Ora.Vida.Life

Ora.Vida.Life Performance

Ora.Vida.Life offer stunning vocals, groovy loops and medicine lyrics as healing for blood, bone, breath and heart.  Their musical collaboration explores the space between worlds with songs that are both ‘reverent’ and also ‘spiritual punk’. Ora.Vida.Life create their own songs with the intention  to share them openly and freely within the community. They  honour and respect songs and lineages from the ancestors. Ora.Vida.Life are humbled to be sharing our knowledge through sacred theatre by weaving ritual and ceremony with music and dance.

Ora.Vida.Life Sacred Sound Ceremonies

Multi instrumentalists Kārena Hunter and Brooke Hayley from Ora.Vida.Life offer a deep reflective Sacred Sound Ceremonies to honour this potent time. They weave guided journeys that traverse the depths of Mother Earth to the highest of Father Sky. Their offerings are restorative and insightful and features crystal bowls, guitar, bells, flutes, frame drums, voice and medicine songs.

Ora.Vida.Life medicine song workshop.
Music is medicine! Come and sing some fantastic group chants and songs to vibrate you deeply into this experience of human embodiment. We will share songs in many languages including English, Te Reo Maori, Spanish and Portuguese. We will honour the ancestors and traditions where these incredible chants and songs come from and will offer songs that are appropriate for sharing in non-ceremonial events. Facilitated by Brooke Hayley and Kārena Hunter of Ora.Vida.Life.

Brooke Ora is a ceremonial facilitator, musician and artist, weaving ritual and earth based connection to create sacred space. At the heart of her work is service to the divine, beauty, humanity and Mother Earth.

Brooke shares medicine songs from different cultures and traditions to awaken and remember our connection to Mother Earth and Great Spirit.

Brooke works with crystal singing bowls, Shruti box, drum, guitar and voice to bring healing vibrations to our hearts, minds, bodies and spirit.

She has performed as a dancer, singer and DJ at Splore, NZ spirit, Resolution, Voices of Sacred Earth and Burning Man, collaborating with artists and DJs from Aotearoa and abroad.

Kāren Hunter is a New Zealand Musician and Astrologer with Cornish, Irish and Scottish ancestry. With her delicious voice she offers songs to awaken our collective humanity.

Kāren plays guitar, voice, mandolin and loops to create heart charged soundscapes that draw deep from the well of collective spirit. These are love songs to Papatūānuku, Ranginui and all of their children.

From rootsy grooves, celtic dub and spoken word to ambient music, Kāren is an eclectic composer who has performed music as diverse as Waiata Maori, Funk, Tribal Folk, Rock, Jazz, Celtic, Kirtan, Reggae, Medicine Songs, Sound Journeys and even Glam Rock! Kāren brings over 40 years of performance experience to the stage with deep surrender and desire to be of service.

She has performed at many of New Zealand’s Transformational Festivals and also ran the Circle Stage at Prana Festival 2015/16. Kāren has been invited to offer her voice in rituals and ceremonies for festivals such as Luminate, NZ Spirit, Resolution, Prana and Evolve. Kāren also performs on Mandolin and backing vocals with Matiu Te Huki and has accompanied Shona Laing (NZ), Dave McArtney (NZ), Kailash Kokopele (SW), Anahera Higgins (NZ), Rhiannon (USA), Redwood Reider, Carlos Riegel and others.

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We acknowledge the tangata whenua of Aotearoa and send our love to the Indigenous and First Nations people of the world who inspire us to sing to Great Spirit.

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