It's been raining here so I have been spending alot of time housebound. Rain is a good excuse to batten down the hatches and make art. (Though the art making is going rather slowly right now since I am having problems with my hands.) When I am working, what I am listening to is as important as what I am doing. Music is an intergral part of my process and my tastes are pretty eclectic.
Today I had an absolute treat for the ears with Lady Smith Black Mambazo's Long Walk to Freedom. This is the South African acapella group that backed Paul Simon on his Graceland's album about 20 years ago. It's amazing to listen to this album and hear their voices weaving together seamlessly, creating such a rich blend of multi-layered harmonies. Their music is so uplifting and joyous and it transports me away to another time and place. It's the perfect music to "just be" with. Beautiful music and a chai latte-that is balm to my soul.