HOUSE OF THE BELOVED, Maniko's recent CD is a musical remembrance--a bridge between our troubled, tired, raggedy selves and the sweetest, divine, ecstatic world. Here is music that moves people in all ways: funky grooves to seduce people off the walls and into the beat, ballads that break hearts open and turn people towards each other, ecstatic trance music that sends everyone soaring, timeless mantras that drop us into the heart of silence and stillness.
Maniko clearly knows the worlds of ecstatic dance, prayer, trance and the unbearable beauties of love. Her songwriting is pure poetry of words and music, and her singing moves along the captivating edges of skill and freedom, power and grace. This album is an invitation into divine territory. Take the ride.
Maniko has been writing songs, performing and singing in a diverse array of venues for over 25 years - everything from Jazz to Rock, Gospel, New Age, Folk and Mystic Poetry. She has produced and recorded three CDs of her original material and worked on a variety of other recording projects.
She has extensive professional and experiential training in expressive arts therapies, emotional release and integration facilitation, meditative disciplines as well as dance, movement, breath and resonance awareness as vehicles for bridging the worlds of spiritual development, personal integration and authentic self-expression.
Along with private sessions, she performs and facilitates workshops on the Dimensions of Voice & Self-Expression, Creativity, Transformational & Ecstatic Singing, Songwriting and Meditation in Europe, Asia and the U.S.
from House of the Beloved,
released December 28, 2019
Produced by Maniko and Kit Walker Featuring Deva Premal, Miten, Manose, Hans Christian of Rasa, Robert Powell, Kit Walker, Marquinho Brasil. All compositions by Maniko