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Ayni Projects welcomes Tito La Rosa and Elba Bravo

Tito La Rosa,alt beloved Peruvian sound healer and musician of South America, and Elba Bravo, healer, teacher, and Director of CHAUPIN Andean Wisdom center returns to the Bay Area with "The Spirit of Ayni" Concerts, Healings & Workshops from September 29th through October 17th!

For more than a decade, La Rosa, a descendent of Quechua Indians of the Peruvian Andes, has been recovering and preserving, studying, and intuiting the ancestral music of Peru. La Rosa has worked using Ancestral sounds for healing in a psychiatric institute in Peru. He and his wife and partner, Elba Bravo, have a sound healing center, using Ancestral instruments and rituals in Chaclacayo, Peru. Proceeds from their concerts, healings & workshops in the United States benefit their musical education program for disadvantaged indigenous children in Peru. When asked by the Peruvian Institute of Culture to recreate the ancient sounds of the Mochica Culture for the Museum of the Lord of Sipan in Northern Peru, La Rosa took on the task of reproducing the music of a 2000 year-old-culture that has disappeared into time. "Time, like death, is a lie," states La Rosa.

Experimenting with the sounds of the 2000-year-old musical instruments found onsite, speaking with the archeologists, listening to the sounds of the wind and the murmuring of the birds when flying, La Rosa was deeply moved by this acoustical and magical ochican world, resulting in new "ancient" compositions.

Featured guest artist on New Age superstar Kitaro's 2001 Grammy-winning CD "Thinking of You," La Rosa has recently toured with Kitaro in Japan. Kitaro has said of La Rosa, "His attraction to the Spirit dimension and his love of all things from the nature world allow him to traverse musical landscapes with tranquility and deep passion." La Rosa has also recorded with Mary Youngblood on his Silver Wave record label (, of which BILLBOARD Magazine says: "La Rosa and Youngblood interweave North and South American winds like smoke.." La Rosa's 2002 CD, "The Prophecy of the Eagle and the Condor" was nominated for a Native American Music Award, for Best World Music Recording.

La Rosa was a main presenter at the International Conference on Traditional Instruments in Contemporary Music, sponsored by the French Government. He also took part in "Heart and Hands: Musical Instrument Makers of America," a Smithsonian traveling exhibit.

altAbout Elba Bravo:
Elba Bravo is a healer and teacher, dedicated to indigenous healing arts and the preservation of Andean traditions & spirituality. She is co-founder and Director of CHAUPIN Andean Wisdom Center, teacher of the Children's School of Andean Wisdom at La Merced Community, holds workshops on Andean Spirituality for women, youth and families and private healing sessions. She is a founding member of the Peruvian Body-Mind Therapy Association and has recently written a book about children's wisdom called "Palabras Mayores".

-Sponsored by Ayni Projects, a non-profit 501c3 organization from the North Bay, raising funds for a variety of projects to benefit the local Quechua community in the Ancash region of Peru for school improvements & supplies, healthcare & education, and other opportunities currently unavailable. (Ayni means reciprocity)

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