Category: My favourite songs / music



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喜多郎 Kitaro – Reimei from Kojiki: A Story in Concert DVD

Kitaro is universally acknowledged as the founding architect of new age music. Kitaro’s various sound collaborations and resonant, multi-textured compositions truly defy the constraints of any genre. The Grammy and Golden Globe-winning artist has garnered global acclaim over a more than three decade long career with a signature sound and a pioneering fusion of cultures, techniques and spheres of consciousness that are truly his own.

Kojiki: A Story In Concert, Kitaro crafts this musical journey from the ancient chronicle (Kojiki) that recounts the birth of Japan and it’s people. The video captures an evening from his 1990 world tour that features music from the classic Kitaro album Kojiki (nominated for a Grammy in 1990). Kojiki: A Story In Concert is an intimate journey to inner realms as well as exotic earthly destinations. This is a tour de force for Kitaro and his ensemble offering all the drama, grace and humanity performed with a profound spirit in this musical adaptation of legends from traditional Japanese folklore. Concurrently, the audio from the concert will be available to online digital retailers as well as a digital video single.


Sissel sings the first verse in English and the final three verses in Swedish.


Published on Aug 20, 2014

A musical tribute to the great Robin Williams.

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Films:

Dead Poet’s Society
Hook
Jack
Mrs. Doubtfire
What Dreams May Come
Good Morning Vietnam
Patch Adams

Lyrics:

Carpe Diem; Seize the day!
Gather ye rosebuds while ye may
Strive to find your own voice
Seize the day – look at it in another way

We are members of the human race
And the human race
Is filled with passion
Words and ideas can change the world

The powerful play goes on
And you may contribute a verse
The powerful play goes on
Goes on

I’m a hip old granny who can hip hop be bop
Dance dance dance till you drop drop drop
I’m a hip old granny who can hip hop be bop
Yo yo make a wicked cup of coco

I’m a raptor doing what i can
Gonna eat everything till the appearance of man
Yo yo see me I’m living below the soil
I’ll be back but I’m coming as oil

This is rock and roll
Dance dance dance till you drop drop drop
Cast your eyes to the summer sky
And today – make a wish

(refrain)

Only in their dreams can men be truly free
Twas always thus, and always thus will be

The Dark Night of the Soul

Images set to Loreena McKennitt’s music and vocals “The Dark Night of the Soul”, inspired by the Words of St. John of the Cross.

Loreena McKennitt – The Dark Night Of The Soul (HQ)

Upon a darkened night
the flame of love was burning in my breast
And by a lantern bright
I fled my house while all in quiet rest

Shrouded by the night
and by the secret stair I quickly fled
The veil concealed my eyes
while all within lay quiet as the dead

Chorus
Oh night thou was my guide
oh night more loving than the rising sun
Oh night that joined the lover
to the beloved one
transforming each of them into the other

Upon that misty night [ longer version ]
in secrecy, beyond such mortal sight
Without a guide or light
than that which burned so deeply in my heart

That fire t’was led me on
and shone more bright than of the midday sun
To where he waited still
it was a place where no one else could come

Chorus

Within my pounding heart
which kept itself entirely for him
He fell into his sleep
beneath the cedars all my love I gave
And by the fortress walls
the wind would brush his hair against his brow
And with its smoothest hand
caressed my every sense it would allow

Chorus

I lost myself to him
and laid my face upon my lovers breast
And care and grief grew dim
as in the mornings mist became the light
There they dimmed amongst the lilies fair
There they dimmed amongst the lilies fair
There they dimmed amongst the lilies fair

Song for Nelson Mandela, Days of Glory,
Composed/Lyric by – Beyond, Wong Ka Kui .
Year :1990 , Hong Kong

Dedicated to Nelson Mandela

The bell rings out signals for home
To compare it with his life,
it seems to be fulled of sadness
To him the meaning of being Black
is to devote the life to racial fights
Time turns gaining into losing
Tiresome eyes still shine with hope

Only the body remains today
to welcome the glorious days
Embracing freedom in stormy days
Never stop struggling with uncertainty
Believing the future can be altered
Asking who can be the same

Can we bring down the boundary of races
Wishing in this land
no one will weights the value of one another
The beauty of multicolors
is because it doesn’t sort out each color

Beyond – 光辉岁月 Guang Hui Sui Yue – Lyrics and Translation

This was a great song to translate. Awesome lyrics.

光辉岁月
gwong fai seui yuet
The Glorious Years

钟声响起归家的讯号
jung sing heung hei gwai ga dik seun hou
The clock bell chimes the signal to go home

在他生命里, 仿佛带点唏嘘
joi ta sang meng leui, fong fat dai dim hei heui
In his life, there seems to carry a small sigh of regret

黑色肌肤给他的意义
hak sik gei fu kap ta dik yi yi
Dark skin gives him the meaning

是一生奉献, 肤色斗争中
si yat sang fung hin, fu sik dau jang jung
of his life’s devotion to the color struggle.

