Prabhu Nam Kaur has been singing sacred mantra and shabad from the Kundalini Yoga and Sikh traditions for more than 35 years. She aspires to sing these songs of God with devotion, so that their wisdom and beauty can shine forth, and so that listeners can find their own ability to sing and experience them as well. Her most recent CD is titled, Seasons of the Soul, released in June 2010 by Spirit Voyage Records. She has also recorded the CD, Mother's Blessing.
Prabhu Nam Kaur began taking piano lessons when she was 5 years old until she was 20, and studied the flute for a few years in high school. She sang in the school choir and with her sisters at home, for fun. She never had any formal training in voice, but all the years of piano lessons transferred easily over to harmonium! Wanting to do justice to Gurbani Kirtan taught her a lot about singing. The first shabad she ever learned was Dhan Dhan Ram Das Gur, in a class taught by Amarjeet Kaur in Los Angeles in 1974. She studied later briefly with Jasbir Kaur. Both of these teachers had come to teach at the request of the Siri Singh Sahib Yogi Bhajan. In 1977, she went to Amritsar and met Bhai Hari Singh, who played at the Golden Temple for 54 years before retiring. She has continued studying with him whenever the opportunity has arisen, both in India and in the US when he has travelled here.
Prabhu Nam Kaur says that her daughter, Snatam Kaur, continually inspires her, and if she has taught Snatam about music, Snatam has certainly taught Prabhu Nam much as well. Yogi Bhajan taught that the basis of being a singer of Gurbani Kirtan is a willingness to serve the shabad, quite a spiritual practice in itself. She looks forward to deepening that practice.
She lives in San Leandro, California, USA, and is married to Sat Santokh Singh, who teaches Self-Worth workshops throughout Europe and the US. She is the mother of Snatam Kaur, who travels the world sharing her music. She teaches yoga and kirtan. She has six children altogether, ranging in age between 21 and 46. By name: Andrew, Jiwan Shakti Kaur, Snatam Kaur, Nam Kirn, Steven, and Rishi Parbhaat Singh.
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I thank God for Prabhu Nam Kaur, being the Mum of Snatam, teaching her family how to be pure and use their astounding musical gifts and talents to spread healing in this world. Thank you to Prabhu Nam Kaur Ji and to Siri Snatam Kaur Ji for blessing my life with their divine sound and Guru's message.
the most beautiful song i have ever heard.
Seasons of the soul is my
favorite, I have all of Snatam and Prabhu Nam CD and am waiting for more to be recorded, what a combination, they are the best.
It is obvious where Snatam Kaur got her angelic voice when listening to her mom, Prabhu Nam Kaur! Jai Ma!!! I am interested in knowing where mom sings regularly? Is it in the Bay Area, CA? hope hope hope...
Sat Nam, I have a cassette tape of unique and beautiful music that Prabhu Nam Kaur made in 1983. Any chance she might put those shabds on a new CD? The title is:
Jin Ko Lagee Piaas Amrit Se Khaaeh. Wahe Guru
i m thinking that u r true kirtaniya
waheguru ji very nice voice i like
Sat Nam Spirit Voyage family. Prabhu Nam's Cd reaches deep into my heart and soul. She is the embodiment of the Guru. My endless thanks to all of you who keep giving us these divine gifts.
Really sweet songs, and a voice that is happy and relaxed. Very fine.
I love the clarinet and flute accompaniment in her new Cd second to the blessed sound of her voice,
Delicate and beautiful
Gods rainbow in my soul
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