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Dancing To Forgiveness

by Tatiana Blanco

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Genre: Spoken Word: With Music
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4. No One
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5. Perfect
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6. Ce Soir
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7. Thin Moon
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8. The World I See
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Are you relieved that you are not who you think you are?
Are you willing to know the truth of who you really are?
Have you at some time and in some way become disillusioned with the world?

If so, you may enjoy DANCING TO FORGIVENESS, Tatiana Blanco’s debut performance art CD. You can buy it here or digitally download it at www.itunes.artofinnerpeace.com

The message of Blanco’s album is overlooking - the world, the body, the personal "story" - and learning to see the truth that lies beyond. It is inspired by her own transformation, and influenced by the teaching of forgiveness in 'A Course in Miracles'.

Although the themes addressed include death, forgiveness, changing the "story", there is a lightness in the way that they are handled that creates a light-hearted, quirky, intimate sense of theatre.

Blanco praises the team of musicians and vocalists on the album and admits that it would not have happened without them. She acknowledges the gifts of Richard Fammerée, Peter Wood, Kaiulani Kimbrell, Kate Mays, Manulele Clarke, Jivan Hertzog, Rick Avallone, JP Allen, Humberto Blanco, Visvambhar Das, Radha Dasi, Trey Thompson, Katie Swisher, Genevieve Wood and C. She also gives thanks for her production team of Richard Fammerée, Peter Wood, David Tickle, Paul Massey, Kim Miller and Humberto Blanco.

RICHARD FAMMERÉE, co-producer and co-writer describes the album as “Blanco’s artistic vision, there’s nothing calculated about it. There are a lot of jokes on this album. It’s one of the funniest albums I’ve ever heard because Tatiana’s one of the funniest people I’ve ever met. She is dedicated to the truth. It is for everyone, all ages, within the framework that it is ‘never too late to have a happy childhood.’”

PETER WOOD, co-producer and engineer describes Blanco as “funny, with a full-on stage face but underneath she is very deep spiritually. Blanco’s real gift is commitment and depth.”

DAVID TICKLE, who finally mixed and mastered the album says, ‘I really like listening to this record. It has moments of being really cool, moments I can drift off into. Most albums have one or two moments - this album has many.”

PAUL MASSEY, KIM MILLER AND HUMBERTO BLANCO made up the graphic design team for the cover.



WHO IS TATIANA BLANCO?

Well, in the opening lyrics of the opening song she tells you she is not her body, she is free. So what's her “story”? It started in the 60’s in Mid-Wales… and England… breezed through London fashionably in the 80’s... through India and Pakistan as a travel writer… and to Kauai (Hawaii) in 1997 where it has been unfolding ever since.

Her poetry and writing have been published in Tatler, Wishbone, Paris/Atlantic Review, The Frontier Post Lahore, Zento, We Moon. She was a winner of Poems on the Buses (London) and featured on RAW: Recorded Art Words (Chicago); and is a Garden Island Arts Council Poetry Fest winner. Blanco represents English language poetry from Wales on Universe, a virtual United Nations of Poetry. (www.UniVerseofpoetry.org). She uses her poetry as a vehicle to showcase poetry/theatre/metaphysics.

She studied 'Psychology of Vision' with Chuck and Lency Spezzano and studies 'A Course In Miracles' with Tom and Linda Carpenter. She is a Universal Minister and Counsellor, she performs Hawaiian Temple Bodywork, and practices Ayurvedic medicine and Somatic Learning(sm) Yoga.

Blanco lives on the Hawaiian island of Kauai with her husband. They welcome guests from around the world for vacations, retreats and (relaxed) Kauai weddings. www.retreats.islandenchantment.com.



LYRICS & CREDITS TRACK 1: i am not my body

i i i i i
i i i i i
i i i i i am not my body
i i i i i am free

come here come and do this with me
i i i i i am not my body
i i i i i am free

this is the order I made my bodies in
plankton
fish
mermaid
fin

yeah this is the order I made my bodies in
seal woman
seal man
land woman
without sin

this is just the order I made my bodies in
I just wanted you to see
i am not my body
i am free

© Tatiana Blanco & Richard Fammerée 2007

TATIANA BLANCO : vocals, hot water bottle, water
RICHARD FAMMERÉE : acoustic guitar
PETER WOOD : electric guitar, bass, digital programming
MANULELE CLARKE : vocals
JIVAN HERTZOG : drum
C : hand flute


