Ancestral Blessing, Lantern Lighting
We are gathering together from many places and for multiple reasons upon this beautiful land.
As we are together being present in the moment and making connections for the future, let us Remember to honor those from the past. Honoring those parts of what we are, those parts that are unseen, we honor our ancestors by drawing their symbols and offering thanks on these lanterns, and setting them a float. Let the Universal Waters carry our messages of Remembrance and Gratitude.
Ayumi Ueda is a singer-songwriter as well as certified Reiki practitioner and is currently conducting her original sound healing treatment which combines crystal singing bowls and mantra chanting. She is also the founder of a Boston-based award-winning international vocal ensemble, Women of the World. Women of the World was formed to bring women musicians from across the globe onto a common platform to collaborate and create through the sharing of music, to explore and celebrate the differences in ideologies and cultural tenets that exist in the daily lives of women all over the world. Through their work, Women of the World created a stir in the community, receiving support from renowned artists such as Grammy-award winning maestro, Bobby McFerrin. They went on to share the stage with African vocal icon, Angelique Kidjo, 2014 Harmony Sweepstakes National champions, 2017 International Championship of A Cappella Open champions, Women of the World has extensively toured North America, Asia and Europe. Women of the World continues to serve as cultural ambassadors of peace and unity through music.