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-Notice how their care and experience is the connective dream tissue between those who’ve brought us this far, and all we hope to manifest for shared thriving in the future.
For revering the distinct ways the body and knowing of an elder woman can move (us), orient (us), balance (us), and guide (us). Use as a salve to soften and open one’s capacity for listening, joy, and shared-visioning in the company of elder women.
suggested use: For participating directly in the celebration of an esteemed elder woman, thereby reducing the fear of isolation, and other stressors, associated with aging. For appreciating the effects of testosterone “loss” in the body and psyche of elders.
A noticing of your humble branch-hood, growing and rising thanks to the way-making grace of an elder woman’s branch. A permeating sense of the-way-ahead-being-lit as her sweet sap of accumulated sun & refined water trans-fuses into the current of your being.
about Formwela 12: intended effect:
FORMWELA 12 VIDEO is OUT Y’ALL (link to full film in bio) I’m so deeeeeply grateful and honored to share this collaboration with Carmen Da Lavallade, Dance Theater of Harlem, and Songwrights Apothecary Lab)
and celebration and reverence to my fellow glories also nominated in this category: @gretchenparlato, @BaylorProject, @kurtelling & @charlie_hunter, @nnennafreelon, gratitude for your music and continual gifting to the world. 🙏🏾💙🙏🏾💙🙏🏾💙🙏🏾💙🙏🏾💙🙏🏾💙
Steve, Chris, Fernando, Corey!, Leo, Aaron, Mela, Matt, Elder Malidoma, Mark, John, Paul, Jason, Anna, and my Shorefire Team.
Especially: Héloïse, Adriana, Marisol Norris, Suzanne Hanser, Sam Curtis, Each cohort of the Songwright’s Apothecary Lab, Carolina, Phoelix, Raphael, Justin, Ganavya, Eben, Nature’s Point, Mike and Laila, Delson, Thrive Choir, Auntie Bonnie, Uncle Wesley, Auntie Sandra, James,
... Apothecary Lab” !!!!!! the dot dot dot of it all... 😭😭😭 GRATITUDE TO EVERY DEAR BEING who’s life and giving made this (ongoing) project possiblWX6
mmmwelll... good things take time. and in trust of that anecdote, im letting it be known that ‘SONGWRIGHTS APOTHECARY LAB' vinyl will now be available on May 20th.
...see cause, the bonus track "Formwela 12" will be exclusively available on vinyl, and I keep hearing: why is there no Formwela 12? and I’m like: there IS, but it’s coming later cause it’s so special and exciting and... you’ll see soon! Pre-order here: shop.concordjazz.com/collections/es…
Leo Geno Francisco Mela Shamel Pitts Aaron Djuan Burnett Vuyo Sotashe Fernando Lodeiro @nprmusic Matthew Stevens COREY D KING youtu.be/2arc30068Wk
and full on green-screen induced transcendence, all while soaking in these garbs charged with profoundest loving intentions. directed by @GYSTERE spirit gear by @JojoAbot @powertothegodwithin
I finally watched it tonight, and was giggling and nodding my head, and remembering the hilarity and joy and deep gratitude flooding this gift of gathering with beloved beings, music currenting with the from-way-back conspirators + newly allied mugicians,
(link in bio to the full length) mmmkay so, you know how when you cook a big meal for your friends, sometimes you not hungry by the time you serve it to the table, cause you been smelling it, and taking little tastes along the way? thas what happened with this Tiny Desk.
* an amount of something which is used up or ingested. "a daily consumption of 15 cigarettes" * a wasting disease, especially pulmonary tuberculosis. "his mother had died of consumption" synonyms: tuberculosis · oh.
NOUN * the using up of a resource. "industrialized countries should reduce their energy consumption" synonyms: using up · use  * the eating, drinking, or ingesting of something. "liquor is sold for consumption off the premises" synonyms: eating · devouring
consumption...(!) look at the definition of “consumption”/// [kənˈsəm(p)SH(ə)n]
what then, do you pass on, from what feeds you most? is that even what it’s for? if what feeds you most helps you vessel the sacred then, you are enough to share. enough to share. even though what feeds you most isn’t for public consumption isn’t for public consumption...
///perhaps what feeds you most, is not for public consumption... perhaps, what feeds you most isn’t for public consumption perhaps what feeds you most isn’t for public consumption isn’t for isn’t for...
