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Those observations made us reflect on how our thoughts affect our inner waters (blood, secretions…) and the waters of beings around us. This knowledge agree with the teachings of our ancestors and indigenous spiritual leaders all around the world, sharing their word with us.

Catalina Salguero, a practitioner of the sound healing and Héctor Buitrago funder of the Conector musical healing initiative and member of the Colombian musical group Aterciolepados, joined forces to create the first version of Cantoalagua 2010, in 22nd march, seeking for the reconciliation between the inhabitants of Bogota city and the River Bogotá, one of the most polluted river on the face of the Earth. “Through singing we began walking a path of awakening consciousness 

our responsibility on the state of the waters of our planet and, at the same time, we began call the attention of local government entities over the Bogota River reality”.

Few days after its creation, the facebook group Cantoalagua had reported around 800 members. The first year, Cantoalagua had 13 differents singing point in Colombia. Another highlight was the participation of a state entity, the Regional Autonomous Corporation of Cundinamarca, organizing cleanup days in different rivers of the state.

In 2013, Cantoalagua had 250 simultaneous singing points and also raised the interest of entities as Bogotá Water Company and Citizen’s Agenda. Cantoalagua became a platform to host art expositions, articulate different related initiatives and inspire similar process in other places. Through Cantoalagua, the current increasing core team, has managed to raise awareness and bring closer the consciousness of citizens of Cundinamarca towards the Bogotá River, beginning with the recovering process of creating affection between the people and their ecosystem and creating spaces for people with different origins and believes to come together and share their intentions.


We have manage to recover traditional culture wove during centuries around water, which has bring us to enter in communion with ancestral wisdom of Mamos, Taitas and indigenous ancestors. Since 2011, besides singing points confirmed in Colombia, people for other countries have also joined us in this purpose of healing the waters of Earth. This is a dream that flows and becomes a reality!


the singing

Singing the mantra AH

Why the “AH” vowel?

The sounds of silables are sacred sounds in many traditions. Those sounds have no specific meanings, however, from the spitirual and emotional perspective “AH” sound is associated to the energy of love and compassion. We emit the vibration of the “AH” sound when we are in love, when we feel tenderness and when we experience relieve.

“AH” is a universal sound. When we project the sound with focused energy, its vibration is highly powerful and effective. It creates an energy wave that transforms and has a positive effect on the Earth. According to the Indian traditions, each Chakra or human body whorls of energy is associated to a root sound. “AH” corresponds to Anahata, the Heart Chakra.


“AH” sound is also present in all God and Goddess names: Tara, Buda, Krishna, Gaia, Yah, Astara… as well as many sacred words: Amen, Aleyuya, Aum, Amor. “AH” is a universal sound accepted by all. The repetition of this word encourages its vibration and opening by allowing the flourishing of its qualities: love, compassion, and forgiveness. It is also the most common word used by babies when starting to communicated.

Do I need to sing loudly?

I don’t need to sign for it to sound stronger or more beautiful. I don’t need to be a singer. I sing for the vibration of my voice, charge with the intention from my heart can heal the water of the planet and my inner waters. To sing I need to take deep breaths and sing without straining neither my voice nor my throat. My singing needs to be soft and comfortable emitted in a tone suitable for my vocal cords. We can rest, drink water and allow others to go ahead with the singing to later rejoin and allow others to rest as well.

It’s a good idea to alternate voices to keep a constant singing. Generally everybody voice ends up in a single tone, because the frequencies start to align. Listen to the singing around you and feel the vibration in you r body.


Do I need to sing in a specific musical note?

Intention is what matters. Even do, if you can sing in FA, you will be singing a frequency aligned with your heart’s energy.

Can I sing and play other instruments at the same time?

Our voice is the most powerful healing instrument. The invitation is to take the most of its healing and creative power. We suggest including other instruments at the end of the singing to celebrate, close the beginning and keep on creating, leaving the initial 15 minutes only for the voices.

Do I need to be part of any spiritual o religious tradition to join Cantoalagua?

Cantoalagua is not ruled by any particular doctrine, religion or believe. We have had the pleasure to see hundreds of people with different believes and religious practices had found in Cantoalagua a common place to share a collective purpose with spiritual bases beyond the ritual practices, united in diversity. You are free to make the settlements required to fit the convene to your singing according to your inner call, always keeping the purpose of singing with the intention of healing the water of the Earth and your inner waters.

We invite you lead the singing with a truly sense of environmental responsibility regarding to the territory where you are organizing the singing. Have zealous care of sacred places and spiritual leaders.

Agua del océano


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