About Sounds of Devotion
Welcome! Sounds of Devotion is four musicians who came together to bring joy and inspiration to the world. We perform original pieces in the world music genre that incorporate and celebrate sounds from many cultures, including influences from India, Africa, Jazz and Folk music. Each song is set to the words of ancient mystic poets, featuring vocal harmonies that are richly accompanied by guitar, flute, percussion, and autoharp.
The music that Sounds of Devotion creates, while spiritual in nature, does not promote any religion or spiritual doctrine. We celebrate love and kindness for all creation. Mystics throughout millennia have shared poems and songs about unity within that diversity, the source of which is universal unconditional love. Certainly there is an abundance of diversity in the world. For Sounds of Devotion, it is our musical goal to express this unity and to serve through this music in every way we can.
Community outreach. We feel a strong drive to lift our community, helping those in need. During this time of Covid 19, we are donating $10.00 for every CD sold, in order to support volunteer workers at Lighthouse Center Bakery, who are preparing and donating soup and bread for local food banks in the Roseburg, Oregon area. During the holiday season of 2019, Sounds of Devotion performed a concert at Books Gallery Bookstore, raising a much needed $1200 for Casa De Belen, a shelter for homeless teens. We also worked with the Battered Persons Advocacy.
Currently we are planning a virtual online concert in September, with CD sales to support those in critical need in our community. If you would like to be informed of concert dates and news about Sounds of Devotion, please send us an email from our contact page. We look forward to hearing from you!
Sounds of Devotion ensemble members:
(as pictured below from left to right)
Suzann Gage - Auto Harp, Tampura, Swarmandal, Bell
Brigitte Chase - Flute, Alto Flute
Jeanette Kangas - Vocal, Guitar, Keyboard, Drums, Hand Drums, Percussion
Laurie Perez - Vocal
Sounds of Devotion is an ensemble of Progressive Health Services' Center for the Arts. Progressive Health Services is a nonprofit tax exempt 501-c-3 organization that supports health and wellness through the arts, and considers the arts to be essential to the health of the body, mind, and spirit. Mystic Poets classes and Mystic Poets CDs are offered as part of Progressive Health Services community education programs. No profit is derived from the Mystic Poets classes or CDs. Donations for Mystic Poets classes and Mystic Poets CDs are gratefully accepted and are tax deductible. Sounds of Devotion ensemble members are volunteers. Money received for classes and CDs is used to cover basic expenses. Any excess is donated to programs serving people in need.
With a love like that,
It lights the whole sky..."