Barry Mangione interviews Joy about the new album Community Heartshare, and the genesis of her career as touring rock singer, to award- winning singer/songwriter, to creating inclusive music for healing community events- with her super group of local legends, The Souls of Evolution. Barry is intrigued by Joy’s vision to create music for healing, and asks her for some suggestions toward that end- to record his own album, and how intention creates. Joy reported that Barry was really engaged and helped her share some stories she had not formerly discussed in interview about her growth as an artist, the length of her career, and the many incarnations she went through to birth the current creation: The Souls of Evolution, Blue/Rock/Soul/World, Music for a New Era of Consciousness. (www.barrymangione.com)
Joy with Krishna Das, the wonderful kirtan and world music leader and WRPI "In the Spirit" host, Gary Goldberg, at Kripalu, Mass. 3/09
OUR LINEAGE CAN HEAL
by Joy Adler
"When my father was in a coma, and near death, tired from fighting his battle with bone cancer; I felt quite powerless and didn't know what to do. So I began singing to him. Suddenly, tears were streaming down his face. I was amazed. How could that happen? Somehow the music touched him...even as far away as he seemed to be. As he left this life, he gave me a great gift, a deep desire to understand the healing power of music and it's impact on the soul. For me, it's all about "music for healing", music is sound, frequency, energy and color. It is the integration of my soul's work.
When I am on stage, I use all the healing skills I've learned to open myself as a channel for the divine, to risk opening my heart fully. Similar to working in a private session with a client. The only difference is, there is a room full of many people, and I set my intention for the energy that passes through me and my voice to touch them in the way that they need, are open to, have longed for, and ultimately, for their greatest healing potential." -Joy