SIMRIT

SIMRIT

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"Imagine that the Aurora Borealis could sing: that’s Simrit’s voice. Timeless, Strong, and Ethereal as a whale’s song.”   -LA YOGA

For Simrit, singing is not a performance, it is a sacred worship of the Divine. Her voice, her music, and her teaching, reflect this devotion which seems to come from her so effortlessly. This devotion is a gift, a talent beyond any, that will lead thousands into the lightness of being and awareness that is so vital to humanity in this day and age.  -SNATAM KAUR

“Hypnotic, haunting, brimming with mystery and groove"  -BOSTON YOGA

“First of all, I’m such a fan of Simrit.  The first time I saw her live I thought – wow she’s kind of punk rock.  I don’t know why I thought that, but that’s the element that drew me to exploring her music.  Her sense of melody, her energy, and her musicality set her apart. Simrit, to me, is the voice of this new day and age.”   -BELINDA CARLISLE

 Some artists can bring true commitment to age-old meditations, urging everyone from pop stars to theater audiences to fall in love with the words of ancient sages. Some artists have a presence that both engages and soothes, an ear that can hear the resonances that bridge continents and souls.

Vocalist and songwriter Simrit, born in Athens, Greece, adopted and raised in the American South, is one of these artists. Her music and artistry, which has attracted fans such as Steven Tyler of Aerosmith and Belinda Carlisle of the Go-Go’s, is known for it’s depth, haunting beauty, edge, and psychedelic atmosphere. Drawing on the harmonic beauty and melodic sensibilities of the ancient Byzantine, Greek Orthodox chants she grew up with, adding the pulse of the West African drum traditions she studied, and fused with her training in piano and vocals from different traditions, Simrit and her band tease out distinct facets of mystical poetry and the intimate ardors of the spirit.
She is a Renaissance woman who is the CEO of her independent record label, SIMRIT KAUR MUSIC, and she has topped World Music Charts including iTunes at #1 for consecutive weeks at a time, many times over, and Billboard Music’s top 5 and 10 with her last four consecutive releases.

It all began in Athens, when a young singer from a prominent musical family had to give up her newborn daughter. That child was embraced by an American Greek couple, who took Simrit, born Stavroula, as a toddler to South Carolina. She grew up dancing traditional Greek dances, learning Greek, and singing in the Greek Orthodox church choir, mesmerized by the chants and hymns.

“There was a specific system used to teach us the melodies and it made them very interesting to learn,” says Simrit. “Many are in these haunting minor keys, with this deep, mystical sound. I was steeped in that from the time I was really young.  That sound is home to me.  It’s still some of my favorite music and has had a huge impact on my work,” though the youthful musician also loved dreamy rock like Mazzy Star, songwriters like Jeff Buckley, folk goddess Loreena McKennitt, rock gods Led Zeppelin, the Grateful Dead, roots reggae, and world music from the Mediterranean to the Subcontinent.

Simrit’s musical inclinations–even as a preschooler, she was always humming her own tunes–were supported by her parents with piano, drum and voice lessons. As she headed to college, she found herself fascinated with African drumming, after hearing the Ghanaian Odunde Ensemble at the Spoleto Festival. “I wanted so much to be a part of this. I approached the drum master from Ghana, though there weren’t any European-heritage folks or women in the group,” recalls Simrit. “I said I’d never played in an African drumming company, but I knew something about rhythm and I’d love to learn to drum with them.  They invited me to come to practice the next week, and they gave me a djembe and some rhythms to play. I was hooked, and as soon as I knew it I was a part of the drumming company.”

Simrit’s musical and artistic contributions have led, inspired and pushed the boundaries of world and chant music into new places, throwing off old conventions. She mixes distilled philosophical statements with ethereal and hooky arrangements, turns 16th-century Gurmukhi poetry into hypnotically grooving songs, develops anthemic melodies and feels, and creates epic soundscapes threaded with mantras.

Simrit’s unique sound and artistic contributions have led, inspired and pushed the boundaries of world and chant music into new places, throwing off old conventions.  She mixes distilled philosophical statements with ethereal and hooky arrangements, turns 16th-century Gurmukhi poetry into hypnotically grooving songs, develops anthemic melodies and feels, and creates epic soundscapes threaded with mantras. She brings the depth of the sacred and ancient to the modern.


