RenĂ© JenkinsÂ is a multi-instrumentalist musician, Ceremonial Sound Practitioner, Healing Performance and Recording Artist from Sonoma, California. Playing trombone, piano, and ancient indigenous instruments he is versed in many styles of music from big band jazz, funk, R&B, reggae, salsa, brass ensembles and pit orchestras, RenĂ© has backed many established artists in the industry such as Natalie Cole, Johnny Mathis, the Temptations, Mary Wilson of the Supremes, Joe Williams, Jah Levi & Gregg Allman, to name a few. During his time here in the UK RenĂ© will be performing with ancestral & indigenous instruments. These ancestral Instruments are made of organic materials (leaves, wood, ceramic, hide, feather & bone). The sounds range from primordial to hauntingly beautiful and strangely familiar. They are played with the intent to guide listeners into an altered-state of awareness, as they have by our ancient ancestors. The inherent qualities of sounds produced can by-pass the egoâ€™s mental-emotional defences revealing core issues and deepening personal insight. The sacred sounds resonate latent ancestral memories (collective unconscious or subconscious) from times passed when humanity was closer to (and more intimate with) the Natural World. Like sonic codes that open personal vaults of records for each individual to access. Some of these instruments have specific traditional Shamanic uses for calling in the Spirit and clearing â€śstaticâ€ť mental, emotional, and physical energies. Other instruments are used for ancestor work (releasing harmful family patterns or reconnecting with ancestor spirits as helping allies) and discharging past traumas. Others are for journeying, increasing physical energy, and raising courage. Perhaps their most powerful attributes are in animating the sounds of the natural worldâ€“essentially bringing the outside â€śinâ€ť.