Want to introduce someone to kirtan? This is the CD. With its preponderance of English, this latest album from Satkirin surges with originality. And with its abundance of straight-up rhythmic pieces, it renders passive foot-tapping obsolete, compelling you to stand up and dance for joy. Many tracks on Sacred Kiss can be traced back to the simple songs shared by Yogi Bhajan in the 1970s, and Satkrin was there to learn them, sing them, and bring them to us in this remarkable collection. The Marriage Song, the Mean Man song, a poem to Yogi Bhajan, even a song for kids. Some tracks are coupled with mantras, while others are sung in both English and the sacred Gurmukhi. To boot, Satkirin & Co. managed to squeeze in an amazing Guru Ram Das chant and a full recitation of Sopurkh. Musically, this album blends eastern and western instrumentation, creating a vast world of spaciousness. Listening to it, you’ll wonder if you’re in the Wild West of America or Asia. Picture Genghis Khan and John Wayne riding across the sandy desert of life, and you’ll understand why Satkirin has described Sacred Kiss as “the most enjoyable CD I’ve ever made… it’s just plain fun.”
1 – All Things Come From God-33rd Pauri Jap Ji – Eliminate Fear
2 – Hargobindaa-overcome Depression, Celebrate Your Spirit
3 – Beautiful Soul With Sat Siri Akal for the Child In You
4 – Aap Gavaa-ee-ai-key to Contentment In Marriage
5 – Guru Ram Das Guru – Unlimited Sacred Kisses
6 – Listen To Your Words- God and Me Are One-respect & Reverence
7 – Sopurkh Niranjan – Develop Saintly Nature
8 – Jis Neech Ko Ko-ay Na Jaanay – Mean Man
I love how this CD has been such a group project. I wanted to share spiritual songs that we sang back in the 70s that impacted my life & were in English. Siri Ved Singh dug out old versions of my chosen songs. Then I put out the call to my ‘fans, friends, listeners’ for support from them. Next came the studio where Thomas and I open up the sacred space to receive the transmission of music which is meditative, healing and a window to Infinity. This part requires tremendous surrender of the self and the ego to the sounds and flow that the Universe wants or needs. We hired a new designer, Raj Naik for the photos and graphics recommended by Ashana. So many people were involved in every aspect.
I call it ‘Sacred Kiss’ because a kiss is an intimate expression of love. This kiss is for awakening the spirit nestled deeply inside each one of us. When this core is activated you become more alive, more in touch with yourself, more joyful in the truest sense of your existence. As a kiss is a gesture of appreciation each track was a gift to me and is a gift to feed the souls of the listeners..
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