Natural Sleep Aides: A Brighter Tomorrow

October 31, 2009 by  
Filed under Well Being & Self Growth

You probably already know that sleep is vital to your health and well-being.  When I’m well-rested, I am happier, more creative and I think my music shines a bit more brightly. Your face will show it too!  Sleep is just as important as a balanced diet and regular exercise.

I know –  it can be really frustrating trying to get natural sleep, but using aides instead of medication can help you enjoy a brighter tomorrow in the morning.  I’d like to share 10 tips I use for falling asleep.  I’ve tried hard to set a routine and stick to it, so I can be at my best every day!

Sweet slumber... the natural way!

Sweet slumber… the natural way! (image from kaibara87 on Flickr)

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Journey Through New World Music

October 29, 2009 by  
Filed under New World Music

I’ve been enjoying musics from all around the world my entire life.  After classical music training, I had a period in my life (I was 17) where I bought a Vinyl record collection from Decca filled with ethnic music and chants. It brought me to sing along with Bulgarian Chant Ensemble, Gregorian Chant Monks, Marocain Music Ensemble, Ravi Shankar, Japanese Koto theater music, and more.

Listening to the record collection inspired much of my international musical culture and influences.

Bringing together music from all over the word

Bringing together music from all over the word (image from HARDWAX on Flickr)

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Traveling the Road to Lhasa

October 23, 2009 by  
Filed under New World Music, News - Nouvelles

Travel along with me, on the road to Lhasa.  The name of this city in the clouds (one of the highest capitals in the world) literally means “place of the gods,” and is the seat of the Dalai Lama and capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region in the People’s Republic of China.  While it may be quite a hike to reach the 3,490 metres (11,450 feet) elevation, the journey is well worth it.  It is a transformative experience.

When you consider Tibetan monks, images of meditation and peace probably come to mind.  These holy men are well-known for their chant Om Mani Padme Hum,” which roughly translates to,”Hail to the Jewel in the Lotus. Hail to Him who is the Jewel in the Lotus.  The chants help them along their spiritual journey to achieve enlightenment, or Buddahood: a state that is said to be one of “continuous bliss mixed with a simultaneous cognition of emptiness, the true nature of reality.”

Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet (image from reurinkjan on Flickr)

Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet (image from reurinkjan on Flickr)

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A Sampling of Spiritual Music

October 19, 2009 by  
Filed under Ambient Music, News - Nouvelles

When you hear the term spiritual music, what do you think?  The genre actually encompasses a broad range of inspirational, uplifting works.  Spiritual simply means, that which speaks to your spirit.  Whether you are religious or not, listening to certain melodies can be soothing, even meditative!  In other words, spiritual music helps you tap into the “true you,” allowing for a peaceful feeling of integrity: of being whole.

I’ve put together a sampling of spiritual music from all over the world.  I believe that new world music originates from the various cultural expressions of spirituality.  Perhaps you’ve heard pieces of the global musical fabric interwoven into my own releases?

As you listen, put away any preconceived ideas you may have.  Close your eyes and see how the melodies move your soul.

Where will spiritual music take you today? (image from abuellaloca on Flickr)

Where will spiritual music take you today? (image from abuellaloca on Flickr)

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Marcome’s Ethereal Voice

October 15, 2009 by  
Filed under New Age Music

Over the past 12 years, my new age albums have been reviewed many times.  A few of my favorite descriptions include “ethereal voice,” “soothing music,” and a voice that “floats like a gossamer veil upon a warm breeze.”  Whether my work is classified as new age, ambient, new world, or pop world music, it transcends boundaries, perhaps to a category of its own.

You may already know me as a Canadian female vocalist, but did you know that I compose, produce and engineer the tracks you enjoy on my albums?  You may listen to relax, but I hope that the music will also energize and inspire you.  Come, listen to a few tracks, and read what others have had to say….

Marcome's Ethereal Voice

Marcome's Ethereal Voice

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