Mantra Hop !
2022 Album Launch Tour
A new style Concert based on Indian Classical combined with electronic music production.
Bringing the Bliss of Kirtan with the ecstasy of dance, blending ancient practice and new technology generates a sacred space and sound to be open and free.
After two years of full time study under a scholarship at SAE media institute because of Covid lockdowns world wide, Shivam Rath has reinvented a new style of sacred mantra music blending his Indian Classical training and signature Crystal Slide with electronic music production. Hence the birthing of the new album Mantra Hop.
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Sandy Beach WOOLGOOLGA
57 Ironbark Ave, Sandy Beach NSW 2456, Australia
Modern Organic Central Coast
The Inner Space
Monday 5th Sep
OJAS Ayuvedic Restaurant Newtown :
Wed 14th @ the Yoga School
Enuma ElishNew Earth Santuary, Healing and Arts Centre
& MORE TO COME ~?~
Mantra Hop : is an initiative focused on group mantra singing mixed with movement and dance from electronic low-fi beats, sub bass and live instrumental looping based on Indian Classical Music, creating a dynamic journey from subtle ceremonial silence, lush atmospheric sound scapes to upbeat dance music, mantra singing, live instrumentation and then returning back to the meditational space.
This flow or structure is also what one would expect in a traditional yoga class and also the format of Indian classical music and will be a new type of sharing with never before released music and with moment to moment real time looping and improvisation. The music reflects a fine balance of freedom within the structure and a blend of that which is ancient, timeless to the modern day tastes of technology. A fine blend in simpler words of the head and the heart.
Indian Classical Concert Events Termed :
Sangeet is sound or music in Sanskrit and follows a deep belief of spirit in sound; hence Soul Sangeet. NadaBrahma a famous Sanskrit proverb underlines the ancient and now modern belief that the world/ universe is created, sustained and made from sound. Soul Sangeet attempts to bridge this ancient belief fusing the highly evolved form of Indian Classical with Modern day music.
Since diving into the world of sound Shivam blends a unique 22 string slide guitar/sitar (known by his teacher as the chattarangi) with a crystal slide. This fusion instrument symbolises a cross culture of harmony in sound and music; inspiring Shivam to create the events Soul Sangeet in order to facilitate this process on a wider scale and reach a wider audience. Each event incorporates different musicians, instruments, vocalists and international Special guests bridging the gap between world and local music and establishing a wider world music culture.