The Editors, myself included, of SIMGE are known proponents of connecting music and art therapy with mental health treatment. This year’s 2nd Annual 24 Hour Songwriting Challenge will benefit local NAMI chapters to help further that cause.
San Diego-based artist Meniyka Kiravell, who leads the jazz inspired indie project Kiravell, found her keys to healthy mindfulness and spirituality from mystics in India. A modern day creative, Kiravell work also includes clothing design and podcasts, while using her music as a conduit to share what she calls “Vibrational science,” which seeks to help others find something innate within themselves through the music to help us all better handle and appreciate “the strange suffering of everyday life.”
Kiravell’s many travels, spanning over forty countries in a decade, inspired her world-jazz style that serves as an aural canvas wherein the artist shares what she’s seen and heard as well as her schoolings in spiritual healing. Her most recent release, Vaudevellia, finds a new footing track by track that works almost like a sonic passport with the jazz-fusion sound serving as a central point from which anything can, and is, explored off of.
Recently, Kiravell dropped the video for track “Wash” wherein she welcomes you into her headspace where naturalistic images and communal, collaborative art reigns. Watch it below and look for more from the artist here.