Ayla Schafer 'Silent Voices' is FINALLY out today. What a joy and a milestone!! 2 years in the making, and what a beauty it is. We are so prod of what you have done dear sister, and such honour to be working alongside you on this project. Congratulations!!
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Here is Ayla Schafer own words about the album release:
"What a GREAT joy, excitement and relief it is to finally reach this moment of releasing my new Album 'Silent Voices' into the world!
I started recording this album when I was 7 months pregnant, feeling the songs tugging at my sleeve ripe and ready for their spirit home.
These songs came through me over a few years of intense self excavation, from my deep healing journey and the profound prayers of my heart during that time. They are my conversations and communications with the invisible kingdom and the beings that live there, with the voices that are always whispering, singing, speaking, guiding us in words that are silent to our physical ears, but that are heard by our heart and spirit. They honour that which is Sacred, the Elements, the Ancestors, the Earth, the Sky, the Wisdom of the invisible kingdom, the Spirit world, the Silent Voices that are guiding and reminding us that we are all part of a holy creation, all related, all a breath of the Great Spirit of life.
I truly hope you are deeply fed by the prayer of these songs, that your hearts are nourished and that they help you to navigate this 'being human' especially in such challenging times. With all my love Thank you so much to my amazing producer Txai Fernando. Your dedication, commitment, time, skill and love has made this album something really special and taken it to a place I would not be able to do alone. I am so grateful to be working alongside you. Thank you to Nixi Music for releasing this album, to you Nils Noa Lausund for your dedicated presence support, faith in me and for everything you do. You are my angel!
Thank you to this incredible list of musicians from all around the world who brought your gifts and talent to these songs:
Adrian Freedman Music - Shakuhachi Asha Emma McCarthy - Cello César Aguilar Alcedo (Finlandino Pletórico) - Charango Chandra Lacombe - Kalimba and backing vocals Daniel Waples - Hang in Balance - Hang Diego Brasil - Guitar Eran Fakir - Ney Giselle Real-d'Arbelles - Flute and backing vocals Helen Knight - Backing vocals Herbert Quinteros - Charango, Quena, Toyos and voices Hivshu - Spoken voice and drum Ibou cissokho - Kora Joshua Shanti - Backing vocals and Drum Lee Westwood - Dulcimer Michael Stanton - Oktav guitar and backing vocals Misha Mullov-Abbado - Double bass Nimrod Nol - Violin Ricardo Sanchez - Percussion Rowan Sterk - Percussion Susie Ro Music - Backing vocals Txai Fernando - Percussion Uriel seri - Conga
Thank you to Cedric Menard for this stunning artwork spirit home for the songs, Irene DM for the design, Barbara Machado for graphic design and videos and Camilla Coutinho Silva for the beautiful Art images.
Thank you Joshua Shanti, Zara Schafer, Ali Murat Yılmaz, Michael Stanton, Volkan Çağsal, Adrian Freedman Music, Susannah Darling Khan for your support and all of you who contributed to my fundraising campaign to make this possible.
Thank you to all of your hearts that receive my music and songs and give me this gift to walk my soul path. I am deeply touched and honoured.
ALL my LOVE"
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