This collection of live, acoustic and experimental songs is an offering of love and gratitude to our blessed 'Ima Adama' (Mother Earth). It is a way that I can give more through my music as an offering and prayer to take care of our Earth, home and Mother.
I felt moved to make a step to give more through my music as an offering and prayer to take care of our Earth, home and Mother. This is me taking my heart prayer into action towards taking care of that which matters to me.
25% of all proceeds will go towards the 'The Pachamama Alliance'; an organisation which is weaving indigenous wisdom and modern knowledge for a thriving and sustainable future. They work to empower indigenous people of the Amazon rainforest to preserve their lands and culture and, using insight from that work, to educate and inspire individuals everywhere to bring forth a thriving, just and sustainable future
Many people have been asking me after my concerts how they can listen to what they directly heard in that evening as there are many new songs that I am sharing now. So this CD is a way of sharing with you what feels more authentic to my present creative expression. It is also a way you can have a very real and live experience with my voice and songs.
These songs are fresh, naked, live and mostly me with my guitar.
The ten selections are rapturous, sincere and mostly feature guitar and Schafer’s pure voice.
More inspiring information at: www.pachamama.org
Our Favorite Track
Our favorite track is “Silent Voices.” The acoustic guitar intro has elements of tribal poly-rhythms and South American colors. Schafer’s lyrics are passionate and full of emotions that make the listener believe that she means what she is singing about. Her voice floats of the multi-layered guitar part. The song structure is interesting and flows seamlessly through various sections. The song evolves, and Schafer’s strumming pattern builds energy, while still maintaining the tribal character and rhythm. Her voice ascends as she builds the song to a climax and then releases the energy with a quiet interlude. The verse is stunning and lyrically poetic. Even though the track is sparse with guitar and voice only, there is a lot of layers and subtleties in the music, the result is beautiful.
'Ima Adama is a collection of live tunes from Schafer that allows the listener to experience the energy and love that she creates within her live performances. The ten selections are rapturous, sincere and mostly feature guitar and Schafer’s pure voice. The songs are varied, and all have rich songwriting and angelic singing. The wisdom of Mother Earth is clearly channeling through Schafer, and just as our mother is, this music is also stunning.'
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released August 30, 2018
All songs written, arranged and performed by Ayla, except #5 written by Zahira P. Clement, recorded by Ayla at Lake House Studios. #2, 3, 6 and 10 recorded live by Ayla. #8 recorded, produced, mixed and arranged by Cristoforo Gaetani @ Agami Records. www.agamirecords.org
#9 recorded by Kai Ohio @ Samsara sessions. #1, 4, 7 and 11 recorded and mixed by Matt Tweed @ Pondlife Studios. CD mastered by Matt Tweed @ Pondlife Studios. Copyright 2018
Art work by Dorrie Joy: dorriejoy.co.uk
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