Vocal Jam
Aug
29
7:00 PM19:00

Vocal Jam

Improvised Community Singing with Groove and Soul
VOCAL JAM IS A PLAYFUL BLEND OF TONING, IMPROVISATION, PERCUSSIVE PLAY, AND SPONTANEOUS MEDICINE SONGWRITING FOR THE SOUL. 

IN THIS SAFE AND GUIDED COMMUNITY SINGING EXPERIENCE, FREE YOUR VOICE AND AWAKEN YOUR OWN WILD AND JOYFUL SPIRIT!

SINGERS OF ALL LEVELS WELCOME and desired ;)

**6:45-7pm - tea and fellowship
$10-15 sliding scale, drop-in

This is an adult offering, children 13 and over welcome. Thank you!

To get an idea of what Vocal Jam is like, check out this video! https://youtu.be/A0NvhSyedUE

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Jul
31
to Aug 8

Caldera Arts: Songwriting Class

I will be teaching at Caldera Arts for the first time, offering a songwriting class to underserved youth from Portland. The aim is for this to be a transformative experience for youth out in a beautiful natural setting with a supportive community. Students will have the opportunity to immerse in several art forms and build meaningful relationships with themselves and others. This work aligns with my vision for music as medicine, especially as it relates to youth work, the soul path, and nature. Wish me luck!

For more information, visit: https://calderaarts.org/caldera/

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Vocal Jam
Jul
18
7:00 PM19:00

Vocal Jam

**Note a few changes: (1) the extended timeframe (8:45pm ending instead of 8:30pm) (2) the opportunity to arrive early, drink tea, and connect with others before we begin our journey together (3) slight price increase in order to sustain the space, facilitator, and the continued offering of Vocal Jam. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Improvised Community Song Circle with Groove and Soul
VOCAL JAM IS A PLAYFUL BLEND OF TONING, IMPROVISATION, PERCUSSIVE PLAY, AND SPONTANEOUS MEDICINE SONGWRITING FOR THE SOUL. 

IN THIS SAFE AND GUIDED COMMUNITY SINGING EXPERIENCE, FREE YOUR VOICE AND AWAKEN YOUR OWN WILD AND JOYFUL SPIRIT!

SINGERS OF ALL LEVELS WELCOME

**6:45-7pm - tea and fellowship
$10-15 sliding scale, drop-in

This is an adult offering, children 13 and over welcome. Thank you!

To get an idea of what Vocal Jam is like, check out this video! https://youtu.be/A0NvhSyedUE

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Vocal Jam
Jul
11
7:00 PM19:00

Vocal Jam

**Note a few changes: (1) the extended timeframe (8:45pm ending instead of 8:30pm) (2) the opportunity to arrive early, drink tea, and connect with others before we begin our journey together (3) slight price increase in order to sustain the space, facilitator, and the continued offering of Vocal Jam. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Improvised Community Song Circle with Groove and Soul
VOCAL JAM IS A PLAYFUL BLEND OF TONING, IMPROVISATION, PERCUSSIVE PLAY, AND SPONTANEOUS MEDICINE SONGWRITING FOR THE SOUL. 

IN THIS SAFE AND GUIDED COMMUNITY SINGING EXPERIENCE, FREE YOUR VOICE AND AWAKEN YOUR OWN WILD AND JOYFUL SPIRIT!

SINGERS OF ALL LEVELS WELCOME

**6:45-7pm - tea and fellowship
$10-15 sliding scale, drop-in

This is an adult offering, children 13 and over welcome. Thank you!

To get an idea of what Vocal Jam is like, check out this video! https://youtu.be/A0NvhSyedUE

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Summer Solstice Sound Healing and Restorative Yoga
Jun
22
4:30 PM16:30

Summer Solstice Sound Healing and Restorative Yoga

As the heat and joy of summer abound, we have the opportunity to attune to the spirit of the season and intentionally weave it into our lives. In this space of deep reflection and restoration, experience an expanded perspective of your life while bringing balance to your body through a synergy of restorative shapes and sound. Nicole Williams will begin by guiding you through pose pathways that optimize your inner environment to receive wellness. Shireen Amini will then offer waves of sound using crystal bowls, a tongue drum, buffalo drum, voice and more to usher you into a space of vision and healing. On one of the longest days of the year, anchor in nurturing stillness and move with great peace and power into the light of the sun!