LYRICS & CREDITS TRACK 2: circus

when I open my eyes I
look out on the world and I {pop]
see nothing makes sense
cos the world denies all
all I’ve learned about love

when I close my eyes I
sink into my soul and I
nothing there has changed

Pam is there and I am there
and nothing there has changed
she is god and I am god and
we are god and she is god
and I am god and we are god
and nothing there has changed

when I open my eyes I
look out on the world and I
see nothing makes sense
cos the world denies all
all I’ve learned about love

unfolding enfolding look into your sky
unfolding enfolding look into your sky

I am a circus pony passing through the veil…
I am a circus pony passing through the veil

when I close my eyes I [cheering]
sink into my soul and I
see nothing there has changed

Pam is there and I am there
and nothing there has changed
she is god and I am god and
we are god and nothing there
has changed

© Tatiana Blanco & Richard Fammerée 2007

TATIANA BLANCO : vocals
RICHARD FAMMERÉE : acoustic guitar, bass
PETER WOOD : electric and acoustic guitars, bass, digital programming
KAIULANI KIMBRELL : vocals
KATIE SWISHER : violin, viola



LYRICS & CREDITS TRACK 3: art

When I asked her what she did she said
I play with words with words she said
I let them come from love she said
in beauty do I walk

o in beauty do I walk she said
in beauty do I walk
o in beauty do I walk she said
in beauty do I walk

Then I turned to him beside and said
What do you do inside? he said
I play with space and light he said
in beauty do I walk

o in beauty do I walk he said
in beauty do I walk
yes in beauty do I walk he said
in beauty do I walk

Then I turned to her beside and said
What do you do inside your head?
I play with love and paint she said
in beauty do I walk

o in beauty do I walk she said
in beauty do I walk
o in beauty do I walk she said
in beauty do I walk

then I turned to him inside of her
and said, When you come out of her
What kind of art will you bring through?
in beauty will you walk?

and from the womb inside of her
I heard his forming waters cry
I’ll sing when I come out of her
in beauty will I walk

Yes in beauty will I walk he said
in beauty will I walk
Yes in beauty will I walk he said
in beauty will I walk

© Tatiana Blanco & Richard Fammerée 2007

TATIANA BLANCO : vocals
RICHARD FAMMERÉE : acoustic guitar



LYRICS & CREDITS TRACK 4: No one

Blah blah blah – Blah blah blah blah blah – blah blah blah Here she is – staggering ragged from a grey tent – wild eye – her hair her hair her womb outworn. Here she is blah blah blah staggering ragged staggering ragged from a grey tent – wild eye wild eye wild eye wild eye wild eye – her hair – ergh – her hair her hair her hair – [cough] [cough] – Here she is staggering ragged from a grey tent – wild eye her hair ergh her hair her womb outworn – O MY GOD! This is me! No
wait a minute. This isn’t me!
This is my story.

I’ve learned better than to upturn the tent or be seduced by empathy.
I’ve learned better than to upturn the tent or be seduced by empathy. Aha. I’ve learned simply to take my glasses off, to take my glasses off and look again. I’ve learned better than to upturn the tent or be seduced by empathy.
I’ve learned simply to take my glasses off to take my glasses off off, and look again.
Who is she? She’s just a story.
She is not goddess in disguise, not illness bearing gift. No. Take my glasses off and look again. This is not goddess in disguise, not illness bearing gift. This is POOF! dandelion fluff, no more real than the world she cuts her teeth on. This is POOF! dandelion fluff, no more real than the world she cuts her teeth on…teeth on…teeth on.
Now it’s time to disappear her……………….watch her body pour itself back into 0000 and the path she walked in time roll itself up like a ribbon into nothing…into nothing.
Now it’s time to disappear her
Now it’s time to disappear her
Now it’s time to disappear her into nothing
Now it’s time to disappear her into nothing
Now it’s time to disappear her into nothing
[steam] for she is no one.

© Tatiana Blanco & Richard Fammerée 2007

TATIANA BLANCO : lead vocal, keyboard
RICHARD FAMMERÉE : acoustic guitar, keyboard, bass
PETER WOOD : electric and acoustic guitars, digital programming
GENEVIEVE WOOD : vocals



LYRICS & CREDITS TRACK 5: Perfect

It doesn’t matter that you forgot
I promise you
You’re already perfect

© Tatiana Blanco & Richard Fammerée 2007

TATIANA BLANCO : vocals
PETER WOOD : electric guitar
RICK AVALLONE : piano
JP ALLEN : harmonica
TREY THOMPSON : upright bass



