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Rhani Krija - The Universal Language of Rhythm

Rhani Krija - The Universal Language of Rhythm

December 6, 2018

Aired Thursday, 6 December 2018, 9:00 AM EST / 6:00 AM PST

Rhani Krija - The Universal Language of Rhythm

Music is a universal language that connects people, nations and culture. The Drum is both a spiritual object and a tool to communicate information. It has a language all its own. One of the most powerful aspects of drumming is that it changes people’s consciousness. We can use drumming to boost our immune system and create and maintain physical, mental and spiritual health. Explore with us the power of rhythm and its ability to raise consciousness and unite humanity.

About the Guest: Rhani Krija

Percussionist, Rhani Krija, was born in Essaouira Morocco, in the heart of the Gnawa culture, in 1971. While in his teens, he began listening to traditionel musical styles from North Africa, which formed the foundation for the music he plays today. Well-known for his knowledge of and ability to play authentic Andalusian, Arabic, African and Latin rhythms, Rhani has become a highly sought-after, international percussionist.

Currently living in Germany, Rhani has spent the last couple of years recording some fine percussion samplers for major record Labels and performing around the world.

Rhani has been appearing,recording , touring and sharing the stage with : Sting, Dominic Miller, herbie hancock, Al Di Meola, Placido Domingo, Peter Gabriel, WDR Big Band, SWR Big Band, Annie Lennox, Klaus Doldinger, Vince Mendoza, BAP, Xavier Naidoo, sarah Connor, Herbert Grönemeyer, EMEL, Hindi Zahra, OUM, Max Mutzke , Martin Grubinger, Royal Symphonie Orchester of London, WDR Orchester, Züricher Kammerorchester and many others…

Yuval Ron

Yuval Ron

November 29, 2018

Aired Thursday, 29 November 2018, 9:00 AM EST/6:00 AM PST

Yuval Ron

Yuval Ron is a world-renowned musician, composer, educator, peace activist and record producer. Among his many honors, he composed the music for the Oscar-winning film, West Bank. he was invited to perform for the Dalai Lama, has collaborated with the Sufi leader Pir Zia Inayat Khan, master musician Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Zen Buddhist Priest and Visual Artist Hirokazu Kosaka, choreographers Daniel Ezralow and Oguri and with neuroscientists Mark Robert Waldman and Andrew Newburg.

He was awarded the Los Angeles Treasures Award and grants from the National Endowments of the Arts. American Composers Forum, California Council for Humanities, and the Rockefeller Foundation. He is a noted lecturer and has been invited to speak at numerous schools including Yale, John Hopkins, UCLA, MIT, Berklee College, and the University of Chicago.

Yuval has been on the faculty of the Esalen Institute and is an affiliated artist with the Center for Jewish Culture and Creativity and a guiding voice for Seven Pillars – House of Wisdom. Yuval’s first book, Divine Attunement: Music as a Path to Wisdom, won the gold medal in the spirituality category at the Indie Book Awards in 2015.

Deva Premal - Music as Medicine

Deva Premal - Music as Medicine

November 22, 2018

Aired Thursday, 22 November 2018, 9:00 AM EST/6:00 AM PST

Deva Premal - Music as Medicine

This week Kara has invited Deva Premal and Miten to Voice Rising to talk about Music as Medicine and Deva’s newest album release DEVA. Deva Premal’s composition, the Seven Chakra Gayatri Mantra, debuts on DEVA, nearly 20 years since Deva’s original ground-breaking version of the ancient Gayatri Mantra began topping alternative music charts and appearing on yoga, meditation, and sleep playlists worldwide. Deva Premal and Miten’s musical journey inspires everything from deep meditation to healing sleep to gentle dance movements making the tracks suitable for diverse playlists.

There are remarkable stories of transformation from around the world, where people have listened or attended a musical gathering of Deva Premal & Miten, and experienced a spontaneous healing. Deva and Miten have used their music for their own healing as well, most significantly, singing sacred mantras as an integral part of Miten’s healing from open heart surgery in March 2018. As documented in books like The Power of Music, by NY Times bestselling author Elena Mannes and The Healing Power of Sound by Mitchell Gaynor MD, scientific studies over the past decade have verified that music in fact has the power to heal us, both emotionally and physically, even where the big guns of conventional medicine have failed.

Join us on November 22, 2018 at 6 am PST 9 am EST and 3 pm CET.

Lea Longo - Dive Into Your Infinite Voice

Lea Longo - Dive Into Your Infinite Voice

November 15, 2018

Aired Thursday, 15 November 2018, 9:00 AM EST / 6:00 AM PST

Lea Longo – Dive Into Your Infinite Voice

Lea Longo is an expert in the field of meditation music, mantras, vocal chanting and mindfulness Meditation. Her voice has appeared in many Hollywood Tv shows & movies and has been described as “Spiritually Rewarding”. On this week’s Voice Rising Show Kara explores with Lea how voice and vibration are the driving force behind all creation. How finding your unique and true voice helps you to manifest abundance and vibrant health. Lea graciously shares with us her personal spiritual practices and how she manifests award winning albums, produces the Montreal Chant Festival now known as ZenFest and balances her coaching practice with performances and studio time. Tune into Voice Rising with Kara Johnstad on Thursdays at Om Times Radio.

About the Guest: Lea Longo

Lea is an expert in the field of meditation music, mantras, vocal chanting and mindfulness Meditation, her voice and music has appeared in many Hollywood TV shows & movies and has been described as “Spiritually Rewarding”. Received many awards and Nominations as “Vocal of the Year” from her musical work, Songs of A Siren. Lea has recorded 7 albums and her latest album is called Guided Meditations and Mantra Journeys -a Zen Experience.

She also recently launched an online meditation program called 12 steps to Transformation with the Art of Meditation and Mantra focused on healing specific issues with meditation and mantras. Lea leads chant concerts, private meditation, life coaching sessions and group sessions with live music, and performs in various Events, Festivals as well as being the producer of The Montreal Chant Fest now called ZenFest.

Her website is: www.lealongo.com

Regula Curti - Singing Takes You Beyond

Regula Curti - Singing Takes You Beyond

November 8, 2018

Aired Thursday, 8 November 2018, 9:00 AM EST / 6:00 AM PST

Regula Curti - Singing Takes You Beyond

Music is a universal language that connects people, nations, and cultures. As the world gets more divided, the first thing we think of is prayer. Awakening Beyond embraces faith and traditions and offers an elegant musical variety to heal a troubled world. In raising our voices we find a unitary resonance meant to lift us out of our everyday trials, towards something greater.