Natascha Wilczek (also known as Anjali), is playing a Mayan Clay Flute made by Majan Elder Xavier Quijas Yxayotl, along with a Djembe hand drum. Natascha Wilczek is a composer, lyricist, singer, musician and drummer. She is deeply in tune with Nature and the indigenous world. Her songs have been published on three Sounds from the Circle compilations. "Spirit of the Jaguar" is the title track of Natascha Wilczek's upcoming album.
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"It all begins with the breath, the voice, chant and life itself. Meditation and prayer are the main influences of my music. When connecting with the divine spirit openheartedly, I ask that my body become an instrument of cosmic sound. I become an open channel of divine light, using my voice to invoke the intangible realms of spirit." - Natascha Wilczek
Natascha Wilczek was born in Munich, Germany to singer/songwriter and T.V. host Suzanne Bell Doucet and actor Raphael Wilczek. Natascha’s musical talents began to bloom at a very early age through the creative influences from her parents. Natascha began singing pop hits on stage with her mother in Germany, as early as 3 years old. In 1983, Natascha’s mother Suzanne Doucet, decided to follow her dreams by moving to Los Angeles to establish her record label and promote New Age Music. Hollywood soon became Natascha’s new playground. In elementary and junior high school Natascha’s creative writing talents emerged. She spent hours on end writing poetry, songs and eventually plays and scripts. Natascha went on to attend a performing arts magnet school where she was able to express and nurture her creative talents. Her soon found passion became musical theatre. Before long, Natascha got the lead role in a Shakespeare play with Leonardo Decaprio called “Princess Ida”.
Eventually, Natascha moved to Northern C.A. with her family and spent several years living in a tranquil environment in San Jose and eventually Santa Cruz, C.A. During this life changing experience Natascha bonded with her first mentor and spiritual teacher, master percussionist and shaman Tajalli. Tajalli introduced Natascha to the world of indigenous, native and tribal teachings and music. Tajalli’s teachings became an exceptional influence on Natascha’s understanding and perception of the relationship between music, healing and spirituality. Tajalli also introduced Natascha to playing Native American flute, hand drums and various percussive instruments, which resonated so naturally and effortlessly with her spirit.
At a turning point in her life, Natascha was initiated into the sacred sound current by her long time friend, well known new age didgeridoo player "PARADISO". This initiation marked the beginning of an incredible mind opening spiritual journey for Natascha. A spiritual path through music began to evolve and Natascha began to study and practice the sacred art of chanting and toning. Yearning to use her voice as an instrument to heal others, Natascha was formally initiated into Hindu mantra chanting by Hindu Priest, Shiva Kumar. He became her dearest friend, mentor and spiritual guide in this new chapter of her life. Natascha then went on to study the sacred art of overtone chanting with master instrument maker and overtone chanter, Johnathan Glasier.
This period in her life brought forth a deeper understanding of her soul’s deepest desire to connect with nature and Mother Earth. Natascha spent several years studying the teachings of indigenous tribes such as the Hopis and the Mayans. She describes her connection to indigenous communities as a “coming home” for her spirit. Over time, Natascha took part in various indigenous teachings and ceremonies on sacred lands, which rooted Natascha’s deep felt heart connection to Mother Earth. The beauty of Nature, Peace, Love and Unity became the intention behind the sound she began to create. Natascha continued to study and witness the power of sound as a healing modality, which led her to manifest her vision of combining multi-cultural improvisational singing and chanting with world and ambient music.
“Chant is the music of the cosmic spheres and the natural expression of our own consciousness. Chant is an important tool used by people everywhere for centuries to heal their bodies, quiet their minds, and to connect with the divine. Chant unifies and brings people together in thought, intention and most importantly LOVE,” says Natascha.
In 2002, Natascha wrote a song for a European multi-platinum artist, Gil Ofarim. The track “IT ISN’T ME” was released on Gil’s CD “ON MY OWN” with Sony records. This collaboration led Natascha to become a published songwriter with BMI. She then continued to write and arrange music and went on to work with Russian singing duo TATU, along with Australian music producer Mars Lasar. In 2007, Natascha studied electronic music production at The School of Audio Engineering in Hollywood. She is currently producing her own music and working closely with several new age artists to bring together her vision of world and ambient music for healing. Natascha’s heart felt vision is to create and share a sound, which emanates healing on all levels. Healing music that instills peace, love and unity in our collective universal consciousness.
Natascha will be releasing a CD that encompasses her vision for healing and peace in 2012. To preview a song from her upcoming album called “SPIRIT OF THE JAGUAR,” please visit: http://www.amazon.com/Spirit-of-the-Jaguar/dp/B0082WXRO4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1337228209&sr=8-1
“SPIRIT OF THE JAGUAR” features Natascha playing an entrancing Mayan clay flute handmade by Xavier Quijas Yxayotl, a well- known Mayan Aztec flute maker. Natascha creates the heartbeat of her music on an African Djembe hand drum while calling in the divine animal spirit of the Jaguar with the soul stirring melodies of her one of a kind Clay flute.
Natascha is currently performing in the L.A. area with a band called “JAH SUNS AND THE TRIBAL LOVE NATION” – to listen to the band’s music visit Http://soundcloud.com/JahSuns.