Ariana Saraha ~ News & Musings...

Dear friends ~

I write you in the midst of wild times on Earth, in hopes that you and your loved ones are happy and well in this midwinter time...

In this newsletter I share a gift of two music videos (scroll down ) and an invitation to join me on Patreon for even more music and vignettes from behind-the-scenes... (also below). And as you may have come to expect, a few musings...

Indeed, I've been struck so deeply as of late with our human plight, and the plight of the planet, that I've been almost stumped to silence. Friends' homes and lands have been burning in Southern California, national heritage sites are threatened with exploitation (Bears Ears...), natural disasters are the new normal, we continue to break treaties and encroach on sacred native lands (Standing Rock...), and the health of the modern mind seems more in question than ever... 

In times like these I have to ask myself: how does my art and advocacy help? For surely, while artistic beauty in itself is a balm in these times, it feels important that I also stir the pot, ask hard questions, and help galvanize actual change.

For SO MUCH needs to be done, and not just for our human health and enjoyment, but for the lands themselves, and for the pollinators, birds and other wild creatures that live and rely upon them...

We need to plant pollinator-friendly flowers and native plants on even our teeniest of plots, we need to gather communities for wildland restoration days of action, there are watersheds to heal, forests to replant, entire ecosystems to rebalance... And it's our everyday involvement in these very things that is sorely needed right now. These are the things I sing for, that I am inspired by, and that I want to serve with my advocacy.

Does any of this strike a chord? If so, let's begin a conversation! How I can weave my music more richly with my mission? Are you connected with organizations I'd like to meet? And how can I help others fall in love with this beautiful, miraculous earth so that they might be motivated to join me in this work?

I don't know yet where this journey will take me (or us!), but I would like to begin here, with the community that has resonated with my music and message, and see what we may co-creatively dream up. I look forward to hearing from you!

In the meantime, more music! And a happy Solstice to you and yours...

Love, Ariana 💕

p.s. if you really dig the themes I'm bringing up, you may be interested in supporting the 1 Million Redwoods Project ~ on kickstarter only 10 more days ~ check it out! 
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Enjoy these two videos, both of which are offered as medicine for these times...


I share this song today as a prayer for these lands, and especially right now for those burning in Southern California, and for all those affected, human and non-human...

♪ ANGELFIRE (Lyric Video) ♪♫

Angelfire (Lyric Video) ~ by Ariana Saraha
This song is an invitation to the heart of midwinter. . . the Solstice when the night is dark and long. . . and for the light that emerges and radiates from this deep, inner space. . .

♪ FOR EVEN MORE MUSIC ♪♫ (outtakes, songs in progress, behind-the-scenes...), please join me on Patreon!

Photo by Kate Harnedy |
What's this?!  Patreon is a groovy new service that allows people to engage with artists they love in an interactive way through their modest and recurring support. Like the ancient days of patronage, the idea is that the arts are crucial to the health of humanity and the evolution of culture, and must be supported in order to flourish. Yet unlike the old days, this patronage comes directly from people like you, not the royals or the government.

For as little as $1/month you get access to the patron-only activity feed where I've already posted multiple Patreon-exclusive videos and recordings. 

I started this page because I wanted to share more of the artistic process & works in progress, and to invite conversation and co-creativity while I plug away at the slow process of creating... Indeed, it can sometimes feel like a Long Time between performances and polished recorded releases, but so much happens in that time that is worthy of conversation and sharing!

So if you feel inspired and connected to my music & mission and want to take a deeper dive, please join me...
✧ Visit Patreon to Join / Learn More... ✧
"The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope."
– Wendell Berry
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