released April 13, 2017
Brian Taylor; Mixing & Mastering
@ Haux Studios
Alexander Ward; Album Artwork
Infinite gratitude to all my dear Friends who supported the manifestation of my first professional album 'Portals of Light'!
First of all to Bryce Draper, for igniting the connection with Brian Taylor & Lemiece Oxumaré, and for the amazing support and love to record this album. To Lemiece Oxumaré, for so magically & devotedly assisting and supporting me in every possible way. And for contributing so beautifully to the completion of this album. To Brian Taylor, for your trust and believe in my music. For bringing such professional and friendly skill& spirit to every song. And for becoming an amazing friend in this process. To Alexander Ward, for blessing 'Portals of Light' with his amazing, visionary artwork.
To all the amazing supporting musicians; Fabiano do Nascimento, Konrad Gaska, Giselle Real-d'Arbelles, Wilma Pistorius & Rodrigo Curiel. Who magically added exactly that what we couldn't put into sound ourselves. And to the beautiful, divine feminine voices of; Lemiece Oxumaré, Malika Mukani & Shakti Grace. Thank you so much for balancing and complementing my masculine energy.
Infinite gratitude to Malika Mukani & our daughter Namira Flor. For supporting me so much and for holding space for my healing process and musical development. And for shining so brightly! To Txai Fernando and his beloved Verta-Sara Salimy, for teaching me so much about the alchemy of sound & healing. For opening so many doors, portals and so much inspiration. Your friendship will forever flower in my heart. To my beloved, Shakti Grace & the beautiful Celestial Heart family, under the wings of my dear brother Kai Karrel. To the Hunikuin & Yawanawa shamans & traditions, for healing & teaching profound places inside my being and for touching such a unique and elemental space inside my heart.
Infinite gratitude to my father, Jan te Voortwis, for being my spiritual teacher and opening the path of true self-discovery and healing. And to my mother, Gerry Reus, for bringing me life, my musical heart & for supporting me in so many ways. To all my family for bringing so much color, love and support to my life.
And so much gratitude to all the teachers, amazing inspiring musicians, healers, family & friends I didn't mention by name, but to each one of you I am forever grateful to have met you.
I wish you all infinite blessings. May your paths be bright, healthy, happy, brilliant and courageous.
Thank you Life!