Artist Snatam Kaur is an American Kirtan singer and peace activist raised in the Kundalini Yoga tradition. She has taught and shared Naad Yoga, Kundalini Yoga & Meditation and Kirtan through her recorded CDs, concerts, and workshops for the past fifteen years. For over thirty years, she studied with and grew up at the feet of her spiritual teacher, Yogi Bhajan, while he was in his physical form. At the core of this practice is an essential experience of peace which has made it accessible to people of all walks of life to receive its healing effects. Snatam Kaur has an amazing ability to transform traditional chants into a contemporary sound that appeals to the modern ear and awakens an ancient yearning in the soul. While traveling the world on tour she also teaches yoga and meditation to children and adults alike, a part of her commitment to give people tools for a daily experience of inner peace.
CD Ras translates as the `Sublime Essence of God`s Name.` On this release, you can feel that sublime essence in every note. Snatam`s voice is open and filled with such a deep and abiding heart-centered longing for the divine, it is palpable. Snatam Kaur`s voice is artfully blended with Manose`s flute, Benji Wertheimer`s esraj, Thomas Barquee`s keyboard, Simone Selle`s guitar and Sat Nam Singh Ramgotra`s tabla.
Produced and arranged by Thomas Barquee, this album marks their 10th year of musical collaboration in Snatam`s recordings and is truly a tribute to the journey that their music has taken over this time. Snatam Kaur`s music travels the globe, and with this album it is clear that it will continue to reach further corners as new listeners hear and fall in love with the sweet nectar of her voice.
CD Light of the Naam Snatam Kaur takes the listener inside the intimate experience of her daily morning chants on her latest release, Light of the Naam. These are the chants she sings every morning to start her day as a part of her Kundalini Yoga daily practice known as the Aquarian Sadhana. Snatam’s vocals carry you through this beautiful album of mantras with the power and gentle sweetness that has made her a presence in people’s lives around the globe. Accompanied by keyboard, flutes, violin, guitars and tabla, Snatam’s latest release is a masterpiece of simple beauty. Produced by Thomas Barquee, whose musical partnership with Snatam Kaur continues to uplift and expand.
Nominated for Best Vocal Album of the Year by Zone Music Reporter
CD Celebrate Peace Snatam Kaur`s heart-opening new release is a musical celebration of the spirit of peace featuring 3 beautiful new songs as well as transcendent mantras and musical invocations of peace from her previous albums. This CD is part of the Celebrate Peace program, which spreads a hopeful message and cultivates the practice of peace. We believe in the power of peace and we witness peace everyday, all around us. Peace begins with a choice, develops through practice, and spreads by example. We present Celebrate Peace to spread a hopeful message and to cultivate the practice of peace in daily life, through a national series of workshops and other educational programs, musical celebrations, and internet-based community. By celebrating peace, we acknowledge that it exists, call attention to it, unite around it, and inspire others to embrace it.
CD Evening Prayer Kirtan Sohila is the evening prayer from the Sikh tradition that tunes you into the earth element and eliminates any negativity inside you or in your environment. On this breathtaking CD, Snatam Kaur takes us on a peaceful and panoramic journey into deep relaxation. Produced by Thomas Barquee, this album combines Snatam`s soaring vocals with guitars, keyboards, tabla and the magical sounds of Benji Wertheimer`s Esraj.
Vocals: Snatam Kaur, Thomas Barquee
Keyboard: Thomas Barquee
Guitars: Simone Selle
Esraj: Benji Wertheimer
Tabla: Sat Nam Singh Ramgotra
Produced and Arranged by Thomas Barquee
CD Liberations Door After spending 2 years touring and writing new music, Snatam Kaur releases Liberation’s Door, an album written and recorded as she experienced the magical creativity of her first pregnancy. This album builds on the fluid, soaring music that Snatam is known for, but raises it to a new level with her maternal energy unleashing a depth of emotion and richness beyond anything we’ve heard from Snatam before. Blending Gurmukhi mantra, Shabds (traditional Sikh prayers put to music) and the sweetest of songs, Snatam lays her heart and her devotion at the feet of the listener.
Snatam is joined by her longtime musical colleague, GuruGanesha Singh, on this album. GuruGanesha helped with the compositions and his guitar & support vocals bring incredible depth and breadth to the music. Manish Vyas also joins them on a few of the tracks with his voice like the sweetest of instruments dancing through the music.
Thomas Barquee’s masterful production skills are on full display here as he blends cello, flute, tablas, keyboard, sarangi and GuruGanesha’s signature guitar to cradle Snatam’s crystalline voice which will carry your spirit straight to liberation’s door.