We are pleased to introduce our first Spirit Voyage Live Events newsletter. This newsletter will feature upcoming sacred music concerts, workshops and retreats coming to cities near you. We are very inspired and grateful to have the opportunity to share the talents and divine gifts of many extraordinary musicians with you in 2011. We pray that through our collective intentions and actions, we can uplift ourselves, uplift each other and raise the vibration of the planet to a frequency of compassion and goodwill towards all.
Spirit Voyage Live Events
Concert, chantfest, musical group meditation, a yoga class in melody...how best to describe a live performance by Snatam Kaur, GuruGanesha and their band? It’s all of these things and more. Crystalline and radiant, Snatam’s voice is redolent of the simple yet powerful truth of the heart.
March 11th, Oakland, CA
March 13th, Ashland, OR
March 16th, Vancouver, BC
March 18th, Victoria, BC
March 20th, Seattle, WA
May 18th, Toronto, ON
May 19th, London, ON
May 21st, Ottawa, ON
May 26th & 27th, Arlington, MA
May 29th, Thomaston, CT
June 1st, Northampton, MA
June 3rd, New York, NY
June 5th, Washington, DC
September 18th, Estes Park, CO
“Coming together as a community of souls by way of music.” That’s how singer Tina Malia describes what audiences will experience when the Song of the Soul World Tour, which begins April 15th in Sacramento, CA, comes to their city. Co-headlining the Tour is singer/ songwriter/ producer/ instrumentalist Malia and world devotional visionary, guitarist and rocker GuruGanesha Singh.
April 15th, Sacramento, CA
April 16th, Santa Rosa, CA
April 17th, Grass Valley, CA
April 20th, Ashland, OR
April 22nd, Seattle, WA
April 24th, Eugene, OR
April 29th, Berkeley, CA
April 30th, San Rafael, CA
May 1st, Santa Cruz, CA
May 4th, Santa Barbara, CA
May 7th, Encinitas, CA
May 8th, San Diego, CA
For more information about the Song of the Soul tour,
please click here.
Mirabai Ceiba. The delicate sounds of harp, piano, and guitar blend with lovingly intertwined voices amid lush celestial soundscapes. Their concerts are group celebrations for peace--joyous and loving occasions that embody the duo's profound belief in music as a universal language uniting all the world's peoples, cultures and traditions.
May 20th, Encinitas, CA
May 21st, San Diego, CA
May 22nd, Los Angeles, CA
May 27th, Santa Cruz, CA
May 28th, Sacramento, CA
May 29th, Santa Rosa, CA
June 2nd, Mountainview, CA
June 4th, Ashland, OR
June 10th, Vancouver
June 12th, Victoria
Sacred Chant Retreat - Finding your Light and Love with Chanting, Kundalini Yoga and Meditation with Snatam Kaur and GuruGanesha Singh
Blue Spirit Retreat Center
Nosara, Costa Rica
April 3 - 9
Pre-Registration discount by Feb 1 extended to Feb 15
As the Aquarian Age approaches we are being called to vibrate from our internal space of love and light. From this space all gifts of joy, peace, and prosperity flow to you. In this Sacred Chant Retreat with Snatam Kaur, GuruGanesha Singh, Mata Mandir Kaur, Sopurkh Singh, Prabhu Nam Kaur, and Sat Santokh Singh, we will tap right into that place of love and light. Enjoy immersing yourself in a daily yoga, meditation, and singing practice.
To register or for more information, click here
or call (888) 735-4800.
The human voice, when developed to its full potential, is undoubtedly nature's finest musical instrument. At the foundation of Professor Paramjeet Singh's workshops is a series of profoundly transformative traditional Indian vocal exercises. This vocal system employs pure primal sounds and is universal in nature. Harnessed by Indian masters for over 2,000 years, these techniques cultivate the quality and capacity of the voice while gently stimulating and harmonizing the body's energy centers, relieving stress and creating inner peace.
April 9th & 10th,
May 14th & 15th,
August 6th & 7th,
12750 Buchanan Trail East
September 16 - 18
Join us for our second annual Spirit Fest from
September 16th to 18th!
Nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, Spirit Fest offers a peaceful yet exuberant landscape where you can connect with your Spirit. Experience a celebration of your bliss through the rich and ancient tradition of mantra and kirtan. Enjoy three days of chanting, singing, dancing and Kundalini Yoga in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Pennsylvania, located 90 minutes from both Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD.
The Pre-Spirit Fest
Join us for some awesome intensive yoga with Snatam Kaur, Sopurkh Singh, Mahan Kirn and Siri Om to prepare for the music bliss out that follows at Spirit Fest. From September 15th to 16th, immerse yourself in a yoga intensive focusing on Kundalini Yoga, breath and the deep and ancient practice of Bound Lotus Kriya. Spirit Fest starts the afternoon of the 16th.
To register or for more information, click here
or call (888) 735-4800 x 712.
|In This Issue
Moment of Zen
Singer/Songwriter Tina Malia and soulful visionary/rocker GuruGanesha launch live global music experience to touch hearts, free minds & re-ignite hope.
"Coming together as a community of souls by way of music." That's how singer Tina Malia describes what audiences will experience when the Song of the Soul World Tour, which begins April 15 in Sacramento, CA, comes to their city. Co-headlining the Tour is singer/ songwriter/ producer/ instrumentalist Malia and world devotional visionary, guitarist and rocker GuruGanesha Singh.
"There's an incredible alchemy at work here that you can't question, you just have to experience it" says GuruGanesha. "Tina's voice and my guitar-playing are developing a wonderful relationship.
We really listen to each other and we're both willing to take improvisational musical risks that truly serve the energy of the evening.
And, we've hand-picked three musicians of the highest caliber who are able to effortlessly support us wherever we venture to go."
"We're doing a really diverse range of sounds and styles from kirtan to pop - from raga to rock," adds Malia, "all with the same intention.
Whatever label you want to put on it, it's the same thing: love and kindness. Very simple."
Perhaps best known for his supple, crystalline guitar work with mantra superstar Snatam Kaur, GuruGanesha is also the founder of Spirit Voyage Records and a solo artist with a beguiling back catalog of albums.
Tina Malia's magical voice and profound gifts as a multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer have enabled her to span a multitude of musical genres, from devotional mantras to pop to electronic. Her own exquisite albums are complemented by a vast body of work with artists as diverse as Jai Uttal, Carlos Santana, Bonnie Raitt, Kenny Loggins, India.Arie and Bassnectar.
Tina and GuruGanesha first met in 2003 at a sacred world music festival in Auburn, California, where Malia joined the guitarist and Snatam Kaur onstage to sing harmonies. "For the whole couple of hours of music," says Tina, "all I kept thinking was, 'This is like heaven.'" So when GuruGanesha approached Tina early in 2010 with the idea of joining forces on the Song of the Soul tour, the singer responded enthusiastically. Two musically adventurous artists, they both sensed an enormous opportunity to grow together, creatively and spiritually.
"There's a whole side of Tina Malia that people haven't heard and that this tour will bring out," says GuruGanesha. "For example, she's a brilliant pianist, something that hasn't come to the fore in the past but which people will get to experience on this tour. By the same token, she brings out aspects of my musicianship that haven't been heard before."
Acting as catalysts for the divine chemistry of Malia and GuruGanesha are multi-instrumentalist Hans Christian (Rasa, Krishna Das, Robbie Robertson, Jai Uttal, Vas) percussionist/remix master Craig Kohland (Shaman's Dream, Down Temple Dub, Donna DeLory) and fast rising young bassist Jared May. Given the virtuosity, rich musical history and deep dedication of each band member, this will truly be a world devotional supergroup. A magical yin/yang combination that spans genders, generations and genres, the group will perform selections from both Malia's and GuruGanesha's previous and new albums.
"But the songs will sound different than they sound on each of our albums," GuruGanesha notes. "Because this combination of players can take them to exciting new places. We're addressing every aspect of our humanness, not just the higher chakras. We've got music that's gonna rock you. People are going to dance. I promise you that."
"For two hours, we are not anything: Christian, Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Jew or Buddhist," adds Malia. "We are simply souls."
|Moment of Zen
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