SHANTDEEP

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Shantdeep is a Canadian musician, singer-songwriter, Kirtan facilitator and kundalini yoga instructor. She shares her passion for chanting with a wide audience including yoga practitioners, roots music lovers and those who enjoy connecting deeply with earth, soul and song.

Shantdeep has always loved to sing and it was when attending University that she decided to learn to play the guitar. She immediately started writing her own songs and recorded her first album in 1996. Since then, Shantdeep has been influenced by such exceptional contemporaries such as Joni Mitchell, Snatam Kaur, Singh Kaur, Nirinjan Kaur, Deva Premal, Krishna Das, David Newman, Michael Moon and Jai Uttal.

“Chanting takes me to a place where I experience oneness with everyone and everything. When I chant, I feel joy, love and peace flowing from my heart. I chant to stay balanced and connected within myself and with the Divine in all that is”.

Om the Water is her first release of mantra music. It is a beautiful synergy of chants in Sanskrit, English and Gurmukhi. In honour of her Métis (French/Odawa) ancestry, the title track “Om the Water” is a blessing of love for Nibi, the Water, our sacred source of life. Each song serves to inspire our own healing journeys as a celebration of the sacredness of all life.

Shantdeep's music is accessible to everyone, weaving English words through favourite prayers and mantras. Her warm and gentle stage presence leaves audiences truly blissful, with music that awakens the soul to its true divinity. By assembling and performing with different talented musicians, Shantdeep is able to express her music in many different ways often weaving reggae, folk and world rhythms into her mantras. Through this sharing of talents, her music creates a mosaic of meditative and danceable moments that are always evolving. “Singing mantras as a group is a powerful experience because the audience is always invited to participate. Thus it is an interactive experience which brings everyone into states of deep joy and quietude. As we empty your minds, all thoughts and mental chatter disappear and the healing vibrations of the sacred words take us home to the serene present moment”.

It is her wish that the practice of chanting may bring more peace and healing to our world.

 

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