As part of his international “Empty Hands Music Pilgrimage” tour, musician singer and former rapper Nimo is coming to Marblehead to share his heart-opening songs of gratitude and kindness for people of all ages. Events on June 11 and 12 are free and open to the public, and will feature a half-day meditation retreat for adults, mid-day interactive singing circles for children, and an evening community celebration of stories and song for friends and families of all ages. A schedule of events can be found at www.marbleheadzencenter.org
From fame and fortune as an MTV Rap star, Nimo realized that he was walking a path of suffering, and that the only path to light was through selfless service to others. For the past 4 ½ years Nimo has been serving and working with underprivileged communities in the Gandhi Ashram in India. Now Nimo is offering his gift of love, peace and oneness thru his songs: an offering he calls ”Empty Hands Music.” www.emptyhandsmusic.com A music/ documentary video, recently released on YouTube to highlight the Empty Hands Music Pilgrimage, features Nimo and children from the Gandhi Ashram. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrVHarNCaYA&feature=youtu.be
In celebration of his new album release “Empty Hands”, Nimo is gifting his album to those in attendance at the Evening of Song and Conversation event for friends and families. Community poets, singers and musicians are also invited to share their work, with a focus on the theme of gratitude.
All events for this Boston-area stop on the Empty Hands Music Pilgrimage will take place at the Marblehead Zen Center/ St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, located at 135 Lafayette Street in Marblehead, MA. Events are sponsored by the Marblehead Zen Center in partnership with St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, with the broad community collaboration of organizations including St. Andrew’s Cooperative Nursery School, North Shore Body Mind and Spirit Council, Holly Windrush Pierce Fund for the Arts, Abiding Presence Massage and Healing, Boundless Arts and Yoga, Sunflower Reiki and Wellness, and TV For Your Soul. For info/ reservations contact email@example.com or 781-724-2508.