Deva Premal & Miten, world-renowned singers of sacred, contemporary music , will visit the Twin Cities for the first time as part of a 25-city U.S. tour in support of their new album, Password, which marks a new direction in their unique blending of East and West, embedding the energy carried by ancient mantras into a rich fusion of sound and silence.
“An Evening with Deva Premal & Miten with Manose” will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis. The local concert is presented by Raising the Consciousness, the radio show for conscious living, which also produces music and wellness events. Tickets are available at www.raisingtheconsciousness.com and at the door. Tickets are $35, and VIP seating (the first four rows) are $55.
Deva Premal & Miten began their journey into love and music in 1990 when they met at an ashram in India. They have spent the last 21 years introducing millions of Westerners to the beauty and power of Sanskrit mantras. As Deva expresses it, “Mantras are passwords that transform the mundane into the sacred.” Thus, the artists have named their newest mantra album Password.
Deva and Miten created the mantra genre with the release of their album The Essence in 1998. Since then they have released ten albums, all of which topped New Age and Amazon.com charts worldwide. Password represents a shift in direction for the duo, with the introduction of Danish producer, RajRishi, who brought the cream of Copenhagen’s jazz players into the mix. The result is a substantial, musically refined album with sublime arrangements of ancient mantras, complimenting Deva’s soulful vocals. The album also features Manose, the ever-present bansuri flute maestro from Nepal.
Deva and Miten’s mission is the creation of the sacred; music born out of meditation with a deep longing to nourish and enhance the experience of the silent, peaceful, blissful space within us all. They look on their music as a spiritual practice; hence, the music transcends the concept of “entertainment,” inviting the listener into realms beyond the stress and concerns of daily life into a deep sense of inner peace.
For more information, visit www.RaisingtheConsciousness.com or call Keith at 612.741.4982.