Mardana is a spiritual music band from Germany which emerged from the known formation Khalsa Jetha. With
Mardana, the three artists
Sat Karam Kaur (Harmonium, Keyboards, Vocals),
Guru Surya Singh (Tabla, Percussions, Vocals) and
Gurbasant Singh (Guitars, Vocals) have created a new musical project in which they enrobe shabads,
spiritual songs and Kundalini Yoga Mantras in a virtuosic musical vestment, and that with great variety.
The compositions, mostly sung in Gurmukhi, an ancient language that evolved from Sanskrit, are enriched with
spiritual english songs and create an entrancing blend of western and traditional sounds.
The special attention of the trio lies in the multifold vocal settings, enhancing the character as a band, and
finding unique expression in the choirs of many of their pieces. Mardana has a fantastic groove: capturing beats and
invigorating rhythms are their speciality, yet as important as calm pieces and soothing ballads or an etheric chant which
invites you to search for infinity...
Every once a while, Mardana invite other guest musicians for their performances and musical productions, for example
Gurudass Kaur Khalsa, on whose newer albums the three have contributed a
large part of the music and arrangements. Currently, Mardana is working on their new album of which some pieces will
already be perfomed live.
The CD Sadhana Celebration of the german band Mardana does not only feature new and uplifting Sadhana tunes for the Kundalini Yoga morning meditations, but also contains some bonus tracks which are usually not found on other Sadhana productions.
The verse "Akhan Jor" from the Jap Ji Sahib (morning prayer) of guru Nanak holds in itself a quality of fearlessness, and of trust that the creation always functions after a perfect plan. This is one of the bestselling versions of the Akhan Jor mantra for fearlessness, including Bonus-Tracks.
Gurudass Kaur's unique Top-Seller album Lovingly contains most wonderful spiritual mantra- and chant music, including a 28-page booklet containing all mantras and meditation-movements explained in five different languages.
This CD features two classical Kundalini Yoga Mantras: Adi Shakti and Gobinde Mukande, each sung in a length of 31 minutes which is considered an ideal meditation time for transformation and for experience deeper layers of the self.