Throughout my life music is vital in my personal process of spiritual transformation, finding expression in so many musical endeavours.
Lotus Rising is a collection of 50 new songs, chants and hinos on this theme of spiritual transformation, with a mixture of lyrics in English, Brazilian Portuguese, Sanskrit, Japanese and Tibetan.
Arising from time spent immersed in deep nature, from medicine circles, spiritual retreats, kirtan, moments of meditation,collective song-sharing, and contemplative silence. Messages from the realms of inner wisdom, from the longing of the human heart for understanding and peace, from the ancestral soul, from spirit guides, from the spirits of the forest, rivers, seas, mountains and flowers, stars, astral realms and of universal love.
Songs of healing, songs of hope, of transformation, of spiritual growth, prayer, meditation and dharma.
The songs have been recorded in various locations around the world with singers Ayla Schafer, Susie Ro, Helen Knight, Elahn Keshava, Charlotte Mabon, Sam Lee, Tao Txana and other musicians including Michael Stanton, Iwan Kushka, Arjun Magee, Ravi Freeman, Misha Mullov-Abbado and Brazilian friends Chandra Lacombe, Txai Fernando, Tuchawa Shawandawa, Andrea Catalan, Alexa, Carlos Gomes, Gui Alves, Antonio Arvind, Paula Siquera, and Adriano Machado.
The new collection is still in the process of being prepared for release. It is a joint project in collaboration with Nixi Music, the medicine music label of Nils Noa (Norway) and Txai Fernando (Brazil). Lotus Rising is a project many years in the making, now coming to the final stages of fruition. The 50 songs will be released in a series of albums divided into Parts I – IV with the first album planned for release in May 2020. There will also be a new edition of the songbook, containing new illustrations, English-Portuguese translations and musical notation.