Mariana del Sol is a complete odyssey in song of a journey to personal healing and transformation with the tools of Toltec Wisdom. Each of us presents a face to the world that may not represent our whole spirit that can remain in the dark, unbeknown to us, often buried in self judgement and self denial. We develop masks and identities that represent what we have agreed is the right and good person for us to be each day, often abandoning other parts that long to exist. When we welcome all of our self, we can recognize it by the peace and happiness within us and all around us, our original blessing of life.
Mariana del Sol is a reflection of just this kind of journey, some songs are almost devotional with harp accompaniment, while others leap out into the light, journeying to the shores of Mexican beaches with trumpets and a wide array of strings including stand up bass, mandolin, guitars, viola, violin. Mariana del Sol also features Marianne's debut with two songs on piano, as well as a couple of rocking new dream songs that will get you on your feet.
Original songs include strong Celtic themes as well as Latin influences throughout with generous participation from many wonderful accompanying artists including Colin McCaffrey on many strings, Hal Forman on horns, Patti Casey on flute, Dov Schiller on percussion, Claire Victor on chimes and atmospheric sounds. Mariana del Sol is a journey, take it.