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Rachelle Ferrell

Rachelle Ferrell is a singer with a startling range and technique. She has a striking sense of self confidence and authenticity. Her smile is magnetic. She moved mountains for the audience at her public workshop prior to her riveting performance at the 11th Cape Town Jazz Festival. She said,

Music is everything it begins with the rhythm of the heartbeat. Turn the attention inward to nurture ourselves in order to be able to nurture our voice. Through breath we translate energies, feelings, emotions into sound.

We tap into the primordial soup of creativity and we come back bearing gifts. Music is a metaphor for life. To be a great artist one must be in touch with everything, embrace everything so we can translate it. Like Yoga, music is a lifelong discipline. Through the pain, there is beauty, the power of the Divine, the power of Love, of will and of choice. It is a profound privilege to be a part of it. I am an artist I can't afford to be polite. I stay in the struggle of staying true to myself.

When asked why it took so long for Rachelle Ferrel to come to the attention of the public she answered,

When I did come to your attention, it was me and not a representation. Once I got into the music industry it was more about tacking than nurturing. When you have gifts, you must protect those gifts.


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