Larisa Stow & Gathering Guru create an unprecedented blend of ancient Eastern mantras with the contemporary sounds of the West with their debut release.Â Larisa's voice is absolutely mesmerizing as these empowering messages of peace and love transport your heart and soul on an inspirational journey... including sacred chants in Sanskrit, Aramaic and English.
Ancient chants transform into catchy melodies, as Larisa StowÂ &Â Gathering Guru unfoldÂ a truly unique variation on sacred music by blending a variety of pop/rock flavorings and tribal drum grooves into flavorful new "East meets West" recipes.Â
Each track is a complete journey unto itself, including the memorable Amba Amba, a powerful mystery entitled Amma, and an amazing rendition of The Lord's Prayer in the original Aramaic language.
Produced by Larisa Stow and Grammy Award winner Rick Hahn (Celine Dion); this is must-have music for yoga, movement, and reflection.
About the band: Larisa Stow & Gathering Guru
"I believe that music is the bridge that brings us together. When I integrate sounds from another culture, I feel like I am embracing it...declaring our oneness." As winner of Los Angeles Music Awards' "Singer/Songwriter of the Year," Larisa Stow is known for her soul-searching lyrics and haunting melodies. After recently working with top-selling author Thomas Ashley-Farrand ("Healing Mantras") producing his kirtan album, Larisa was inspired to continue on this path. She enrolled several of her original band members who collaborated with her on pop music, and a dynamic journey began. As a way to acknowledge their new beginning, a new name seemed in order and "Gathering Guru" was born...
"The Guru Principle"
"Guru" literally means "that which turns the darkness into light" in Sanskrit. The primary intention of this group is to "gather" together to deliver their heart-felt music and inspire all present to join in with singing and dancing so that a magical light-filled event is co-created by all.
"Reaching In" is their debut release in the New Age genre. Reflected in the album are Larisa and the band's pop-rock roots combined with powerful sacred chants. The songs are mesmerizing and magical.
Prior to this, Larisa teamed up with legendary producer David Tickle (U2, Peter Gabriel) and DTS to create the critically acclaimed "Moment by Moment," the first original album for 5.1-Channel Surround Sound.
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1. Amba Amba
2. Ganesha Mantra
3. Ganesha Mantra II (group chant)
5. Sri Krishna Chaitanya
6. Toning Bowls
7. Muslim Peace Prayer
8. The Lord's Prayer
9. Hindu Peace Prayer