Serena’s medicine music is a heart centered exploration. Her songs and soundscapes combine field recordings from nature with lyre, kalimba, flute, harmonium, drum and didgeridoo.
Serena aka AWN loops vocals and acoustic instrumentation along with driving beats from drum machines and synthesizers. She designs sound textures that inspire movement and inner reflection.
Serena holds her regular exploration of the deep power of mantra very dear to her heart. The benefits of this ancient tool for positive transformation are profound. Currently, she is working on a mantra album, sharing chants on her social media and is offering a semi-regular Mantra Loka gatherings in Tucson, AZ at The Yoga Connection
Serena Gabriel is a visionary musician, performing and recording artist and multi disciplinary healing arts practitioner(L.Ac., MAcOM). She creates sacred space with intentional sound for innovative events and projects, performs worldwide and is a facilitator of group and private therapeutic sessions.
For over 20 years, Serena Gabriel has honed her skills of improvisation and connection to the audience through the challenging art of street performance and by playing at esteemed venues all over the world including the Southwest U.S., Europe and Central America. Serena regularly collaborates with like minded musicians, artists and performers. Her music can be heard in various film soundtracks (her most recent and notable contribution was for the documentary, “Neil Gaiman: Dreaming Dangerously”), and she enjoys providinglive music for yoga classes and for 5 Rhythms workshops with Amber Ryan. In addition to her more performance oriented endeavors, Serena also holds very dear the privilege to hold space with medicine music in both public and private ceremonies and honored occasions.
Serenaʼs exploration of world instruments, the healing arts and music production has led her to develop a unique style that spans several genres such as meditation, tribal medicine music, electro-acoustic, experimental and electronic. Whether she is playing drum and didgeridoo, flute or kalimba or incorporating the art of looping with acoustic instrumentation, vocals and electronic elements such as synths and samplers, the sound is a deeply felt and richly textured co-creation with the present moment.
Most recently, Serena has been in the process of producing electro-acoustic mantras for her next album as she continues to perform and provide internationally, work with clients in her private practice and further develop her outreach to seniors in memory care, families affected by disabilities and the grieving.