MAKING THE HEADLINES
 

     

         FRANCES MADDEN                             MATTHEW COOKE                                  ERICA SAPIR

FRANCES:  SICA spotted Frances Madden's singer/songwrter gifts back in 2014 when we awarded her a $5000.00 SICA Prize.  Now "Australia's rising star in jazz and blues" got another award! A $10,000 prize from a local FM radio station that took her to Nashville and back.  No wonder the  Australian press is urging everyone to catch her quickly before she becomes an international star performing on the big stages of the world! 

MATTHEW:  There doesn't seem to be a film or documentary that actor/writer/director Matthew Cooke touches that doesn't win awards!  Google him and you'll see what we mean.  And now, he's in  post production with a new one, Suvivor's Guide to Prison,  starring Susan Sarandon and Patricia Arquette among others is out NOW.  Available via Netflix.   Cook'es work makes you stop and think.  We could use some more conscience in the world.

ERICA:  Erica is on our SICA Board, but she's also a co-founder of the internationally famous Puppeteers Without Borders that uses the art of puppetry to empower communities around the world to deal with conflict resolution and sensitive issues. You can catch something she just did with refugeess in Europe via this film, Who Is the Enemy?,  sponsored by Susila Dharma Germany.
 

"When people are reconnected to their own inner light of creativity, they are connected

to the light that illuminates our landscape and guides us through our lives
."  — Lily Yeh, Artist.

 

 

AUSTRALIA'S DEYA DOVA CAPTIVATES AUDIENCES WORLDWIDE!
 


DEYA DOVA


"Her voice is totally out of this world
 

"I've been asked if I feel the pain of earth when I do this. No, I feel the hope, the serenity — I feel the new earth. As I experience the ancientness of the landscape, I  experience the ancientness of my soul."  — Deya

 

 

 



Australian artist Deya  receives what she's doing and singing,
and no one else does this! She's getting raves everywhere.  

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DEYA taught herself music in the caves of Central Australia, around camp fires in the desert and duned cliffs of the Great Australian Bight. For the past 15 years DEYA has been recording her voice in an ever expanding number of sacred sites around the globe through a series of onsite video diaries made in Earth’s natural temples. 

"Her voice is totally out of this world.... She sings songs never heard before. Songs gained from the dramatic life experience she’s been seeking, traveling the energy points of the world. She can connect her songs with the location she received them and gives her performances her entire being, 100% all – how lucky we were!" Chicago MUSIC Magazine, August 18, 2017
 

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PRAISE FOR GUDGEON'S RICHARD II MAY 12, 2017

Maya Korzybska reviews “The Life and Death of the Puppet King Richard II” – at the Brighton Fringe Festival...

The show takes place in a dark atmospheric garden called the ONCA Cave on a miniature stage; Gregory Gudgeon appears as Richard II, launching into Shakespeare whilst the action is carried out by two puppets.

The Reviews Hub, 
London/Brighton writes:

"There have 
been more than 30 performances of Richard II since the Victorian era in Stratford-Upon-Avon alone, so to make a production that is this engaging and unique is to be highly commended... Gudgeon is as good as any- one you will see perform Richard II on stage”

For the full review and more SICA NEWS read SUBUD VOICE.

 

Maestro Lucas Richman Celebrates Women in BSO Concert

 

 


 

 

Yes, that's Lucas' Mother, Sister, and Neice pictured above!

JUDY HARRISON WRITES IN THE BANGOR DAILY NEWS:  

"Nearly every year since Richman was named music director in 2010, he has composed an original piece, often commissioned by a BSO supporter to honor family members. “The Dream I Share” honored the life of Betty Lupton Donahey, who died in 2014 in Blue Hill at the age of 94.

"Donahey dreamed of being a journalist, her daughter Rox- anne Donahey of Blue Hill wrote for the program notes. The times in which she lived made it impossible for her to fulfill that dream, but she wrote poetry.

"Richman used the elder Donahey’s writings to create a piece that celebrated generations of women through one woman’s experience in music and her own words. The maes- tro turned to his own family to portray the college student, the wife and mother and the woman in her twilight years.

"His mother, Helen Richman, his sister Kelly Lester and niece Jenny Lester, all of California, brought Donahey’s musings to life. A chorus of female voices helped give a universality to the work, which somehow combined the mu- sical complexity and simplicity of Beach and Mendelssohn’s works. The audience embraced Richman’s family as if it were its own.

"Lucas Richman. He has transformed Bangor Symphony from a community orchestra into a professional one.
Richman has successfully transformed what for more than 100 years was a community orchestra into a professional one. He also has taught symphony supporters to not just tolerate but to embrace new works. Nearly every concert seems like a feast that leaves concertgoers satiated and satisfied."

READ THE REST OF THIS  STORY AND MORE SICA NEWS IN MAY 2017 SUBUD VOICE.

 

 

PEACE DAY.