年月把拥有变做失去
nin yuet ba yung yau bin jou sat heui
The years have changed possession into loss

疲倦的双眼带着期望
pei gyun dik seung ngan dai jeuk kei mong
The set of fatiqued eyes still carries hope.

今天只有残留的躯壳
gam tin ji yau chan lau dik keui hok
Today there is only the remains of a shell

迎接光辉岁月
ying jip gwong fai seui yuet
To welcome the glorious years

风雨中抱紧自由
fung yue jung pou gan ji yau
Holding fast to freedom in the wind and rain.

一生经过彷徨的挣扎
yat sang ging gwo pong wong dik jang jat
A lifetime of loss and struggle

自信可改变未来
ji seun ho goi bin mei loi
Believing in one’s ability to change the future

问谁又能做到
man seui yau nang jou dou
Who else can accomplish this?

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可否不分肤色的界限
ho fau bat fan fu sik dik gai han
Can we make no boundaries between colors

愿这土地里, 不分你我高低
yun je tou dei leui, bat fan nei ngo gou dai
On this earth, don’t make distinctions between you and I

缤纷色彩闪出的美丽
ban fan sik choi sim cheut dik mei lai
A riotous diffusion of colors emits beauty

是因它没有分开每种色彩
si yan ta mut yau, fan hoi mui jung sik choi
Because there are no distinction between each individual color.

Published on May 8, 2013

The adorable 4-year-old crooner was back to put the moves on our host, and to make everybody in the audience melt. This kid is too adorable!

Adorable 4-Year-Old Kai Meets Ellen

Published on Mar 6, 2013

Not every 4-year-old in a fedora is this charming, but Kai Langer made a lasting impression on Ellen. He even sang for her! Check it out.

What A Wonderful World – Jackie Evancho

Jackie Evancho – The Oprah Winfrey Show – HD

Jose Antonio “Jotta A” Viana is a seventh grader, born and brought up in a Pentecostal family.His Dad is a Pastor of a local Assemblies of God church in Sao Paulo, Brazil.. This time, he is singing the song of Chris Tomlin’s version of Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone).

Jotta is simply talented and most of all anointed. He has turned christian songs into a new breed and heights that are now becoming more and more popular even to the unbelievers. He is really a new singing sensation! He is 13 years old now.and also a most anointed child Gospel singer in the whole world.

Evolutionarymystic Note:

It was way back in the 1970s when I got hold of this book ” A Many Splendoured Thing” by Han Suyin. I remember it was published by Penguin Book, but I guess this edition is no longer in print (?).

“In 1952, she married Leon F. Comber, a British officer in the Malayan Special Branch, and went with him to Johore, where she worked in the Johore Bahru General Hospital, and later opened a clinic in Johore Bharu and Upper Pickering Street, Singapore.

In 1955, Han Suyin contributed efforts to the establishment of Nanyang University in Singapore. Specifically, she offered her services and served as physician to the institution, after having refused an offer to teach literature. Chinese writer Lin Yutang, first president of the university, had recruited her for the latter field, but she declined, indicating her desire “to make a new Asian literature, not teach Dickens”.

She spent at least 10 years in Johor Baru, later working in an anti-tuberculosis clinic located above Universal Pharmacy, at 24 Jalan Ibrahim!Long before Guardian, Apex or Pharmacare existed, Universal Pharmacy was where JB folk went for pharmaceutical needs as it was well stocked with a wide range of imported merchandise on the ground floor. A broad wooden staircase led to the clinic upstairs where patients consulted Dr Elisabeth. Conversant in Hakka, Mandarin, Cantonese, Malay, French and English, she is well remembered by older generation Johoreans. She now lives in Lausanne, Switzerland, and maintains her name as Dr Elisabeth C.K. Comber.The building that Universal occupied has been demolished and is now a vacant lot opposite Johor Central Store. So the next time you pass Johor Baru’s busy Jalan Ibrahim, check out that space next to the motorcycle service shop and picture what used to be Universal Pharmacy and the clinic upstairs where Dr Comber, GP, once worked.

Here are additional personal information by Dr. Tan Chow Wei of The People’s Dispensary, Johor Bahru.

