DEVA PREMAL & MITEN and special guest event at Bangalow


After more than 60 concerts all over the globe, Deva Premal, Miten and Manose return to Australia with their uniquely blissful live concertof chants, songs, and silence.  Musically, Deva Premal and Miten comefrom two very different worlds. Deva, German-born, classicallytrained, grew up in an environment where mantras were chanted asbedtime lullabies. Miten, from England, spent the 60’s and 70’s as a rock ‘n roll singer songwriter, recording with The Kinks, and touring with Fleetwood Mac, Ry Cooder, Lou Reed, and others.  Two decades after their fateful meeting in India, their shared journey into mantra, meditation and love, has taken them from yoga studios to concert halls to cathedrals and music festivals worldwide.  At the time of writing, their catalogue of CDs have reached sales of over 900,000 units.

The practice of chanting Sanskrit mantras has long been a part of the Yogic tradition in India and Tibetan Buddhism. In recent years, like Yoga, chanting has moved into the Western mainstream, where it has been embraced as a joyful path to ease the heart and quiet the mind. Deva points out: “When you sing mantras, you enter a state of peaceful, vibrant and replenishing silence.  Basically, that’s why all religions and traditions have made so much of chanting in their rituals.”

Deva and Miten perform live with Nepalese bansuri flute maestro, Manose. Born in Kathmandu, Manose initially studied classical Indian raga. His bansuri playing has since infiltrated many musical genres, from jazz to Celtic to his popular rock band in Kathmandu.

Doors Open 6:15pm for optional Veg Indian Feast by Veet Cuisine; concert 7:30pm, February 18th, 2011 at the Bangalow A + I Hall.

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