Music

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

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