Spirit of Oya

Energizing Through Music & Art

Monthly Archives: May 2012

post title background Your Light – LET IT SHINE!

Picture yourself sitting outside. It’s a warm day, and the sun shines brightly down on you. You feel the rays. You feel the heat. The energy moves through you. It gives you a feeling of being alive, of life itself. Light is life. Not unlike the sun, we all have a light, a unique ray of light that MUST be shared. We all have a purpose. For the world to illuminate, each ray of light must be present, each ray must shine. We all have gifts to share; messages of love, of warmth, of inspiration, of power. Many people keep … Continue reading »

post title background The Beauty of Music

Just stop for a moment and imagine a world without music. That is a painful moment! For me, music brings my world to new heights; it brings inspiration, color and joy. Whether I am writing a new song, singing at a concert or listening to a song I love – the spirit of the music moves me. I feel it in my soul. The beauty of music is that there is something for everyone, for all taste for all backgrounds. Whether poor or wealthy, living in a city or small town, 7 years old or 100 years old, music is … Continue reading »

post title background Painted Sky – Northstar Dance Company

We come from Reserves, we come from Reservations, we are Urban, we are Intertribal, we are Native Americans. We are in COMMUNITY! We are in SCHOOLS! Building bridges and making friends, not hidden. We are still here. Native American history is an oral history. It is alive! “The Dance” is alive!! Our stories are our songs, our songs are our music and our music is the “The Dance”. Since 2005, each year Northstar has worked with national performing artists and touched thousands from all cultures and lands, the international and general community and the diversity of students in schools sharing who we are through the Native American cultural performing arts and film. It is a good thing to do and a good way to be … keeping the music and dance alive! Breaking down stereotypes, urban legend and folklore to the coming generations. Continue reading »