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Soulsongs: Music for Living Yoga
Soulful mantras floating over a healing celestial soundscape of classical Indian bansuri, satvik veena and guitarlele infused with modern hypnotic beats. A fresh new sound for the yoga music world.
Sound medicine for the Soul.
SoulSongs: Music for Living Yoga was created and recorded in beautiful north Japan. Inspired by the sounds of nature, the changing of the seasons, the grief of losing loved ones and the celebration of life, this music is offered as a nourishing sanctuary for your whole being.
A dream collaboration by world renowned mantra singer Daphne Tse and Japanese yoga music pioneer, Keigo Tanaka. Immerse yourself and surrender to the rhythms, the mantras and the healing mandala of sound vibrations. SoulSongs features Japanese master musicians, Gumi Tanaka on bansuri, Hiroyuki Matsuhisa on satvik veena and acoustic guitar, Kazz Tsuji on guitarlele, acoustic guitar and percussion with the gorgeous harmony vocals of newcomer, Momoko Nagano creating a fresh new sound to offer to the world of yoga and beyond.
Ambient mantra soul music.
Music for healing. Music to open your heart. Music for living your best life... this one precious life.
This album is dedicated David James Tse, Jr. May his soul shine on and on and on.
A big thanks to Tiko Kadota for her continuous support and love in bringing this project to fruition.
Lush bed of piano melodies blended with world mantras, classical guitar and classical Indian bansuri flute featuring the voice of global kirtan singer, Daphne Tse. Immerse in this healing music for your favorite yoga class, meditation or relaxation.
Arigato means, "thank you" in Japanese. This album is an offering of gratitude to all of the wonderful students and fans who have joined Daphne in song, in mantra, in SpiritDance SoulSong over the past decade of her travels to Japan.
Arigato features master Japanese musicians, pianist and producer, Ryohei Kishimoto offering his lush piano melodies blended with Gumi Tanaka's heart opening bansuri flute fused with the entrancing sounds of Isa's classical guitar featuring Daphne's clear and angelic voice to creating a blissful soundscape.
Mantras are chanted in Sanskrit and in Japanese to honor the land and the people of both India and Japan and the connection of sacred sound medicine of both cultures. Relax to this music while you practice yoga, meditate, enjoy a message, as you retire for the day or even as accompaniment for a long drive.
May this music inspire you to practice grace and gratitude in your life.
"If the only prayer you ever say is Thank You, that will be enough." - Meister Eckhart.
Daphne Tse & The Kaua'i Ohana Band
Daphne's soulful voice weaves the sounds of Hawaii with eastern mantra and acoustic folk fusion songs to inspire your spirit and touch your heart.
The beauty of this music came into being through a series of synchronous events... Over 10 years ago, my friend and yoga teacher, Aaron Reed invited me to sing at his beach yoga class in Venice, California, where he introduced me to musician and yin yoga teacher Denise Kaufman. Inspired by the original Saraswati Mata track I recorded in Bali in 2008, Denise envisioned a Hawaiian version of the same mantra. In 2011, she invited me to visit her on Kaua'i. She introduced me to the multi-talented Will Lydgate at Steelgrass recording studio on his chocolate farm, which led to us spontaneously recording Saraswati Mahalo. This initial collaboration took us on a journey together creating Ohana through the love of mantra and music. “Ohana” means family in Hawaiian. Our Kaua'i Ohana band has created an album that could have only been created on Kaua'i with this inspiring family of friends and musicians. An inspiring collaboration fused with the mana of Hawaii featuring producers and musicians, Will Lydgate, Denise Kaufman, Gray Bashew, Patrick Cockett, Preeta Carlson, Kirk, Eli and Tora Smart and friends. Like sowing the seed of a cacao plant and giving it love until the final stages of the yummy chocolate bar that melts in your mouth.... this is the essence of this record. Music to savor, music to heal, music to bring you joy. Enjoy! With Love, Daphne
Full Album credits: Produced by: Will Lydgate, Gray Bashew, Denise Kaufman and Daphne Tse Engineered by: Will Lydgate and Gray Bashew at Steelgrass Recording studios on Kaua'i Additional engineering by: Gray Bashew in Los Angeles Mixed and mastered by: Ron Pendragon at Fat Tuesday studios on Kaua'i
A HUGE MAHALO to all the ultra-talented Guest musicians & advisors: Kimokeo Kapahulehua: Hawaiian blessing Steve Gorn: Bansuri flute on Twameva, All I Ask & Imagine Kenny Emerson: Lap steel guitar on Ya Devi, Give Yourself to Love, Gayatri mantra Courtney Hartman: Flatpick guitar on Lakshmi Ma, Give Yourself to Love and Banjo on Carousel Jeff Caldwell: Electric guitars on Finding Water & Ganesha David Ralicke: Horns on Lakshmi Ma Maeve Gilchrist: Harp on Gayatri mantra Daniel Paul: Tabla on Gayatri mantra Kirk Smart: Lap steel guitar on Carousel and Saraswati Mahalo Scott Flynn: Trombone on Ganesha Tora and Eli Smart, Mary Alfiler, Preeta Carlson, Larry LoBocchiaro: Aloha Tribe singers on Give Yourself to Love Dr. Christopher Chapple: Sanskrit guidance Hokulani: Hawaiian guidance
Soulful, spiritual music for yoga, meditation and healing. This album was recorded on the island of Bali and dedicated to Mata (Mother spirit).
Daphne Tse is a soulful singer/songwriter originally from Texas. She explored music through many venues & was drawn to the west (Los Angeles, CA) in 1994. Since her initial yoga class, she has explored merging her spiritual practice with her contemporary folk singer songwriter style. She has played for numerous yoga retreats in India, Greece, Guatemala, Costa Rica and now Bali. She studied folk music at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago and kirtan music with Jai Uttal and Daniel Paul in Guatemala. She is currently working on her full length album in Bali, Indonesia. She has released tracks on yoga music compilations on Sounds True and yoga DVD projects on Acacia with Shiva Rea.