SHIVA MANTRAS is a spiritual journey that connects modern day sounds with ancient mantras from India. It is a journey of introspection, meditation, healing and happiness. The intention is to present authentic traditional chants of India, preserving and respecting its core values while refining the techniques and arrangements to reach global audiences.
Award winning singer/songwriter Kamini Natarajan created this album as her solo project working on all aspects – from composing to producing, mixing and mastering. Released on the night of Indian Festival Shiva Ratri (the night of Shiva) this album features five mantras each composed in a specific raga (read more about raga in my blog) to enhance powerful sacred sounds with music frequencies.
SHIVA in Indian culture represents destruction of the old and revival of life force. The concept of evolving ourselves with times has never been more important than the past three years. “SHIVA MANTRAS is an apt representation of my evolution as an artist- going well beyond what I thought I knew, breaking out of my comfort zone and embracing technology, mixing – blending both internal and external boundaries.”- Kamini Natarajan
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Kamini Natarajan is one of the leading Indian Classical and kirtan singers. Kamini comes from a family of musicians and started learning Indian classical music at the age of 6. She proceeded to graduate in vocal Hindustani music and currently lives in Simi Valley, CA where she teaches, performs traditional as well as world music. Her music is spiritual, mystical, and simply engaging. In it, she artistically incorporates the traditional Indian ragas and intricate rhythmic patterns known as “taala”, which lift listeners to a higher state of consciousness – a state of pure bliss, away from mundane appearances. More info at https://kaminimusic.com
Kamini Natarajan – Vocals, Indian harmonium, Synths, Keyboard
Produced, Written & Arranged by Kamini Natarajan
Recorded by Kamini Natarajan Mixed by Kamini Natarajan Mastered by Kamini Natarajan
Produced by Kamini Natarajan, Los Angeles 2021