3225 SW Barbur Blvd
Portland, OR 97239
Join the women of SHINE and experience music and song from the hills of Tzfat. Come together for an evening of music and singing. Music is the window to the soul. Tziona can help you enter through that window and access areas that you never visited.
“I use my music as a form of prayer. Music and song are heart-opening tools that bring out what is inside and help move it higher.” – Tziona Achishena
This event is sponsored by SHINE, The Portland Kollel, and Congregation Ahavath Achim
Tziona Achishena explores sonic healing with her four-octave vocal range, soulful original melodies, and unique arrangements. Her range of styles is vast, from quiet, simple blues/folk, to hypnotic Hebrew chants, to Kabbalist Pop. Whatever the style, Tziona’s unique sound comes through, taking the listener on a profoundly personal tour of her heart and soul, with the promise of awakening, heart opening, relaxation, and catharsis in turns. Her English works are based on her own poetry, while she draws on the ancient words of the Jewish spiritual traditions for her Hebrew prayers. Layering voices and multiple instruments such as piano, guitar, flute, cello, harmonium, and hand drums, Tziona creates soundscapes that hold the space for her vocals to fly. Tziona has collaborated with such sonic geniuses as Wings of an Angel, James LeBrecht, Paul Godwin, Chava Rachel Saban, and Talia Zak. She lives in Israel, where she composes and records in her home studio, as well as teaching her unique approach to musical creativity and working as a chaplain. Improvisation and the living concept of a “new song” born at the moment is the essence of her creative path.