Music

Roots, Rock, Rama! by Jai Uttal

Always leading with musical majesty and soul-stirring passionate vocal delivery, Jai Uttal returns with Roots, Rock, Rama! proving once again that he has the ability to go where no one else in the genre can, radically furthering the experience of kirtan in the modern era. Jai Uttal’a new double album puts the ecstatic back in ecstatic chant. Conceptually and musically, it is the follow-up release that fans [...]

By | February 26th, 2017|Music|0 Comments

Amethyst by J Brave

J Brave is most widely known as one of the vocalists from the conscious hip hop band Luminaries; Amethyst is his first solo project. Amethyst is a sincere expression of J Brave’s mission to spread messages of peace, love, and unity through the vehicle of hip hop music. The album’s name is inspired by the [...]

By | February 19th, 2017|Music|0 Comments

White Sun wins a Grammy for White Sun II

Grammy Winning White Sun II Album Release Party. Photo by Santosh Khalsa Powerful music is timeless: it envelops us, welcomes us into its essence, and stays with us long past the last song on the album. The mantra music created by yoga supergroup White Sun is good music that uses mantra to nourish [...]

By | February 13th, 2017|Music|0 Comments

Beyond the Beyond Music Review

Lee Mirabai Harrington is a bit of a newcomer on the devotional music/chant scene, but her release, Beyond the Beyond, shows the musical depth and maturity of someone who has been producing albums for a long time. A lifelong spiritual seeker, Lee Mirabai has been studying yoga since her teens and has been on the Mantrayana [...]

By | January 3rd, 2017|Music|0 Comments

Niguma by Sangeeta Kaur

The very first notes of the opening track “Gayatri Mantra,” create a deeply sacred mood that also reveals some inkling of the variety of world music influences present in this album Niguma as a whole. Sound artist, vocalist, and musician Sangeeta Kaur’s second album Niguma demonstrates both her dedication to her practice as well as her [...]

By | November 4th, 2016|Music|0 Comments

Trevor Hall: The River Changes Course

Singer Songwriter and Spiritual Seeker Trevor Hall. Photo by Emory Hall. On a cold New York City night, college students cram into a club to sing, dance and, unbeknownst to them, chant the names of God. It’s a sold-out Trevor Hall show in the city that doesn’t sleep. Between Snapchats and the second [...]

By | August 31st, 2016|Music|0 Comments

What Happens When 10,000 People Meditate with Deva Premal

How a global meditation helps us connect to community—and uplift the world. Nearly 10,000 people in over 20 countries participated in Deva Premal & Miten’s Buddha Full Moon Meditation at 9am worldwide on May 21 to create a wave of healing energy across the planet. The Buddha Full Moon, also known as Wesak, “is one [...]

By | August 6th, 2016|Music|0 Comments

Sukha Music Review

Sukha, an accessible blend of mantra rock inspired by the root chakra. Sukha is comprised of husband and wife team Sukhmani (Nicole) on vocals and Sukhman (Steven) on acoustic guitar. Created in 2011, Sukha shares their unique blend of Kundalini mantra rock. The name Sukha is derived from the Sanskrit word for happiness, bliss, and ease. The album, [...]

By | March 31st, 2016|Music|0 Comments

Live from Kula Space Music Review

Donna De Lory uplifts in her latest album Live from Kula Space. “Playing music is my yoga, it’s my bliss. When I play, I get lost in the music, my mind stops, I am in the moment, and I am free. This is a place I never want to leave.” This quote from acclaimed singer [...]

By | March 31st, 2016|Music|0 Comments

Destiny Music Review

Percussionist Jacob Cole debuts with a collection of 11 soulful compositions. At first glance, the hang or handpand instruments that were first introduced in 2001 look a bit like a crude drawing of a 1960s-era flying saucer; and maybe in some ways that is an apt description, since their sound can sometimes feel otherworldly. Played [...]

By | March 31st, 2016|Music|0 Comments