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Rhythms Of Awakening

Twelve Sound Journeys to Activate Your Life Force and Sexual Energy
Music CD
Publisher: 
Sounds True
 | 
June, 2005
ISBN:
9781591792765
Quantity: 
1
$13.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

There lies within us all a slumbering force—the creative energy of kundalini, coiled at the base of the spine. On Rhythms of Awakening, Grammy-winning master percussionist Glen Velez takes listeners on an odyssey of rhythm to explore that sleeping power within. Focusing on the body’s lower two chakras, each composition invokes the beats and vibrations ideally suited to bringing these vital energy centres alive. With healing keys drawn from the drumming traditions of India, Asia, and Egypt, Rhythms of Awakening stirs together an exotic blend of music that inspires, energizes, and awakens the forces of kundalini.

“Glen Velez is one of the few percussionists who could play a symphony on a frame drum. A virtuoso who has performed with everyone from Steve Reich to Paul Winter, there isn’t a rhythm he can’t negotiate nor a sound he can’t coax out of his thin round drums. Years ago, Velez got sidetracked from world music and the avant-garde into the healing-music movement, yet he manages to craft some actual compositions out of music whose purported purpose is to ‘stimulate the first and second chakras.’ With percussion from across the world, Indian vocalese, South American ocarina, and good old North American harmonica played by Howard Levy, Velez throws in the ethno-kitchen sink. Bansuri flute player Steve Gorn guests on some of the best tracks, including ‘Ostia,’ on which Velez plays a nordic harp, and the sprightly ‘Citric Motion,’ in which Sufi-esque chant meets Indian bansuri over dizzying layers of cross-rhythms.” —John Diliberto. Amazon

Publisher’s Description: 

On Rhythms of Awakening, Grammy-winning percussionist Glen Velez takes listeners on an odyssey of rhythm to tap that sleeping power within.There lies within us all a slumbering forcethe creative energy of kundalini, coiled at the base of the spine. On Rhythms of Awakening, Grammy-winning master percussionist Glen Velez takes listeners on an odyssey of rhythm to tap that sleeping power within. Focusing on the body's lower two chakras, each composition invokes the beats and vibrations ideally suited to bringing these vital energy centers alive. With healing secrets drawn from the drumming traditions of India, Asia, and Egypt, Rhythms of Awakening stirs together an exotic blend of music that inspires, energizes, and awakens the forces of kundalini.

In collaboration with vocalist/composer Lori Cotler.

Featuring: Steve Gorn, Howard Levy, Lori Cotler, Zohar Fresco, Yousif Sheronick, Shane Shanahan, and Randy Crafton.

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