❃ Beauty Way Tour: A Music, Dance, and Healing Experience ❃|
Multicultural musician, healer, and educator Poranguí will return to Grass Valley, California on May 11 at The Center For the Arts. He and co-facilitator Ashley Klein will create an intentional container to experience the healing power of music, dance, and authentic expression. Poranguí’s live music set will be complemented by Ashley’s vocal guidance and live visual projections creating an unforgettable journey through the beauty of the earth and the tapestry of life.
The Beauty Way album and tour are inspired by Diné (Navajo) teachings from Poranguí & Ashley’s beloved Southwest. To walk in the Beauty Way is to live in balance and harmony with the unfolding of all life. Walking the Beauty Way together, we weave ourselves more deeply into the fabric of the earth, herself. Porangui’s album, Beauty Way, released on April 21, 2023, shares this vision with the world.
Poranguí and Ashley will be joined by Michigan favorite Sister Stone offers her sensual and soulful ’90s R&B and hip-hop music to spread messages of reverence and praise for our Earth and honor our individual and collective healing, as a way to reconnect with ourselves as Nature.
Hózhóogo naasháa doo. May we all walk in beauty.
❃ 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-five years of international work experience as an artist, musician, healer, and educator, 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, moving the body, lifting the spirit, and transcending the divide between performer and audience. His World Soul concerts have taken him around the globe and led him to collaborate with many artists, including a current album series titled Kuya Sessions with Liquid Bloom.
❃ About Ashley Klein:
Ashley Klein (Ed.S) is a dancer, embodiment guide, retreat facilitator, and music business manager based in Sedona, Arizona. She collaborates on and off stage with international touring artist, Poranguí, with the mission of sharing earth-based wisdom through the healing power of music and dance.
Her life-long movement practices and training have led her to a current focus on facilitating Dancing Freedom journeys and continuing to study the polyrhythmic dances of the African diaspora. She is on the international Dancing Freedom training team and facilitates at festivals, retreats, and concerts guiding audiences into a deeper connection to the Earth Mother and the elemental wisdom innate within us all. Her spoken-word guidance is featured on the live album, "Poranguí Live – Guided Journey", as well as several remix tracks on "Poranguí – Remixes Vol I & Vol II".
Additionally, Ashley co-creates retreats based in Sedona and around the world, curating containers for individuals to dive deep and feel held safely to become more of their authentic connected selves.
❃ About Sister Stone:
Sister Stone offers her sensual and soulful ’90s R&B and hip-hop music to spread messages of reverence and praise for our Earth and honor our individual and collective healing, as a way to reconnect with ourselves as Nature. Her lyrics and her fierce but gentle energy invite us to cultivate our personal strength, self-love, and reconnect us with our prayers for all our relationships and dedication to caring for our mother earth. As an internationally renowned artist, ceremonialist, organizer, Activist and Walker of the Red Road, Sister Stone is building bridges of healing across the globe on behalf of our future generations.