Anticipating is not a song about staying passive; it is a song about taking radical action even when you have hit a wall, and you do not see any hope that the systemic barriers will break. Anticipating is a song about making connections to take radical social action in your own life and in your community and in doing so show light to others. ” - Oak Tree Acousmatic
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Resiliency is an extremely important skill in the workplace and in our personal lives today, but how do we release our blockages and stretch our resiliency muscles? In this class, we will adopt an approach that considers guided journaling as a personal therapy that breaks your blocks in writing and enable a greater sense of creative flow in your everyday communication. All you have to do is set aside a time to attend these classes and you will enter a room of like-minded individuals who are prompted into guided meditation and using mindfulness-- non-judgmental awareness to break your inner blocks and enter a creative phase of personal discovery, recovery, and creative vision that will help in processing painful events in the past and breakthrough into creating a resilient present and future. For 8 weeks, you will attend a live zoom meeting of 1.5 hours each in which we will read together excerpts from important works of literature and follow writing prompts that activate your creative muscles and get you in the flow. If you questions, please email: shumailahemanivocalist@gmail.com

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Muntazir/Anticipating

Muntazir/Anticipating

Shumaila Hemani

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Blending languages to convey a universal sentiment of helplessness and waiting, Shumaila Hemani's original song Anticipation bears a visceral emotionality and a deep musicality - expertly ushering listeners into a place of contemplation and consideration.  Also known as Oak Tree Acousmatic, Hemani lends her soaring voice to the song of trepidation and trial with skill and delivers an acoustic experience unlike any other.  The use of both English and Urdu gives this song a specific gravity - forcing listeners of either nativity to hear the story told beyond their own bubble.  Vocally, this performance bears an impressive amount of emotional vulnerability - something that listeners will respond to, especially in conjunction with these thought-provoking lyrics.  The use of just acoustic guitar as the instrumental backing is lovely.  Well done! 

Listeners seeking a musically authentic expression of frustration and isolation will find Anticipation to be a prophetic and poetic composition, and with lyrics expressed in both Urdu and English, the potential reception and impact of this song is massive!  Thank you for the opportunity to listen in! - Jon Wright. 

Reviewer: Jon Wright is a trained multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and music educator with nearly twenty years of experience in the field. 

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