We are doing something daring, risky, wild, unknown to us in 16 years. We are taking 2020 as a sabbatical year from the stage. We will pause from touring to nurture our work off stage and tune our instruments for deeper listening during this unique time of planetary, cultural, and social transformation. After 16 years of more movement than stillness, we are reclaiming time to root deeper, stay longer, keep returning. To nurture the creative source, find balance, and focus on our transformative work.
We’ve been blessed to be pollinators, passing poems, fertilizing imaginations, proliferating pathways to alternate futures from classrooms to prisons, farms to festivals, soup kitchens to world-renowned stages.
It’s been an incredibly powerful journey. We’ve seen waves of love crash upon the shores of a burning world. To witness and be a small intrinsic part of massive cultural shifts is to experience the true gift of what it means to be alive in our purpose.
We are also grateful for the unending gift of trust. To know when it is time to dissolve and evolve, to sink into chrysalis form.
We will continue to dedicate our energy to the myriad community projects and purpose work we are devoted to off-stage, from We [email protected] to Shadow Boxing, Soul Fire Farm to Wildseed Healing Village, Harriet’s Apothecary to solidarity work in Haiti. We will continue to put out media (new songs, videos, Solutions Spotlights), and curate the S.T.I.T.C.H.E.D. project, collecting and displaying first-hand stories through this massive collaborative tapestry of truth.
We are enlivened to see what comes from this time! No matter what direction we take after this hiatus from the stage, we are committed to working for justice and community resilience, collaborating with nature as she heals herself, and actualizing our creative purpose at the service of this sacred Earth.
Thank you for being with us, for being part of us, for your love and blessings.
We are because you are.
Alixa & Naima