Libana, New England's international touring world music ensemble, formed in 1979 by Artistic Director, Susan Robbins, has been researching, performing,
and celebrating songs, dances and instrumental music from around the world, especially as handed down through women's traditions.
In addition to ther deft renderings of World folk music, Libana has garnered renown throughout the New Age and spiritual audiences for their contemplative
offerings of rounds and chants.
A Cirlce is Cast exudes the joy of singing in community and celebrates the nuances of seasons, the beauty of Mother Earth, the solitude of meditation and the rootedness of ritual. A Circle Is Cast draws on Native American, African, Anglo, Israeli, European, Renaissance and contemporary folk sources to create a unique collection of spirited rounds, chants, and songs.
Performing members of Libana on A Circle is Cast:
Lisa Bosley, Jane Goodman, Judy Kaye, Charlotte Miller, Marytha Paffrath, Janet Penn, Susan Robbins, Martha Rounds, Anne Slepian, Karen Thomas, Linda Ugelow and Cheryl Weber.
What the reviewers say:
"Hauntingly beautiful -- very, very highly recommended!" Ladyslipper Catalog
"...a lovely gem ...that stands alone and shines with specialness ...a jewel of a recording."
-CHINABERRY BOOK SERVICE
"...the genuine talent in the arrangements and of the singers with their pure, powerful voices mark this collection as a real work of art. Recommended
"...a fascinating journey on many levels...The dynamics of Libana's vocal abilities are a wonder, providing a potent chant and instilling a sense of reverence... A Circle Is Cast reaches into my heart as a woman and gives me a sense of oneness, a communal spirit linking each and everyone of us together."
-THE GREEN MAN REVEIW