Peia Luzzi in concert
June 28 & 29, 2019
Peia🌿::::Like water be gentle and strong:::: Gentle enough to follow the natural paths of the earth and strong enough to rise up and reshape the world
Peia Luzzi is an American born song collector, writer and multiinstrumentalist based in the mountains of Southern Oregon. Like water from a deep well, she draws inspiration from her ancestral roots of Celtic and Old World European folk music.
With the voice of a lark, Peia dances nimbly from Child Ballads and 17th C. Gaelic laments, to Waulking Songs, and Bulgarian mountain calls. She has traveled extensively over the past 10 years to uncover melodies wrinkled and wise with time, laboring to honor their language and stories, while bringing a piece of herself to each song she carries.
“Moving seamlessly from Hungarian lullaby to Scottish reel, Peruvian proverb and poetic originals, Peia constructs a prayerlike cycle of songs that often permeate with hushed vocals and restrained melodies before adding grooves that edify and further mesmerize.” World Music Central
Peia’s revolving collaborative ensemble weaves in rich vocal harmonies, driving percussion, and intricate guitar work, together with her own instrumentation on charangon and harmonium to create lush, organic soundscapes. Her mesmerizing performances offer authentic re-imaginings of traditional musical treasures, along with a stunning repertoire of her own original songs. Peia expresses her holistic vision and passion through concerts, educational workshops and advocacy for environmental and indigenous rights groups.
Concert on Friday, June 28, 20h00
Workshop on Saturday, June 29, 14h00-17h00
Door: 75 euro
Door: 90 euro
Kids under 5 - free entrance
Kids from 6-16: Concert 15euro, Workshop 25euro, duo 35euro
Song of the Ancients: Vocal Cultivation with Peia
Each one of us is gifted with a uniquely beautiful voice. Open to the transcendental sound within you guided by the wisdom and expertise of Archival Songstress Peia Luzzi.
Through an embodied practice, rooted in the breath you will learn: healthy body alignment for optimal sound production,how to ground and harness the of power of the breath from your deep core, how to tap into the natural resonance of your voice.
Working with tools from the ancient Indian alchemy of Raga we will enter a meditative practice know as “The Yoga of Sound.” We gain deeper understanding of the physical inner-workings of the voice from Vocal Pedagogy and learn to sing with grace, power, flexibility and ease.
This workshop is beneficial for singers on all stages of the journey, from very beginner to advanced. The First part of this workshop will focus on vocal embodiment and cultivation tools, and the second part we’ll be learning a song from one of the many lineages that Peia is carrying.
“My journey with world folksong traditions began many years ago while studying at New England Conservatory in Boston. Much to the dismay of my Opera professors, I found myself enthralled with the alluring beauty and mystery of traditional folk music. This fascination, along with a bit of old Irish wanderlust, poised me for a journey that led me to seek a lost culture and reconnect with the songs of my ancestors in ancient Europe.”