LYRICS & CREDITS TRACK 6: Ce soir

Sitting at the door of my nostril
deux lampes brulent devant moi
ostrich world clear as green dunes
entre les fenetres nouvelles

ce soir

Girl with light brown hair
écoute les corteges
orange purple wavering blue
aah vierges tissues

ce soir
ce soir

It’s impossible to judge
le parfum ou tu reposes

Purple goats are rising up
le tapis de toujours
offring themselves like a bride
toujour toujours

ce soir
ce soir

To judge is to tumble off
ou ailleurs
to fall in to chaos
ou ailleurs
ou ailleurs ou ailleurs
ou il y a une autre guerre

and I like it here
partout
on the soft edge with the view
partout
partout

© Tatiana Blanco & Richard Fammerée 2007

TATIANA BLANCO : vocals
RICHARD FAMMERÉE : acoustic guitar
PETER WOOD : electric and acoustic guitars, bass, digital programming
HUMBERTO BLANCO : drum
TREY THOMPSON : bass
JP ALLEN : harmonica
RICK AVALLONE : piano



LYRICS & CREDITS TRACK 7: Thin Moon

i have been away four days
o my

time to go out in the sky again
which i am i in?

i am the thin moon
come into my dressing room
help me get ready for sky again
which i am i in?

thin moon
gibbous moon
boom boom
full moon

full moon fat moon
boom boom my womb
full moon fat moon
boom boom my tomb

fat moon
gibbous moon
back to
thin moon

til I go away
four days

when I go between the skies
which i am i in?

when I go beyond the skies
which i am i in?
which i am i in?

© Tatiana Blanco & Richard Fammerée 2006

TATIANA BLANCO : vocals, windchime
RICHARD FAMMERÉE : acoustic guitar



LYRICS & CREDITS TRACK 8: The World I See

The world
The world I see
The world I see holds nothing
The world I see holds nothing that I want

The world I see holds nothing that I want
Beyond this world, there is a world I want

Beyond this world, there is a world I want
Beyond this world, there is a world I want

Beyond this world, there is a world I want
Beyond this world, there is a world I want

The world I see holds nothing that I want
Beyond this world, there is a world I want

The world I see holds nothing
Please help me to see differently
The world I see holds nothing
Help me see there’s nothing wrong with me
Help me please let you see through me

The world I see holds nothing that I want
The world I see holds nothing
The world I see
The world

© Tatiana Blanco & Richard Fammerée 2007

TATIANA BLANCO : vocals
RICHARD FAMMERÉE : acoustic guitar
PETER WOOD : electric and acoustic guitars, bass
JIVAN HERTZOG : vocals
KAIULANI KIMBRELL : vocals
VISHVAMBHAR DAS : harmonium, Indian drum
RADHA DASI : finger cymbals



LYRICS & CHARTS:
TRACK 9: Forgiveness

o mr raison – head to one side/thank you for milking the cows
since forgiveness requires no sin/I see it’s time to let you back in
please forgive me while I forgive you
please forgive me while I forgive you

o mr davis – gun on your arm/thank you for letting me drive
since forgiveness requires no sin/I see it’s time to let you back in
please forgive me while I forgive you
please forgive me while I forgive you

all I want is
all I want is to see truth in you
all I want is to see truth in me
there’s no different you and me

o nanny phyllis – mother of all/thank you for mothering me
since forgiveness requires no sin/I see it’s time to let you back in
please forgive me while I forgive you
please forgive me while I forgive you

o mr raison o mr davis o nanny phyllis it’s never too late to
have a happy childhood - that’s it - it’s never too late
o mr raison o mr davis o nanny phyllis it’s never too late to have a happy childhood it’s never too late to

that’s it

© Tatiana Blanco & Richard Fammerée 2007

TATIANA BLANCO : vocals
RICHARD FAMMERÉE : acoustic guitar, bass
PETER WOOD : electric and acoustic guitars, bass?, digital programming
KATE MAYS : vocals
KAIULANI KIMBRELL : vocals


LYRICS & CREDITS TRACK 10/11: Teatime/Hush of Heaven

so I just remembered! and I want to tell you!
I did sing when I was little and I did dance
because every day we had to go on this walk,
nanny, my brother, my sisters, maybe mummy
(not sure) and the dogs and the pram
and I hated it -- I hated going on walks --
but I just remembered there was this one
part that made it all, all ok somehow
so off we’d go down the drive across the
cattlegrid –- on & on I thought it
would never end and through the gate
and along the road to the llwynowen farm
turn and we’d pick the milk up that mr raison
had put out for us and then when we were coming home
once we’d got inside our front gate
I started to dance in circles -- round and round and
round inviting everybody to tea –-
come to tea with me! please!
I would dance round and round
asking everyone
please please come to tea with me!
all the way up to the cattlegrid
come to tea with me!
come to tea with me!
wont you please please please
wont you come to tea with me!

