This FREE Black Swan Wednesday offering is taken from Iemanjo’s debut album, Medicina, described by Inside World Music as “a fusion of South American grooves, Afro-Latin rhythms, psychedelic cumbia, and everything in-between.” More than that, it’s a sonic document of one man’s journey into the shamanic heart of South America.
The opening “Ciencia Ancestral” is a perfect illustration of that description. Lyrically, it explores the mysteries of millennia-old plant medicine traditions, even as its “punchy horn sounds, lush percussion, and driving beat” create a swirling carnival of danceable, hummable, foot-tapping summer joy.
'Mama Come Save My Soul' from the album THE ROAD by Avasa & Matthew Love (feat. Benjy Wertheimer)
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Songs for the Sangha is an exploration of fresh musical terrain for these beloved devotional musicians – a collection of ancient Indian texts sung with effortless artistry by Deva Premal, coupled with Miten’s sensual reggae grooves that pulse and weave beneath spiritually inspired anthems.
Add classical Indian bamboo flute, courtesy of renowned Nepalese bansuri maestro and vocalist Manose, the rock solid foundation of producer Joby Baker’s bass and drums and UK keyboard wizard Spencer Cozens’ jazz-inflected acoustic piano contributions and you have this very rich, evocative new album. Surrounding themselves with three such fine and diverse musicians, Deva Premal & Miten have transformed their music into what is essentially a musical magic carpet ride, played exquisitely by an elegant five-piece band.
Translated from Sanskrit, sangha means “spiritual family.” The golden thread that runs through this record is a sense of harmony, adventure and devotion. Qualities you’d definitely be grateful for in any family, spiritual or otherwise.
Filmed in the garden and in their rented house in Byron Bay, Australia, Deva & Miten take us on a magical journey behind the mikes, as they tell the story of recording their new album Songs for the Sangha. Together with Nepalese bansuri maestro Manose and Grammy nominated producer and multi instrumentalist Joby Baker and UK keyboard specialist Spencer Cozens, they weave an enchanting mix of mantra and songs of celebration, designed to inspire us all on our journey towards the light!
Leading yoga music label White Swan Records is pleased to release a second edition of the enormously popular Yoga Music Mantras & Chants – another super-set of trance-y devotional grooves, with tracks carefully curated by Boulder radio host and sacred movement DJ DubGoddess Selena. Like its remarkably successful 2013 predecessor, Yoga Music Mantras & Chants Vol 2 collection offers the work of stand-out artists in the yoga music genre, from both White Swan’s own talented roster and beyond.
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De Lory’s music combines sparkling pop savvy with a deeply felt sense of spirituality, and has won her a strong fan base in the yoga/conscious living community and beyond. Embracing styles as diverse as Celtic, Middle Eastern, Indian classical and contemporary electronica, De Lory’s musical perspective is as wide as the universe itself. Universal Light: Remixes from The Unchanging + Bonus Tracks is another triumph for a singer who has been hailed as a reigning queen of World Devotional music.
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.”