Mariana Root (Portugal)
Mariana Root’s concerts are an experience to awake the senses and uplift the inspiration of everyone that comes to see her. She has been performing in diverse contexts as theaters, churches, dance&yoga studios, festivals, gatherings around the World. Solo Mariana creates a straight impact in the public as soon as she starts to sound her bird voice. Creates an atmoshere where everyone is taken, through her natural ability of playing with her voice and the diversity of sounds in her instruments. From Water to Fire, there is space for intimacy and instrospection, for long sustains in the melody and for rhythmic ambience that increase the heart beat.
Mariana Root. A portuguese woman dedicated to sound and music creation. Player of multi percussions and strings, her voice that leads us to a very unique sound journey where the great inspiration is the Nature and the awareness of being Nature. With strong Portuguese roots in her expression, Mariana plays the square drum ‘Adufe' and drinks from the tradicional chants of the old times in Lusitanian land. She nurtures a deep relation with Andean mountains and culture, where she spends a great time learning ancestral way of praying and healing through sound. Mariana is currently living in the Sacred Valley of Peru, developing the art of singing in Quechua, an old language from South America, playing the Charango and relating her self with the local communities, nature and wisdom. With formation in music University of Portugal, and a large research in Ethnic Spirit Voice during her path, she creates space to help others to find connection with their voices and expression through it. She finds the voice as a great medicine for all hearts. With a big caring of the land and cultivating a simple life in harmony with Earth and its gifts, the landscapes that she invokes are extensive to different parts of the globe, and intimately to the Heart.
“The joy of a young child combined with the depth and wisdom of an old women.”