Spring Ecstatic Chant Performers
Wah! has become a sensation in the yoga world with her spiritual, Eastern-tinged sound. She blends a seductive spiritual sound with a unique mix of pop, world music, reggae, and yogic traditions. Her many CDs include Love Holding Love, The Greatest Yoga Music Ever, Savasana, and Maa. After more than 10 years, Wah! has developed a large, dedicated following. wahmusic.com
Russill Paul a musician, teacher, and author of The Yoga of Sound, pioneered the understanding of yoga’s sonic aspects in the United States 25 years ago. He combines years of mantra training in India as a monk and yogi and has published several mantra CDs, including Mantra Magic. russillpaul.com
Shimshai is a California-based, internationally touring musician with a wide variety of styles and influences. He has opened for Joan Baez and shared the stage with artists such as Michael Franti, David Grisman, Mickey Hart, Jai Uttal, Ram Dass, Deepak Chopra, Bhagavan Das, and many other gifted musicians. shimshai.com
Gina Salá is a vocalist, composer, teacher, and kirtan leader with a repertoire spanning 23 languages. Her performance credits include Cirque du Soleil, the United Nations, and more. With warmth, humor, and devotion, she offers Indian classical singing, Sanskrit, stories, and tantric sound in classes, CDs, kirtans, and retreats. ginasala.com
Sheela Bringi sings and plays the Indian classical bansuri (bamboo) flute, harmonium, and harp. She has trained extensively in north Indian classical music traditions over the past 15 years and has studied with masters and renowned jazz faculty at the California Institute of the Arts. shebrings.com
SRI Kirtan (Sruti Ram and Ishwari) have performed at many national chant festivals, including Spring and Fall Ecstatic Chants at Omega, and they have harmonized with Jai Uttal, C.C. White, Shyamdas, Gaura Vani, and many others. SRI Kirtan’s second CD, Live Your Love, reached #10 on the Billboard World Music Chart. srikirtan.com
Performers are subject to change.