and my favourite place when we got back
to the house was -- I would sneak out to my special
hedge -- and mr. price he’d cut me a door into it –-
that was my front door to go in from the rose garden
and I’d take my little pink teacup and saucer with me

and who would come to tea with me? let’s see --
the dogs (they always came) spadie anyway (he always came) and maybe some birds and susie (I brought susie) and brown teddy
and we would sit in the hedge and have tea
so much more fun than in the nursery…

o the hush of heaven holds my heart today
o the hush of heaven holds my heart today
o the hush of heaven
holds my heart today

o the hush of heaven holds your heart today
o the hush of heaven holds your heart today
o the hush of heaven
holds your heart today

o the hush of heaven holds our heart today
o the hush of heaven holds our heart today
o the hush of heaven
holds our heart today
holds our heart today

even when we forget

© Tatiana Blanco & Richard Fammerée 2007

TATIANA BLANCO : vocals
RICHARD FAMMERÉE : acoustic guitar
PETER WOOD : acoustic guitar



Tatiana wishes to thank the project's fiscal sponsor -
The Garden Island Arts Council

and the following PATRONS who supported the project with their
faith and kind generosity -

Peter and Peggy Kemp-Welch
Mervyn Bourdillon
The Evan-Thomas family
Beverly Wachtel
Larry and Marianne Paull
Maryhunter Leach
Donna Whitaker
David Dinner
Rocky Reidel


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Nancy from So. Cal

dancing to forgiveness
I love the CD and tatiana. I happened to be staying at their island enchantment cottage in Kauai on vacation, when I got the news my brother had died in Oklahoma. I was devastated, but tatiana came to me in my momemt of despair and had me see the bliss of where he was. I was changed in that moment and have gone through the grief so easily because of her and this CD. Circus has helped heal me in remembering the Truth of who I am and who my brother Paul still is. We are God and nothing here has changed. Everyone should buy this CD and visit them in Kauai, I can't wait to go back. Kisses to beautiful baby.

Jim Manico

Amazing, accessible and powerful album!
I cannot begin to say how positively surprised I was by this album. I normally listen to Floyd, Progressive Rock and 70's rock - so this is out of my genera. But after my girlfriend starting playing it, I could not help but to want to listen to it again and again. It keeps me calm and focused during the day while I work, and always makes me smile when I have the blues. My gal also loves this as a great intimate album for us. Why have you not bought this already?!?! (I especially love the "Forgiveness" track cause as my gal says, I need a lot of it ;-)

DJ Whitaker

wow! this album is so spontaneous and authentic while being totally professional
This cd is so soul-full, authentic, and goes straight to the heart of the matter of life, living and beyond. I danced, I cried, I applauded, I laughed, I yelped, yes, yes! My soul had been hungry for this honest truth through the performance of wonderful lyrics. The music is so original and professionally done! Brava, Bravo!

Kaiulani


This album fills me with joy! It is more then a record, it is an intention in action and in sound for forgiveness, peace, joy and all things good... all things God.
Having the honor and privilege of knowing Tatiana makes this album even that much more the richer.
She is an amazing person, an inspired and courageous artist and about as authentic and loving as a human being can be.
This album will be one of the greatest gifts you buy yourself. I really believe that. It is so REAL. Everytime I listen to it I immediately drop any pretense or lie I might be talling myself and fall back into the truth of who I am. What a gift!

Steven Melrose, A&R, Virgin Records, Los Angeles

This is an experience, not just a music CD.
This is an experience, not just a music CD. It’s fun, it’s calming and it’s authoritative in a nourishing way.

Sharon Winnett

Dancing to Forgiveness
tatiana's album is an inspiration and a great ministry for the earth. Her music touches many moods with heart and a true lightness of being. It is original, fun and deep. She reminds me of Lori Anderson in her fresh look at the world and in her throaty vocals. She is a poet who looks deeply at the world and sees the mystery within all things. She will uplift and inspire new vision and harmony for all who are drawn to this original work. She is playful with the most serious subjects we all encounter.

Millicent Cummings, 'Kauai Live', KKCR radio

It is experimental without being self indulgent, unconventional without being ov
Tatiana Blanco never seems to lose her poise no matter how playful she allows herself to be in 'Dancing to Forgiveness'. Nor is its depth watered down by her sense of humor. It is experimental without being self indulgent, unconventional without being over the top. 'Dancing to Forgiveness' is fun, beautiful and very original.