Mats and props provided.

$25 advance before June 1, $30 after June 1, $35 day of event

More info and register online at TheYogaLabBend.com

About the facilitators…

Shireen Amini is a musical artist, community facilitator, and sound healing practitioner based in Bend, Oregon whose performance career has interwoven with her passion for healing and indigenous wisdom through the development of “music medicine” offerings. She leads community singing events called "Vocal Jams” and offers community sound baths. She also performs conscious world pop in her solo act and fronts local Latin band, ¡Chiringa!

Nicole Williams, Yoga Author, creator of SunDogYoga, inspires students and teachers alike to explore their outer and inner spaces. Nicole combines structural wisdom, movement exploration and meditative focus into her sessions. She has been teaching for over 20 years. 

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Summer Solstice Vocal Jam
Jun
20
7:00 PM19:00

Summer Solstice Vocal Jam

Just before the longest day of the year, we will sing in our prayers and intentions for the summer season that abounds! Singing in community is a powerful way to anchor to your heart truths and to open up the portal for magic to flow into your life. For this special Solstice Vocal Jam, you will be welcome to bring a meaningful item to place on the altar (that you will take home with you at the end of the evening). But no pressure, just bringing your soulful self ready to sing is enough!

We are blessed with a beautiful space with large windows that allow us to connect with the trees and the elements while we sound beauty and joy into our collective. Let’s play, y’all. ;)

**Note a few changes: (1) the extended timeframe (8:45pm ending instead of 8:30pm) (2) the opportunity to arrive early, drink tea, and connect with others before we begin our journey together (3) slight price increase in order to sustain the space, facilitator, and the continued offering of Vocal Jam. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Improvised Community Song Circle with Groove and Soul
VOCAL JAM IS A PLAYFUL BLEND OF TONING, IMPROVISATION, PERCUSSIVE PLAY, AND SPONTANEOUS MEDICINE SONGWRITING FOR THE SOUL. 

IN THIS SAFE AND GUIDED COMMUNITY SINGING EXPERIENCE, FREE YOUR VOICE AND AWAKEN YOUR OWN WILD AND JOYFUL SPIRIT!

SINGERS OF ALL LEVELS WELCOME

**6:45-7pm - tea and fellowship
$10-15 sliding scale, drop-in

This is an adult offering, children 13 and over welcome. Thank you!

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Vocal Jam
May
23
7:00 PM19:00

Vocal Jam

Improvised Song Circle with Groove and Soul
Through a playful blend of toning, improvisation, percussive play, and spontaneous songwriting, create soulful music medicine for whatever you are needing in your life. While being lead on a jamming journey, use your voice in community to awaken your own wild and joyful expression!

Singers of all levels welcome

$5-10 sliding scale, drop-in

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Mother's Day Vocal Jam
May
12
11:00 AM11:00

Mother's Day Vocal Jam

Improvised Song Circle with Groove and Soul
Through a playful blend of toning, improvisation, percussive play, and spontaneous songwriting, create soulful music medicine for whatever you are needing in your life. While being lead on a jamming journey, use your voice in community to awaken your own wild and joyful expression!

Singers of all levels welcome

$5-10 sliding scale, drop-in

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Vocal Jam
May
9
7:00 PM19:00

Vocal Jam

Improvised Song Circle with Groove and Soul
Through a playful blend of toning, improvisation, percussive play, and spontaneous songwriting, create soulful music medicine for whatever you are needing in your life. While being lead on a jamming journey, use your voice in community to awaken your own wild and joyful expression!

Singers of all levels welcome

$5-10 sliding scale, drop-in

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Vocal Jam
Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

Vocal Jam

***Filmed event

Improvised Song Circle with Groove and Soul
Through a playful blend of toning, improvisation, percussive play, and spontaneous songwriting, create soulful music medicine for whatever you are needing in your life. While being lead on a jamming journey, use your voice in community to awaken your own wild and joyful expression!

