Meet The Artists
Joaquin Lopez de San Roman
is a performance poet/healer deeply embedded in the Earth ways. He seeks to give voice to what the earth would say if it could speak in human language. He has been performing since 2005 at different venues and festivals and has created and performed five main multimedia pieces: Earth veins (2005), Seeds (2006), Bending fences with ashes (2007), Fallish (2008) & Offerings to the Russian River (2010).
Joaquin currently works as an MFT psychotherapist in private practice and as the Sonoma State University's women's tennis coach.
Tami Gosnell is a singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, recording engineer, certified sound healing practitioner, and ULC minister. She has facilitated toning and intention groups since 2008 and is currently involved as a sound healing practitioner for the Community Healing Sanctuary that has been serving people in Sonoma County since October 8, 2017.
is a Ceremonial Sound Practitioner, Healing Performance Artist and ULC Minister from Sonoma, California. Since 2003, René performs private & group blessings with sacred sounds from ancestral world instruments (of the Americas, Australia & Asia, integrating cross-cultural studies, Breema-Shiatsu, Reiki and more) to raise well-being and the vibration of consciousness through intention and sound.
CD Release Event and Live Performance Special Guests:
Sarah was born of the Southern Sea Islands. With a soft and sensual presence that permeates through her music and poetry, her artistry is uniquely her own. She carries in her instrument satchel flutes, dulcimer, mandolin and ukelele; friends to accompany her beautiful vocals, as she travels down rivers of Earth-inspired songs.
For over a decade she has been touring and singing full time with her music partner Karisha Longaker in the California "inspirational folk" duo MaMuse.
This past year she released her first solo album,"Wild Belonging." This coming May, MaMuse will release their 5th full length album, "Prayers for Freedom." She sings as a living prayer of offering back to life all that has been so graciously given.
Northern California multi – percussionist Kim Atkinson has been an energetic presence on the San Francisco Bay Area music scene since the 1970′s. His initial studies in Nigerian, Ghanaian and Congolese drumming lead him to Brazilian shamanism, Caribbean music, American jazz, folk and popular music. He has performed and recorded with master musicians and dancers since the 1980′s and is respected as an inspiring performer and gifted teacher who brings psychological, spiritual and scientific insights to his presentations.
In September 2004 Kim performed and facilitated with Micky Hart’s “Planet Drum”, holding the groove for over 4000 other drummers at the annual Earthdance event in Northern California. Kim directs the Carnaval Spirit Parade Group, his rhythm fusion band ” Samba Lumina” and performs with other groups in many styles. His many rhythm educational products are distributed and used worldwide. His most recent release is a CD of original, traditional and innovative arrangements for Brazilian Bateria.
CD Recording Guest Artist:
is a cellist, singer and artist developer. She comes from Italy and has lived in many countries—lately, in California. Her specialty is supporting performing artists in feeling whole throughout their complex professional lives — on stage and behind the curtains. Giorgia's biggest passion outside music is horses.