by Christina Lord New York City
A Winters Night CHRISTMAS IN THE GREAT HALL
By Ensemble Galilei
This is a collection of Celtic style Christmas tunes. It includes familiar
classics along with Celtic carols from Galicia, Spain, Scotland and Ireland,
as well as Medieval and Renaissance dance tunes. A delightful and a refreshing
break from the standard array of Christmas carols.
Rasa in Concert
Hearts of Space-a Valley Entertainment Label
Rasa is singer Kim Waters with Hans Christian, who is a one-man orchestra.
They are known for their inspiring interpretations of sacred devotional
music from India. A variety of unique instruments are used including the
nyckelharpe (Swedish keyed fiddle), sarangi (Indian violin), cello and
electric bass. However, it is Kims irresistible voice that makes
the sounds come alive. This music can be used for Yoga, meditation, healing
or background music. It is absolutely beautiful sensitive and transcendental.
A Sacred Christmas
By Michael Dowdle
Peaceful and joyous, Michael Dowdle is a truly brilliant acoustic guitarist.
He makes the ten Christmas carols on this CD come alive using only his
guitar. Great listening for a peaceful evening at home, for healing and
meditation or for background Christmas music. Songs include Ave Maria,
O Holy Night, and more. You will never hear Christmas carols sound more
By Sonic Tribe
Soundings of the Planet Label
Trance guitarist Scott Huckaby brings his Native American heritage to
this truly original collection of songs. Gina Sala is a lead vocalist
for Cirque du Soleil and Beth Quist has a 4 octave vocal range need
I say more? It is Middle East meets the Australian outback here. Greg
Callahan plays the djembe, other drums and percussion, and Dean Evenson
plays the flute and digi horn. The songs include East Indian and Tibetan
chants and will make you want to dance, shout, clap your hands and sing
along. This CD rocks!
Miracles A Journey of Hope and Healing
By Paul Cardall
This collection of piano melodies with orchestration is both inspiring
and healing. The families of victims of the Oklahoma City Federal Building
bombing chose Cardalls music to be played during the dedication
services for the new memorial. This CD is a tribute to the miracles of
Music for Reiki and Meditation
Every now and then I come across a very original CD, and this, Shajans
debut CD, is one of them. It has the most serene instrumentals that Ive
heard in a long time. Its ideal for use with Reiki, meditation,
massage or even just for dreaming. It will take you far away to a calming
and blissful place.
Working on Yourself Doesnt Work
By Ariel and Shya Kane
This is a complete book on CD about instantaneous transformation. It is
a wonderful approach to life. If all those group workshops and seminars
youve done have left you exhausted, empty and broke, try this! Its
full of new ideas and a refreshing philosophy of life, an approach to
living every day to the fullest.
The Heart Aid Project A 9/11 Benefit Piano Collection
By various artists
This project is a non-profit project to help heal the wounds of the 9/11
tragedy and to enhance the human spirit everywhere. Pianist Eric Chapelle
from Austin,TX is at the heart of this group project, which includes 17
piano tunes from some of the best known artists in the contemporary instrumental
music field. The CD insert includes personal notes on each song and artist.
Daughters of the Sun
Its hard to put a label on this one. Nana Simopoulos sings in Greek,
Yoruba, Hindi and English, and shes written countless compositions
for dance companies including the Joffrey Ballet and Ballet Hispanico.
Organic and acoustic instruments are all youll hear on this CD.
She plays the sitar and bouzouki, cello, didgeridu and others. Uneven
rhythms and vocals make for a most interesting CD.
Music for Yoga
By Kevin Kendle
This CD has beautiful, relaxing and soft instrumentals. It is perfect
for the more soothing and less rigorous styles of yoga practice that have
smooth and fluid movements. It will help you focus on your breathing and
take you into a deeply relaxed state of mind and body.
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Christina Lord is a music, entertainment and portrait photographer in
NYC. Email her at email@example.com