Madi Sato McLaughlin
Madi Sato McLaughlin is a Japanese-American singer/songwriter, sound healer, and choir director. She has performed and recorded music in many styles and genres, ranging from blues and jazz to sacred world music, and created three albums: Soul in Love (2002), Madi Sato (2004), and Return to the River (2011). She is certified in singing traditional Japanese shigin (chanted poetry) and performs often with musicians of taiko drum, koto, and shakuhachi flute. She is also qualified to lead the Yoga of the Voice vocal practice created by Silvia Nakkach and completed the 2013 Community Choir Leadership Training with Shivon Robinsong and Denis Donnelly. Madi is the founding director of the Sing for Joy! Women’s Choir and leads hundreds of women in awakening and empowering their authentic voices. She and her husband, poet Timothy P. McLaughlin, offer concerts of music and poetry and facilitate workshops in the embodiment of songs and poems as a spiritual practice. Madi lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with her husband and their two children: Anjamora and Tadhg.