I am so blessed. My new album, Discovery, which released today in hard copy, will be featured this month at OWR – One World Radio UK. All proceeds of this and all my albums, go to the Hospice Foundation. Listen in at 5:00 pm Central time, 11:00 UK time, for a special interview I just completed with Chrissie Monk of OWR, detailing the intention of the album and why Hospice.http://oneworldradio.org.uk/
Jessica Mesawzee Eagle Waters performs musically as Sita and Magnetic Wind.
Magnetic Wind focuses on organic, electronic blends of ambient with abundant textures and occasional female vocals creating ethereal drift, dark and light ambient. “Ancestry, autobiography and relationship are predominant themes in my work. It is deeply rooted in electro-acoustic sound design. As an artist, my tools are electronically-processed acoustic percussion, voice, esraj, tanpura, viola, dulcimer, laptop electronics, acoustic piano, field recordings and amplified objects.”
Born amidst a thunderstorm and delivered from her ancestors (Ottawa (Adawa)/Sac and Fox) through the Thunderbird (Nimkii), she carries the name of her great grandmother. Mesawzee (pronouced mehSAWzee) is the name of her great great grandmother as it was transcribed on the Durant rolls of the Ottawa. Her formal education is vast with academic degrees in music, education and psychology. The name Sita was given to her by the Sikh’s. Sita is an avatar of Lakshmi, goddess of wealth and wife of Vishnu. She is esteemed as a standard-setter for wifely and womanly virtues for all Hindu women. Sita is known for her dedication, self-sacrifice, courage and purity. White Magnetic Wind is Jessica’s Mayan birthday symbol.
Her original compositions have been released on the following labels: Rain, Endless Ascent, Sound4Good, EPD (Portugal), Free Floating, BWF Recording, JWM, Magnetic 5280 and Divine Alchemy. Her music is available commercially on CD Baby, iTunes and various other electronic distributors with physical CD’s available at Reverbnation. She has had her work played on Hearts of Space, KCUR’s NightTides, Stillstream.com, Nightscaping with Har, Disorganized Sound with Dr. Steve, Sadayatana, Mysterious Semblance with Tange, Metlay, Time Drone with Jack Hertz, SomaFM Space Station Soma, Animas Lumina (Brazil), This Ambient Life, AiiRadio with Steven Barber , Radio Mystic (Santa Fe), Our Place Radio and One World Radio (UK) and many more stations. Alan Herrick of Netlabelism.com featured her album La Petite Morte in 2011, where it found rave reviews and was followed by additional outstanding reviews from various new age reviewers including Mark Blood for it’s haunting sound and the departure from her signature drifting ethereal. All proceeds from album sales go to Hospice Association of America. In 2011 she became partially deaf but continues to release and compose music. She’s inspired by the Fluxus movement and embraces electro-accoustic conceptual composition.
Her early spiritual studies were under the tutelage of Cherokee elders, spiritual communion with her great grandmother, Mesawzee, Flordemayo (International Council of 13 Grandmothers, who studies under Don Alejandro Oxlaj, a head of the Mayan Council of Elders), John Eagleday (Delaware and Coast Miwok) and Jose Lucero (Santa Clara Pueblo). She is a baptized member of the Lutheran Church, Community of Christ Church, Unity Temple on the Plaza and has studied variations of Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism, Bhakti, and United Centers for Spiritual Living as well as Unitarian Universalism. She considers herself a Universalist and embraces faith and equality for all humanity.
Post Grad Work in Reflexology, Red Rocks Community College, Lakewood, CO
Post Grad Certificate in Creative Expression – ITP, Palo Alto, CA
M.A. Psychology- Regis University, Denver, CO
B.S. ED. - St. Mary College, Leavenworth, KS
A.A. -UMKC Conservatory/MCC
Continuing education study in :
Usui Reiki Master
Ascension Reiki Master
Violet Flame Reiki Master
Painting – Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design
Art History – UW – Madison
Ceramics – Taos School of Art
Post Grad Work - Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO