Ora.Vida.Life are a group of Sacred Theatre practitioners who channel a powerful set of original songs, chants and dance. Using the body, voice, frame drum and guitar, Mexican performance artist Xiuh along with Kāren Hunter and Brooke Ora offer medicine for blood, bone, breath and heart.
Ora.Vida.Life are three wahine from different cultures, bringing sacred theatre, dance, ceremony and music to the community.
We write and create our own songs for sharing with people of all cultures. Our intention is for these songs to be shared openly and freely within the community.
We work to honour and respect songs and their lineages from our ancestors behind us.
We are humbled to be sharing our knowledge through sacred theatre by weaving ritual and ceremony with music and dance.
Kāren Hunter is a New Zealand Musician and Astrologer with Cornish, Irish and Scottish ancestry. She offers songs to direct our focus on awakening 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 songs, celtic dub, spoken word to ambient music, Kāren is a diverse and eclectic composer. With over 40 years of performance experience behind her, passion and drive has transformed into a gentle surrender and desire to be of service.
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.
We acknowledge the tangata whenua Maori of Aotearoa and send our love to the Indigenous and First Nations people of the world who inspire us to sing to Great Spirit.