Singing Life * Concert & Workshop with Ayla Nereo

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Ayla Nereo‘s voice hits straight to the heart. With an array of loop-pedals by her side, she builds layer upon layer of vocal melodies into fierce, sweeping harmonies and weaves syncopated threads of guitar, kalimba, piano, and percussion into each live performance. Her lucid storytelling and lyrical imagery are water for the thirsty soul; words and sounds that crack open the heart, and embody the many folds of our own selves.

Raised on opera, 60s folk, and psychedelic rock, Ayla’s music touches both the timeless and modern; where prayerful circle songs, mantra, and roots music meet ancient beats and folktronica. Crafting an immersive soundscape we can dive into, Ayla’s performances are each their own inspired journey; an enchanting and poignant experience that holds you by the heart and doesn’t let go.

The Ecstatic Dance crowd might know Ayla Nereo from her co-creations with her partner The Polish Ambassador (Wildlight), Saqi and The Human Experience.

Listen to Ayla’s music here!

Concert after Ecstatic Dance Antwerp on Wednesday 10th October 2018
Workshop on Thursday 11th October 2018 at De Weegbree (near Mechelen)


Ecstatic Dance presents.. AYLA NEREO IN CONCERT!

Ecstatic Dance Belgium warmly welcomes you to the concert of the magical and enchanting Aya Nereo coming for her debut performances in Antwerp! The concert is a rare solo performance. After the Ecstatic Dance, you will be able to enjoy Ayla life –  featuring her stunning voice, live loop-pedal magic, guitar, and instrumental accompaniment., This promises to be a very special and intimate evening, music that touches your heart and lyrics to inspire your vision.

More info about the concert and pre-sales tickets: Facebook / website.

WORKSHOP “Singing Life”

A workshop that leads us into a deeper understanding of our own voices, how to receive and create music, find words and shape lyrics, follow melodies into whole songs, and trust ourselves as we do it all.

Through trusting our ability to listen and create sound, we learn to trust our own intuition and power to be creators of our lives. Each time we sing, we find new edges, and by leaning into them we can see who we are becoming. We sing for the Joy of it. And we sing for the Need of it, to make offerings of sound that can ripple out and make beauty and good for this planet.

Everybody is welcome ~ this is a workshop on opening to the creative impulse that wants to come through You, whether you’re a singer, writer, gardener, builder, painter, dancer, or want to simply grow your creative self.

Date: Thursday 11th October (19h30-22h)

Location: De Weegbree, Hoogstraat 64, Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-Waver (near Mechelen)

Price: 30 euros (limited tickets available!)

Registration: email at