One At Last
Release Date: 30 Apr 2007
With each appearance before packed audiences, One at Last crackles with positive mystical energy that springs from their trailblazing combination of traditional and electronic music. Now the techno-tribal sound of this enchanting kirtan band--who have opened for Michael Franti and who brought down the house at the Burning Man festival--has been exquisitely captured on this state-of-the-art recording, Are You Dreaming?
Front woman Jaya Lakshmi leads the group with a cosmic, otherworldly elegance and a powerful connection to the art of sacred chant. Weaving together the modern and the ancient with a seamless fusion of electronica, traditional instruments, and devotional lyrics, the group creates a musical space where traditions and voices from around the world become "one at last."
With lyrics in many languages (including English and Sanskrit) inspired by musical and spiritual traditions from all over the world, One at Last creates a true sound of cultural unity that is timeless, accessible, and infinitely danceable. ... was founded by Jaya Lakshmi and Deva Priyo in Maui under the name of Lost at Last in 1996 and moved to San Francisco in 1997, rising quickly to become one of the hottest alternative acts in the Bay Area.
Their first performance at the Burning Man festival has become a legend in the history of the event. Jaya Lakshmi (Ocean of Mercy, Sequoia Records, 2003) has been described as a "sleek space gypsy"--a musical adventurer who draws upon her degree in anthropology and knowledge of shamanic traditions to enrich her ethereal vocal and instrumental performances. Deva Priyo, who also founded the organic trance group Gypsy Moon, brings his mind-bending virtuosity to the band withhis performances on Flamenco guitar, electric guitar, sarod, berimbau, and numerous percussion instruments.
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