Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Midwives Song (Gayatri Mantra)



My midwive Ibu Robin Lim sang a Gayatri mantra as a joyous welcome to our newborn daughter Koko in the birth center Bumi Sehat (Bali). This is a very old and powerful mantra in the Hindu tradition. Performed here by Elena Skoko in the sequence of 8.

"Oṃ bhūr bhuvaḥ svaḥ
tát savitúr váreṇ(i)yaṃ
bhárgo devásya dhīmahi
dhíyo yó naḥ pracodáyāt"

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Koko's Rap


Our daughter Koko (4 years) improvising her own rap on her papa's adventures with broken things and guitar making.

Friday, April 4, 2014

The Doulas Song



This is one of the most known birth songs used by doulas all over the world. It is based on a Christian devotional song and adapted to the circumstance of chidbirth. This version is performed by Elena Skoko as passed on by Debra Pascali-Bonaro.