yoga music

Sydney Album Launch Sat 16 August

You're in for a treat! Let's warm our body mind and soul this winter with a beautiful evening of meditation, mantra, music, chai and nourishing treats. Edo and Jo, acclaimed mantra musicians and singer/songwriters release their eagerly awaited new albums - Bliss and Chakra Meditation CD - and the Top 12 Yoga Schools in Sydney are getting behind it!

Edo and Jo live half the year in a rural village in South India immersed in the ancient vedic tradition of mantra and bhakti yoga. The two-year journey of writing and recording these new cds spans two continents, contrasting locations and inspirations. From a little village recording studio to the famous Indian composer A.R Rahman's studio (Slumdog Millionaire) in Chennai, flying across the ocean to Sydney's Alberts studios home to Australian icons Easybeats and AC/DC, you are left with a unique sonic palette of classical Indian instrumentation, vintage keyboards/organs, eclectic beats and electric guitars to marry the ancient with the modern. Soothing, uplifting, mesmerizing and electric! 

The evening will be a joyous and deep experience, starting with a meditation led by Conscious Club co-founder Gary Gorrow and flowing into the bliss of chanting with Edo and Jo.

"These records have been made possible due to the support of a beautiful community and family of dear friends who have given so generously to our pozible crowd funding campaign. Thank you for making this new music a reality! We hope you enjoy the records... we will get you the cds before the launch!"

5% of proceeds will go to A SOUND LIFE charity, bringing the healing power of music and yoga to those in need -

When : Sat 16 August, 7:30pm (Doors open at 6:45pm)
Where: Paddington Uniting Church, 395 Oxford Street, Paddington
How much: $35 (online), $45 (door)

3 options for tickets for purchase online:
Option 1: Ticket only - $35 (online), $45 (door)
Option 2: Ticket + 1 CD -  $50 ( $10 discount for pre-purchase CD)
Option 3: Ticket + 2 CDs  - $70 ($15 discount for pre-purchase CD)

Soup, chai and treats will be available on the night by Angie Gluten Free.
CDs will be available on the night for $25.

Chidren under 13 years free!


ABC Radio National Interview


Presented by Geoff Wood, 17 November 2013

Stories of self-transformation and of lives changed, of a guru avatar and the search for the god within, of music and yoga – they all come together this week as we meet a young Australian duo, Edo & Jo, singer-songwriters and kirtan musicians practising the yoga of music.

Kirtan is mantra-based devotional music drawing on ancient Hindu scriptures like the Upanishads but influenced by the more recent Bhakti tradition of ecstatic worship. It’s also become a growing musical style in the West where the influence of post-rock and electronic music, and the lifestyle philosophy of yoga, have combined to create what’s been called New Kirtan. And right at the heart of this movement are our guests this week.

Edo Kahn is an award-winning songwriter who was in the well-known Australian band Gelbison, while Jo Mall Kahn, who was born in Malaysia, studied classical piano and flute before a career in business management. They both had periods of spiritual turmoil before meeting in Bali at a yoga retreat. For the past six years they’ve toured throughout Australia, India, Bali, Malaysia and Singapore with their own brand of conscious folk-pop songs and kirtan chant music. Part of their Sacred Sound Yoga or Nada Yoga Nidra. Along the way they discovered how to live a larger life of service through their guru, Sri Narayani Amma, whose temple complex in South India, Sri Narayani Peedam, is now their home base for half of every year.

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