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Rhythms of the Chakras
Genres: World Music, Jazz, New Age, Pop
Velez has created dozens of recordings featuring his percussion, working in a variety of styles and ensembles. On this album, listeners have the rare chance to hear a meditative, simple solo effort. He plays bendir (a fram... more »
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Velez has created dozens of recordings featuring his percussion, working in a variety of styles and ensembles. On this album, listeners have the rare chance to hear a meditative, simple solo effort. He plays bendir (a frame drum from North Africa) or bodhran, adding caxixi (a Brazilian rattle) or maracas. He overlays this with wispy voices that come and go. Touted as "healing" musical work that stimulates the energy centers of the body and mind it is also excellent listening music, played with subtle passion or firebrand virtuosity, building layer upon layer of complex rhythm using the most basic of tools. Velez makes a frame drum sing melodies like few percussionists can, and here you can have it without the usual extras --Louis Gibson
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(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am a board certified music therapist that works with adults with developmental disabilities and geriatric clients. I use this recording to calm down those that are over-stimulated or acting out and also to stimulate those who are extremely lethargic. It seems to bring balance to the physical body, as well as the other aspects of self. I often assist clients in moving to the general pulse of different pieces and they respond qutie favorably. I listen to it myself and it can either ground me or bring me to another level of awareness....whatever I may need at that time!"
A moving experience...
firstname.lastname@example.org | Chicago, Illinois | 04/14/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A wonderful, moving experience. Glen Velez captures the essence of rythym, and sends his listeners on a deep inner journey. A beautiful recording that increasingly grows on you. Highly recommended for anyone interested in dance, drumming, spirituality, meditation, or good vibes!"
A great CD!
danceuponamoonbeam | United States | 02/25/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is ussually not my type of music but I was looking for a way to get in touch with my chakras and so I picked it up. Wow! This is great music. The pounding beat seems to wake up every cell in my body and I feel more alive and more energized. This music seems to tap into something primal, it seems to get into my blood and I just want to dance and feel my connection to my body and the earth. I have never heard a CD like this, it is unique and one of first the CD's I pop in my CD system when I'm feeling down or scared."