Music

GuruGanesha Band music uplifts us during “Troubled Times.”

Music is a refuge. Whether instrumental or with lyrics, the repetition of mantra or other inspirational poetry, it is a source of solace, a way to lift us up, a way for us to find our inner center. When we ride the waves of the world today, this is one of our sources of restoration [...]

By | April 12th, 2017|Music|0 Comments

Exclusive Premiere of Jai Uttal’s S.A.M.B.A Music Video

The latest album by prolific devotional kirtan artist Jai Uttal Roots, Rock, Rama! is garnering acclaim from around the world. The official music video for “S.A.M.B.A (Shiva’s Adoration of Mata Bhavani’s Ambrosia) reflects the joyous mood of both the song and the album. The gorgeous video was shot in Rishikesh, India, in the winter of [...]

By | March 17th, 2017|Music|0 Comments

Explorers of Infinity by DJ Drez and Marti Nikko Bradley

We should be thankful for DJ Drez. He’s one of the LA underground music pioneers who helped expand what our notion of devotional music could be by embracing the stylistic grooves of hiphop, soul, jazz, and chill electronic beats. I remember when a friend lent me The Capture of Sound CD years ago, and what [...]

By | March 9th, 2017|Music|0 Comments

Singing by the Ganga with Jai Uttal in Rishikesh

A commitment to meditation, education, and devotion delivered me to Rishikesh, India, the “City of the Divine” where I completed a 200-hour teacher training course. My activities in Northern India have revolved around yoga, wellness, holistic living, savory and sweet food around every turn, and chakra and ear cleanings offered on the winding paved road [...]

By | March 6th, 2017|Music|0 Comments

My Heart Bows Down to You By Brenda McMorrow

Canadian Brenda McMorrow is a devotional kirtan artist inspired by folk melodies, world beats, and sacred Indian devotional chants. She is one of the most recent artists on White Swan Records, a music label that brought us such delights as Deva Premal and specializes in cultivating spiritual, meditative, healing music for the yoga world and beyond. Kirtan [...]

By | March 5th, 2017|Music|0 Comments

Awaken Me By Kimberly Haynes

The first album by singer/songwriter Kimberly Haynes is a richly produced, genre-crossing collection of uplifting poetry put to song. I was pleasantly surprised to find she avoids the cliché of syrupy sweet “life-is-but-a-dream” lyrics I too often find in New Thought music. Her offerings reveal an authentic wisdom and depth earned from the highs and [...]

By | March 4th, 2017|Music|0 Comments

Mantra as Medicine: A Conversation with White Sun’s Gurujas

Gurujas from White Sun photographed by Julia Yang IG: @julia_photographs Music so powerful that it wins a Grammy and the attention of UCLA researchers doesn’t just happen by chance. This is music created with intention and purpose. Yoga supergroup White Sun's second album broke through the Grammy mantra barrier. After hitting #1 on [...]

By | March 1st, 2017|Music|0 Comments

Roots, Rock, Rama! by Jai Uttal

Photo of Jai Uttal by Jeffrey Newberry 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 [...]

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