Freeana is a Boston, MA based vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, composer and improviser whose music comes from a very deep, passionate, soulful place. Her music is timeless and she has combined ancient qualities into a refreshing new sound. It has been described as, “uplifting,” eloquent,” “unique,” and “healing” to many audiences.
Freeana has performed and delighted audiences all over the Boston and New England areas including Kripalu Center and Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY, playing solo performances as well as collaborating with other musicians in different styles and genres. She has been playing music in some form or another for 43 years with the last 30 years devoted to her own musical compositions and improvisations.
A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, she majored in viola performance and minored in saxophone. She was a member of the Rochester Philharmonic while still a student and toured with them, playing at various venues including Carnegie Hall.
After graduation she wanted to explore the music inside of her. In support of this she commited much time to writing and improvising freely for many years. She explored other instruments such as the recorder, voice, keyboard and dumbek. Her music encompasses a range of ritual sounds to beautiful melodies with sensitive lyrics to catchy instrumentals.
In her debut CD, “A Woman’s Chant”, Freeana’s musical story unfolds through her drumming and chanting in her own language incorporating pulsating doumbek and percussion grooves, warm synthesizer textures and delicately woven melodies from her alto recorder.
“This release is a powerful and expressive conception of ritual sound- as eloquent and surprising as a haiku- highly recommended!” (Ladyslippermusic.org)
“Freeana is a very talented singer whose music is very well defined and heartfelt. I’d recommend this project to those who enjoy tribal music.” (IAE Magazine)