Tuesday, October 07, 2008

CELEBRATING THE BIRTHDAY
OF PADRINHO SEBASTIÃO
AT CEU DO PLANALTO
IN BRASILIA



First, a little slideshow of some favorite photos of Padrinho:




Today, 7 October, is the anniversary of the birth of Padrinho Sebastião Mota de Melo and on Saturday night and Sunday morning we sang the hymns of Mestre Irineu in his honor. It was a truly glorious session holding the energy of this great family line of Santo Daime and of Saint Francis, on whose day we began, while performing the musical Doctrine of the Master.

There's really no way to adequately describe a night of a full formal Santo Daime session, singing and dancing the hymns of Mestre Irineu. I'd like to keep it simple -- just a very few words and a bunch of videos that I shot randomly across the nine hour session in which 130 plus hymns were sung. So this is an experiment in presentation. Altogether there's probably 45 minutes of video. You can check them out as works best for you.

I'm very pleased to share this and grateful to my friends of Ceu do Planalto for being so open and loving to me and willing to appear in the "blogosphere".

(note: the hymn titles are links to English translation text at YouTube -- just click on "more info")

Papai Velho


Centro Livre


Estrela D'Água


Laranjeira


A Rainha da Floresta


Eu Vou Cantar


São João


Sou Filho Desta Verdade & Todos Querem


Chamei Lá Nas Alturas


Flor Das Águas


Eu Pedi & Eu Cheguei Nesta Casa


Prayer of Saint Francis & Nature's Song


Many thanks to Padrinho Fernando, Madrinha Clarice, all the marvelous musicians and singers, and especially to little Ian.


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