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Snatam Kaur Khalsa
Snatam Kaur Khalsa, an American kirtan singer and peace activist, learned to sing in the Sikh musical style with her mother, who introduced her to devotional music and the teachings of Yogi Bhajan. After graduating from college, Snatam traveled to India to further her study of kirtan and the yoga of sound. She has been recording music since 2000, and her popular CDs include Shanti, Grace, and Liberation’s Door.
For more than a decade, Snatam has toured throughout the world, singing traditional devotional music, teaching Kundalini Yoga, and spreading hope for world peace and unity through her Celebrate Peace tour. Many of the words she sings in her devotional music are in Gurumukhi, the sacred language of the Sikhs, a language designed to provide healing just by hearing it.
Snatam Kaur Khalsa uses every opportunity she can to educate audiences about the importance of mutual understanding and respect in troubled times. She serves as peace ambassador for the nongovernmental United Nations organization, the 3HO Foundation (the three H’s stand for “happy, healthy, and holy”). Snatam also reaches out to children through her free Children’s Peace Hour, which serves children in underprivileged communities.
What People are Saying About Snatam Kaur Khalsa
“In Snatam’s voice...there is purity, clarity, and love.”
—Ram Dass, author of Be Here Now
“Her voice brings a sense of peace, tranquility, and spirituality to listeners. It is just right for meditation and peace.”
“Snatam Kaur is a rising star in the firmament of contemporary female devotional vocalists.”
—East West Music Review