Golden Globe and Grammy Winning Artist Kitaro Releases an ALL-NEW Version of his Highly Acclaimed Daylight Moonlight, Live In Yakushiji DVD on August 7
For Immediate Release
Recorded during a special event for world peace, Kitaro and his ensemble performed at the magnificent Yakushiji temple, the first concert ever presented in the venerable shrine. The temple is the final resting place of Genjo Sanzo. Sanzo is famously known to have brought the sacred texts of Buddhism from India to Japan. This incredible journey on the ancient Silk Road took place more than a millennium ago.
Kitaro says, “It was Genjo’s journey that inspired our performance. With our utmost passion, we hope that our passion for the music performed at the Yakushiji concert reflected, the passion of his journey.”
Captured over three evenings at the sacred Yakushiji Temple in the ancient Japanese capital of Nara, Kitaro reprises compositions from earlier albums. He includes his Golden Globe Award-Winning theme to Heaven & Earth as well as two previously unreleased tracks.
The critics agree. “All the drama, grace and humanity of his usual offerings are here with the added immediacy of the live recording and the profound spirit of the Yakushiji monks who also appear on the previously unreleased track, ‘Wa’. With sweeping synthesized sounds, Native American flute, Taiko drums, nature sounds combined with Western instrumentation, this special offering from Kitaro is a journey to inner realms of exotic earthly destinations.”
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Help support victims of Nepal Earthquake.
Partial proceeds from the Mother’s Day campaign will be donated to Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund through GlobalGiving. For details about the project, visit globalgiving.org.
Kuubokumon is an original accessory line from Kyoto, Japan with Kanji design elements utilizing Bonji as motif. This is a one-of-a-kind Japanese accessory with handcrafted carved sumi word on ceramic. Kuubokumon artist, MUGEN custom creates each piece by hand and care. We are proud to bring this original artisan jewelry made from a true heartfelt artist.
Handcraft Bonji Bracelet “Senju Kannon” (God of Mercy) Exclusive item from Japanese accessory brand “Kuubokumon”
Bonji is Sanskrit characters started in ancient India and used essentially by Shingon Buddhists in Japan to write out mantra and sutras in Sanskrit. It was introduced to Japan by Ku-Kai in 806 AD after he had studied Sanskrit and Mantrayana Buddhism in China. It is believed that each word represents Buddha and that it has a power to protect people and guide them to right direction just by wearing it. Nowadays, it is often used for tattoo, T-shirts design etc with sense of reverence.
In Japan, this Sanskrit character ‘hriiH’ (reading KIRIKU) represents Senju Kannon and Amida Nyorai.
Kannon is known as the God (Goddess) of Mercy (Sanskrit: Sahasrabhuja-Arya-Avalokitesvara) and Senju Kannon means Thousand-Armed Kannon; one of Japan’s most beloved esoteric forms of Kannon. Senju Kannon is said to have one thousand arms, with the palm of each hand containing one eye and was worshipped independently as a central object of devotion, often prayed to for avoiding illness, eye problems, and blindness.
Senju Kannon is the patron of people born in the Zodiac Year of the Rat (Year of Birth: 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008)
Considered as Buddha of Infinite Light (Sanskrit: Amitabha Tathagata), Amida Nyorai is a celestial Buddha who has the ability to intervene in this world and save people in a god-like manner. He has passed the bodhisattva path and has achieved superhuman powers giving him the power to live in the heavens.
Amida Nyorai is the patron of people born in the Zodiac Year of the Dog (Year of Birth: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018)
Accessory style : Bracelet (Ball – Large)
Word (Sumi) Color : White
Clay Color: Black
Ball diameter: 0.6 in (1.5cm)
about 1.24 oz (35 g)
[Length of string]
OPTION 1: 9.1 in (23. cm)
OPTION 2: 8.3 in (21 cm)
OPTION 3: 7.1 in (18 cm)
(Including Dark brown Kyogumi string)
*For string used tough kyogumi string which was used for decoration string for samurai weapon from old times in Japan.
Domo will be releasing a new album of piano songs composed by Stephen Small called Inamorata : Letters Of Devotion. It will be released digitally on June 9th. Stay tuned!
Stephen Small Newly Released Album Classics For The Heart Vol.3
Domo Records presents Classics For The Heart Volume 3, a collection featuring rearrangements of popular classics by Stephen Small including selections by Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Bach, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Lizst and Debussy.
Turkish Mantra Singer Seda Bağcan Releases New Music Video, “I Am That I Am” on National Stress Awareness Day – April 16th.
The Song is the Title Track from Seda’s New US Album Release “I Am That I Am”.
Los Angeles, California (April 7, 2015) – The trinity of healing, music, and science has guided Turkish mantra singer Seda Bağcan through a musical life that began for her at six-years-old. At that young age, Seda accompanied the Ankara Radio Turkish Music Orchestra and Choir. This experience continues to inspire her today. With a voice that has been called “Stirring, Moving, and Coming from Heaven,” Seda’s new US album release, “I Am That I Am” has spawned an inspirational and healing music video for the title track which will be released April 16th, National Stress Awareness Day!
Seda’s “I Am That I Am” music video is released in conjunction with National Stress Awareness Day, an occasion initiated by the Health Resource Network (HRN) in 1992 to raise awareness of stress. An actively practicing yoga teacher, Bağcan’s dedication to personal development, optimum health, curing disease, overcoming dangerous addictions, calming the conscience, and increasing personal awareness also drives her musical performances.
