Dean Evenson

Sacred World Chants

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Chants are often sung with a prayerful purpose and through their repetition a deeper meaning may be uncovered. SACRED WORLD CHANTS, edited by Dean Evenson, reveals the sacred beauty of these songs in a collection informed by many world traditions. "Ide Were Were" is a Yoruba song interpreted flawlessly by Deva Premal. The recording quality is incredibly refined as each nuance of sound is fully articulated. "Gobinda Gobinda Hari Hari," with the deep presence in Snatam Kaur's textured voice may make listeners' arm hair stand up. Each song selection is generous in duration--averaging seven minutes long, allowing for immersion into heart of the chant. Also represented are songs of Zulu, Hebrew, Native American, Hindu, Buddhist, Sufi, and Christian origins. From start to finish, SACRED WORLD CHANTS, is full of captivating mantras suitable for limitless listening.

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