Mamalama 2018

UPCOMING EVENT:

Mamalama Seeds Under Nuclear Winter Excerpts at Mettabee Farm & Arts

on Saturday, Oct 02, 2021 at 7:30 pm
551 Harlemville Rd.,
Hillsdale, NY
(518) 567-5123
With Andes Manta

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Mamalama is an ever-evolving, uncommon orchestration with song circles written for voice and European/Paraguayan harps, with piano, ethereal voices , traditional Native American/Andean flutes, hammered dulcimer, music boxes, harmonium, octave mandolin, charango and frame drums.

With elements of world music (West African, Celtic, Native American, Middle Eastern), early/sacred music, and classical minimalism, the originally composed pieces are a new kind of sacred music, and are as much contemplative practice as performance. Harpist/vocalist/songwriter Elizabeth Clark composes the music informed by her travels, both worldly and otherwise. The stories behind the songs are sourced from dreams, meditation, world mythology, and prayer. Accompanied by the ethereal artistic sensibilities of soprano Annie Roland (Barely Lace, Vanaver Caravan), new music composer/programmer Henry Lowengard (Pauline Oliveros 'Droniphonia', Catskill Gamelan), and Andean flute/charango virtuoso Luis Lopez (Andes Manta), Mamalama has been described by Chronogram Magazine as: " A stunningly beautiful, intoxicating sound that may lull you to a place of peace, if only you allow it...".

Mamalama performs throughout the region, appearing in retreat centers, theaters and music festivals, within natural settings (caves, gardens, waterfalls, sculptures), as well as in many different forms of churches and sanctuaries. Listeners often recall the music of Kate Bush and Philip Glass, with undertones of Hildegard of Bingen and early polyphonic music.

Mamalama's three live-recorded albums are Willows and Waves (2010), The World of Color and Light (2012), and Live at The Old Dutch Church (2016).


An Artist in Residence at Woodstock's Byrdcliffe Guild for three years, Mamalama's front-woman Elizabeth Clark is finished composing "Seeds Under Nuclear Winter," her first inter-disciplinary 'earth opera.' This large-scale production encompasses music orchestrated for a world music 'pit' orchestra, choir, and harps, as well as dance/movement, multi-sensory experience, and animated/acoustic moving visual art.

Seeds Under Nuclear Winter is premiering at the Widow Jane Mine, August 28th and 29th, 2021 at 3PM. Click here for more information and tickets

Here's an interview on WAMC's Roundtable with Joe Donahue on Aug 20,2021 with Elizabeth Clark about Seeds Under Nuclear Winter.
Elizabeth also talked about this project on Jaguar Mary X's "Midnight Medicine" on Radio Kingston.

You can participate in this creative process by supporting Elizabeth's Mamalama Music Patreon.

This is the video of "Heartlight" from the Mamalama y Andes Manta Widow Jane Mine Concert of 2018

Thanks for coming out to see us at:
  • the Widow Jane Mine, Seeds Under Nuclear Winter: an Earth Opera AUg 28/29 2021
  • The Chapel of Sacred Mirrors (CoSM) (Nov 3, 2019)
  • The Widow Jane Mine (Aug 24, 2019)
  • The Center for Discovery (Aug 10, 2019),
  • bsp (June 21, 2019)
  • Mettabee Farm (May 25, 2019),

  • The Chapel of Sacred Mirrors (CoSM) (November 2nd, 2018)
  • The Falcon Undergound (September 27th, 2018)
  • Omega Institute (September 8th, 2018)
  • The Widow Jane Mine (August 25th, 2018)
  • The Colony w/ Rasputina (August 8th, 2018, solo)
  • Cocoon Theatre Soirées in the Parlor (July 30th, 2018)
  • Kripalu (May 19th, 2018)
  • Paidia's Grand Exhibition Ball (April 7th, 2018)

  • The Omega Institute, Lake Theater (Oct 28, 2017)
  • The Rail Trail Café (Sept 16, 2017),
  • The Widow Jane Mine (Aug 26, 2017),
  • The Center for Discovery (July 15, 2017),
  • The Old Dutch Church (w/ Andes Manta)(June 24, 2017),
  • Gomen Kudasai (June 11, 2017),
  • Kripalu (May 27, 2017),
  • Opus 40 (w/ Andes Manta)(May 21, 2017),
  • Sadhana Yoga (April 22, 2017),
  • Mettabee Farm (April 8, 2017),
  • CoSM (Jan 13, 2017),

  • The Old Dutch Church (Oct 1, 2016),
  • The Rail Trail Cafe (Sept 25, 2016),
  • Omega Institute (July 23, 2016),
  • Mettabee Farm (July 2, 2016),
  • Old Glenford Church (May 27, 2016),
  • The Rail Trail Cafe (May 15, 2016),
  • Beltane (April 30, 2016),
  • the Hudson Valley Folk Guild show on February 6th, 2016,

Mamalama's "Same Room Twice" is used in the soundtrack of the indie film Manhattan Romance", by Tom O'Brian. Want to buy this song? Click here!

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email Elizabeth at mamalamaband at gmail dot com or call (845) 443-6650