Marina Raye is world-renowned as the "Feminine Voice of the Native Flute." What makes her original compositions so special is their deeply emotive quality which celebrates the essence of peace and harmony. Marina's music is used by many in the healing arts to invoke a state of tranquility and a sense of closeness to nature. Marina was born in Africa where she spent her first ten years. She draws inspiration from her deep love for the Earth as she shares her vision of the awakening of peace in every heart.
Trained as a classical musician, Marina Raye has been called a sonic shaman because of her mastery of the native flute. Her instruments are hand-crafted by her husband, flutemaker Charlie Oakwind. Marina and Charlie live in western North Carolina, where they are building a solar-powered home. They are committed to living gently on the Earth.
Marina Raye’s twelfth release on her Native Heart Music label is extraordinary music for extraordinary times. Her soul-filled melodies are powerful reminders of the peace that lives in every heart. Guest artist, Ron Clearfield, provides gorgeous cello accompaniment.
Being Peace takes the native flute into a new realm of beauty and tranquility. It opens with “Sweet Surrender,” a melodic interplay of treble and bass flutes, accompanied by cello with an Asian feel. The enchanting result is a hypnotic invitation to enter a world of peace and tranquility. The heart-filled melody of “Now of Peace” brings us into the only moment when peace is possible. The final track, “Heart of Peace” compels and inspires the listener to be the heart of peace. Sixty minutes of compeling music that creates a perfect setting for the healing arts, meditation or peaceful introspection.