In the house of lovers, the music never stops,

the walls are made of songs & the floor dances.

~Jalaluddin Rumi

ATHENA BURKE is a devotional musician and spiritual teacher.  As a performer, vocalist and composer of music for the soul, Athena uses her voice to inspire and connect to spiritual source.

Athena’s soaring vocals fire her original music, a mix of jazz, folk, world beats and R & B. Athena has been performing since childhood and creates unique concerts filled with dancers, percussion, group singing and brilliant musicians. Her music career began at age 3, when she began playing the family’s piano, on her own. She began formal lessons at age 7 and started composing her own songs as well as learning classical pieces by the time she was 8 years old. She went to the renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston where she honed her jazz skills and studied advanced composition and arranging.  After attending Berklee, Athena studied breathwork and higher consciousness with many masters.  Athena’s concerts blend her mysticism with joyful music.


I was interviewed and added to a great website, HERSTORY NETWORK, created by Mary Long

“Believe in yourself and your uniqueness. The things that make you unique are your gifts from God and that’s what you’re here to share. The more you’re yourself, the more you have to share with the world.” –Athena Burke

Athena Burke knew from the time she was a little girl that she was born to be a musician. What she didn’t know was that her musical journey would lead her to become an evolutionary in teaching life change through breath work and brain function.

Read more: http://www.herstorynetwork.com/women-making-herstory/athena-burke/


Healing Herself and the World Through Music

September 8, 2010 – By Ingrid Ricks

There are two certainties about Athena Burke: She is a musical force. And she’s going to be a household name.

It’s not just that her powerful blues-infused vocals bring to mind a mesmerizing mix of Nora Jones, Sarah McLachlan and Aretha Franklin. Or that she has such a magnetic pull and inspirational message that youwant to stop everything you are doing and just listen. It’s that when you talk to her, you can hear the burning determination in her voice and know that she has finally caught hold of her dream and has claimed it with such force that there’s no other path but success.

“If you ask me what I dream of most in life, I can narrow it down to one word: Sing. I just want to sing,” Athena says softly. “That’s the way I show my love. It’s taken me my entire life to surrender to it, but it’s that simple.”

Read more: http://dreamitseekit.com/?p=46