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In The Light of Love offers concert favorites recorded live during Deva and Miten’s 2009 European Tour with Manose, and three previously unreleased studio tracks.
The music travels seamlessly through the gentle introspection of "Beautiful Surprise" to the joyful high energy dance of "Hu Allah Hu" and the warm embrace of "Sing Your Own Song". This special recording is a voyage of love and discovery. As Miten sings, "We have the wings to fly...What a beautiful surprise...."
Manose's hometown, Boudha, Nepal stands on the ancient trade route leading from the Himalayan mountains down into the Kathmandu valley. It is just upriver from Nepal's most holy Hindu temple, and is home to an important Buddhist shrine.
Here eight-year-old Manose fell in love with the bamboo flute one night when a breeze wafted its song through his window. Truly, the sound of the bansuri is seductive. It has a resonate quality that mimics the human voice. And because it is not valved like a silver flute, its potential for subtle expressiveness is practically limitless.
He purchased a two-rupee flute from a street hawker and began to carry it with him in his school bag where it vied for space with his favorite sling shot. His real relationship with music began when Manose heard about an old man who played haunting music on the shenai. That man, Madan Dev Bhatta, a disciple of Ustad Bishmilallah Khan, initiated Manose into the study of classical raga music, often known as North Indian classical music.
At the same time, Manose began to collect cassettes by flute maestro Hariprasad Chaurasia. To augment the lessons he was getting from Bhatta, Manose would play the cassettes again and again, trying to copy what he heard, often practicing five or six hours a day. "I wanted to learn," says Manose. "I wanted to have something."
Now, as a performer in a variety of genres from raga, to Nepali folk, to fusion rock, his sound has matured into something at once ethereal, powerful, and playful. Now, as a performer in a variety of genres from raga, to Nepali folk, to fusion rock, his sound has matured into something at once ethereal, powerful, and playful.
He is widely recognized as Nepal's premiere flautist and is the recipient of national awards including instrumentalist of the year. And even while living in the United States, he still manages to be a vital part of the music scene back home. His music videos air regularly on Nepali TV, he is a member of one of the county's most popular rock bands, 1974AD, and he is a regular participant in Nepal’s fledgling jazz festival, Jazzmandu.
In the United States, Manose performs and records with Grammy-nominated fusion artist Jai Uttal, The Chicago Children’s Choir, singers Krishna Das and Deva Premal, tabla maestro Swapan Chowdary, and blue grass great Peter Rowan. He is also a member of the New Maihar Band, an ensemble created by living legend Ali Akbar Khan. He has performed in Canada, France,England, Switzerland, Germany, Hong Kong, and Malaysia.
Miten, originally from Britain, began as a singer-songwriter-guitarist in the 70's, opening for such groups as Fleetwood Mac and Ry Cooder. He then discovered the power of meditation and left the world of rock ‘n’ roll behind. Miten has a number of albums of original songs, including STRENGTH OF A ROSE (with Deva Premal), Dance of Life and BLOWN AWAY.
Miten and Premal met at an ashram in India in 1990. While Deva Premal’s name is more widely known, their partnership is deep and strong. “Miten and I have been living and playing together for 11 years,” she says. “Everything we do, we do together. This is why I always say ‘us’ and ‘we’. Our nourishment and life’s work is to create spaces around the planet where the silence that follows the chant is clearly tangible. We share with others the healing power of the voice…and the bliss that it brings.”
Adds Miten: "Over the past 10 years we have devoted our lives to the expression of love and gratitude through music. Our music is not intended as entertainment. The true purpose is to awaken a longing in the heart for that which is omnipresent: the experience of silence and meditation.” Planetary musicians who spend their lives touring the world, Deva Premal & Miten have performed in the US, Japan, Europe, Asia, Brazil, Canada and Australia.
Deva Premal grew up in Germany in a spiritual family where she was introduced at an early age to chanting and meditation. Her mother is a musician and her father an artist.
"My father has been on the spiritual path since the 50's, studying Yoga, spiritual scriptures and whatever books were available back then, making it his daily discipline to meditate every morning between three and five am," she says.