Here are some of the less known facts about the great Han Suyin, even missed by the NST reporter (because he missed interviewing an expert in JB history):

She practised medicine in JB in the 50s where she opened her first clinic near the old Cathay cinema (where Johoreans go to savour the famous beef noodle). The clinic was known as Chow Dispensary (In those days, clinics or surgeries were known as dispensaries, the word polyclinic was not even born. So when you see a clinic such as The People’s Dispensary, you instantly know that it is a “grandfather clinic”!). Han Suyin was then affectionally called “Dr.Chow”. She later relocated her clinic to the up-stair of the 2-storey shop house above the Universal Pharmacy, still retaining the name “Chow Dispensary”. It is just a stone’s throw away from the oldest clinic in JB, The People’s Dispensary, where Dr.Tan Chow Wei (who is also a Hakka) is proud to be associated with. She used to visit Dr.Yeoh Hon Shu, the founder of The People’s Dispensary and more than 20 years her senior, (who incidentally, was the first GP in JB to have a post-graduate degree, MRGP.) By the way, next to The People’s Dispensary, where the Chinese Association was (Now being converted to museum of Chinese history in JB), was the birth-place of Robert Kuok, the richest man in Malaysia.

Han Suyin’s husband then, Leon Comber was a Malayan Special Branch Officer during the 1948 to 1960 ‘Emergency’ period. (After many years in book publishing he is now a research associate at the Monash Asia Institute of Monash University in Melbourne, Australia).

“Han Suyin” is a pseudonym. What does it stand for? According to her daughter, Tang Yungmei, Han Suyin stands for “the clear voice of the Han people.” There has been some debate about the origin of Hakka people whether they belong to “Han” people or a minority from “Xiongnu”. From most of the evidence gathered, it can be concluded that Hakkas are likely Han people rather than a derivative from the Xiongnu.”

Han Suyin’s conclusion is:

“The word Hakka does not denote a racial group, for the Hakkas are Han People, Chinese People. It was a word applied to all displaced peasants, and only after the tenth century came to design a special group. Moving en masse these refugees from misery were ‘people who sought a roof, hence called Guest People’ which was more courteous than calling them displaced persons or refugees…”

“The Hakkas say they are the true people of Han, and that they have escaped degenerate habits brought by foreign rule. They are proud of their singularity” As the Guest People, especially among the overseas Chinese, where their clans are prosperous and strong.”

So we can see that Hakka people are the Han people, not belonging to a minority. That is one main reason why Han Suyin chose “Han” as her surname.

She used to say: “I am a Hakka, my roots are in China.”

Source: Dr. Alex Tang http://draltang01.blogspot.com

“This love story made in 1955 and set against the backdrop of war is a many-splendored thing: it features a drop-dead gorgeous Eurasian doctor seeking meaning in her life (Jennifer Jones), a dashing but married American war correspondent who’s macho yet not afraid to declare his love (William Holden), and a couple of murky subplots to give their relationship its oh-what’s-going-to-happen-next edge (her Chinese heritage, his wife, the outbreak of the Korean War). One scene builds beautifully upon the next, accompanied by dialogue that often sounds like poetry: “I will make no mistakes in the name of loneliness,” the doctor says near the beginning of their relationship. The movie also makes few mistakes as it combines thoughtful words with Oscar-winning costumes to tell its tale. It even leaves you with a hummable tune–the Academy Award-winning title song–as you reach for the Kleenex.” –Valerie J. Nelson

Then the movie came out in the silver screen in Hollywood – a heart-wrenching, moving and touching scenery shots as described in the novel.

Enjoy, Namaste.

By John Gittings, The Guardian

Colonial Hong Kong, a doomed love affair and the echoes of revolution in China were the explosive mixture that made the reputation of the author Han Suyin, who has died aged 95. The film of her 1952 book A Many-Splendoured Thing may have been just a classic weepie, but the original novel shocked Hong Kong with its tale of her love affair with a married man and its sympathy for the appeal of communism to China’s downtrodden millions.

She would shock people many times again as she acted out the philosophy expounded in the film by Jennifer Jones, playing a character based on the author: “To go on living, one must be occasionally unwise.” Her defence of Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution, though later recanted, came to overshadow her huge literary talents. The ambiguities of her identity, as the daughter of a Chinese engineer and his Belgian wife, were always close to the surface. Her writings offered more than one version of her life. Elizabeth Kuanghu Chow was born in Xinyang in the north-central province of Henan. Her father, who came from a landowning clan in Sichuan province, met his wife while studying abroad and took her home to semi-feudal China.

As a child in Beijing, she remembered traveling to school by rickshaw and seeing the bodies of those who had died of starvation – “big or small bundles of rags” – on the pavements. From the age of 12, she decided to become a doctor against the wishes of her mother who urged her to marry a foreigner – preferably an American because “all Americans are wealthy”. Mother and daughter existed in a “chasm of aversion”. After leaving school she paid for her fees at Yenching University in Beijing by learning to type. A Belgian businessman became her father substitute and arranged a scholarship for her to continue her medical studies in Brussels. In 1938 she returned to China to work in a French hospital in Yunnan, but was diverted on the way, meeting a handsome young officer, Tang Pao-huang (Pao), who educated her in the Nationalist version of patriotism.