Seda is an advocate of National Stress Awareness Day and says, “Everybody should always take a moment to relax, exercise, lower their blood pressure and take care of their mind and their bodies.”
Directed by Tayfun Delice from Tersine Fimler, Seda is quite possibly the only native of Turkey today performing as mantra singer. It was Seda’s desire to unite the sounds of her homeland with the mantras that resulted in her first three albums: Sunrise, Remember, and Sufi Soul/Neyim. After living in Germany for 11 years, Bağcan returned to Turkey to record and release “I Am That I Am,” writing all of the compositions on the album.
When not creating and performing music, she is just as likely to be leading national and international workshops and seminars where music and science are incorporated into the practice of healing.
Seda Bağcan’s unique path has taken her from performing with the TRT Ankara Polyphonic Youth Choir and the Ankara Opera and Ballet as a child, to her studies in electronics engineering. As an adult, she has trained to become a master of Reiki and Healer of Reconnection, teaching Signature Cell Healing, Acutonics Sound Healing, and Deeksha.
An actively practicing yoga teacher, Bağcan’s dedication to personal development, optimum health, curing disease, overcoming dangerous addictions, calming the conscience, and increasing personal awareness also drives her musical performances. It was in 1990 during her practice of Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga, and Jivamukti Yoga, and later the teachings of Kundalini Yoga and Naam Yoga, that Bağcan discovered mantra music. When not creating and performing music, she is just as likely to be leading national and international workshops and seminars where music and science are incorporated into the practice of healing.
Wikipedia says, “National Stress Awareness Day is a good opportunity to take a deep breath and relax. Much research has shown a negative effect stress has on the immune system, mostly through studies where participants were subjected to a variety of viruses. In one study, individuals caring for a spouse with dementia, representing the stress group, saw a significant decrease in immune response when given an influenza-virus vaccine compared to a non-stressed control group. Chronic stress takes a more significant toll on your body than acute stress does. Stress can raise blood pressure, increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, increase vulnerability to anxiety and depression contribute to infertility, and hasten the aging process. Results of one study demonstrated that individuals who reported relationship conflict lasting one month or longer have a greater risk of developing illness and show slower wound healing.”
Earth Day has been celebrated on April 22nd each year over four decades to raise the awareness of the environmental issues and problems.
Since Kitaro started his musical career in 70′s, he has focused on thinking about inner peace and world peace, and his biggest inspiration has always been Nature. In the past interview, Kitaro stated that “We are an important part of Nature and it is Nature that inspires my imagination.”
We picked 5 Kitaro albums for this Earth Day. Hope you enjoy and celebrate beautiful Mother Earth, together with Kitaro.
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To make this celebration more special, we give away one digital song from our newly released album “Classics For The Heart Vol.3″ to anybody who purchased following album(s). This offer will end on April 22nd.
5 Kitaro Albums for Earth Day
1. Final Call (2013)
As a homage to Kitaro’s lifetime reverence for Nature, Final Call is a voyage of introspection specifically concerned about how we treat our planet. It’s Kitaro’s assertion that the planet itself is crying out and warning us about potential serious consequences if we don’t address these global issues in a timely fashion.
Kitaro – “Final Call is that, the final call from nature. This album is my expression of natures cry to us. For me, it is a warning that we must do something to preserve Mother Earth for the generations to come.”
2. Let Mother Earth Speak (2012)
A world-renowned Native American activist Dennis Banks as he joins forces with Kitaro in celebration of our Earth in this new CD, LET MOTHER EARTH SPEAK. The project contains a message of international peace intertwined with stories and life lessons from Dennis Banks featuring the musical sensitivity and prowess of Kitaro. It’s a journey we all should take and a message to which we all should carefully listen.
3. The Light Of The Spirit (Remastered) CD & DVD (2012)
The Light Of The Spirit, co-produced with Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart, is an enthralling exploration of melodic imagery featuring the Grammy nominated song “The Field.” Accompanying this Digitally Remastered Compact Disc is a bonus DVD blending cinematic melodies from the album with images from nature that explore the harmony between the spirit and our shared environment.
4. Daylight, Moonlight Live in Yakushiji (2002)
With full instrumentation, Kitaro reprises nine favorite compositions from earlier albums, plus his Golden Globe Award-Winning theme from the Oliver Stone film “Heaven and Earth” and two previously unreleased tracks.
Live in Yakushiji is a broad and deep journey, to inner realms as well as exotic earthly destinations.
5. Gaia – Onbashira (1998)
Gaia Onbashira is a musical exploration of respect and how it relates to ancient traditions. Gaia loosely translates to Goddess of the Earth or Mother Earth and Onbashira is a festival that occurs every seven years in Japan.
Festival La Nuit des Virtuoses (Night of the Virtuosos) celebrates its 8th anniversary and promises a musical journey through creativity and talent. Luna will be performing with top-notch musicians around the world as well as renowned local musicians.
Yukiko is singing Persian Lullaby ( English lyric) in the Feature Film Zoya.
Directed by Saeed Khoze an award winning international writer, director and producer.
Here is a trailer of this film. (Yukiko’s song is not in the trailer) Stay tuned for the film release at the end of 2015.
Director Saeed Khoze is a photographer as well.
Here is a look of Yukiko by Saeed Khoze photography.