Singers of all levels welcome

$5-10 sliding scale, drop-in

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Shireen Amini Live at the Hive ~ EARTH LOVERS SHOW
Apr
20
7:00 PM19:00

Shireen Amini Live at the Hive ~ EARTH LOVERS SHOW

Celebrate Earth Day with Bend-based conscious world soul artist Shireen Amini in this innovative live performance experience blending live looping and community participation with heartfelt intentions for the healing and restoration of our beloved Earth. Get your fill of music medicine! It's good for you and the planet.

Featuring storytelling and poetry by Jared Anderson

$10 - General Admission
$5 - Children under 13
TICKETS NOW ON SALE!
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4188946

Doors 6:30pm

Shireen Amini is a Bend-based singer-songwriter / musician who believes in music as medicine. She performs conscious world soul pop in her one-woman live looping show, which features a mix of original songs, on-the-spot improvisations, and lots of fun community participation. In 2007, Shireen released her first solo EP entitled “Turnaround" and in 2017 put out her first full-length album called "Familia" with her Latin band ¡Chiringa! Most recently, Shireen put out a single and music video of her original song “Skeleton in the Closet” featuring Ian Carrick. A new album is on the horizon so stay tuned! To find out more about Shireen and her music medicine offerings, please visit shireenaminimusicmedicine.com.

This will be Shireen's second Live at the Hive performance with the first being a lovely success listening, singing, dancing and playing along. Check out a sampler of the night here...

https://youtu.be/StermJJPLlc.

Jared Anderson is a Storyteller, Rite Guide & Life Coach. He is the Co-founder of Green Fire Collaborative, an organization for Nature Connection, Community Building and Personal Growth. www.greenfirecollaborative.com

For this Earth Lovers Show, the focus will be on celebrating our relationship to this great mother of ours and juicing ourselves up with contemplations, co-created improvisations, and original songs by Shireen, the themes of which are anchored in healing, awakening, authenticity, and loving on our ailing planet.

Speaking of juice, I'm stoked to have ORA Juice Co. onboard offering their magical juices with a lil' splash of CBD for sale at the event...a little wholesome nod and wink to 4/20 ;) Non-CBD juice will also be available.

Come share the night with and take part in this music medicine movement. It will be a hell-uva time ;)

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Vocal Jam "Church"
Apr
14
12:00 PM12:00

Vocal Jam "Church"

Improvised Song Circle with Groove and Soul
Through a playful blend of toning, improvisation, percussive play, and spontaneous songwriting, create soulful music medicine for whatever you are needing in your life. While being lead on a jamming journey, use your voice in community to awaken your own wild and joyful expression!

Singers of all levels welcome

$5-10 sliding scale, drop-in

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Vocal Jam
Apr
11
7:00 PM19:00

Vocal Jam

Improvised Song Circle with Groove and Soul
Through a playful blend of toning, improvisation, percussive play, and spontaneous songwriting, create soulful music medicine for whatever you are needing in your life. While being lead on a jamming journey, use your voice in community to awaken your own wild and joyful expression!

Singers of all levels welcome

$5-10 sliding scale, drop-in

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Spring Equinox Sound Healing and Restorative Yoga
Mar
23
11:00 AM11:00

Spring Equinox Sound Healing and Restorative Yoga

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED as space is limited
Contact nicole@sundogyoga.me or register at sundogyoga.me to reserve your spot!
$15-25 sliding scale

It may be hard to imagine, but just around the corner, the cold and dark of winter will give way to budding life and new beginnings. For this Spring Equinox, allow yourself to melt into therapeutic postures while immersing in a sound journey sculpted to the tune of a freshly greening landscape, both inward and outward. Nicole Williams will gently guide you into each restorative pose between waves of sound offered by Shireen Amini using a crystal bowl, tongue drum, buffalo drum, voice and more. Enjoy the soulful benefits of yoga combined with live sounds both ancient and modern and receive deep cleansing renewal to carry you into the new season!
Bolsters, blankets, sandbags provided. Please bring a mat.