They were married that year in Wuhan, just before it was abandoned to the Japanese, and fled on the same boat as Chiang Kai-shek, head of the Nationalist government. They travelled west to Chongqing, the Nationalist wartime retreat, where she discovered her father’s relatives. There, she also learned how to write. A missionary doctor, Marian Manly, encouraged her to record the story of her journey with Pao, polished the text and suggested avoiding subjects such as prostitution which might cause “misunderstanding”. The intention was to attract American readers to the Chinese cause. Later she regretted her “idealised version” of reality. But ideals were the currency of the time: Bertrand Russell said that Destination Chungking (1942) – published under the pen name Han Suyin, which she kept – told him more about China in an hour than he had learned there in a year.

-/AFP/GETTY IMAGES – A picture taken late June 1977 in Paris shows renowned Chinese-born British writer Han Suyin, who died on Nov. 2, 2012, at her home in Lausanne, Switzerland. She was 95.

In 1942, when Pao was posted to London as military attache, she followed him with her adopted daughter and resumed her medical studies two years later. The marriage had chilled in spite of a reconciliation engineered by the Labour politician Stafford Cripps. Through her publisher Jonathan Cape, she joined the circle of progressive Asia-minded intellectuals around Kingsley Martin, Dorothy Woodman, Margery Fry and JB Priestley. But medicine remained her goal.

Pao was posted to Washington and later to the Manchurian front where he died, fighting the communists, in 1947. Han Suyin remained in London to take her finals and then moved to Hong Kong. It was there that she met and had a passionate affair with the Times correspondent Ian Morrison. Their relationship was the basis of A Many-Splendoured Thing, which became a bestseller. It is an unashamed love story: the idyllic scenes on the hillside overlooking the harbour are in the book as much as the film, Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955). A sharp piece of social satire, the book pulls apart the preposterous world of expatriate Hong Kong. But faced with the choice between the revolutionary mainland and the outside world, Han Suyin was unable to make the “sacrifice of self”. In a far-sighted passage of A Many-Splendoured Thing, she praised those who went back but warned that: “They may see their words twisted, their devotion warped, and their best intentions serve ends which they had not conceived.”

She moved to Malaya and married, in 1952, Leon Comber, an official in the police service. Her bestseller was followed by And the Rain My Drink (1956) and The Mountain is Young (1958), set respectively in Malaya and Nepal. The first of these examined the suffering caused by British suppression of the Malayan emergency. The second arose out of a visit to Kathmandu for the coronation of King Mahendra, and her meeting Vincent Ruthnaswamy, a colonel in the Indian army, who, in 1971, became her third husband.

She took to fame with an alacrity which some found off-putting. “I could be a top-grade, highly paid [medical] specialist,” she told a journalist in 1958. But she was “possessed of a demon” that forced her to write instead of practising medicine fulltime. In the 1960s she began to identify more consistently with the struggle of ex-colonial Asia. A frequent visitor to China, she wrote essays for the pro-Beijing Hong Kong journal Eastern Horizon. A selection of these was re-issued in Tigers and Butterflies (1990). Her themes were women, peasants, the divide between town and country, exploitation in many forms, and the incomprehension of the affluent west for labouring Asia.

William Holden and Jennifer Jones in the 1955 film Love is a Many-Splendored Thing, based on Han Suyin’s bestseller. Photograph: Mondadori/Getty Images

As the Vietnam war’s shadow lengthened, she denounced a society – which she knew well from lecture tours – so numbed by advertising that it could not distinguish between “napalming 50 children and sucking the latest sweet”.

From this new perspective she now reviewed her own life in three volumes of autobiography, The Crippled Tree (1965), A Mortal Flower (1966) and Birdless Summer (1968). She had been invited regularly to China since 1956, when she had her first of many private meetings with Premier Zhou Enlai. She was not alone in being charmed by the rhetoric of the Cultural Revolution. In her book China in the Year 2001 (1967), she hailed the “remaking of man” in China as a watershed for the world. Many of her friends, Chinese and foreigners, suffered terribly in those years. Later she claimed to have intervened in many cases but the extent to which she did so is unclear. In a mildly critical article, Water Too Pure …, written in 1972, she deplored the “innocent victims”. It remained unpublished until 1990.

She laboured to produce a detailed history of Mao and the Cultural Revolution, resulting in The Morning Deluge (1972) and Wind in the Tower (1976). Neither offered much original insight, and the credibility of the second volume was undermined by the political upheavals following Mao’s death in 1976. Another autobiographical volume, My House Has Two Doors (1980), tried to reconcile some of these contradictions.

