EDO AND JO
Edo & Jo are acclaimed Australia/India based mantra musicians and singer/songwriters. For the past six years they have toured extensively throughout Australia, South-East Asia and India. Their music is an enchanting mix of Eastern mantra and Western pop that is both soothing and uplifting.
Edo Kahn was previously signed with Virgin/EMI with his rock bands Gelbison and Kahn Brothers, and is an APRA award-winning songwriter. Jo Mall Kahn is a singer-songwriter, classically trained musician and a qualified yoga teacher. Their music was recently aired on ABC Radio National (November 2013) with a feature piece on their spiritual journey and the power of chanting (listen here).
Edo & Jo have played at many conscious events and festivals, including The Conscious Club opening the night for Deepak Chopra, 1 Giant Mind Mass Meditation (Bali), and co-headlined Australia’s major yoga festivals, including Byron Spirit Festival (2012, 2013), Sydney Spirit Festival (2013), Bhakti Bliss (2013) and Bodhi Festival (2012) which featured The Gyuto Monks, Dave Stringer, Jai Uttal and Deva Premal. They have played at Bali Spirit Festival (2014) and held monthly residencies at Ubud Yoga Barn Bali (2012-2014). They have chanted live together with Dave Stringer, Karnamrita Dasi, Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda.
Kirtan Alive, their first album, was released in 2012 and is one of Australia’s best selling kirtan CDs. Their new albums Bliss and Chakra Meditation will be released on Aug 16:
Two years in the making, ‘Bliss’ runs deep. Oozing with devotion, Edo and Jo have transcended to new depths. Merging the ancient mantras with a sound we haven’t yet heard before in this genre. This music goes straight to the heart, soothing, uplifting, mesmerizing and electric!
Chakra Meditation draws on Sound Yoga (Nada Yoga) the ancient spiritual art and science of inner transformation through sound and tone. This new cd is an invitation to revitalise the body, calm the mind, soften the heart and deepen the connection within. In this cd, Edo & Jo share a profound and simple mantra meditation practice they were initiated into by their teacher and living saint, Sakthi Amma. The cd also contains Ya Devi, a delightfully soothing track for deep relaxation and perfect for yoga shavasna.
Edo and Jo run yoga retreats and workshops focused on the voice, bhakti yoga and the power of sound. Sound Yoga workshops led by Edo & Jo combine yoga asana, mantra, chakra meditation and sound relaxation to create a journey for emotional release, physical wellbeing and inner transformation.
Dedicated to conscious living and seva, they co-founded A SOUND LIFE (www.asoundlife.org), a charity bringing the healing power of music and yoga as a free service to those who need it most in health care and underprivileged communities, which recently had Australia's premier musician Ben Lee performing at the bedside of patients.