BELMAR, NJ — Just in time for the hectic holiday season, an evening of relaxation, music and song with Grammy nominee 13HANDS will be featured tonight, November 16 at the Belmar Community Center.

Dalien, aka 13HANDS, will present Stress, Sleep and Sound, an interactive presentation and concert that explores how vibration, sounds and music can reduce stress and boost the immune system. The free program begins at 7:30 p.m. at the community center, located at 503 Seventh Avenue, Belmar. Doors will open at 7 p.m.

During the two-hour performance, Dalien takes audience members on a journey in which he shares his personal health challenges with Crohn’s disease/colitis and other severe endocrine system disorder, and explains how he has found healing through natural lifestyle and food choices, yoga, martial arts, and music and song.

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Playing a variety of instruments — from Native American flutes and steel pan drums to guitars — and creating soundscapes, he orchestrates a backdrop of ambient sound that fosters a sense of relaxation in the nervous system.

Then through interactive song and world chant, he brings everyone back from the relaxation experience, encouraging them to sing and engage in what he calls “an incredibly joyful, life-affirming community-building experience.”

Click here for a 13HANDS ambient guitar meditation video and watch what attendees can expect from this inspirational performance.


Dalien, aka 13HANDS, is Daniel McBride, a two-time Grammy nominee, national wellness expert, adjunct professor of yoga at Montclair State University and a 25- year yoga instructor at the experienced 500-hour level. 

Playing over 35 instruments, recording 15 albums and presenting/performing about 100 times a year, he has shared teachings, yoga, music and wellness alongside such noted luminaries as the Dalai Lama, Gary Null, Jack Kornfield, Krishna Das, Snatam Kaur, Seane Corn, Shiva Rea, the late Phoebe Snow and Masaru Emoto, Ani Di Franco, Laurie Anderson, and others from the fields of wellness and fitness and the entertainment world.

The free November 16 program will be held at the Belmar Community Center/Library Annex at 503 Seventh Avenue, Belmar. For more information, call the Belmar Public Library at 732-681-0775 or visit to send a message.

For updates on the library’s various programs and services at both its main building at 503 Seventh Avenue and annex, visit its website or Facebook page.

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