A unique blend of relaxing yoga music, kirtan and traditional sanskrit chants recorded live at Samahita Retreat.
Samahita Live is a unique compilation led by Irish folklorist and musician Jack Harrison and contemporary singer/songwriter Daphne Tse. The album was recorded live by Gray Bashew at Samahita during the July 2014 retreat, with leading Pranayama and Yoga teachers Sri. O.P. Tiwari and Paul Dallaghan.
Tracks have been selected to reflect both traditional Sanskrit and contemporary folk music and the album is an uplifting celebration of yoga, music and chanting.
Samahita Live is the first album to premiere Daphne’s Krishnaya Vasudevaya, written especially for the retreat and sang with Gill Breetze. You can also experience the high energy of Jack Harrison’s Narayana and Hare Krishna songs, performed with vocalist Amy Arman.
The album features live performances, call and response Kirtan and powerful, intimate acoustic sets recorded during Shavasana.
Samahita Live also features a selection of tracks made from the rich, audio soundtrack of Samahita Retreat, Koh Samui. These include samples of the traditional Vedic fire ceremony and Pali chanting from local Thai Monks. Interspersed between Jack and Daphne’s compilations, listeners will find chants from Sri. O. P. Tiwari. (One of the world’s leading experts on yoga and pranayama, from Kaivalyadham, India).
About the Artists
Daphne Tse is a contemporary folk singer/songwriter from Texas. Her soulful ballads combine the sounds of Hawaii with Eastern Mantra and acoustic folk.
Daphne has released music on Shiva Rea’s yoga music compilations and as part of her debut solo album Finding Water.
Irish folklorist and musician Jack Harrison celebrates the union of yoga and music with inspirational songs based on traditional roots. Jack is known for his albums ”The Enchanted Island”, ”Wind Across the Sea” and ”Sailing with Dragons”.