...is an unusually gifted singer and composer…her sweetness of voice and deep spirituality continue to bring me peace, beauty, and joy.
Mauren McCarthy Draper "The Nature of Music: Beauty, Sound, and Healing"
Lauren has spent her life unifying art and science as an educator, historian and performer. She has presented her work internationally, such as in Spain, Switzerland, Japan, Egypt and throughout the US in concerts, workshops, film, universities and colleges. Lauren is a native of Washington DC and a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music with post graduate at Goddard College and the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Switzerland.
Her highly acclaimed voice has been described as “crystal clear, almost shiny, well-trained and a joy to listen to.” The Washington Post described her singing as offering “compelling tone and exquisite style.” As a resident of Maui, Hawaii Lauren’s music was inspired by the natural beauty of the island and the Aloha of its international community of artists.
World Music / Early Music:
Her work for peace brought her to research and record the multi-cultural period in our collective history, the Golden Age of Spain where Arab, Jew, and Christian worked in peaceful and brilliant collaboration in the arts & sciences. The results of this period of Lauren’s musical explorations are her three World Music/Early Music (Sephardic) records; Jewels of the Sephardim, Wings of Time, and Radiance of Faith. These works have received rave international reviews from such publications as the New York Times, Washington Post, Trade & Culture Boston Glove, San Francisco Chronicle, and LA Times. The Spanish Ministry supported her music performances through tours and she was featured in a Spanish Public TV documentary.
Contemporary Folk / New Age Healing Music:
Each CD is unique, and offers true musical gifts, devotion to spirit, truth and beauty. Her Tree of LIfe CD has received critical acclaim for its beauty and promotion of inner and outer peace and her soundscape of the Kaballah’s treasure . Her Sweetly Sing a Lullaby was made for the peace for our planetary children and their parents. Ecstactic Communion - wide range singing without words with expansive symphonic heart opening accompaniment, Healing Through Ho’oponopono - a Hawaiian methodology in song for deep cleansing and healing, and Maui Whales Songs to support our waters and its creatures are additional CD’s available through Lauren’s independent music label, Songbird Music (USA).
Currently, Lauren performs and produces CDs. She is available to teach workshops on Sound Healing, Early Music, and Kaballah/Tree of Life worldwide. Lauren also offers instruction in singing techniques, appreciation of historical music, and sharing meditational techniques and experiences.
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