The Soul of Mantra
In case you had any doubts about Miten and I honoring our Soul Of Mantra - Live 2018 concert schedule, worry no MORE!! We’ve welcomed the incredible gift/challenge of Miten’s heart surgery to lift us up and to fully embrace life in THE HERE AND NOW.
Miten will join us on stage at some point, but along with Manose and myself, and our great band (Joby Baker, Danish Rishi and Spencer Cozens) who are ready, willing and able to step up and elevate our voices and our sacred mantras into the stratosphere! I can’t wait!
We are blessed with the gift of life, and we come together in celebration of our truth, our lives and loves...plus some great music!
xx Deva .
Deva Premal and Miten with Manose are back on their Soul of Mantra—Live tour and will be coming to Los Angeles May 8 and Escondido May 9, Wednesday evening at 7:30 at the California Center for Performing Arts. Get tickets at: http://artcenter.org/event/deva-premal-miten-manose/
Interrupted but not stopped, the Soul of Mantra Tour is on schedule and due to come to the San Diego area May 9.
The Soul of Mantra — Live Tour with Deva Premal, Miten & Manose
April 5, 2018
Chant masters Deva Premal and Miten teamed with Nepalese bansuri maestro Manose about 12 years ago and have been uplifting and entertaining thousands all over the world.
As carriers of a 5,000-year-old tradition, Deval Premal & Miten are at the forefront of the world-wide chant phenomenon. Merging ancient mantras of India and Tibet with contemporary musical settings, their debut album, The Essence, introduced a unique musical genre. The trio has traveled the world shifting energies with Deva’s soulful renditions of ancient Sanskrit chants, Miten’s inspirational song and Monose’s sacred flute. They are also joined by Canadian Joby Baker on bass and Danish percussionist Rishi.
Their voices, music and communal chanting have been described as invoking a shamanic meeting of body-mind-spirt. Deva describes it as creating moments of “ecstatic silence.” Miten, as “luminous pools of deep celebration.” No doubt it’s an event to be experienced, not talked about. Last year’s event in Escondido was hailed by many as the most sublime community kirtan concert of the year.
In 2017 they received the Mind Award for Art & Culture in recognition of their work bringing “heart to the mind” and creating paths for inner peace through their albums and worldwide concerts.
The award was created in 2009 to honor activities that support education and conscious development in an increasingly interdependent world.
An interdependence that some people think it’s possible and preferable to ignore—but, thankfully, an evening of their mantras and songs of bliss and connection can transmute that.
They are interviewed and filmed in the new movie, Mantra – Sounds of Silence. See a trailer with Deva and Miten here: https://youtu.be/fVg6xjzRcDo
The fertile musical collaboration of Deva and Miten began in 1991 and their “enjoy and live the moment” approach is an essential quality of their music. Visit their website at www.DevaPremalMiten.com/music to discover how prolific they have been since then. There are over 30 albums of their music and meditations there. On the home page there is a playlist of songs available to enjoy.
Through the years they have attracted an impressive group of admirers. Eckhart Tolle called their music “pure magic.” Cher played their version of the Gayatri Mantra on her Farewell Tour. HH Dalai Lama is known to relax to their music in his personal time.
The couple met in India, in the ashram of Osho, also known as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. Osho is the honorific title for Zen-master or teacher.
Once asked for his “Ten Commandments” by a reporter, Osho responded that he was against any kind of commandment, but then, “just for fun,” came up with ten.
The four he underlined were: Truth is within you, do not search for it elsewhere. Live wakefully. Die each moment so that you can be new each moment. And, Do not search. That which is, is. Stop and see.
One more not underlined was—Never obey anyone’s command unless it is coming from within you also.
Deva explains their music as, “our spiritual practice. What we look for in music is the quality to bring more silence or ‘inner peace’ to our life experience. It’s double sided—the music arises from our meditation practice, and at the same time, it deepens it! To come to a place of silence and stillness without effort—a silence that is alive and vibrant—is, for us, absolutely necessary in the face of 21st Century existence.”
“This expression can never be boring. It’s vital, just eating and sleeping never become boring, if you approach it with clear intention and gratitude!”
See back cover for more information. For tickets go to http://artcenter.org/event/deva-premal-miten-manose/