She plunged into Deng Xiaoping’s new China, for the first time not feeling obliged to plead China’s cause against a critical world. She lectured frequently to students who were beginning to ask their own questions and she welcomed the 1989 democracy movement. It “filled her with joy”, and she blamed the ruling party for missing “a great opportunity … to rejuvenate itself”.

Her biography Eldest Son: Zhou Enlai and the Making of Modern China (1994) told the story of “the most dedicated and selfless personality in China’s history”. She dismissed as inane suggestions that he should have opposed the Cultural Revolution, and the book failed to impress a more sceptical generation. In a slim volume of autobiography, Wind in my Sleeve (1992), she wrote of her “grief, anger, desolation” at the Beijing massacre but the book attracted little attention.

She decided that “the world was in such an intellectual mess that I would write detective stories” but she continued to visit China regularly. She funded educational projects and one for cultural relations between India and China was named after Ruthnaswamy – described as an “ambassador of friendship”. He provided a strong and genuine emotional bulwark in her later years. In A Share of Loving (1987), she wrote a little noticed, tender account of her struggle, with her husband, to care for his brain-damaged son.

Han Suyin settled in Lausanne, Switzerland, and remained a splendid grande dame – it helped obscure the fact that she could be and often was a grand writer. Half-Chinese, but striving to be whole Chinese, she was as full of contradictions as her motherland. When the epic of modern China is re-examined she and her works will provide important and readable evidence.

Her husband died in 2003.

Han Suyin (Elizabeth Comber), writer and doctor, born 12 September 1917; died 2 November 2012

A Many-Splendoured Thing tells the story of a married British foreign correspondent called Mark Elliot (Ian Morrison in real life and based in Singapore where he lived with his wife and children) who falls in love with a Eurasian doctor originally from Mainland China who trained at the Royal Free Hospital Medical College in London University, only to encounter prejudice from her family and from Hong Kong society.

On the surface it is a love story but there is an historical perspective relating to China, Hong Kong and the peoples and societies that populated the island. This includes many who have fled from the final stages of the Chinese Civil War, both Chinese and Europeans long settled in China.

It portrays an insight into class and race prejudice that is as relevant today in Hong Kong as it was in the fifties. Although it is technically a novel, the book is strongly autobiographical. Han Suyin’s real life lover was killed in The Korean War in 1950. Two years later, she married Leon F. Comber, a British officer in the Malayan Special Branch.

Matt Monro – Love is a many splendoured thing (慕情 / マット・モンロー)

William Holden, Jennefer Jones in Love is a many splendoured thing(1955).
song: by Matt Monro
“Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing” is a popular song with music by Sammy Fain and lyrics by Paul Francis Webster. The song was publicized first in the movie, Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955), winning the Academy Award for Best Original Song. From 1967 to 1973, it was used as the theme song to Love is a Many Splendored Thing, the soap opera based on the movie.
Lyrics
Love is a many-splendoured thing:
It’s the April rose that only grows in the early Spring.
Love is nature’s way of give a reason to be living:
The golden crown that makes man a king.
Once on a high and windy hill,
In the morning mist, two lovers kissed,
And the world stood still.
Then your fingers touched my silent heart and taught it how to sing.
Yes, true love’s a many-splendoured thing!

Once on a high and windy hill,
In the morning mist, two lovers kissed,
And the world stood still.
Then your fingers touched my silent heart and taught it how to sing.
Yes, true love’s a many-splendoured thing!

Nat King Cole – Love is a Many Splendored Thing

The Four Aces – Love Is A Many Splendored

The Four Aces is an American male quartet popular since the ’50s. Over the last half-century, the group amassed many gold records. Its million-selling signature tunes include “Love is a Many-Splendored Thing”, “Three Coins in the Fountain”, “Stranger in Paradise”, “Dream”, “Tell Me Why”, “Its No Sin”, “Shangri-la”, “Woman in Love”, “Perfidia”, and “Sincerely”. The original members, responsible for every song made popular by the group, include Al Alberts, Dave Mahoney, Lou Silvestri, and Rosario “Sod” Vaccaro

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Deva Premal and Miten met in India in 1990 and soon began a journey into love and creativity that has taken their inspiring blend of song, mantra and meditation to a worldwide audience. They have released a string of acclaimed CDs with international sales of nearly one million, and their concerts and ecstatic chant workshops are met with rave reviews throughout Europe, Australia, South America, Canada and the United States.

Their music transcends all the usual musical boundaries, with fans including rock icon Cher, who featured one of Deva’s most popular chants, the Gayatri Mantra, on her Farewell Concert Tour;

World renowned author and motivational coach Tony Robbins, and even His Holiness The Dalai Lama who, after hearing Deva & Miten sing for a private audience, exclaimed, “Beautiful music, beautiful…!”