...so, I was gonna start sharing some of these listening sessions I like to do with outdoor life. aaand, this was the first one that came through 🤔, so it’s taken me a few days to decide to share. if anybody’s hearing something on it, feel free to add and share on. 👂🏾dl4dY
gratitude to @JojoAbot for the SPIRIT GEAR POWER TO THE GOD WITHIN 🙏🏾 and to this most brilliant constellation of musicians and Loving Presences!
thank you @nprmusic for this invitation to convene and radiate a few formwelas from the Songwrights Apothecary Lab i mean, loving atmospheres really are wide, and really do breathe and surround us...💙 directed by Adrien@GYSTEREE Peskine 🙌�found.ee/NPRTinyDesk2SSj
which -once released into the love of others- is the waters most needed to fill and deliver you/us flowingly along the rivers of life. ...and the Formwela 13 video is out now too by the way. 💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙
For noticing that many many among us have also suffered profoundly, and the evidence of love’s constancy through it all IS your/our/their capacity to generate and hold such a massive volume of evaporated care as protective, occluding cloud,
Formwela 13 intended effect. Formwelated to be used for: remembering that brooding cloudiness is some basic-ass-shit, and also, a withholding of love(water) accumulated around each particle of suffering inevitably kicked up through walking this way called life.
: in the formwelating of Formwela 13 during the Songwrights Apothecary Lab... ||: give up (your) rain we could be rain :|| photo by Jati Lindsay
Mecca Filmworks @LMCC Aaron Djuan Burnett Leo Geno Francisco Mela @mtwstevens @ferninthestudio
... watch/listen all the places, but especially at Songwrights Apothecary Lab . com gratitude to @meccafilmworks for witnessing and creating these portraits of the formwelating....
which -once released into the love of others- is the waters most needed to fill and deliver you/us flowingly along the rivers of life
For noticing that many many among us have also suffered profoundly, and the evidence of love’s constancy through it all IS your/our/their capacity to generate and hold such a massive volume of evaporated care as protective, occluding cloud,
formwelated for: remembering that brooding cloudiness is some basic-ass-shit, and also, a withholding of love(water) accumulated around each particle of suffering inevitably kicked up through walking this way called life.
FORMWELA 13 video is out today...
Formwela 11 video is ooooouuut today... listenable and viewable at Songwrights Apothecary Lab . com gratitude to dear: Mecca Filmworks @LMCC Aaron Djuan Burnett Leo Geno Francisco Mela @mtwstevens @ferninthestudio
this was so silly-yum-fun... thank you @pitchfork (also, that moment front-teeth cosmo-caps is giving me ideas....😂😂�twitter.com/pitchfork/stat…BSQ
...that’s what we were formwelating it to support with anyways... wishing you yummy listening!
(Formwela 11 is out by the waaaay....) photo by Samuel Prather
that formwela 11 co-conjuring face, as the effect soaks in: the perpetual effort to keep up with all the things all the time…- slackens…allowing spaciousness to accompany times’ flow, and the aperture of your receptive presence, to widen
Formwela 9, and the others (formwela thus far anyway) are alllll available all everywhere but especially at SongwrightsApothecaryLab.com Aaron Djuan Burnett Leo Geno Francisco Mela @mtwstevens @ferninthestudio
the seduction beams of an enchanter/x/ress become scrambled in a force field of your-own-homies’-love-for-you surround-swirling to create a calm center for clear re-remembering of your own root of sacredness, cared-for-ness, eros-reservoir, and community)
yes. listen and see what you feel/think/get-quenched intended effect is:
gratitude to these co-conjuring beings: Aaron Djuan Burnett Leo Geno Francisco Mela @mtwstevens T.L. Benton Mecca Filmworks mikeyeye @LMCC @ferninthestudio
Use as an amulet of protection to intercept the magnetism and/or seductive pull of someone tryna get high by luring your attention and/or attraction. ) that and more you know where ...(link in bio)
🎥✨🎥✨🎥✨🎥✨🎥✨🎥✨ ::: Formwela 9 video is oooout::: (Formwela 9’s beeeeen out, along with the whoooole Songwright’s Apothecary Lab Album ...and in case you didn’t already knowed, Formwela 9 is specially formwelatedSnXIIo
to the audiences who joined us in the lab and in song at The Clemente Center while we were finding its shape and spirit... yes, we reach for the stars* in this lab... may the intended effect be felt when you need it, and support you in home-knowing *(in each other)
love and gratitude to the beings who all co-formwelated this one: from the Lower Manhattan S.A.L. beings, to un-anticipated sing alongs during other sessions (Shamell Bell, Julius Ceasar Orbita, Luke Titus, Gretchen Parlato )
for when you having a “need a Formwela 8” kind of moment/swell/day...
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