"When I was growing up he devised exercises for my sister and I, to help us become more aware of the moment: We were taught to say 'Om' whenever we placed something on the table, for example. Another was to say 'Ram' whenever we switched on the light!"
As a child she studied the violin and piano but it wasn't until she met Miten, at the Osho Commune in India, that she began exploring her voice.
"When Miten began encouraging me to sing harmony with him, I didn't need a big push! I had grown up with music so the ground work was already done. And we sounded pretty good together! At first I played a supporting role, singing second voice, playing keyboards, and co-leading our workshops, which used mantras and chants from different cultures. I was very shy to sing alone, but encouraged by Miten, I became more confident and eventually discovered my voice."
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Essence of Beauty...
your flute goes right in to my heart.magic
I love him. He is amazing, really there are no adequate words. Namaste.
Manose is the most amazing flute player. His live performance is superb. His albums are musical magic.
Manose is SUPER! This is GENIUS of Real art and spirit voyager in the life. I very like His music. But I difficult find his CDs,because Iam invalid--disability and I live in Ukraine,where I cannot buy ,just it are expensive for me. I will be happy if you can send me free one His CD. Let me know on my free Email here.Thank you .
Thanks you for the concert yesterday in Madrid.
I love her music. It is so moving and takes me to a beautiful place of peace.
I enjoy Deva's music. It has given me an inner peace that I haven't known for some time. Namaste.
Just so beautiful! I've got to have your CD!
So beautiful, so divine, so soulful....And the connection we share with Osho, makes it that much easier to resonate with her voice. Her music is an on going part of my life.
thank you for your gift LIFTS ME TO a higher plane GOD BLESS X
She is a very beautiful being.This music is very healing and divine.
I absolutely feel great blessings coming from her, I bought her CD years ago called "The Essence" I play it in my work all the time I do hypnotherapy etc. Butnow it does not play anymore, so I am online to buy others. She is great.
Love them beautiful and moving
Thanks for pushing my re-start button.
She is great with flawless,spontaneous,deeeply sritual voice.Great work deva
UNA FILOSOFÍA DE VIDa
Deva is divine. She has a very powerful voice. Deva i love waking up in the morning listening to your voice. She is a blessed and great spirit. I look forward to attend one ofyour concert one day and i will. Hugs from Dublin
OM Aa Hoong
I like it
I love India. I was in India many years ago. Unfortunately I have heard about Deva from TV India and have not met her. Good Luck and All the Best!
Her work is great! When so many people like it it speaks fot itself. She has a very balanced, encouraging look. And it is very great! I am a musician and appreciate her work!
I learned of Deva several years ago and her voice trans sends the spirit and is a joy to listen to.
She is dreamy-I like her.
Love Chidananda, and the others too. But that by far 'Rocks'. Listen to it at least 2 times a day.
I use pieces from her password album to introduce my show on positive psychology. It sets a very nice open tone for the program. I regularly give her CD a plug because I think the world would be a better place if everyone spent regular time listening to and absorbing it.
Feeling much more better after listening to Deva Premal xxx love everything about them
i love here Voice , it`s a insperation for me, to singing the Mantras
Refreshing & very enjoyable
Her voice chanting to me saved my life many times.
she is sooooooo cool!
Her deep, pure voice resonates to the very core of my being. The Moola Mantra invocation she does literally stops me in tracks. I love her!!!
Turned channel over to body in balance.tv to find an amazing unexpected voice-hence looking Deva up on this website. Glad I did,
Her voice is golden and she sings the mantras so well. Her songs are wonderful.
Mind Blowing..Lovely to see her and soothing to listen her..Yes Osho!
Deva una Diosa total, me encanta!!!! Elena Pollini Uruguay
Love & Light
absolutely magical (both!)
Love her!! Do you sell wholesale to studios?
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I listen to the disc over and over and it ~ fills the space with calm and peace. LOVE IT
Sat nam Deva, thank you for the wonderful concert/healing session you gave in Washington DC last week; it was worth extending my stay in the US instead of going back to France to hear your beautyful chants and receive your generosity...
Saw you in concert last week in MA. Magical. Come back soon. I love your voice, Deva, and I use your tracks to exercise my voice--I love singing with you. Margaret Trezza
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