Snatam Kaur, Mirabai Ceiba, Nirinjan Kaur, GuruGanesha Singh
Release Date: 13 September 2011
Publisher: Spirit Voyage
KUNDALINI REMIX presents an energetic new twist on the classic mantras of Spirit Voyage artists like Snatam Kaur and GuruGanesha Singh, making them ever more potent for yoga and other movement based spiritual practices. In each case, the base chants have been remixed by some of today's hottest remixers. The album begins with a dreamy, chilled remake of Snatam Kaur's "Mul Mantra" from the incomparable DJ Cheb I Sabbah. Desert Dwellers are up next to up the funky quotient of Gurunam Singh's "Dukh Par Har," giving it a true East/West fusion approach. High-energy disco-house energy, courtesy of Duke Mushroom, transforms Dave Stringer's "Aja Uttama" with a fresh, fun twist. Other artists include Nirinjan Kaur, Thomas Barquee and Sat Kartar, with plenty of other blood-pumping, spiritually intoxicating remixes to lend added joy to your next bodywork session.
An energetic new twist on the classic mantras of Spirit Voyage artists like Snatam Kaur and GuruGanesha Singh, making them ever more potent for yoga and other movement-based spiritual practices. In each case, the base chants have been remixed by some of today?s hottest remixers. The disc features DJ Cheb I Sabbah, Duke Mushroom, Nirinjan Kaur, Thomas Barquee, and Sat Kartar, with plenty of blood-pumping, spiritually intoxicating remixes to lend added joy to your next bodywork session.
Artist/Author: Snatam Kaur, Mirabai Ceiba, Nirinjan Kaur, GuruGanesha Singh, Gurunam Singh, Dave Stringer, Thomas Barquee, Sat Kartar
Song Title Length
1. Mul Mantra (The Sat Nam Remix) - Snatam Kaur 5:56
2. Laya Yoga Chant (Makyo Tantric Dub) - Sat Kartar 11:04
3. Ong Namo (DJ Nartak and Five Seasons RMX) - Snatam Kaur 4:59
4. Dukh Par Har (Desert Dwellers Breaks Remix) - Gurunam Singh 5:38
5. Gobinday (Drumspyder Remix) - Mirabai Ceiba 6:04
6. In the Light of My Soul (DJ Sharu and Eugene Steele Remix) 5:30
7. Aja Uttama (Duke Mushroom House of Saints Remix) 7:20
8. Naam (Milly De Mori Remix) - Gurunam Singh 7:54
9. Wahe Guru (Mashti Remix) - Guru Singh 6:50
10. Jai Tegang (Ran Salman Radio Remix) - Nirinjan Kaur 4:40
11. Om Namah Shivaya (Sonicturtle Remix by Adham Shaikh) 10:28
About the Artist
Snatam Kaur was introduced to music and spiritual practice at an early age. Schooled in kirtan, meditation, and Gurmukhi, the Sanskrit-based language of Sikh scriptures from Northern India, the young Snatam Kaur began to develop the devotion and skills that have grown and blossomed into a compelling, profound talent.
Snatam Kaur's parents brought her up in the Sikh tradition as taught by Yogi Bhajan. From an early age, she practiced yoga and meditation daily and her mother taught her Gurmukhi. "My mother taught me the alphabet on my way to school every morning," recalls Snatam. Her Sikh community augmented these lessons with instruction in kirtan (devotional chanting). "Through these experiences, I learned the pronunciation," she says, "but also I learned the passion for what I was singing because these gatherings were so spiritual."
As a child, Snatam also had training in voice, violin, guitar, and percussion. She obtained a solid foundation in Western classical music while playing violin in an orchestra and giving solo performances. Her many opportunities to use and expand her musical talent in a spiritual setting emphasized for her the connection between her music and spirituality. "I learned about the importance of sound currents from Yogi Bhajan," she says, "but I also had the personal experience of how the energy of these sacred words can have a very real, positive effect."
Snatam further 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.
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.
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