Energy Healer Storyteller
Welcome, My People! So glad you came by.
This site is for you -- if you feel that "splinter in your mind"; things just ain't right, deep in their soul.
Perhaps you've caught a glimpse of True Connection, but watched it flit away like last night's dream.
I get that. To catch a whiff of True Connection, and then it's gone, is cold cold cold.
I know how good that True Connection is, when it's gained.
This site is for those who know there's more...but don't know how to find it, how to make it fit, and stay.
That's good; that's why you're here now. That's okay; that's why I'm here.
In practice for decades, I help those who want to actually consciously Connect, and Be in Touch.
We've come here to be Connected to the blessing of our world. I'm here to teach True Connection.
It's so Cool.
You've come so far; let's talk.
The world needs
EARTH SPIRIT MASTERS
Phoenix, AZ Fringe Festival, 2010.
Workshops, Series or Residencies
Counseling and Mentorships
We're here for you.
“Not only was the presentation an excellent musical experience, it was also a wonderful model for teaching the importance of cooperation and teamwork, as well as being a tool for fostering a sense of community among participants….I highly recommend that any group or organization consider having this very talented, energetic musician as a presenter. His contribution will be significant.”
— Teacher Training, Tempe School District No. 3, AZ, 12/2000
Guy, educator/musician, Oakland, CA, 2012
UPCOMING EVENTS and OFFERINGS
5 Days for Spirit Mind Body: An Integration Experience during Troubled Times
As Spiritual Beings in a Physical Experience, we sometimes have to give ourselves space to remember our connections, our inter-connection. With breath, stretching, visualization, and fun, we'll drop off tension, and drop down into our Selves...
4:00-5:00 Mountain, April 28-May 2.
A Zoom Gathering.
Yoga: Strength, Stretch, Story, & Soul -- Tuesdays @ Breath of Life Community Center, 6:15-7:30
Take a moment on Tuesday evenings to allow your muscles and nerves to release your day, to nurture your spirit, and prepare your body for the years ahead. In-the-moment asanas, focused breathing, rhythmic interludes, and enlightening tales combine to create a unique, empowering experience. Come; join us! Buy a package of five, and get one class FREE!
Runaway Dream: Post-African Music, CD
Runaway Dream: Post African Music - DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
This collection of musical endeavors includes Old Time, Hokum, Minstrel, Shanties, Fife-&-Drum, and Blues from the U.S.; plus South African Freedom songs, Nigerian Highlife rearranged for string band; and calls for spiritual contemplation from both sides of the Atlantic. We even have a couple of originals.
We're blessed to have Dom Flemons, Mike Seeger, and Senbi Wilson as musical guests.
"This CD reflects some of what I've experienced since recording Ancestral Whirlwind in 1998--just before heading to Ireland: my girls growing up; my string band research; the Black Banjo Gathering; Sankofa Strings and the Carolina Chocolate Drops; my gigs all over the country and beyond; my growth as a storyteller--all that and more played their part in the creation of this portfolio of songs. We're so glad you stopped by! -- SGW, 2010"
Ancestral Whirlwind: Percussive Music from Sule Greg Wilson, CD
Ancestral Whirlwind: Percussive Music by Súle Greg Wilson - DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
In Fall of 1998, prior to flying across the Pond to spend a month in Northern Ireland on an arts residency, Súle went into the studio with family and friends to create an album that evokes the breadth and feeling of one his live, acoustic shows. Utilizing conch trumpet, udu, djembe & dunun, calabash, shekere, banjo, body, and didjeridu, in Ancestral Whirlwind we have an album that encompasses Native invocation; African songs of slavery; US story and song of the Middle Passage and Ibo's Landingl; Cuban rhythms on Ibo ceramic drums; Gospel tunes; Sea Island body percussion; even a little acoustic hip-hop, and an Aboriginal benediction.
"This music is about marriage: the spiritual joining of intent and actualization, the melding of movement and energy, the merging of the spirits of these musics' traditions, the union of Those Here with Those Beyond. We work to bring us all into that. Amen, em Hetep. Súle Greg Wilson, October, 1998"
The Uptown Strut -- Sankofa, CD
String Band, R&B, Jug Band, Jump Blues, Reggae... all filtered through post-Hip Hop and Alternative. Music from the 1830s to the 1970s, plus an Alt-Indie hit from today, all get the Sankofa Treatment! This second incarnation of Sankofa Strings features stalwart Dom Flemons, of the Carolina Chocolate Drops; multi-genre player Súle Greg Wilson; plus amazingAllison Russell (Birds of Chicago, Po' Girls) on voice, banjo, and clarinet; and the sultry vocals of the incomparable Ndidi Onukwulu; with special guest artists John Sebastian (the Lovin' Spoonful), Professor Louie; and Paul Rishell.
The Drummer's Path: Moving the Spirit with Ritual and Traditional Drumming, book
The Drummer's Path: African and Diaspora Percussive Music, CD
Colored Aristocracy -- Sankofa Strings CD
Colored Aristocracy -- Sankofa Strings CD -- DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
Before the Carolina Chocolate Drops, was Sankofa Strings, a trio of multi-instrumentalists dedicated to expressing and preserving the gamut of early AfrAm music: Old Time, Classic Blues, Early Jazz, Jug Band, Spoken Word, Caribbean, African, and more. Four- and five-string banjo, fiddle, jug, ukulele, resophonic guitar, washboard, frame drums, harmonica, brushes, body percussion and more complement inspired and exuberant vocals. Drawing upon the past, but not bound by it, in true Sankofa tradition, "Listening to them is like dropping the needle on a Victrola record"--Mitch Teich, AZ Public Radio
THIS PRODUCT IS NOW OUT OF PRINT; AVAILABLE ONLY HERE
National Jug Band Jubilee: Uncorking America's Happiest Music CD
— City of Phoenix Brown Bag Lunch Presentation, AZ, 1/2001
— Kristen, yogini & horticulturalist, AZ, 5/2019
Making the Most of 2020!
Let's Make Time & Do What We've Gotta Do
HAVE YOU GOT THE SPIRIT?
It could have been my Junior High School's Girl's Drill Team (best image!!).
Wherever I learned it...I love it, still!
The chant has stayed with me, and serves as a fun tool for folks coming together in positivity.
Here it is in action at Grace Presbyterian Church in Springfield, VA.
Next time you and I meet, let's do it together!
Two days before the event at Grace, I shared the same piece of music with the kids at Roots Charter School (in Northwest DC, less than a mile from where I grew up), twenty miles from the congregation above. These kids are all in it, too!
I love it, so!