About your yoga instructor…
Nicole Williams, Yoga Author, creator of SunDogYoga, inspires students and teachers alike to explore their outer and inner spaces. Nicole combines structural wisdom, movement exploration and meditative focus into her sessions. She has been teaching for over 20 years. For more info, visit sundogyoga.me

About your sound healing practictioner…
Shireen Amini is a musician / singer-songwriter based in Bend, Oregon whose performance career has interwoven with her passion for healing and indigenous wisdom through the development of “music medicine” offerings. With a background in world music, drum circle facilitation, and sound healing, experiencing music medicine with Shireen is both exciting and soul-nourishing.

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St. Patty's Day Vocal Jam
Mar
17
11:00 AM11:00

St. Patty's Day Vocal Jam

Improvised Song Circle with Groove and Soul
Through a playful blend of toning, improvisation, percussive play, and spontaneous songwriting, create soulful music medicine for whatever you are needing in your life. While being lead on a jamming journey, use your voice in community to awaken your own wild and joyful expression!

Singers of all levels welcome

$5-10 sliding scale, drop-in

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Vocal Jam
Mar
14
7:00 PM19:00

Vocal Jam

Improvised Song Circle with Groove and Soul
Through a playful blend of toning, improvisation, percussive play, and spontaneous songwriting, create soulful music medicine for whatever you are needing in your life. While being lead on a jamming journey, use your voice in community to awaken your own wild and joyful expression!

Singers of all levels welcome

$5-10 sliding scale, drop-in

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Vocal Jam
Feb
28
7:00 PM19:00

Vocal Jam

Improvised Song Circle with Groove and Soul
In this fun and safe space, experience a playful blend of toning, improvisation, percussive play, and spontaneous songwriting to generate the soulful medicine you need. 

Be lead through a jamming journey and use your voice in community to awaken your own wild and joyful expression!

Singers of all levels welcome

$5-10 sliding scale

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Valentine's Vocal Jam
Feb
14
7:00 PM19:00

Valentine's Vocal Jam

Improvised Song Circle with Groove and Soul
In this fun and safe space, experience a playful blend of toning, improvisation, percussive play, and spontaneous songwriting to generate the soulful medicine you need. 

Be lead through a jamming journey and use your voice in community to awaken your own wild and joyful expression!

Singers of all levels welcome

$5-10 sliding scale

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Shireen Amini Live at the Hive
Feb
9
7:00 PM19:00

Shireen Amini Live at the Hive

Enjoy an evening of original conscious soul world pop in this live looping one-woman-show performance by Shireen Amini. Listen, sing, dance, or play along to a mix of original songs and improvisations in this house concert / dance party-like setting and receive yourself some good soul medicine. Bring your own snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. Chocolate, water, and tea provided.

$5-10 sliding scale at the door

Doors open 6:30pm

DETAILED DESCRIPTION:
Come to this first-ever medicine song and dance party! A difference kind of performance experience. Not only will this be a showcase of the songwriting and live looping performance of Shireen Amini, it is also designed to close the gap between performer and audience by including elements of community music-making in the form of singing parts and percussive play.

The loose structure of the night will be as follows, but we will stay alive with it in order to maximize magic...

7-7:45pm - listening / singing along (floor pillow seating)

8-9pm - dancing / playing along (clear the dancefloor!)

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Vocal Jam
Jan
17
7:00 PM19:00

Vocal Jam

Improvised Song Circle with Groove and Soul

Groove medicine is a real thing. When we express soulfully through our voices and rhythm, we generate feelings of connection and freedom that feed our life force like no other.

Vocal Jam is a playful blend of sound healing, circlesinging*, drum circle facilitation, and spontaneous songwriting in which all you gotta do is follow my lead. You don’t need experience or even much confidence. That will come with time. All you need is a stir, a call, and a little courage. In this fun and safe space, awaken your own inner movements and free up some wild joy. Now let’s get down, people.

Singers of all levels welcome

$5-10 sliding scale

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Winter Solstice Sound Healing
Dec
22
4:30 PM16:30

Winter Solstice Sound Healing

$10-20 sliding scale


Pre-Registration Required

Please email shireen.amini@gmail.com to reserve your spot! Limited spaces available.