Best selling author Eckhart Tolle notes:
“As you listen to the music of Deva and Miten, the sacred space that lies beyond the mind emerges naturally and effortlessly. Pure magic.”

German-born Deva Premal is a classically trained musician who grew up singing mantras as bedtime songs. Her mother plays viola da gamba and her father was an artist and a devotee of the spiritual path, including Zen and Yoga. He taught himself Sanskrit and Deva notes that “When my mother was pregnant with me, their welcome was to sing the Gayatri Mantra throughout the pregnancy.

“As I grew up we continued to chant the Gayatri Mantra together regularly before sleep. I didn’t really know what I was singing… and why. I just did it because I was told to. It wasn’t until much later that I came to appreciate these precious times.”

As a teenager, she moved away from the confines of both her classical music training in voice, violin and piano, and the mantra practice, and began to explore on her own. At age 11, her search brought her to become a disciple of the enlightened mystic Osho, and later, she went to the ashram in India to begin studies in body work, including massage, shiatsu and cranio-sacral therapies.

India, My Love – Deva Premal (Password CD)

Deva talks about the essence of the mystic traditions from India, that inspired the music on her new CD “Password”.

Deva Premal – Mere Gurudev

MERE GURUDEV

Mere Gurudev, charnon par
sumana shraddhaa ke arpit hai
Tere hee dena hai jo hai.
Wahi tujha ko samarapita hai

Na priti hai pratiti hai,
na hi puja ki shakti hai
Na priti hai pratiti hai,
na hi puja ki shakti hai

Meraa yaha man, meraa yaha tan,
meraa kan kan samarapita hai.

Tuma hee ho bhaav men mere,
vicharo mein, pukaro mein.
Banaale yantra ab mujhko roere
saravatra samarapita hai.

Mangalam Deva Premal (Password).wmv

Manglam Bhagwan Vishnu
Manglam Garuddhavjam
Manglam Pundarikasham
Mangalay Tanohari

Deva Premal and Miten with Manose – Aham Prema

Aham Prema (trans. I AM LOVE) – chanted 108 times by Deva Premal and Miten, with Manose, from their new album PASSWORD.
The clip contains images from their 2009/10 World Tour and was created and edited by Manose.

Diana Vishneva: Beauty in motion

We are happy to feature a video for the song Sacred Hymn by Diane Bardwell Masters.

Be sure to check out Diane’s latest CD Emergence, which takes the ancient art of chanting and gives it an original, contemporary, and deeply evocative treatment. See below for more details….

Here Diane describes the inspiration behind Sacred Hymn:

One day in late March 2005, I came across the website of Robert Augustus Masters, and there began looking at descriptions of his books. I noticed that he also posted his poetry on his site; when I read his poems, particularly one called Sacred Hymn, I literally gasped and touched my heart. With total certainty, I realized that I knew the music for these “poems,” which I felt were meant to be lyrics for songs.

And so I emailed Robert to ask if he would allow me to try composing music for them, and he consented. After 3 weeks of talking on the phone, consulting about the songs and having many conversations about everything else imaginable, Robert came from Canada to where I was living in California to meet me and hear Sacred Hymn during a concert I was giving. Our connection was extremely easy, deep, and natural right from the start. That was the beginning of our cocreative relationship, working partnership and, since April 2, 2006, our marriage!

In 2007, I recorded Sacred Hymn and 7 other songs on the CD O Breathe Us Deep. The lyrics for each song on the CD are Robert’s, and the music is mine, but the entire CD is ours to share. May you hear it in the spirit in which it was created.

–Diane Bardwell Masters


Beautiful video for Sacred Hymn, composed and sung by Diane Bardwell, with lyrics from Robert Augustus Masters. Features stunning artwork from Freydoon Rassouli. Edited by Laura Loescher.

About Emergence by Diane Bardwell Masters

Emergence takes the ancient art of chanting in one’s own language and gives it an original, contemporary, and exceptionally evocative treatment, featuring seven very unique chant-songs in English, each of which invites contemplative depth, soul-centered singing, and spiritually vibrant movement.

In Emergence meaning, melody, richly layered harmonies, and deeply moving singing all resonate together with transformational power, providing a soundscape and meaning-infused environment that alerts us as much as it opens and rejuvenates us.

This is music that doesn’t just uplift us, but also expands, deepens, and grounds us, moving us into a more deeply fulfilling sense of wholeness. This is music to guide us through the challenges, troubles, and transitions of our lives, helping us not so much to rise above our difficulties, as to pass through them and EMERGE!

Diane is not just singing but is fully expressing, with her whole being, the meaning of her deceptively simple words, weaving them more and more fully into us as we listen. Emergence mixes skyflung joy and earthy exultation, guiding us into a more liberated way of being, without any bypassing of our humanity.

