It has been a GREAT fall at Kamini Music!!
My voice featured in a movie Child of Nature! It premiered recently at the Los Angeles Brazilian Film Festival and won a special award. It was an awesome experience to hear my voice on the big screen. Thanks to Bruno Paddington for working with me on this project.
Earlier in September it was nice to connect with reporter Chris O’Neal of VC Star and talk to him about my world music band, Atmasandhi. Please read our interview ….
I got back from a trip to Germany and India and feel nourished, pumped and motivated to start working on my music projects once again. These breaks are good- they let us re-evaluate our priorities, help us break our daily routines, give us time away from our usual 9-5:00. I am thankful to the universe for these opportunities and blessings. Now that I am back I have quite a few announcements to make!! Biggest one: I will be at Bhakti Fest this year !!! September 25th-30th I was both touched and honored when I received an email from their team
It has been so Green and nice here in Simi Valley CA with wild flowers blooming and the mother earth painting a beautiful landscape! I am loving it <3 I have been working on a few projects off line and will look to share some details with all of you soon. However, there is one unique project that I completed with 2 super talented guys!! Music producer Bruno @catriomusic and Tattoo Artist Joao Bosco @joaoboscoart If you haven’t heard to our first project please check: SKULLS SNAKES & the FLOWER of DEATH – THE CULT OF THE SERPENT On iTunes , Spotify, YouTube,
I recently shared an article on Elephant Journal about Kirtan singing and how here in Southern California it seems like there is lack of authentic Kirtan singing. While writing about it, I also touched upon the topic of pronunciation and why it bothers me when I hear yogis not putting any effort into proper pronunciation. My main issue is not so much with someone not pronouncing a foreign language right but is with not trying, not learning, not taking time. I also got some comments saying that there is no universal way of proper Sanskrit pronunciation just like there are
Dear All, It is finally Fall ! Air is crisper, there is a slight chill in the morning, pumpkins everywhere from coffee to skin masks ! and I am loving it. We have lot of festivals around this time of the year and universally many different cultures celebrate at the same time. For Hindus we have two important festivals. Navaratri followed by Diwali in November. In south India, in the state of Tamil Nadu where my family originally belongs to, we celebrate Navaratri- 9 nights of Goddesses by decorating clay and wood dolls on odd numbered steps. This is called
August and September 2018 have been full of exciting NEWS! We were super thrilled to perform at Stone Soup Music Festival on Aug 25th. Will post some videos soon! Aug 30th- I got to share some of my thoughts and answer questions from Monica Luhar in an interview with her. Read up on that here: CLICK HERE This September 8th we have our Monthly Kirtan Meetup. Please RSVP HERE Then on Sunday September 9th we are launching our Fall session for Kamini Music School ! Please contact at IndianMusicClasses@gmail.com for further information. If you need some motivation for music practice,
With all your beautiful blessings and support we at Kamini Music have done quite well in 2018 so far! I write to you because I truly feel that each and everyone you has supported me so much along my journey. Here are some quick updates: 1) First of all, I’d like to thank Ethnocloud – world music website- for their continued support. No Sorrow (by Atmasandhi) is at the top of top charts on number 1 for video in January. CLICK HERE to listen! 2) We are also releasing a brand new album, SUNRISE, and 2 music videos on Feb 10 at Moon
Why are people drawn to Kirtan? For the past years, an increase in the number of people that seem to be connecting with Kirtan can be observed in the US. What is it with Kirtan that gets people’s attention? Is it the chants and melodies used? Is it because it is offered at a favorite Yoga studio? Is it the novelty of the language, or passion for music?Is it because it is the latest trendy thing to do or is it because it leaves us totally relaxed and rejuvenated? Whatever be the reason, Kirtan singing connects people. It brings a
Dear Friends it has been a while since I posted and it feels like years have gone by 🙂 Some of you know that I recently started working on a full time project for an amazing vegan skin care company so it has been taking lot of my time and attention. Nevertheless, I am back and plan to post more regularly. You will be delighted to know that two of my articles have been published in Yogi Times, a premier Lifestyle Guide for the Modern Yogi. You can read them here: This first one is my personal experience about Kirtan and
What does science say about Kirtan and Chanting? Is there any scientific research to prove all the claims made by Kirtan singers/teachers ? Turns out there is !! I compiled a list of research: Kirtan and Chanting can effect the Physical Body, Mind and Spirit. When a person chants, studies have shown: “According to a research done at the Cleveland University, USA, the rhythmic tones involved in chanting create a melodious effect in the body called the Neuro-linguistic effect [NLE]. When we know the meaning of the mantra we are reciting, it creates a Psycholinguistic effect [PLE] on the body. The NLE