martes, 27 de septiembre de 2011

Snatam Kaur - Amrit Vela - Sadhana Chants (2000)

When the rains fall in Eugene, Oregon one of the best ways to lift the spirits is through meditation and music. When Snatam Kaur, Tarn Taran Singh, and Jai Jeet Sangeet Singh started playing music together, they seemed to pierce through the clouds with the power of their sounds. They began their musical journey by playing at the Yoga Center every Wednesday and Friday morning for the sadhana meditations. After months and months of playing with candlelight in the cozy company of early morning meditators, they decided to put their chants onto a CD, and they called it Amrit Vela. This CD is truly a work of art from the heart.

Track Listing:

1 Ek Ong Kar [07:24]
2 Wah Yantee, Kar Yantee [07:00]
3 Mul Mantra [07:12]
4 Sat Siri Siri Akal [07:19]
5 Rakhe Rakhanhar [07:38]
6 Wahe Guru Wahe Jio [22:21]
7 Guru Ram Das Chant [05:38]

Snatam explored the power of sound in India. After high school, her love for the Indian musical tradition and for children took her to Miri Piri Academy, a boarding school for children in India. She spent time taking care of the young children, teaching physical education, and providing music for the children's morning and evening chanting. When she returned to the United States, she attended Mills College in Oakland, California, where she obtained a degree in biochemistry, taught yoga classes, and shared her chants with Western audiences. But India called her back. After touring and performing Kirtan in northern India, Snatam settled in Amritsar where she studied music with the accomplished ragi (Indian master of Sikh-style kirtan) Bhai Hari Singh. This was a great honor for her, and particularly meaningful because Singh was the same teacher who had taught her mother when she was just a little girl.

Snatam embraced everything that Singh taught her, from the technical aspects of the notes, to the ability to sing with presence and awareness. The lessons took place in Singh's home, where Snatam was welcomed by the entire family--daughters, sons, and grandchildren.

While in Amritsar, Snatam lived next door to the Golden Temple, considered the world's holiest Sikh temple. Sacred music resonates from inside the temple from about 2:30 in the morning to midnight every day-sounds created by world-class masters of Sikh kirtan. This enabled Snatam to continually soak in the essence of the Sound Current.

Upon returning to the US from India, Snatam began her career as a recording artist with a band called the Peace Family. She served as the band's lead singer and, with two skilled and accomplished musicians - Livtar Singh and GuruGanesha Singh, had her first opportunity to write songs. Two years later she began to develop her own sound and style and embarked on a very fruitful solo career.

mp3 320 kbps vbr
107 mb

6 comentarios:


  2. No sabia que este álbum existía, pues creía que tenia toda la discografia de Snatam, pero ya vez que no!!!
    Si vez que eres el mejor
    liberman Dj desde

  3. viejo excelentes aportes los que dejas... gracias gracias! namaste.

  4. hola, te agradezco todo lo que has compartido aquí!
    Quisiera pedirte si puedes re subir este disco, que desde hace mucho que lo estoy buscando!

  5. Muchísimas gracias por compartir toda esta música!! Ya descargue dos cd´s buenísimos, es una pena que el enlace de este este caído...