Эсперанза Сполдинг

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Американская джазовая певица и мульти-инструменталистка, получившая премию Грэмми 2011 года в номинации «Лучший новый исполнитель года», в результате она стала первым представителем джаза, выигравшим эту награду.
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currently mixing 4 magical new spells...if you feel your blood tingle...well... @ferninthestudio

looking back at 2018: Bless! What a year... THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO EMBRACED THESE 12 LITTLE SPELLS! Especially everyone who listened, felt, co-conjured, watched, ordered and came out to the live shows...I meeeean, the spells are for you! Thank you to our amazing posse of makers and shakers: Matt, Justin, Fernando, Sarah, Morgan, Ethan, Ben, Burniss, Edmar, Elkhanah, Adam, Seth, Mariza, Diery, Vada, Betsey, Matt 2, Civitella Ranieri and all the fellows, Shorefire, Oscar, Concord, WME, Wayne, Carolina, Anna, Alejandro, Adobuere, The Lotus Sutra, Lizzie and our Reiki family, venue crews, studio assistants, film grips, drivers, caterers, resistance makers (great coaches after all) and benevolent love everlasting...Happy 2019! -til the next full thing, touch in mine the longing deep down you have to dance, now know, all limbs are readying to rise dancing the “animal”, with others... 📸Elizabeth E. George Photography

thank you Rolling Stone for naming 12 Little Spells as one of your 50 fave albums of 2018...damn...I’m so grateful for all the space being held for these spells!

In light of all the incredibly beautiful music released into the world this year....Thank you Amazon!!! (still...can’t they tell it’s not jazz?)

thanks Billboard...but ummmm...can’t you tell this is not a jazz album???

yup. that smile...LOVE YOU WAYNE!!! @wayne.shorter #heroes

Congratulations to my dear Mentor, Inspiration, Friend and Guide Wayne Shorter for being a 2019 Kennedy Center Honoree!!! ...I love this glorious being from a depth beyond what words can express, and would not exist as the creator I am (and person I am!) without the profound and directly nourishing work of our Maestro Wayne! (and his supra hero wife Carolina, that’s her in the background) they’re having a toast in Wayne’s honor on Arcturus...💫 @wayne.shorter

everywhere...

Thank you NY times!! 12 Little Spells #4 in top 28 Albums of 2018...and loving my company...! See y’all in Pittsburgh tomorrow!!!

the beautiful and brilliant Azar Nafisi! At lunch today in DC she dropped this gem: “that’s what art does! It holds reality accountable!”

welcome to December... thank you Mr.Legend for calling me to sing my fave holiday song...(I first heard it sung by the Muppets...!) See y’all in DC tonight, or what?

tour dates...12 Little Spells...12 little shows...see you there—- wait! there’s a 2nd Houston date! 11/28 Houston too...come through

birthdays are the best...

Brooklyn, New York

the twelfth spell: For hearing in historical accounts, casual exchanges, news reports, songs, poems, poor-english, recovery testimony, threats, denials, intellectual oration, convictions, prayers, rejections, demands, cries, laughter and silence, all the terrifying vulnerability and singly transformative force of the human capacity for loving others.

Brooklyn, New York

the eleventh spell: For remembering the perfected animal buried in the cultural programs of thought processes, belief systems, and thought-based searching.  Expels the tyrants of hamster-ball concern loops or stimulation loops imposing themselves on our minds via smartphones, Youtube, google and social media.  Triggers the memory of grace, and whets the sensory appetite for intra-personal regard, and Self-cultivated esteem.

... day 10, casting spells for the legs in action...and in Boston supporting the first monument to Dr. King in Boston... that’s magic...! ---------------------------------------------------- Full vid up now on IGTV/ link in bio #12littlespells

Boston, Massachusetts

the tenth spell: For recognizing progress one has made, but doesn’t feel. Affirms that every step taken has added up to the present point, and that effort exerted is forever contained in the memory of the legs. enables the forward leaning mind to listen to the legs when the legs offer guidance-from their memory mappings of distance traveled- by recalling each step taken thus far. ---------------------------------------------------- Full vid up now on IGTV/ link in bio #12littlespells

...day 8, spell 8...all limbs are...letting love branch out from me...I’d choose that to be my super hero power...:)

Brooklyn, New York

the ninth spell: For relieving the loneliness and disorientation felt from the absence of fathers. To experience the connection to lineage trees growing through one’s limbs, and experience the presence of masculine support and expansion through one’s own arm bones. ---------------------------------------------------- Full vid up now on IGTV/ link in bio #12littlespells

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