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Hi everyone, here you can listen to songs from my debut album, named “TESTIMONY”. The album is a story divided in chapters which I will reveal one by one, it is my story, written thruthfuly and bold, this is what happened, what I experienced , what I witnessed, it is….my Testimony.
IF YOU LIKE IT, PLEASE SHARE THESE SONGS WITH ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS AND LET ME KNOW IF YOU LIKE IT! Love Sara
Release date: 23 september 2012.
CHAPTER 1: AMY’S SONG ”HOMAGE TO THE LOST SOULS”
I wrote this song after Amy Winehouse died, it is a song honoring her and all lost souls. There are many very talented musicians and artists we lost along the way, tormented by their own shadows.
I was inspired by the idea of the early New Orleans “jazz funerals”, to write a song as a farewell, where everyone can walk along and celebrate the life of the deceased.
So to Billie Holiday, Chet Baker, Whitney Houston, Amy ….and many many more, and to all of you out there who feel a little or a lot LOST sometimes, this song is for you. Hope you all find your way!
“A typical jazz funeral begins with a march by the family, friends, and a brass band from the home, funeral home or church to the cemetery. Throughout the march, the band plays somber dirges and hymns. (“Jazz Funerals”, 2004). A change in the tenor of the ceremony takes place, after either the deceased is buried, or the hearse leaves the procession and members of the procession say their final good bye and they “cut the body loose”. (Let Me Do My Thang: Rebirth Brass Band- a documentary filmed and edited by Keith Reynaud, Jr.) After this the music becomes more upbeat, often starting with a hymn or spiritual number played in a swinging fashion, then going into popular hot tunes. There is raucous music and cathartic dancing where onlookers join in to celebrate the life of the deceased. (Let Me Do My Thang: Rebirth Brass Band- a documentary filmed and edited by Keith Reynaud, Jr.) Those who follow the band just to enjoy the music are called the second line, and their style of dancing, in which they walk and sometimes twirl a parasol or handkerchief in the air, is called second lining.(Spitzer, “Rebuilding the Land of Dreams-Part 7”).. Where there was always music to lead the way when saying goodbye to the dead.”
CHAPTER 2: HAIL (and FREE DOWNLOAD)
Self-acceptance is defined as affirmation or acceptance of self in spite of weaknesses or deficiencies.
Although this term has been often understood in a common sense way, researchers have defined it formally in terms of positive and negative self-concepts. According to Shepard (1979), self-acceptance refers to an individual’s satisfaction or happiness with himself, and is thought to be necessary for good mental health. Self-acceptance involves self-understanding, a realistic, albeit subjective, awareness of one’s strengths and weaknesses. It results in an individual’s feeling about himself that he is of “unique worth”.
In clinical psychology and positive psychology, self-acceptance is considered the prerequisite for change to occur. It can be achieved by stopping criticizing and solving the defects of one’s self, and then accepting them to be existing within one’s self. That is, tolerating oneself to be imperfect in some parts.