Si Agua features collaborations with Damien Rice, as well as a talented ensemble of musicians who accompany Maestro’s voice, offering a unique blend of Latin, American and European culture that pays homage to Maestro’s musical inspirations. As Mia’s lyrics fluctuate between English and Spanish, her Argentinian upbringing consistently echoes throughout the album.
Si Agua was recorded in Iceland, produced by Valgeir Sigurðsson featuring experimental artist Ben Frost, pianist Thomas Bartlett, Shahzad Ismaily, bass saxophonist Colin Stetson and composer Nico Muhly who wrote and conducted the string and brass arrangements.
THE WAY OF TEA
Cha Dao is a path to enlightenment by "The Way of Tea" through the practice of emptiness. It comes to us through ancient Chinese lineages. When we drink tea in a sacred ceremonial space, we can feel that we are a part of the nature that gave us the tea, while it streams into us and becomes our body, mind, and soul. Tea is a gentle medicine that brings us awakened presence through our everyday lives and allows us to maintain sustained states of meditation.
Mia is a student of The Leaf and is of service to Her through facilitating tea ceremonies around the world within private and workshop settings.