Sprouted in Miami’s tropical concrete jungle Julia and Buffalo’s love of nature and music cultivated love songs dedicated to their favorite medicinal herbs. Materia Musica shares these simple songs that remind and inspire youth and people of all ages to connect with plant allies. Julia and Buffalo travel with Materia Musica throughout the Americas and grow a garden with the all the herbs they sing about in West Palm Beach, Florida. Enjoy a few of their herbalicious sounds on Soundcloud.
Julia Onnie-Hay is a herbalist trained in the Amazon rainforest of South America and greater Everglades watershed of North America (including the Florida School of Holistic Living!). With a professional background in nonprofit program administration focused on youth development and public health, she served as Director of Programs for two Girl Scout councils in South Florida and is the Healthy Schools and Communities Program Manager for the state of Florida with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Julia is a budding ecotherapist currently engaged in graduate studies in clinical social work at Florida State University. Raised in Washington, D.C. and the Turks & Caicos Islands, Julia calls her garden in West Palm Beach, Florida home.
Buffalo Brown is a celebrated Dominican-American musician born in New York City and raised in Miami, Florida. He has traveled the world as a guitar player with many Magic City-based bands including Elastic Bond, Agape featuring Nadia Harris, Periphyton, Cog Nomen and Telekinetic Walrus. When not playing music, Buffalo contributes his healing powers and bilingual skills to managing a medical clinic. His latest musical project is Materia Musica with his wife, Julia.