Soul Sangeet Easter Sunday Healing
Soul Sangeet is an experience of soulfully stirring music & mantra, harmonising and resonating together into the vast mystic world of Indian Raga & its naturally healing music.
With international guest of 8 musical generations Sangeet Mishra, Shivam Rath on the Crystal Slide, World Music Vocalist Mico Sundari from Japan & Massimo Bidin from Italy on Tabla
Guest can arrive anytime from 3-4pm
with a choice of the afternoon, dinner and evening program
overnight accommodation, morning yoga program, breakfast + extra Raga workshop, morning tea, Nada Nidra meditation & a hearty vegetarian lunch.
Booking details and schedule below:
5 - 6pm: Introduction to Nada Yoga & Indian classical Workshop with vocal training by 8th generation Sarangil Maestro Sangeet Mishra and World Music Vocalist Mico Sundari from Japan
6pm: Yogic vegetarian or Vegan Meal
7:15 - 9pm: Soul Sangeet Evening Concert & Kirtan
6am: Morning Yoga & Meditation with live music and Dawn Ragas.
7am - 8am Ashram Mantra Chanting & Breakfast
10am: Group Music & Raga Session with Sangeet Mishra and Shivam Rath.
11am: Morning Tea
11:30am: Special Nada Nidra with Raga
12:00pm: Finishing with Lunch
Evening Program only:
$50 includes 5pm NadaYoga Workshop,
Soul Sangeet Evening Concert & Yogic Meal
Early Bird (Through March only) $150
From April $180
Includes Overnight accommodation + Morning Raga, Yoga, Breakfast, Morning Tea & Workshop, NadaNidra meditation & lunch.
Contact for more info and overnight arrangements.
BOOKINGS & CONTACT INFO :
Rocklyn Ashram website & Contact:
+ 61 353457434
ABOUT SOUL SANGEET:
Soul Sangeet is a new term and concept inspired by Indian Classical music but presented for the western world. Shivam Rath has been developing this world music genre and musical culture with a particular passion for Indian classical, for its acoustic subtleties, its deep vedic philosophy and its nearness to nature.
Sangeet means sound or music in Sanksrit and follows a deep belief of spirit in sound; hence Soul Sangeet. Since diving into the world music sphere Shivam now blends a unique 22 string slide guitar/sitar gliding with a crystal ball. This fusion instrument symbolises a cross culture of harmony in sound and music; inspiring Shivam to create these unique events and facilitate this process on a wider scale and reach a wider audience. Each event incorporates different musicians, instruments, vocalists and international guests bridging the gap between world and local music; establishing a wider world music culture.
Joining back on the tour for the third time together is the Classical Maestro Sangeet Mishra on the Sarangi; an ancient Indian Violin acclaimed to be 5000 years old. Sangeet Mishra himself while not as old still hails from 8 generations of Sarangi players, coming from Banaras or Varanassi India. Those who know of the Indian Classical world will also understand how rare an instrument this is because of its difficulty to play and master, meaning there are literally only a handful of accomplished classical Sarangi players in the world. He has toured internationally most countries over and the Australian shores almost 20 separate times as a professional artist.
Joining them both is world music and mantra specialist Mico Sundari from japan, who's naturally gifted voice and deep devotion to the art of healing and transformational music has gained her recognition in various styles and fields of musical genres. Her intuitive workshops and voice seminars also have a particular impact in awakening peoples own ability to sing freely and wholeheartedly.
Accompanying on Tabla is Massimo Bidin originally from Italy. He begun his journey with Tabla and Indian classical music studying at the Conservatorium of Vicenza. Over the years he has been traveling to India and has attended numerous workshops with various renowned tabla Maestros in India, Europe and Australia
He has been living in Melbourne for the last decade developing as an upcoming tabla player and world music percussionists in Australia. He is competent in Indian Classical and semi classical structures, devotional bhajans, mantra music as well as modern contemporary fusions.
Mico Sundari resonates with Japan’s Shinto (animist) spiritual heritage. She has been receiving vocal tuition in Indian Classical Music from Gina Sala and Taro Terahara. Mico utilises her voice to produce an other-worldly atmosphere and approach to musical expression. She has held workshops to teach voice therapy and singing across many countries, in various musical styles, with a particular emphasis on kirtan. She is fastidious about correct Sanskrit pronunciation because of her belief in the innate power of sound. Her voice itself is a natural wonder to behold.
Shivam Rath while not quite 8 generations is a second generation Aussie Indian Musician, following his fathers footsteps in both the world of Yoga and Indian classical music and since seriously taking up the path is sliding up to be Australia’s leading Slide Guitarist. Born into a musical family he has been combining his knowledge and path of meditation into the classically trained field of Music, Mantra and raga. He is also writing and producing his own music and compositions, with many C.Ds bridging, reviving and blending the ancient arts and music into our modern world.
More info @ www.crystalslide.com
NadaNidra ~ Rhythm & Raga
A Yogic practice of guided meditation blended with atmospheric music and artists from around the world. Lay down listen & relax; language of instructions include English, Japanese & Chinese
For More information about Rhythm and Raga scroll down.
For more information about YogaNidra & NadaNidra click here
THE NATURE OF RAGA
Raga's are based from nature and times of day/ night. Ragas require the musician to become a medium to invoke the mood and feeling above all else in learning a new scale. A small clip based on Indian Raga Durga.
MUSIC, MEDITATION & MANTRA
Melody, Movement & Rhythm
Music is a field of vibration coursing through the current of this moment; offering as the perfect medium to demonstrate where our consciousness is or isn’t. Based on Yoga and advanced practices discover how Music can create a constant stream to keep the mind engaged with the act or practice of meditation. Experience when the mind is empty how the music will just 'flow' through and keep us in the 'zone'
Sing though your hands
Just about all Indian instrumentalist I have met can replicate their playing through their voice. The intrinsic connection between head and hands is not in the tone or tenor of our vocal range but in the feeling and conscious connection between the movement or language of sound
Voice & Sacred Sounds
Mantra means to release or liberate the mind; it could be as subtle or dynamic as one needs. Sanskrit mantra or Chanting sacred sounds or syllables through the power of will, voice or percussive rhythms is a profound meditative practice ’which allows us to discover the geometrical foundations of space and time.
Presenting the Trinity of Music ~?~
The physical body is also a vehicle of sound and communication between music. The trinity in Indian philosophy being Mother Melody (Raga) Father Rhythm (Tala) and the combined creation between them: movement or dance. Through the practice of Yoga and tuning into the physical body on a subtle plane one can experience dance like states through feeling alone; a free flow allowing the body to lead and the mind to rest and let go.
The language of rhythm is a world of its own; and through the serious practice of Tabla Shivam has learnt how to speak intricate rhythms and syllables which allows him to play almost any percussive instrument with skill and dexterity. The practice his highly meditative balancing both brain hemispheres and is akin to chanting or doing ‘mantra’ meditation.
Another clear example signifying that first music should come from inside; because if you can speak it ~ you can play it!
Based upon original and traditional sources including the ancient Raga system and intuitive nature of heart to head connection; Shivam teaches in depth and highly subtle movements between the major scales, tones and semitones which create the rich atmosphere and mood that is Raga. Using Voice and Instrument to demonstrate the dynamics; this too becomes a universal language applicable to any sincere music aspirant.