This is a rare work of art. Diane sings with the heartfelt, soaringly alive maturity of her entire being, and world-class producer Stevin McNamara is at the peak of his many years of musical wizardry and exquisitely attuned sonic sensitivity, doing wonders with the arranging, so that each chant-song very clearly stands on its own, in contrast to chant CDs in which most of the cuts sound similar. Pure magic.

As we let Emergence touch us, we find ourselves feeling more and more unshackled, swept to our core on a river of sound and primordial meaning, emerging in ways that truly serve us. We may sing with it, we may dance to it, we may silently listen to it, but whatever we do, we are brought closer to who and what we truly are.

“I was struck by the astonishing beauty of Diane’s new album Emergence, both aesthetically and lyrically. I love how the music plays with tribal rhythms, conventional pop/R&B song structures, and sweet transcendent melodies. Diane’s voice sounds absolutely gorgeous–I can feel a real transmission coming through her, evoking a subtle sense of being ‘pulled up’ out of mere gross-body awareness, even as the music keeps me grounded in the sensual. Highly recommended!” –Corey W deVos, Editor, IntegralLife.com

Purchase Emergence



Diane Bardwell Masters
is an intuitive healer, relationship expert, and highly skilled psychotherapist, as well as a longtime songwriter and professional singer. She brings great heart and insight to the work she shares with Robert. Six years ago she began bringing her music into the psychospiritual work she and Robert share, finding that her singing and words greatly benefited their clients. Soon it became clear that when they were actively singing with her, moving sound through their bodies and minds, and at the same time letting the meaning of the words permeate them, they benefited much more; this way, the words became their own. Out of this arose Emergence, Diane’s latest CD (original Western contemporary chants in English), fulfilling her dream of creating music that truly heals and awakens. See http://www.dianebardwell.net.

Her “spellbinding, operatic vocals possess a power and poignancy that often moves listeners multiple times her age to tears.”


Profile
Famous as :
Singer
Birth Name :Jacqueline Marie Evancho
Birth Date :April 09, 2000
Birth Place : Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Claim to fame :First runner-up of the 5th season of “America’s Got Talent”

Biography
by AceShowbiz.com

Jackie Evancho was born April 9, 2000 and started singing since she was just eight years old. She found her interest in music after watching musical “The Phantom of the Opera”. She later competed in a local singing contest in his native Pennsylvania, winning the runner-up place. Living in the suburb area of Pittsburg, she then took vocal lessons, took part in other contests to enrich her experience and uploaded her rendition of music on YouTube.

In 2009, Jackie released an indie album called “Prelude to a Dream” which covered songs from the likes of Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban and Martina McBride. It debuted at No. 2 on iTunes and Billboard Classical Albums Chart.

A year later, Jackie entered “America’s Got Talent” after winning the YouTube competition sponsored by the TV show. She received the most votes from fans to be advanced to the next round and continued to become one of the audience favorites until the finale. Making a duet with Sarah Brightman in “Time to Say Goodbye” and singing solo in “Ave Maria”, she finished at the second place.

Following her win as the runner-up on “AGT”, Jackie signed a record deal with Columbia Records. She dropped a mini album called “O Holy Night” in October 2010. It was ranked the first on Amazon’s bestseller pre-order list and debuted at No. 1 on Billboard Classical chart. Also, it landed at No. 2 on Hot 200, making her the youngest female solo artist to debut in the top 10.

When the EP was released, her indie album was withdrawn from the market. “Because the CD was recorded about a year and half ago and her current voice no longer sounds like what it did then [due to vocal maturity…], we decided to withdraw ‘Prelude to a Dream’ and will be concentrating on new material as part of her progress,” so it was explained.

Biography was written and copyrighted © by AceShowbiz.com.

OM NAMAH SHIVAYA MANTRA – MEANING and AUDIO
Om Namah Shivaya Mantra in Sanskrit

The Om Namah Shivaya mantra or chant consists of six syllables – om, na, mah, shi, vaa, ya. When chanted properly, each syllable activates certain energy centers within our bodies as we meditate upon the energy of Lord Shiva. Shiva is often referred to as the part of the Hindu trinity which has dominion over death and destruction. Shiva is also considered the greatest of the yogis, the lord of meditation, and the lord of all that is mystic and mysterious in hindu practices. Legend has it that the holy river Ganges (or Ganga) is in fact a representation of Lord Shiva’s long hair.

