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Neda Boin in Concert: The Light Has Come (music inspired by A Course in Miracles)
March 29, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT$20 – $30
CRS presents an evening with the award-winning singer songwriter Neda Boin of the Netherlands, whose first album, “The Light Has Come,” just won Best Album of the Year at the Rotterdam Music Awards. Amazingly, Neda, a student of A Course in Miracles (ACIM) for 8+ years, channeled all the songs on the album in just two weeks, all inspired from ACIM Workbook lessons, making it the first album inspired by ACIM to win album of the year. Profoundly spiritual in nature, the songs are deeply satisfying as songs, with beautiful and irresistible music colored with soul, jazz and world music inflections, brought to soaring life by Neda’s angelic voice.
“Neda’s music is a way to merge with the Spirit and feel the absolute glory of Divine Love. Her amazing voice enhances the lyrics from Heaven, and my soul is lifted every time I listen.” — David Hoffmeister, author of Unwind Your Mind Back to God
This concert will take place Friday, March 29, 2019 at 7:30 pm at CRS and kicks off the Living in the Light Course in Miracles Weekend, which will continue throughout the day on March 30 with talks, workshops, and healing shared by Neda Boin, Corinne Zupko (author of From Anxiety to Love), CRS Founder Yasuko Kasaki (author of 16 books in Japanese about ACIM), and the CRS healers. This will be the first ACIM weekend in NYC since the CMC ACIM Conference in 2015.
Saturday’s program tickets are $120 in advance and $140 at the door ($100 at the door for students/seniors with valid ID). Combined tickets are $140.Buy Combined Two-Day Concert/Workshop Tickets!
In this concert, Neda will share many songs with you as well as many helpful parables about her own journey from darkness to light. Before the album was released, Neda often joked with her friends that she would rename the album to “The Darkness has Come” since there was so much healing taking place before the album fully got recorded. Go to www.nedaboin.com to listen to the album. You’re invited to sing along, or you can just allow the beautiful words and melodies to wash over you.
“Those who seek the light are merely covering their eyes, the light is in them now. Enlightenment is but a recognition, not a change at all” (W-188.1.2).
Check out her mini documentary here to see more about this journey.
ABOUT NEDA BOIN
Neda, literally meaning ‘Inner Voice’ or ‘Voice for God,’ discovered her musical talent at a young age. When she was five years old, she began, just like her mother who is a professional violin player, with playing the violin. However, singing was always her first love. Around the age of thirteen she learned to play the piano and developed a way to express herself by writing her own songs. In 2006 she won a national music contest with one of the first songs that she wrote.
In the summer of 2007 she toured through Kenya for orphanages, schools, slums and different tribes with a performance about HIV and AIDS. In the summer of 2008 she went to India to investigate child prostitution and give workshops and performances about women’s rights. It was then that she even more so experienced the power and universal language of music.
“I saw that making music wasn’t a goal for me anymore, it became a way to connect with people and touch their hearts,” she says. A few years later she hitchhiked from The Netherlands all the way down to South Africa.
“The songs I was writing were mostly inspired by the injustice I saw during my travels. They were songs about wanting to change the world.” But when in 2010, at age 20, A Course in Miracles came into her life, she started training her own mind so she could be the example of love and peace she so badly wanted to see outside herself.
In 2013 Neda won both the audience and the jury prizes at the Music Matters Awards, which made her the music ambassador of Rotterdam for one whole year. Shortly after, she graduated from the music conservatory of Rotterdam with a Bachelor of Music. She successfully released her first EP, “When Lambs Become Lions,” in October 2014. She also started giving songwriting workshops in juvenile prison, which she is currently still doing.
In 2015 Neda convinced all four coaches of “The Voice” of Holland to turn their chairs around for her, and she made it all the way to the last eight contestants.
Last year she woke up one morning feeling as if she was being pulled towards the piano where the Course Workbook lesson 124 was lying open: “Let me remember I am one with God.” Words and melodies came pouring through her, and before she knew it, she had written a complete song with lyrics from that Workbook lesson. The same thing happened everyday for two weeks until she had enough “Course songs” to fill a whole album, which turned into her debut album, “The Light Has Come.”
You can learn more about Neda Boin on her web site at nedaboin.com.