Peace Building Through Music

July 22 - 27, 2018

Celebrate the power of our shared humanity, racial, cultural and religious diversity and interdependence with nature. Explore self-expression through music, guided meditation, conflict resolution games, dialogue facilitation techniques, vocal release, song writing and Hatha Yoga. Explore wellness as ritual through song, dance, yoga and story telling.

During your time with Morley on beautiful Cortes Island, you’ll:

  • learn how to write your heart’s song
  • deepen your connection to the breath
  • strengthen your awareness of your body’s alignment
  • gain confidence in expressing yourself through sound and movement

Morley often works with people around the world who do not consider themselves “musicians” or “singers”. Experience has taught her that when given the opportunity and space, people can access their hearts’ song, even when the world is loud, especially when it seems overwhelmingly so.

*There is no prior musical experience necessary* 

Morley is an award-winning international composer, performer and educator. From Carnegie Hall to the Nomad Women’s Festival in the Sahara Desert, Morley has brought her unique blend of jazz, folk and soul to the world’s stage. Be it solo with her acoustic guitar or with full band, her message is consistent and clear; love, justice and inspiration.

Awarded as Songwriter of the Year from ASCAP and heralded as Emerging Artist of the Year by the New York Times, Morley has penned songs for TED Women, Acumen, V-Day, Think Global School and GOAL – South Africa. Her music has been placed on several major network television shows as well as human rights documentaries.
Morley uses music as a tool for conflict resolution and dialogue facilitation when working with youth from international conflict zones. TEDWomen calls her song her song, “Women of Hope” their “anthem”, her original compositions have brought her before many world leaders and policy makers such as His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela, and Ban Ki-moon. She has written, collaborated, and shared the stage with such distinguished artists as Bernice Johnson Reagon, Toshi Reagon, Angélique Kidjo, Dave Matthews, Sheryl Crow, Richard Bona, Lokua Kanza, Queen Latifah & Wynton Marsalis to name a few.  morleymusic.org/


In this Hollyhock Talks Podcast, Morely uses music to address racial and political divisions and unearth the song within each person’s heart. This is an inspiring podcast about the power of music in transcending differences and connecting people at the level of heart, song, and voice:

TUITION: $585 CDN / 5 nights (meals & accommodation extra)