Ceremony is just an opportunity to pause, become intentional, and receive support. Ceremony in line with the change of seasons also allows us to deepen our attunement to the cycles of the Earth. In this interactive sound healing experience, we will have the opportunity to get a more expansive perspective of our lives and receive guidance in areas that ordinary consciousness cannot assist us with. You can also just come to relax and be deeply nourished! The sound can assist you however you need it to! Our format will begin with a brief group toning and check-in followed by a sound meditation and an opportunity for vocalizing and movement toward the end of our journey. To close, we will share any insights we received with the group but you are also welcome to hold your experience sacred. Yoga mats and pads will be provided. Please bring your own pillow and blanket.

About the facilitator…
Shireen Amini is a musician / singer-songwriter based in Bend, Oregon whose performance career has interwoven with her passion for healing and indigenous wisdom through the development of “music medicine” offerings. With her background in world music, drum circle facilitation, and sound healing, experiencing music medicine with Shireen is both exciting and soul-nourishing. Shireen also leads the successful Bend-based Latin band ¡Chiringa! and performs conscious world-soul-pop in her own solo project. 

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Shireen Amini LIVE at "Living OUT in Central Oregon" Documentary Premiere
Dec
20
6:00 PM18:00

Shireen Amini LIVE at "Living OUT in Central Oregon" Documentary Premiere

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Come enjoy a documentary film screening premiere and support a cause near and dear to my heart, the safety and thriving of our local LGBTQ community!

“Living OUT in Central Oregon”

Produced by Bend-native and sophomore at Chapman University Dodge Film School Danielle Axten

Doors open at 6pm

Event 6:30-8pm

Free will donation at the door

Proceeds support the Human Dignity Coalition of Central Oregon

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JoyRoot LIVE at Bend Roots Revival Festival
Sep
30
3:00 PM15:00

JoyRoot LIVE at Bend Roots Revival Festival

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Joyroot is an acoustic soul / world beat / folk duo based in Bend, Oregon. Shireen Amini brings the gift of groove and a colorful background in musics from Latin America and beyond. Ian Carrick combines a love for harmony singing with experience playing various offshoots of Americana from swing to jamgrass. This interchangeable singer-songwriter / percussionist duo bring elements of their work as community song leaders into live performance, inviting a deeper connection with the songs and each other. Together they blend rhythm with story in themes that draw attention to the unavoidable connections between our inner healing and greater eco-cultural healing. 

Music Makers Stage

$5 or more donation requested to attend the Festival (enjoy our singing experience as part of a greater community celebration with live music and workshops!)

Kid-friendly, food / drink available for purchase

For more information, please visit: https://bendroots.net/

 

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¡Chiringa! LIVE at Bend Roots Revival Festival
Sep
29
6:30 PM18:30

¡Chiringa! LIVE at Bend Roots Revival Festival

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Local Latin dance rock

Bucha Buena Stage

$5 or more donation requested to attend the Festival (enjoy our singing experience as part of a greater community celebration with live music and workshops!)

Kid-friendly, food / drink available for purchase

For more information, please visit: https://bendroots.net/

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Open Hub meets Circlesinging with Shireen Amini and Ian Carrick
Sep
29
1:15 PM13:15

Open Hub meets Circlesinging with Shireen Amini and Ian Carrick

Come gather 'round for a mix of soulful improv singing and easy-to-learn, connecting open hub circle songs! All levels welcome. Just bring your raw selves and voices. We'll summon up some good juju for our community at the Bend Roots Revival Festival!

Music Makers Stage

$5 or more donation requested to attend the Festival (enjoy our singing experience as part of a greater community celebration with live music and workshops!)

Kid-friendly, food / drink available for purchase

For more information, please visit: https://bendroots.net/

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Fall Equinox Sound Healing
Sep
22
11:00 AM11:00

Fall Equinox Sound Healing

As summer transitions into fall, it is in our nature to seek a reset. Receiving a sound healing is a wonderful way to become still, cleanse your spirit, and anchor intention moving into the new season. Shireen Amini will offer a shower, swirl, and massage of sound using a crystal bowl, tongue drum, buffalo drum, voice and more. Let the sound usher you into a nurturing space of deep relaxation. You are welcome to enjoy this experience laying down or move into restful yoga postures for each segment of music for an enhanced experience. Blankets and bolsters will be provided. Please bring a yoga mat.

$20 per person
Pre-Registration Required
Please email nicole@sundogyoga.me to reserve your spot! Limited spaces available. 

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