Madi Sato: Press Release
Madi Sato is a singer, sound healer, and teacher from Ainu Japanese and Irish lineage. She has performed and recorded music in many styles and genres, ranging from blues & jazz to sacred world music, and created three albums: Soul in Love (2002), Madi Sato (2004), and Return to the River (2011). She is certified in singing traditional Japanese ‘shigin’ (chanted poetry) and performs often with musicians of taiko drum, koto harp, and shakuhachi flute.
Her oral repertoire includes traditional songs from a wide variety of cultures: Japanese & Ainu, Irish-Celtic, Cherokee, Ojibwe, Sami, Tibetan, Afro-Brazilian, Aboriginal and more. She also composes and improvises her signature ‘songs of the moment’ from a deep listening to and conversation with Nature. She is also certified to lead the Yoga of the Voice vocal practice and completed the Gettin’ Higher Community Choir Leadership Training.
Since 2008, Madi has led hundreds of women in awakening and empowering the authentic voice and is the founding director of the Song Carriers Women’s Circle. She offers concerts, workshops, and ceremonies—often in collaboration with her husband poet Timothy P. McLaughlin — meant to awaken the body-soul continuum and re-kindle humanity’s intimate, reciprocal relationship with the Earth. Madi lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with her husband and their two children, Anjamora and Tadhg. Visit her online at thesingingwaters.org.