Sound Bath

Friday, Nov 12
12pm EST/9am PST

Care Space: 60 min

Organized by metaDEN PACK (People Activating Communal Knowledge)
Facilitated by Rena Anakwe

Come enjoy a sound bath for relaxation to re-ground and reset, wherever you may be physically and mentally. Rena Anakwe will take participants through a guided body scan/check-in, followed by a live session with tank drums, singing bowls and chimes, to share a moment of quiet reflection and deep listening.


Rena Anakwe (she/her) is an interdisciplinary artist, performer and healer working primarily with sound, visuals, and scent. Exploring intersections between traditional healing practices, spirituality and performance, she creates works focused on sensory-based, experiential interactions using creative technology.

Most recently, she was awarded the 2021 Canadian Women Artists’ Award from NYFA & the CWC (Canadian Women’s Club) of New York, a 2021-2022 MacDowell Fellowship for Interdisciplinary Arts and a 2022 Jack Nusbaum Artist Residency at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music). Rena was a 2020-2021 resident of the Jerome Foundation AIRspace Residency for Performing Artists at Abrons Arts Center, a 2020 Radiophrenia commissioned artist, a 2019 ISSUE Project Room Artist-in-Residence, a 2019 Abrons Arts Center (AAC) Sound Series commissioned artist and a 2018 Signal Culture Artist-in-Residence. She has collaborated, produced, and shown work at New York City institutions including: Park Avenue Armory/NY Live Arts, En Garde Arts/Brookfield Place, Weeksville Heritage Center, Dia Foundation, Fridman Gallery, Knockdown Center, Lincoln Center, MoMA PS1, CultureHub, Pioneer Works, and Montez Press Radio. Most recently, under the moniker A Space for Sound, Anakwe released the first in an ongoing audio series titled “Sound Bath Mixtape vol. 1”, through New York City-based label and collective PTP. In Fall 2021, her forthcoming album "Sometimes underwater (feels like home)" will be released through RVNG Intl's Commend THERE series.

She is based in Brooklyn, New York, by way of Nigeria and Canada. ||

metaDEN is a healing incubator curated by/for BIPOC that centers the queer and trans community. We bring together a PACK of BIPOC facilitators, practitioners, and artists to provide various creative forms of healing and social justice. Before COVID-19, we provided physical space in Brooklyn, NY. For the safety of our community, we have now adapted to a virtual platform and are currently offering programming online and collaborating with aligned organizations. We were co-founded by Joss Martinez (they/them) + McKenzie Angelo Martinez (she/her) in 2018.