"Medicina arrives like a dear friend who has been too long gone from our sight. Blending acoustic guitar, vocals, flute, and percussion, this collection of globally-sourced devotional heart-songs offers both comfort and inspiration as it moves tenderly through timeless melodies that cleanse and restore the soul. Refreshingly simple in structure, these songs guide the listener through a rich and fluid soundscape to the very depths of their own being and, ultimately, to an awareness of the essential and transcendent that is shared by all regardless of culture, faith, lifestyle, or belief system. In a world that struggles to overcome the hardships of division and misunderstanding, Medicina makes a significant contribution to the efforts of peace activists everywhere as it gently honors that underlying yearning which all humans everywhere strive to satisfy; the core need to feel connected." ~jamie mulligan-smith
Special thanks to:
~Both sets of our beloved parents for supporting each of us on our individual path and continuing to hold us each with unwaivering love.
~Fabrice Van Putten for your dedication to our community and songs.
~Yumi Mun for being the bright light, inspiration and love that is you.
~Jake Perrine for your sensitive ear and heart.
~Kevin Dickey for recording and making "White Tara" possible.
~Darin Leong for help with bandcamp site design: www.bloomingmindmedia.com
~Adya Shanti for sharing a truth that is beyond words.
~AND.... to each and every person who listens to these songs and supports our music. It is through your support that we can continue to do what it is we are here to do. DEEPEST gratitude.
Finally and most importantly, THANK YOU GREAT SPIRIT. Thank you for this breath; thank you for this life; thank you for all the laughter, tears, dance, music, silence and for all of this incredible love. Thank you spirit for guiding us to our family, community and beloved friends....thank you for bringing us together to share in these realms of music and healing. Thank you for all that has come and all that is. Aho!
released October 1, 2013
Jila: Vocals, musical composition.
Masaru Higasa: Musical composition and production as well as Instrumentation: guitar, flute, udu, shakers, and bells. cittaflow.org
Fabrice Van Putten: Male vocals and guitar on White Tara.
Recording and pre-mix: Masaru Higasa
Jake Perrine: Mixed and Mastered jakeperrine.com
Kevin Dickey: Recording of White Tara.
photographer: Satya Curcio satyacurciophotography.com
Art: The art on this site and back-cover of the album is a part of Geo's amazing Pranasynthesis piece. geoglyphiks.com
Album Design: Erika Ekrem odelae.com