2 days left, and in my EP family, Diana / by Melanie Ida Chopko

This afternoon I had a rehearsal with the musicians who will join me in recording next week. It was stunning - my music feels like it is standing up on its own two legs, living in the soundscape I've dreamed about for a long while. Among the musicians is my beloved friend Diana Gameros, a phenomenal songwriter, guitarist and vocalist. I'm so grateful for all I've learned from Diana about being a citizen artist, creating beauty and joy in the face of what is dark and heavy, to transform what is dark and heavy. To do my practice as a musician with the same level of focus and dedication that I see in other activists as they contribute to transformation in this world.  And, to walk with gratitude all the way. Te amo, Diana preciosa! More on her work at dianagameros.com