Namaste dear friends. My name is Sudha and I am a recording and performing artist. Originally from Denmark but now based in the mythical heart of England, Glastonbury.
For more than ten years I have been traveling around the world sharing music and silence at festivals, meditation conferences and other gatherings. I have released two albums of chants and mantras in collaboration with producer Maneesh de Moor, (whom you might know from his work with Deva Premal and Miten.)
My inspiration comes from all sorts of ancient traditions and cultures where music is used as a key to connect to that source of peace within and without us. Using the voice, especially when chanting the names of the Divine, holds an incredible healing power.
I am really excited to have all the material for a new album of chants and mantras ready to be recorded. The concept of the album will be to honour the Divine in its different female aspects, and the tracks cover traditions from Yoruba in West Africa, India and through to the very East of Asia. The album will have a very healing and nourishing quality, useful for meditation, bodywork, yoga or to simply listen and sing along to.
Praful, the producer who is going to work with me on this project is not only an amazing composer and musician, his work is also deeply rooted in meditation. So he will be able to help transform my vision into an amazing work of art that will bring peace to the heart of listeners and be a contribution to a more peaceful world.
I have received amazing response to my previous albums "Planet Love" (2004) and "Sharanam"(2007). "Planet Love" won two COVR music awards in 2005 - best CD of the year and best vocal album of the year. But most important, to me, is the very personal and loving feedback I have had from hundreds of people from all over the world. This is what makes this work so important and worth while for me. If you want to hear and feel why a new album is worth supporting you can listen on my website www.sudhasong.com
Co-creation - Giving and Receiving.
The next step in producing the album is to raise the funds purely for the cost of Studio time (recording), paying the talented musicians, producer & sound engineer. Any contribution, big or small, is valuable to the project. Together we can create something beautiful and really valuable to the world.
There is of course more in it for you than just sheer joy of giving :-)
In return there is a range of gifts that I really look forward to making & sending to you. All things or experiences that I will really enjoy creating, and that you will really enjoy receiving. You can see the details over there on the right and find something that inspires you.
N.B. The delivery time of gifts that do not depend on the completion of recording, mixing and mastering (like live recordings, mantra prints and malas) will be delivered sooner than the time set for the rest of the perks.
Should we go over the funding amount : (one is allowed to hope!), then the money will go to cost of creating visual artwork for the cover (photographer / designer). Any additional funds go toward mastering costs.
Other Ways You Can Help
There are other ways to help than giving money of course. The most important one is helping spread the word - especially tell your rich aunt or cousin :-) Or simply as many of your friends as possible.
If just 2000 people can spare $8 we will more than make our target. That of course means that tens of thousands of people will have to know about this campaign, so that kind of support is really valuable and appreciated as well. There are some easy tools to use on this site and of course emailing your friends, Facebook and Twitter and any other networking tools you have available.
So if you have manage to read through all of this, I am already very grateful for the time you have spent. And of course hope you feel inspired to contribute in some way, big or small.
With love and gratitude, Sudha
Team on This Campaign: