This FREE Black Swan Wednesday offering comes from one of this summer’s hottest releases, Adham Shaikh’s Basswalla. When Maximum Ink describes it as “traditional Indian rhythms and beats spiced up with bass heavy electronica creating sensational palettes of saucy dance delectables to sample and savor,” we’re not sure what more needs to be said.
In fact, we’ll let “Still Shakin” take it from here. High energy, percussion-fueled danceableism (new word!) for an end of summer party that we hope never ends (at least not for another couple of months).
NEW DIGITAL RELEASE: Flute Meditations for Yoga & Massage :: BUY HERE
Gary Stroutsos' short video about his newly released digital album Flute Meditations for Yoga & Massage:
Originally trained as a jazz flutist (studying with jazz master flutist James Newton and Afro-Cuban master Danilo Lozano), the Seattle-based Vermont native has spent decades studying and performing world flute styles drawn from traditional cultures, working with elders and forging a unique sound all his own. His work features American Indian music as well as Chinese, Cuban and American stylings that reflect his diverse influences. Evoking a spirit of place and the voices of the land, Gary’s work includes internationally-acclaimed recordings at sacred sites, using the unique acoustics and history of each great space as the starting point for musical exploration -- a shared moment in a timeless place, where flute melodies both ancestral and modern play off one another and songs come alive, buoying and breathing through the generations.
Stroutsos has brought his music and stories to audiences throughout North America, as well as in Japan and Korea. His most recent soundtrack work is currently featured nationally on the award-winning PBS series Desert Dreams by filmmaker Thomas Wiewandt. His music has been heard on the soundtrack of Ken Burns’ Lewis and Clark: Journey of the Corps of Discovery, which led to a command performance at the White House for President Bill Clinton. His work has also been showcased on Jan Nickman’s Living Temples, on NPR broadcasts, New York Evening at the Pops, and the nationally syndicated radio program Echoes.
In this new video recorded in Corfu, Deva & Miten offer a taste of Om Parameshwara/Deep In Love from Songs for the Sangha, as an invitation to join them on their tour this September & October 2015. Deva & Miten with Manose are back on the road again, bringing their Songs for the Sangha tour to Sweden, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Rep, Ukraine, Switzerland, Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Slovenia, Romania and Israel. These magical evenings offer an opportunity to experience the transformative healing power of mantras up close and personal, along with in-depth explanations of the ancient Sanskrit texts and intimate moments of music and meditation - tour dates & details here!
Sufi Kirtan CD delves into the depth of the human heart and how phenomenally accessible it is through music. Zikr is a Sufi term identifying a practice of chanting and singing; it literally means remembrance of breath, sound, love, consciousness ... and of people, places, and situations needing one's awareness. The album explores remembrance through interfaith chanting and songs, and is a total celebration of love, harmony and beauty through music; it embraces the essence of zikr. Eleven tracks range from Iavnana, which weaves Sufi and Hindu chants with a traditional Georgian lullaby, to Abrahamic Zikr, which blends recitations central to Judaism, Christianity and Islam, to Universal Worship – an interfaith odyssey, paying homage to half a dozen spiritual traditions in just under eight minutes.
Regular Price: $16.99 Order Here
David Newman's eleventh release, Acoustic Chant: Ukulele Kirtan Serenades, was born out of David’s desire to record an intimate chant album, and his love for the ukulele. Acoustic Chant is a soothing and celebratory recording consisting of traditional Kirtan mantras accompanied by elements of Hawaiian, Appalachian, and American folk music.
On this CD, David demonstrates his rich relationship with the yogic chant tradition while continuing to apply unique and eclectic musical influences to this ancient practice. Acoustic Chant: Ukulele Kirtan Serenades features beautiful duets between David and his wife, Mira, delivering ten gorgeous time honored Sanskrit mantras with elegant simplicity, inviting listeners to sing along and effortlessly embrace the healing joys of chanting.
Regular Price: $12.99 :: Order Here
If you missed Password first time around (released 2010), here's an opportunity to wrap your ears around one of the most innovative mantra albums ever. One of Deva's most adventurous statements to date, Password redefines the art of mantric chanting as we know it. And now, with enhanced mastering techniques, courtesy of iTunes, we have the optimum listening experience. Deva glides and soars on the wings of Manose's magical bansuri, seducing us into an enchanted landscape where deities, saints, devadasi's and gopi's dance, ecstatic together, in the sacred temples of ancient India...while being accompanied by some of Europe's most accomplished young jazz musicians...!
Enhanced sound healing for ear-buds...ipads, laptops and cell phones.Includes 2 new Rishi remixes!
Deva Premal - Password (Mastered for iTunes) - Order Here
Also available in standard audio Here.
White Swan Records offers a complete menu of sonic textures designed to meet the musical needs of any lifestyle or listener. From Zen moods to dancefloor-igniting remixes, cross-cultural exploration is White Swan’s forte.
Phenomenal bestseller and mantra enchantress Deva Premal & Miten (over a million units sold) tops a growing roster of successful yoga, mantra and chant artists including Donna De Lory, Prem Joshua, Sean Johnson & the Wild Lotus Band, David Newman (Durga Das), Stevin McNamara, Mercedes Bahleda, Avasa & Matthew Love and Brenda McMorrow.
And with the US yoga scene populated by 20 million practitioners (and growing), White Swan Records is perfectly positioned to expand its reputation as the leading purveyor of “yoga beat.”