Sunday, February 7, 2010

We Have Music!

Music for the Soul!

After a very long week at the NYIGF, we are exhausted! We have found some wonderful new Vendors and our Current Vendors have great new pieces for 2010! We will be writing more about the Gift Show later, but for now let's talk about Music!

One of our most exciting finds this year was Music! We wanted something that we could play in the store that would make your experience even greater! We think we have picked some Great Music! Ken has been listening to about 30 CDs over and over trying to narrow down his favorites. Not an easy job! They are all so good, but as you may or may not know, we have to be selective. Our space is small and we have already packed some amazing things in here! So edit, edit, edit! That is our Mantra this year.

In no specific order, here are a few of the CDs that we are going to carry. They should be here in the next couple of weeks and in the meantime, we will be playing them at Passiflora!

Ameya by Brenda McMorrow

Ameya CD by Brenda McMorrow offers Sanskrit mantras, chanting and music for yoga.

Discover the realm of soul-expanding Kirtan through these captivating devotional songs, rich in modern melodies, luxuriant harmonies, world beats, acoustic guitar and ancient Sanskrit mantras.

East meets West on AMEYA, a lush, groove-filled voyage into the joyful ocean of Bhakti Yoga.

At Last - Jaimee Paul

A stunning tribute to the great ‘girl singers’ of our time featuring the Beegie Adair Trio and the Jeff Steinberg Orchestra

Blame It On My Youth - Matt Belsante

A blend of swinging big band numbers, classic pop and soul hits arranged in a modern sound similar to Michael Buble.

INSTRUMENTATION: piano, organ, guitars, bass, drums, percussion, saxes, flute, bass clarinet, trumpet, trombone, french horn, strings, and vocals

Blue Fire Soul CD by Suzanne Sterling

Blue Fire Soul CD by Suzanne Sterling offers power yoga music and Sanskrit mantras with electronic beats.

Created for the yoga journey, Blue Fire Soul explores the universe of the body.

Urban priestess Suzanne Sterling’s ecstatic chants on Blue Fire Soul conjure a soundscape of guitars, tablas, loops and beats stretching from intimate to epic, inviting us to open the doors of perception and step into our true nature: fully alive, totally awake.

Call of the Forest CD by Baka Beyond

Call of the Forest CD by Baka Beyond is traditional African music for dancing and drumming.

For the Baka people of Cameroon, listening acutely to the forest from birth is a matter of survival -- and fosters an exceptional musicality, with exuberantly joyful song and rhythm permeating every aspect of life. But, not only are the Baka among the world’s most uniquely musical people – they are also among the poorest and most socially marginalized.

Partial proceeds from sales of Call of the Forest—an uplifiting collection of tracks by the Baka and Baka Beyond—will be donated to Global Music Exchange. Founded by Baka Beyond -- and dubbed “One Heart” by the Baka women—Global Music Exchange helps sustain the Baka’s fragile rainforest culture. Royalties collected from Baka Beyond’s recordings support protection of human rights, distribution of necessities, development of medical facilities practicing both Western and forest medicine -- and above all the cultivation of new life skills, enabling informed choices to sustain and preserve the Baka way of life, a harmonious stewardship of their threatened natural environment.

Distant Shore - Orla Fallon

A beautiful collection of music from Celtic Woman's own award-winning singer and harpist,
Orla Fallon

Elephant Power CD by MC Yogi

Elephant Power CD by MC Yogi
is highly recommended for trance dance, yoga dance, kundalini yoga and anyone who likes to groove to hip-hop spiritual music .
What, you say?

Experience the inspired Sanskrit hip-hop party Elephant Power by MC Yogi, produced by Sean Dinsmore of the Dum Dum Project, featuring Bhagavan Das, Jai Uttal, Krishna Das, Manose and more.

Step into a world where mythological gods and goddesses join with turntables and tablas. Pouring the ancient wisdom of yoga into infectious hip hop beats and breaks, MC Yogi channels a message of peace and spiritual transformation for a new generation of modern mystics and urban yogis on Elephant Power.
Concept and singing by MC Yogi.

Embrace by Deva Premal

Embrace finds this best-selling singer at the height of her art, expressing the ancient wisdom of mantra through a contemporary musical vision.

Her gorgeous voice, richer and more assured than ever before, floats above a cool, sensual groove provided by some of today's finest world fusion artists.

Deva Premal enthralled audiences worldwide with The Essence and Love Is Space. That phenomenal success continues with Embrace. Its relaxed, uplifting feel and elegant sense of space can only heighten the spell already cast by this mantra enchantress.

Produced by Miten and Kit Walker (Walela, Kitaro, Pagan Love Orchestra), Embrace features a more fully developed musical dynamic, due in large part to virtuoso performances by such top flight musicians as Jai Uttal (dotar and distinctive vocals), Kit Walker (keyboards, grand piano, Hammond B3), Nepali native Manose (bansuri), Miten (vocals, guitar), Ty Burhoe (a star protégé of Zakir Hussain) and Marquinho Brasil (assorted exotic hand percussion).

Hotel Tara

Welcome back to the exclusive resort where your soul can unwind.

Take up residence and chill-out to a sensuous new set of global grooves with the perfect blend of entrancing rhythms and mystical vocals from the world’s best sonic mixologists.

Create a hip atmosphere with this luscious non-stop mix by our DJs extraordinaire the Gordon Brothers (Buddha-Lounge, Café de Luna).

La Voce - Mark Masri

This romantic collection of Italian and English love songs, featuring Mark's amazing vocals and tender interpretations, is sure to be an instant classic.

Parisian Cafe - Beegie Adair & David Davidson

Jazz pianist, Beegie Adair teams with violinist David Davidson to pay tribute to the songs of France.

The Lover and the Beloved CD by Donna DeLory

The Lover and the Beloved CD by Donna DeLory
is perfect Sanskrit mantras and chants for yoga and blissful entertainment.

These Sanskrit mantras bubble with a groove and atmosphere that takes tradition to heaven and back. Donna's voice resonates with ether and earth, beauty that asks you to join in, become one with the sound of deep celebration.

Songs on The Lover and the Beloved are written by Donna De Lory in collaboration with Cameron Stone, Dave Stringer, Dave Dale, David Newman, and Jeremy Toback.

Enjoy! Would LOVE to hear your feedback!

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