First Saturday Circle singing at the Cancer Support Community. Open to anyone whose life has been affected by cancer--those who are fighting and those who love and care for them--patients, survivors, caregivers, family, friends. No experience necessary. The benefits of singing are many: it exercises the brain, helps reduce stress, and can lower blood pressure. Making music in a group has been shown to increase the activity of white blood cells so important in fighting cancer. But don’t do it just because it’s good for you -- singing is fun! Join me in the one-of-a-kind instant vocal symphony we will create together. This circle, based on the techniques of Bobby McFerrin's original Voicestra, requires no prior experience or note reading. It is fun no matter your level, whether you think you "can't sing," or if you sing professionally or for enjoyment. Just bring yourself and be ready to enjoy the uplift, fun and community of singing with a group! "If you can walk you can dance; if you can talk you can sing." The mission of the Cancer Support Community is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer (including survivors, family and friends, and caregivers) are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. All programs and services are provided free of charge.Save
Sounds Like: Ingrid Michaelson, Aimee Mann, Sara Bareilles, Sarah McLachlan, Joni Mitchell
Label: DreamSongs Records
Bio: PATRICIA BAHIA (pronounced Bah-HEE-yah) is an indie pop singer-songwriter and cancer survivor based in Los Angeles. With a voice as smooth as polished stone that’s been through the rock tumbler of life, and a collection of frank, sparkling indie pop tunes in the vein of Aimee Mann, Ingrid Michael...See Full Bio
"Bahia possesses a silky smooth voice that perfectly delivers her truth. The message of her bucket list pursuit comes through clearly in this collection of songs, providing inspiration for others to do the same. You can’t help but be uplifted and inspired by these tunes. Although every song has a unique message, this reviewer was most impressed with the title song, “The Bridge That You Don’t Burn,” and “Every Day is a Gift.” Speaking of the latter, the song was one of the winners in the 2015 Songs for Life songwriting competition..." "Bahia is a gifted songwriter with impeccable timing and amazing vocals. Her music is an inspiration for others to follow their dreams, and will stay with the listener long after the last notes have faded."