private reflection in a public space around retribution,
forgiveness, and war. On a bajo sexto guitar, Diaz-Infante performs trance, mantra-strumming inspired by Native American and other rhythms.
The minimalist video accompaniment focuses the mind to the hypnotic soundscape, breeding a personal and collective visualization to the current dilemmas.
This performance is best absorbed by a ruminative participant who will engage with the Band of spirits who are being conjured for guidance. more info: myspace.com/diazinfante myspace.com/marjoriesturm
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