About the Author: Peia Luzzi

Peia is a vocalist, composer and Sacred Song preserver of traditions that span across the globe. She has traveled extensively and studied from the rich lineages of Medieval Chant, Bulgarian and Celtic Folk Music, Indian Classical Raga and Medicine songs from the Native peoples of North and South America. Gifted with a broad, soaring vocal range and crystaline tone she sings with depth and beauty, moving audiences to tears and inviting listeners to reconnect with one's own purpose and the heart of Earth. Accompanying herself with Charango, Harmonium, and Guitar and joined by the richness of Cello, an eclectic array of traditional percussion and virtuos classical guitar, Peia’s music creates an organic sound scape for vibrational healing. Born in small town Connecticut, Peia moved to Boston in 2002 where she attended New England Conservatory of Music on scholarship to receive extensive training in Western Classical Voice and Opera, vocal pedagogy, composition, and improvisation. In 2007 she made the long trip west to Portland Oregon where she began a deeper study of Indian Classical singing and joined Trillium Voices – An Estonian choral ensemble. In 2009 Peia made her recording debut with Grammy Nominee Ronn McFarlane for the Album Ayre Heart and the following year released Semi Somnus - a beautiful and eclectic collaboration with guitarist Chris Mosley. In 2012 she released her first solo album The Dance of Devotion - a stunning collection of poetic and devotional love songs. Her latest recording Four Great Winds - a journey through traditional and neo-sacred song - was released this May along with a video for Peia's original song 'Machi' which went viral and had over 10,000 views in 2 weeks and grew to 40,000 views in two months. Fallowing the release of Four Great Winds and Machi Peia gained international notoriety and request for performances in Europe, Australia, Bali, Brazil and the East Coast of the USA Peia currently splits her time between Portland and the lush, wild hills of Southern OR where she teaches Voice Cultivation and the Yoga of Sound. Fusing her knowledge of Vocal Pedagogy – (The Science of the Voice) with the ancient meditative practice of Nada Yoga, she imparts upon her students the tools to harness the natural beauty and resonance of the voice .
  • By Published On: November 6, 2018

    This song speaks of healing power and medicine of Woman, the Moon and the Earth Herself. "Machi" is a word that comes from the Mapuche people of Chile and Argentina. A Machi is a medicine woman and sometimes also refers to a medicine man. May the images here remind us all what a miracle this life is. May we see that though tender and vulnerable our Earth is wise and resilient beyond all measure. "Where there is Love there is Life " and here there is a lot of Love. Blessed Be.

  • By Published On: August 27, 2016

    This hauntingly beautiful Hungarian folk song has enchanted many a musician. Across the world you can hear it sung in wildly different styles, always adapted for the region of the singer. Here is beautiful 3 part harmony version, sung in the traditional Hungarian style by my women's trio Wild Honey.

  • By Published On: June 17, 2016

      Peia is currently working on crowd funding for her third studio album Beauty Thunders. Here is a link with all the information

  • By Published On: April 22, 2015

    How many times have we circled this fire, a prayer upon our lips? How many times have we gone to the water's edge to give thanks for these gifts? And we will rise again, we will rise again. My people will rise again, We'll rise. So many times I've looked out across the ocean, wondered what is it all for?

  • By Published On: February 12, 2015

    Gifted with a broad, soaring vocal range and crystalline tone Peia’s voice pierces the heart with bell like clarity. She sings with depth and beauty, moving audiences to tears and inviting listeners to reconnect with one’s own purpose and the heart of the Earth.