Reared among the three cultures of Brazil, Mexico and the U.S., Poranguí was steeped in various traditional forms of music, healing and ceremony since birth. Drawing from his cross-cultural background and ethnomusicology training at Duke University, Poranguí has over twenty years of international work experience as an artist, musician, educator, filmmaker, consultant and therapist, utilizing the healing properties of sound and movement to foster our individual and collective well being.
As a live looping artist and one-man orchestra Poranguí weaves ancestral songs and indigenous rhythms from around the globe. Creating his performances from scratch using looping technology, Poranguí’s live grooves range from meditative to dance party, moving the body, lifting the spirit, and transcending the divide between performer and audience. His World Soul concerts have taken him around the globe and led him to collaborate with many artists, including current works with Shaman’s Dream and Liquid Bloom.
Ashley Klein (Ed.S) is a dancer, retreat facilitator, and music business manager based in Sedona, Arizona (United States). She supports the world music performance and healing practice of Poranguí, with the mission of helping to awaken individuals through the healing power of music and dance. Additionally, Ashley co-creates retreats based in Sedona and Eden Hot Springs creating containers for individuals to dive deep and blossom into awakening consciousness. She has a background as a school psychologist working with children and young adults with special needs, and is a dancer, yogi, and healing artist at heart. Her movement background ranges from pointe shoes to pom pons, with a current focus on African diaspora dances. Among others, she is a student of Rosangela Silvestre, Kimberly Miguel Mullen, and Samantha Sweetwater, and is a Certified Facilitator of Dancing Freedom. She has been facilitating Dancing Freedom since 2009 including at retreats and festivals such as Lightening in a Bottle and Symbiosis.