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Brooke Flying Bear + Matthew Canale

Spiral Music Soundbath

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
6:00 PM–9:00 PM

Spiral Music presents acoustic music every Wednesday evening at the base of the Museum’s spiral staircase. Artists who specialize in music from the Himalayas and South Asia are invited to forge a connection between their music and the art in the galleries.


About the Musicians


Brooke Flying Bear and Matthew Canale will offer a shamanic journey through a soundscape of healing vibrations and rhythms with crystal singing bowls, harmonium, tuning forks, Tibetan singing bowls, Native American frame drum, djembe, didge, ngoni, flutes, guitar, gong, and other instruments.

Brooke Flying Bear‘s mission is to be in service to awaken peace for humanity through sound, music, healing, education, and to reconnect people to sacred wisdom traditions and indigenous knowledge. Brooke is an active student of Maestro Manuel Rufino and is a founding member of the Golden Drum, a cultural community center in Brooklyn, which integrates traditional Native American teachings with spiritual traditions from around the world. Brooke is a founder of Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey, a sound healing collective. She is a visionary songwriter, vocalist, composer, sound healer, and multi-instrumentalist.

Matthew Canale is a founding member of Dream Seed and Golden Drum, a cultural community center in Brooklyn; a member of the Initiatic College; and a student of Maestro Manuel Rufino since 2008. He has studied Reiki, Native American healing and music, and sacred songs from other indigenous peoples around the world. Matthew has focused his musical studies on singing and percussion including the Native American water drum, hand drum, tabla, and djembe. He has a great love for kirtan and other forms of chanting. His mission is to use music and art for healing and as a tool to aid in the evolution of consciousness.


The World is Sound is made possible through the generosity of HARMAN. Major support is provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and Rasika and Girish Reddy. The Rubin also thanks Preethi Krishna and Ram Sundaram and contributors to the 2017 Exhibitions Fund.