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Future of Soundwork: Peace Through Cultural Rhythms

Broadcast on July 12, 2023
With Christine Stevens
Hosted by Joshua Leeds

In this session, Christine Stevens talks about sonic vibration, sound work, and sound activism. She discusses how music and words create a sense of balance in one’s culture and community. She shares that we have a lot to learn from indigenous cultures that use instruments to communicate with the Earth, and how sound activism relates to peace and healing.

The Future of Soundwork is a series created by Joshua Leeds, exploring the relevance of therapeutic music and sound in times of cultural challenge. How can we utilize/expand our skills when our communities are hurting? Inspiring conversations include individual sessions with Mandara Cromwell, Dayvin Hallmon, Joshua Leeds, Christine Stevens, and Christina Tourin.

In this session, you’ll discover:

  • How sonic vibration influences how we communicate
  • The relevance of sound activism to the changes of today's world
  • Instruments play a big role in peace and communication
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Christine Stevens

Speaker, Author & Music Therapist

Christine Stevens is an internationally acclaimed speaker, author, drummer, and music therapist, with master’s degrees in both social work and music therapy. She is the host of Global Rhythm Sangha, and the founder of UpBeat Drum Circles, which brings drumming and sound healing to organizations and events dedicated to uplifting humanity. 

Christine, who has worked with Fortune 500 companies, survivors of disasters, and refugee women, serves as a Musical Ambassador of Peace. She led the first drum circle training for peace in northern Iraq and toured Japan with a music medicine approach to the Native American-style flute. 

Through Remo, the world’s largest drum company, Christine co-created the HealthRHYTHMS research-based drumming protocol used in medical centers and wellness centers worldwide. She is the author of Music Medicine... The Healing Drum Learning Program... The Art and Heart of Drum Circles... and The Nature Sutras. Her popular drumming CDs include Reviving Rhythms... Drumming Up Spirit... and Drumming Up Diva.

As an advocate of music and wellness, her media appearances include NBC, KTLA Los Angeles, Living Better TV, and Discovery Health. Her work has been featured in Fitness magazine, Spirituality & Health, Body & Soul, First for Women magazine, Yogi Times, and Natural Beauty and Health.

Christine Stevens