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Mirabai Ceiba has a gentle yet expansive spirit pervading all the music. The delicate sounds of harp, piano, and guitar blend with lovingly intertwined voices amid lush celestial soundscapes. Their concerts are group celebrations for peace—joyous and loving occasions that embody the duo’s profound belief in music as a universal language uniting all the world’s peoples, cultures and traditions.
Together, Angelika and Markus have forged engaging new style of world devotional music blending Gurmukhi mantras from the Kundalini Yoga tradition with original songs in English and Spanish that reflect a Native American influence and also draw words of wisdom from Rumi, Thich Nhat Hanh, Guru Nanak and Yogi Bhajan. Through exquisitely crafted recordings like their CD A HUNDRED BLESSINGS, Mirabai Ceiba weave a beguiling tapestry from these diverse influence and sources. And that’s what the music feels like: a beneficent and abundant gift from the universe. In concert, they inspire all present to chant together in a spirit of compassionate love and Oneness.
Even the name Mirabai Ceiba embodies the influences of both India and Native Latin America. Mirabai (1498-1547) was a Hindu mystical singer. Her songs express the longing of the individual self to be one with the universal self, represented by Krishna. For Angelika and Markus, the name Mirabai “is the exploration, the devotion, the inspiration in all the different aspects of divinity.”
And the Ceiba is a sacred tree of Latin America which is never cut and grows very tall. “We wish our music could be like the Ceiba tree,” say Markus and Angelika, “with roots deep in Mother Earth and branches extending far and wide into Father Sky.”
Written by Alan di Perna from http://www.mirabaiceiba.com/
They recorded their Album Debut “Flores” in 2004 with Spirit Voyage Music, followed by “Ocean” 2008, nominated as ‘Best Vocal Album of 2008′ by New Age Reporter, and“A hundred Blessings” 2010, named by ‘LA Yoga’ magazine among years best of 2010.
Their album “Awakened Earth” 2011 reached international bestseller lists, and the latest release “Between the Shores of Our Souls” 2012, was selected for the Best Top 10 New Age Music Cds of 2012 by New Age Music World. Further it reached number 2 on the international ZMR Top 100 Radio Chart for New Age Music.