Grace Cathedral Sound Bath: Celebrating Diwali
Monday, October 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Surrender yourself with a one-of-a-kind whole-body experience: A Sound Bath in the ambiance of a magnificent sacred space.
Celebrate the Hindu Festival of Lights with top Bay Area musicians Egemen Sanli, Phoenix Song, Sam Jackson, and special guest Destiny Muhammad as they take you on a deeply meditative sonic journey.
Bring your favorite yoga mat and/or blanket (for cozy fun) and celebrate the reopening of the cathedral and our annual theme of healing with immersive sound and light filtered through stunning stained glass, an atmosphere unlike any other in San Francisco.
Choose how you would like to experience the Sound Bath:
Doors open for seating at 6:30 pm. The entrance to the cathedral is at the top of the Great Steps. The accessible entrance is via the breezeway on Sacramento Street between Taylor and Jones Streets or via the garage elevator. Due to the quiet nature of this event, there will be no late seating. Please arrive no later than 7 pm. Tickets are available online only; no ticket sales at door.
Refunds and Exchanges
- Refunds will be granted if the requests are received 24 hours before the start of the event.
- Requests to exchange a ticket for another date will be granted if received by noon on the day of the event.
About Fractals of Sound
Egemen Sanli is a modern dervish, carrying the flag of his Turkish roots as a musician. He plays the sitar alongside other ethnic instruments (shamisen, saz, hang and handpan drums, banjo, flutes). He utilizes beats, loops and tanpura machines to compliment his joyful improvisations based on traditional Eastern ragas. He lives and performs regularly in the Bay Area; he is also a certified Yoga teacher.
Phoenix Song (formerly known as Amber Field) has been performing since 2004 and was featured in San Francisco Magazine’s Best of the Bay for yoga music in 2009. They have lived in Korea, Nepal, India, Liberia, Peru, and the SF Bay Area and specialize in world fusion. Phoenix Song plays didgeridoo, esraj, djembe, Native flute, harmonium and sings like an angel. They love to free people’s voices and drums in private and group classes.
Sam Jackson, founder and director of VibrantStillness is a masterful Crystal Bowls player. His resonant melodies and floating harmonics unite the spaces of composition and sound healing. As a founding musician of Grace Cathedral’s Yoga on the Labyrinth, his Crystal Bowls and Paiste Gongs have inspired thousands of yoga practitioners to ground into their moving meditation with a vibrant sense of calm and presence.
About the Special Guest
Destiny Muhammad is a recording and performing artist, bandleader, composer and producer. Her genre ‘Celtic to Coltrane’ is cool and eclectic with a feel of jazz and storytelling to round out the sonic experience. She has appeared on stage with jazz luminaries Azar Lawrence, BlueNote artist Ambrose Akisemuire, Faye Carol and Tiffany Austin to name a few. She has enjoyed sold out shows at SFJAZZ Center and produces her own annual concert ‘STORYTIME’ Great Jazz & Captivating Stories. As bandleader, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival notes: The Destiny Muhammad Trio is a sleek and soulful ensemble designed to showcase Muhammad’s soaring vocals and transporting string work. Whether interpreting jazz standards or her original tunes, Muhammad turns every piece into a soulful adventure.
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