Tonight I’m going to take a break from featuring the Youth Film Festival Videos and share some "Hot News". (At least it’s "hot news" for me :)
Some of you might have heard that Snatam Kaur has a brand new CD titled, "ANAND" that she recently finished. I was lucky enough to get a pre-release copy to review, and have been REALLY enjoying it this past week. For those of you who have heard Snatam Kaur’s music, know that it is quite relaxing and beautiful to listen to. Her beautiful heart-centered voice, along with all the depth of intrumentation and other vocals is awesome.
Her new CD hasn’t actually been released but you can pre-order a copy and it will ship on the release date of Sept. 7th (USA). That’s only about a day or to away! So order a copy and be one of the first to have it!
I was going to write what I like about the different tracks from the CD, but I probably wouldn’t do it justice. It can be hard to explain things like music and a feeling that you have when listening to music. You can hear some short audio clips from the new CD to get an a "taste" of the new CD.
I remember when I heard one of her earlier CD’s (Prem); I didn’t think much about it at first, but then after listening to it for a while it really "grew on me", and now it is one of my favorites. It’s funny how music can be that way sometimes. It’s as if the first time you don’t really HEAR the depth of the music. Then after listening for a while you get deeper into it and appreciate it in a different way.
In Snatam Kaur’s latest blog entry she posted some pictures of her and Thomas recording the album, "Anand". I really appreciated the little explanations that she gave in the interview on her blog. She explained why she chose the CD title "Anand" and background behind why she chose each track. After having listened to the CD this week, it gave me new meaning to the audio when I listen to it.
More news in the Snatam Department: Snatam Kaur and her husband Sopurkh Singh just moved to our community here in Espanola, New Mexico. She has been living up in Eugene, Oregon for quite a few years…but they have decided to change locations. I’m sure we’ll be lucky to hear more of her music when she does kirtan at Gurdwara and elsewhere.
In case you didn’t already know, every sunday we broadcast the audio live from our Gurdwara. This coming Sunday (Sept 10th) Adarsh Kaur and Sat Sang Singh (friends of mine) are getting married, so the broadcast will be audio and video. I’m not yet sure who is doing kirtan though.
Ok..I think that’s enough for tonight. It’s starting to feel like a gossip column…. Hahaha….