the art that gives us strength to face the tyrant

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100% of our proceeds from this album will go to Athens Immigrant Rights Coalition ( to provide relief for families facing deportation and help for primary needs such as food, housing, or power bills. AIRC also conducts informational forums to promote a better understanding of the migrant community in Athens.

A little while back, my wife excitedly told me about someone she had met through friends. He's a shaman! she proclaimed. His name is Beto, and he's from Mexico. And he is a shaman, even if he wouldn't call himself by this name. He works tirelessly as an advocate for making people's lives better, whether they are from vulnerable groups or they are decision-makers who would benefit from more compassion, from recognition of our shared commonality. This inner light is reflected in his music. I am so glad this session happened; our improvisations unfolded with the magic I love so deeply. Please enjoy, and thanks for listening.


released February 13, 2017

recorded live, then mixed and mastered by Jesse Mangum at The Glow Studio, Athens GA, 2.12.17
cover art by Valley StipeMaas
layout by Killick Hinds

Beto Cacao- flute & percussion
Killick Hinds- guitar & percussion




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