Friday, September 23, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
St. Catherine's, ON - Sep 24 7:30pmFirst Grantham United Church415 Linwell Rd.
St. Catherine's, ON L2M 2P3
London, ON - Sep 28 7:30pmAeolian Hall795 Dundas Street
London, ON N5W 2Z7$27
Toronto, ON - Sep 30 7:30pm
- 7:30-9:30pmPranaShanti Yoga Centre52 Armstrong Street
Ottawa, ON K1Y 2V7The Heart of Healing Sacred Chant Workshop
The intention of this workshop is to awaken the healing energy of compassionate love through chanting and Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan.
Mirabai Ceiba will take you on a journey through the vibrations of your own voice to penetrate your heart and manifest healing and peace in your life.
They invite you into a sacred space to bless your ancestors, to heal your lineage and past, and with gratitude walk the distance to heal your destiny.
"Loving what is now, by loving what has been before."
~ Yogi BhajanMIRABAI CEIBAA gentle yet expansive spirit pervades all the music of 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.
Mirabai Ceiba is a duo consisting of guitarist/singer Markus Sieber and singer/harpist/pianist Angelika Baumbach. They come from different parts of the world. Markus is East German. Angelika was born in Tucson, Arizona, and grew up in a small village near Mexico City, the daughter of a Mexican mother and German father.
Together, Angelika and Markus have forged engaging new style of world devotional music blending Gurmukhi mantras from the Kundalini Yoga tradition with original songs in English and Spanish that reflect a Native American influence and also draw words of wisdom from Rumi, Thich Nhat Hanh, Guru Nanak and Yogi Bhajan. Through exquisitely crafted recordings like their CD A Hundred Blessings, Mirabai Ceiba weave a beguiling tapestry from these diverse influence and sources. And that's what the music feels like: a beneficent and abundant gift from the universe. In concert, they inspire all present to chant together in a spirit of compassionate love and Oneness.
Even the name Mirabai Ceiba embodies the influences of both India and Native Latin America. Mirabai (1498-1547) was a Hindu mystical singer. Her songs express the longing of the individual self to be one with the universal self, represented by Krishna. For Angelika and Markus, the name Mirabai "is the exploration, the devotion, the inspiration in all the different aspects of divinity."
And the Ceiba is a sacred tree of Latin America which is never cut and grows very tall. "We wish our music could be like the Ceiba tree," say Markus and Angelica, "with roots deep in Mother Earth and branches extending far and wide into Father Sky."
with Michael Moon
Friday, September 23 ~ 7:30 - 10:00pm
2 College Street (at Yonge), Suite 306
$25 at the door
Michael Moon Concert & CD Release
Posted by Brian on December 10, 2010
Embracing audience participation right from the beginning, the “electric shaman” opened with a chant of “Om Shanti Om” from his CD “Deep Peace”. Then reverberations of Tibetan and crystal bowls, blending with Didgeridoo and vibraphone, created a magical atmosphere that immediately shifted the group energy into a state of soulful peace. Michael’s beautiful songs followed weaving in and out of sublime, instrumental soundscapes.
From the ancient sounds of the santur, to dreamy guitar leads, the music always had a surprise in store, keeping the full house alternatively dancing and deeply focused. Chris Gartner’s bass held down the groove while the ‘goddesses’ Parvati, Jenn Howie, Ruth Finlay and Francoise Roy sang blissful harmonies complementing Michael’s rich voice. The first set ended with over a hundred voices filling the Sanctuary with the “Goddess Chant”.
During the break there was an abundance of healthy treats, food and drinks. It really felt like a party, especially when Michael began singing his original birthday song. Everybody joined in, as the several people who were celebrating their birthdays, blew out candles on a vegan chocolate cake.
The second set introduced Laura Nashman’s beautiful flute, blending perfectly with the entrancing melodies. The mystical sounds of Michael’s song “Unveil the Night” exploded into a rousing “Om Namah Shivaya” and the crowd went wild dancing and singing. And the drums…when Michael picked up a drum and joined the incendiary Beau Lukes and Steve Kaposey it was impossible to sit. The floor was shaking with all the dancing. A number of sweet, spiritual lullabies followed taking us deep inside and this set ended with the crowd dancing and singing to a rockin’ version of Michael’s song/chant “I Am Whole”.
The show closed with a lovely circle with everyone holding hands and singing a long, playful “Om”. No one wanted to stop. One lone meditater, unable to move, sat in the centre of it all. Definitely, a very magical night at The Yoga Sanctuary.