“The Revolution is the strength to walk alone knowing we are not alone, and it is the strength to walk together into the unknown”. -Simrit

Simrit is a student, practitioner and a certified teacher of Kundalini Yoga and Naad Yoga (the sciences of sound and consciousness). She is also a certified level II Reiki practitioner. Her highly acclaimed yoga of the voice and sound course, ‘The Supreme Sound’, continues to be studied by thousands worldwide. She records, composes, produces music, and tours with her band giving concerts and workshops across the globe.


 

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  • This track has brought me so much joy... I don''''t have much purchasing power, but will do my best in regard to purchasing the album. I only find peace in music and this is a truly great song. Thank you to Spirit Voyage and Simrit! I have a feeling this album will go down in history... Blessings!

    -- MeMi
  • Beautiful. Thank you.

    -- Shirley
  • Simply Beautiful Thankyou

    -- Malcolm
  • I really love this song! The whole album will be an asset to my yoga practice!

    -- Aggie
  • I think Smirit has a beautiful voice and I love listening.

    -- Julie Shawhttp://sunriseyogastudio.com
  • Berry sweet!

    -- Rosaura Corona
  • Very enjoyable; can listen to it all day.

    -- Lynne
  • She has a beautiful voice.

    -- Julie
  • Pure, love, heart & soul Thank~you Simrit

    -- Rahjah
  • I love every song/mantra you sing Simrit...you are an angel. Love, Stephanie

    -- stephanie sheppard
  • Thank you.

    -- m.cantu
  • SHEER BLISS!!! <3 <3 <3

    -- Yolanda
  • Satnam Simrit Ji Blessings and Love to you Great Album Satnam

    -- Devta Singh
  • beautiful voice and her devotion pulls you inside

    -- K Young
  • beautiful voice and devotion

    -- K Young
  • good

    -- r
  • Completely Awesome!

    -- Clayton
  • Courageous! Fearlessly her authentic self, evolving, expressing her love for the Divine and Holy in the most unique way possible: by being herself. She SENDS ME!

    -- Chana Meddin
  • great

    -- Hellen van Dinter
  • great

    -- Hellen
  • SHE IS AMAZING AND HER VOICE IS BEAUTIFUL , WHEN I LISTEN HER I FEEL MORE CONNECTED IN MY MEDITATIONS SHE BRINGS PEACE, HARMONY AND LOVE. NAMASTE

    -- GERARDA
  • Amazing quality of Lightness in her voice.

    -- Mary
  • Simrit is an angel in white with an extraordinary voice that soars like a hawk and transports us all into the heavenly realms. Chris V.

    -- Chris Vatuone
  • Incredible artist who will grow beyond her genre. Millions will hear her voice and be healed. Her voice and presence are so angelic, so powerful, so soulful. Sat nam.

    -- Enrique Gil
  • Beautiful voice and music...transports you to a higher place and leaves your soul well nourished!

    -- Kathy Gaffos
  • really beautiful album, love prana apana

    -- daniela espinoza
  • wonderful voice,and great companiom to theteacher f ayurveda workshop

    -- JUAN
  • "Incredible Voice" awsum music

    -- Maxine
  • beautiful, touches me deep within, beautiful colours dance before me

    -- Shea
  • Beautiful. Her voice is so strong and words so meaningful.

    -- linda gardner
  • I love you dear sister WaheGuru Ji bless you

    -- hardev singh
  • love simrit, love the less produced songs, the ethereal guitar songs.

    -- kasia kord
  • Simrit Karu voice is alluring and mystical. Mediation deepened "Love Knows" opens my heart

    -- Siri Sevak Kaur
  • Beautiful - especially calming to the soul is my favourite "Love Knows"

    -- Janice
  • beautiful voice, fine compositions

    -- Woods Elliott
  • YES!!! I heard Simrit sing aap Sahai this at solstice back in 2012 and it blew me away. have been waiting so long to hear this melody again

    -- Colton Dyer
  • Simrit is coming into her own, and this creativity is fantastic. Can't wait to see what she does for the 3rd album! I LOVE the artwork for The Oracle Sessions!

