Deva Premal and The Gyuto Monks of Tibet Sacred Chant and Mantra Music CD
Tibetan overtone chanting
Om Mani Padme hum
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Deva Premal and the Gyuto Monks of Tibet. Musically, they come from different realms – the chant of the Gyuto Monks is seeped in the sacred overtone chanting traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, while Premal’s music is an exploration of timeless Sanskrit mantras in a modern format. But, on this album, the artists find common ground in their shared embrace of devotion and spiritual purity. The ten pieces of music are Buddhist in origin, including “Om Mani Padme Hum” and the Tara Mantra. The monks chant in hypnotic waves of guttural voice, while Premal’s sweet, ethereal chanting floats above them providing an intoxicating accent. Instrumentation is sparse; a light bed of bansuri flute (Manose), cello (David Darling), keyboards (Kit Walker) and Native flute (Marina Stanton) adds a background flourish. An overview of the uses for the chants are included, which ranges from healing to the cultivation of compassion.