By Frieda Shapiro
In December 2019, long before the coronavirus brought us all inside or uprisings filled streets around the world, Rona Geffen (Israel/Germany) collaborated with musicians Heidi AL-Sabban (Egypt) and Elly Kellner (the Netherlands) to make “We Are One.” The song is short and sweet: a brief dip into an ethereal world, an ambient chorus of women voices offered like a mantra. So much of “We Are One” feels just right for this time: a message of unity, love, and belonging, offered by three artists who produced the collaborative track without ever having met in person. Their song offers guidance, harmony, and peace.
“We wanted to create an embracing and warm sacred space of union, love, and acceptance. We Are One is an anthem of unification and love for humankind, bridging borders and boundaries.” — Rona Geffen
In addition to Rona’s work with “We Are One,” Geffen has also been working for several years on The Sound Is The Scenery, combining extensive sound research with an immersive live concert. The Sound Is The Scenery, when performed in full, is a sound healing experience performed with planetary calibrated tuning forks and an array of drums from around the world threaded together with her low, centering singing voice. Rona offers regular YouTube editions of The Sound Is The Scenery-inspired sound healing with singing bowls.
Rona Geffen is a musician and sound healer based in Berlin. Her work has brought her around the world, from the renowned O.Z.O.R.A. music festival and the Spatial Sound Institute in Hungary to Asso Apo in Nantes and Anjos70 in Lisbon. In addition to her recorded works, which can be found online, Rona is researching sound and offers private and virtual sound healing sessions. To learn more about Rona’s work and to contact her for sound healing work, please see Rona’s website