Singing as Sanctuary

Traditional cultures have always known that group singing has a power unlike any other to bind people together. There is an ancient African concept called ubuntu, which speaks of our interconnectedness and interdependence. It means “I am because we are.” Nowhere is this more evident than in singing together; through group singing, people experience joy, a sense of success, and an expression of shared meaning. We deepen our sense of communion with each other and a sense of sanctuary for all our spirits.

Liz Rog is a song leader in the global Ubuntu tradition, which welcomes all voices to weave songs and community. She delights in helping people rediscover their ancestral birthright of group singing. Liz lives in the Driftless area of northeastern Iowa and enjoys traveling to other regions to help in the re-seeding of the Earth with songs of renewal.