In­dia.Arie to re­lease ‘SongVer­sa­tion: Medicine’

to re­lease ‘SongVer­sa­tion: Medicine’ and make mul­ti­ple ap­pear­ances

South Florida Times - - FRONT PAGE - Staff Re­port

NEW YORK – Multi-Grammy award-win­ning singer/song­writer In­dia.Arie is ex­cited to an­nounce the re­lease of her up­com­ing EP “SongVer­sa­tion: Medicine” that will be avail­able on all dig­i­tal plat­forms June 30.

An ex­ten­sion of her 2013 re­lease “SongVer­sa­tion,” which re­ceived rave re­views from Rolling Stone, Bill­board and Vibe among oth­ers, this seven song EP is In­dia’s of­fer­ing dur­ing th­ese tu­mul­tuous times.

The first sin­gle fea­tured on the EP “I Am Light” ap­peared on the “Be­yond The Lights” sound­track and she per­formed “Breathe” along­side Erykah Badu on the 2016 Soul Train Awards.

“‘SongVer­sa­tion: Medicine’ was made to be lis­tened to in a quiet time, prayer, med­i­ta­tion, Yoga,” said Arie. “My wish is that th­ese songs bring soft­ness, clar­ity, calm and in­spi­ra­tion.”

Since her in­tro­duc­tion to the mu­sic in­dus­try in 2001 with her de­but al­bum “Acous­tic Soul,” In­dia.Arie’s mis­sion has al­ways been to spread love, heal­ing, peace and joy through the power of words and mu­sic.

Since 2011, In­dia.Arie has toured around the coun­try with a per­for­mance paradigm that she calls “SongVer­sa­tion,” which is an in­ter­ac­tive ex­pe­ri­ence that is part med­i­ta­tion, part prayer, part fel­low­ship and part ac­tion.

Fans had the op­por­tu­nity to view her “SongVer­sa­tion” na­tion­ally in 2016 when she ap­peared on “OWN’s Su­per Soul Ses­sions” and took the at­ten­dees on a jour­ney telling them how to use their life ex­pe­ri­ences to break down, break through, break the shell, el­e­vate and fly to be­ing wor­thy of a bet­ter life.

In­dia.Arie will also make sev­eral ap­pear­ances at the 2017 ESSENCE Fes­ti­val dur­ing In­de­pen­dence Week­end in New Or­leans. Kick­ing off a week­end-long of fes­tiv­i­ties, she will per­form on the main stage on Fri­day, June 30 at the Mercedes-Benz Su­per­dome.

On Satur­day, July 1, Arie will ap­pear at the New Or­leans Ernest N. Mo­rial Con­ven­tion Cen­ter for an in­ter­view on the Cen­ter Stage as well as par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Beauty Expo.

Con­clud­ing the week­end on Sun­day, July 2, she will per­form a “SongVer­sa­tion” that she wrote es­pe­cially for the ESSENCE crowd, where she will bring song and sto­ry­telling to life for at­ten­dees on the Em­pow­er­ment Stage for the “Mo­ment of Power” fol­lowed by a fan meet and greet at the Palmers booth.

In ad­di­tion, In­dia.Arie will join Oprah, Gayle King, Oprah Mag­a­zine ed­i­tors and more aboard the “Share the Ad­ven­ture Cruise to Alaska” aboard the “ms Eruo­dam” via Hol­land Amer­ica Line July 15 to July 22.

The Su­perSoul 100 Mem­ber will also be joined by An­gela Davis and Glen­non Doyle Mel­ton.

The four-time Grammy Award-win­ning singer will do a SongVer­sa­tion per­for­mance as well teach her SongVer­sa­tion prac­tice class – as seen on her “Episode of BE­ING: In­dia.Arie” on CEN­TRIC.

For those un­able to catch In­dia.Arie within the up­com­ing weeks, she will teach The “SongVer­sa­tion Prac­tice” at Berklee Col­lege of Mu­sic in Bos­ton this fall.


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