It feels very synchronistic that the weekend after I finish mastering the first CD in the Yoga Revolution CD series, five artists associated with the project appeared live in different settings in Los Angeles. Devotional singers Guru Singh (will be on the CD with special guest Seal) and Snatam Kaur (one of most angelic voices on the scene – performs a beautiful Irish folk song) appeared together in Huntington Beach on Friday. Reggae icon Ziggy Marley (featured on an acoustic version of “Love is My Religion”) appeared at the Nokia Theatre with the Playing for Change Band. Deval Premal (appears on a great remix of “Om Tare Tutare”) and David Newman (aka: Durga Das -songwriter for my remix of “Bathe In these Waters” performed by Donna De Lory) both performed in Santa Monica on Saturday night. I had a chance to see the shows and meet up with the artists, with the exception of David, and to thank them for participating in such an inspiring collection*. A musical event of equal note that I didn’t make it to was the 30th Anniversary of Michael Beckwith’s Agape featuring the renowned Agape Choir and Deva Premal. That’s a lot of inspiration music for one weekend and I must say I was – inpsired, that is.
* The Yoga Revolution CD (to be released in early 2110) features an incredible mix of original songs by well-known pop stars and international recording artists, all brought together to promote the benefits of yoga, music and a healthy and balanced lifestyle and to raise money for programming for at-risk youth. More info at: http://earthtones.org/projects/yoga-revolution/