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The Origin Of Language is Music
Research from Jerome Lewis, a leading figure in the field of language evolution, has led to this startling and fascinating claim: the origins of language are in music.
Based on years of field work living with contemporary hunter-gatherer societies in the Congo Basin in west equatorial Africa, Lewis gave a lecture at the University of Edinburgh outlining the ways polyphonic singing among women as well as animal mimicry were the progenitors of modern language.
Equity Pricing & The BIPOC Ticket Type
Why we offer lower-priced tickets for marginalized people in our community.
Artist Spotlight: PEIA
Highlighting Peia's newest offering - the debut with Beloved Presents of her short film "To The Well": the culmination of several months of grant study in the Gaeltachts (Irish speaking regions) of Western Ireland, and its supporting tour.
Artist Spotlight: WITCH PROPHET
Queer, Canadian Ethio-Jazz, operatic soul + alternative R&B artist WITCH PROPHET comes to Portland, Oregon as part of BELOVED EMERGENCE on JUNE 4th!
Artist Spotlight: SUDAN ARCHIVES
Genre-defying afro-futurist loops, beats, violins and more: Meet Brittney Denise Parks aka SUDAN ARCHIVES.
After a more than two-year hiatus, the live music, conscious events, and sacred art, movement and music festival production organization is returning with a series of new projects including concerts that kickoff on June 4th at The North Warehouse in Portland.
Artist Spotlight: DIRTWIRE
Artist Spotlight: Bluestronic multi-instrumentalist space cowboys DIRTWIRE in PDX on June 4th for BELOVED EMERGENCE
Interview: Peia and the Mythic Power of Ancient Music
Beloved interviews Peia advance of her Night Of Song Tour to dive into how human culture is woven by the kind of remembering that requires the body's felt experience of the land itself.
Beloved 2020 Update
In adherence to and in support of Oregon's latest directive that mass gatherings be cancelled through September, the Beloved Emergence will now unfortunately have to be postponed.
Beloved Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement
Journeys to the underworld are rarely voluntary. Our state went into lockdown, just as we announced tickets were on sale for August.
Coronavirus/COVID-19 Beloved Community Resources
Updated list of resources for mutual aid, resilience, solidarity and learning during the pandemic.
As a spontaneous village with one foot in the world we are trying to create, we hold these spaces are a kind of visionary art for speculative futures.
Beloved Statement on ♯MuteNahko
Our statement of solidarity, approach to accountability, timeline of events, and resources to address harm.
Interview: Vulnerable Rally
Part direct action, part open-eyed group meditation, part street theater, part grief ritual and 100% unexpected, Vulnerable Rally isn't just "the opposite of advertising," it's a cultural somatics movement.