    -- Danielle Blexsos
  • We are relatives and I`m looking forward to hear her music. Sat Nam Seva Simran Kaur

    -- Fröhlich
  • Wow. I can't wait to get Simrit's new album. She is other worldly. Something non-human is coming through her when she sings. Just saw her in June. Woah.

    -- Tina Baily
  • Amazing Energy that She Delivers when She sings. So deep and so mystical.

    -- Forrest Saxon
  • Ethereal voice

    -- rita calvert
  • When is the new album coming? We are thirsty for it......Still not over the last one, but could always use more Simrit.

    -- Brian Veroceck
  • Inspired vocals. Deeply moving.

    -- Nihal http://http://kundaliniyogasantacruz.com/
  • I just read that Simrit is coming out with a new album in the next months....We have been so thirsty for this new album. She has an amazing band, and her guitar player, Anthony Molina, is so cosmic! They are going far.....and I am ready for the next album.

    -- Carrie Bell
  • Transcendce!

    -- Tonyahttp://www.earthandskyliving.com
  • This album is indescribable! Akal is one of the best that I've heard. It is so touching, penetrating, deep, and powerful. Simrit has the voice of an Angel from the Tibetan powers.

    -- Eric Moberg
  • Simrit Kaur's album really is the sweetest nectar. Such a blessing. This album is a must, especially Hey Gobind

    -- Claudia Glückhttp://www.gluecksenergie.de
  • What a beautifull, beautifull voice.

    -- Guadalupe Ceceña Mazcorro
  • ANGEL VOICE! I always get transported when listening to Simrit....Her voice is Powerful and Angelic combined.....That is Beautiful.

    -- Emilio
  • DEEP.

    -- Charlie Moore
  • Simrit's voice and energy take me to the deepest place in my soul. I go into a trance with her sound.

    -- Emanuel Garbis
  • I heard Simrit Kaur play in New York, and she has gotten to another level yet! I have seen her twice now, and each time I see her perform, my experience is richer and richer. Wow! What an artist!

    -- David
  • sweet ~ pure ~ devotion ~ rising ~ awakening in the Beyond of All Love

    -- Param Gian Kaur
  • fantastic.. fantastic. so uplifting

    -- venetia kapernekas
  • Simrit has a golden Energy. When she sings, the space opens and is a warm, healing place.

    -- Peter Frasier
  • Shakti filled..beautiful voice, illuminating listeners~

    -- Cynthia capel
  • Simrit's voice is the smoothest velvet...rich and luxurious....deep and warm. We picked up her album in June 2010, and we have kept it in our player ever since...Can't wait for her next one!!

    -- Hari Prakash
  • love it

    -- pradnyahttp://yoga-acarya.blogspot.com/
  • Soothes my soul. I play it for myself and for my yoga students.

    -- Kerenhttp://www.kerenbensoussan.blogspot.com
  • Beautiful music!

    -- Jeff
  • good kirtan g

    -- tejinder singh
  • Saw her at Bhakti Fest. Simrit is destined to be a Star! There is no way that it could be different! The woman has it in her DNA....Just watch her and listen to her!

    -- Amy VanDam
  • Can't wait to see her in Boulder and Colorado Springs this fall! Wahe Guru!

    -- Casey Williams
  • I listen to this cd every day.....all the time lately...I am looking forward to your next one, and the next!

    -- Warren Hudsen
  • Your music is very beautiful

    -- Angel Jenna
  • The music is incredible! I feel it so deeply in my soul.

    -- Peter Rains
  • This music is so moving. I feel tears of joy when I listen. What is the instrument that simirit plays (the box)?

    -- Therese Jenee
  • The energy that comes through her is other worldly, and it is so deep and mystical. It opens up new portals for me.

    -- Ryan Duboise
  • Simrit Kaur's energy that comes through her voice is unlike any thing I've every experienced! She sings to her creator in a way that regally commands the Force! Her music is so palpable and mystical. I feel it so strongly in my Soul, and it takes me so deep in to a journey.

    -- Stephanie Bell
  • Love her beautiful voice, her holy heart, and the way she awakens the Divine in my home and car. Sat Nam

    -- Karen Quackenbush
  • unique timber and skill with these shabds... truly wonderful!

    -- Jenna McAsey
  • love her music!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! beautiful beyond words

    -- jamila tazewellhttp://eleveneleven.net/