Some texts refer to the five letters as the forms of Shiva – Na-gendra (one who wears a garland of snakes), Ma-ndakini Salila (one who is bathed by the water of the Ganges), Shi (the supreme Lord), Va-shishta (one who is praised by the sages like Vashishta), and Ya-ksha (one who takes the form of Yaksha).
ॐ नम: शिवाय:

Summary of the Om Namah Shivaya Mantra

Om or Aum is the pranava or seed mantra of all mantras. The two syllables na- and mah- can be translated as “I humbly bow to you”. The three syllables shi-vaa-ya invoke Lord Shiva and all his energies to bless us and lead us to the highest state of peace and meditation. The mantra should ideally be chanted twice a day (morning and evening) for 108 times each. The two words, namah and shivaya, are also referred to as the panchakshara (five letter) chant. It is said that those who chant these five holy letters while meditating on Lord Shiva will be blessed by visions of Shiva – the Lord of the yogis.

Despite his untimely and tragic death, Michael Jackson’s message to humanity through his lyrics and songs, remains eternally relevant to what Mother Earth has been subjected to – environmental degradation, crime against fellow human beings, cruelty to animals and all living things.
The dramatic and heart-wrenching choreography will wet the tears of many. Emotionally charged, Michael’s spirit will live again.

Enjoy.
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What about sunrise
What about rain
What about all the things
That you said we were to gain
What about killing fields
Is there a time
What about all the things
That you said was yours and mine…
Did you ever stop to notice
All the blood we’ve shed before
Did you ever stop to notice
This crying Earth this weeping shore?

Aaaaaaaah Oooooooh
Aaaaaaaah Oooooooh

What have we done to the world
Look what we’ve done
What about all the peace
That you pledge your only son…
What about flowering fields
Is there a time
What about all the dreams
That you said was yours and mine…
Did you ever stop to notice
All the children dead from war
Did you ever stop to notice
This crying Earth this weeping shore

Aaaaaaaah Oooooooh
Aaaaaaaah Oooooooh

I used to dream
I used to glance beyond the stars
Now I don’t know where we are
Although I know we’ve drifted far

Aaaaaaaah Oooooooh
Aaaaaaaah Oooooooh

Aaaaaaaah Oooooooh
Aaaaaaaah Oooooooh

Hey, what about yesterday (what about us)
What about the seas (what about us)
The heavens are falling down (what about us)
I can’t even breathe (what about us)
What about Africans (what about us)
I ain’t even you (what about us)
What about nature’s worth (ooh ooh)
It’s our planet’s womb (ahat about us)

What about animals (what about it)
We’ve turned kingdoms to dust (what about us)
What about elephants (what about us)
Have we lost their trust (what about us)
What about crying whales (what about us)
We’re ravaging the seas (what about us)
What about forest trails (ooh ooh)
Burnt despite our pleas (what about us)

What about the holy land (what about it)
Torn apart by creed (what about us)
What about the common man (what about us)
Can’t we set him free (what about us)
What about children dying (what about us)
Can’t you hear them cry (what about us)
Where did we go wrong (ooh ooh)
Someone tell me why (what about us)

What about babies born (what about it)
What about the days (what about us)
What about all their joy (what about us)
What about the man (what about us)
What about the crying man (what about us)
What about Abraham (what about us)
What about death again (ooh ooh)
Do we give a damn

Aaaaaaaah Oooooooh
Aaaaaaaah Oooooooh

There are many places in this world where violence rules over Peace and suffering is more prevalent than Joy. The year 2012 will be pivotal for many.

I BELIEVE Peace Will Prevail.

When we invoke the phrase I BELIEVE, we do more than just make a statement. We send our Intention out into the Universe.

This video is a Pebble in the Pond. If it resonates with you, please watch it a second time and send YOUR Intention out with each I BELIEVE.

Please join your name with others by signing the I BELIEVE Peace Will Prevail petition:

Together, I BELIEVE we can make a difference.

I BELIEVE that each individual has the power to change the world

I BELIEVE that every Action we take can ripple out farther than we realize

I BELIEVE that ordinary people can do extraordinary things

I BELIEVE that Compassion is stronger than hatred

I BELIEVE that Knowledge is stronger than ignorance

I BELIEVE that Understanding is stronger than fear

I BELIEVE that it is possible to see through another’s eyes if you try

I BELIEVE that each of us is connected by our shared Humanity

I BELIEVE that our similarities are more important than our differences

I BELIEVE that all individuals have a right to dignity and respect

I BELIEVE that you should do unto others as you would like others to do unto you

I BELIEVE that Hope is stronger than despair

I BELIEVE that every Random Act of Kindness makes this world a better place

I BELIEVE that while governments make treaties, individuals make Peace

I BELIEVE that it is possible to change the Path you are traveling

I BELIEVE that each individual must make a conscious decision to choose Peace

I BELIEVE that you have to lead by example

I BELIEVE that Peace Will Prevail

I BELIEVE that together, we can Heal the Heart of Humanity

Copyright Christopher B. Buck 27 December 2007

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