Deva Premal, White Swan Records
Translated, "Gayatri Mantra" means, "Through the coming and going, and the balance of life, the essential nature, which illumines existence, remains. May all perceive through subtle intellect the brilliance of enlightenment." This simple prayer is the core of Deva Premal & Miten's musical mission, and underlies their intention in creating and releasing this video: "Our vision is that this most powerful and ancient prayer be shared with as many people as possible during the coming year - Please send it to everyone you know - friends, family and acquaintances - let's share the Gayatri and heal the world today!"
"The Gayatri Mantra Around the World" serves as a moving document of an ancient prayer's lasting relevance and power - and the worldwide reach of Deva Premal & Miten's message.
The video, released through YouTube on December 20, 2012, can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/SlUsoWmso9U.
"The Gayatri Mantra Around the World" was filmed in these locations:
The Dead Sea, Israel; Corfu, Greece; Maui, Hawaii; Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Nosara, Costa Rica; Alto Paraiso, Brasil; Zurich, Switzerland; Paris, France; London, England; Wells Cathedral, England; Findhorn, Scotland; Madrid, Spain; Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Copenhagen, Denmark; Oslo, Norway; Stockholm, Sweden; Berlin, Germany; Cologne, Germany: New York, New York; Washington, DC; San Francisco, California; Vale da Luna, Brasil; Los Andes, Chile; Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado; Boulder, Colorado; Vienna, Austria; Florianopolis, Brasil; Mullumbimby, Australia; Maya Tulum, Mexico; Grand Canyon, Arizona; Big Island, Hawaii; Bimini, Bahamas; Toscana, Italy; Venice, Italy; Budapest, Hungary; Ljubljana, Slovenia; Riga, Lativa; Prague, Czech Republic; Bucharest, Romania; Moscow, Russia; Sydney, Australia; Auckland, New Zealand; Brasilia, Brasil; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Valparaiso, Chile; Rio de Janeiro, Brasil; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; SAN JACINTO State Park, California; Dallas, Texas; Granada, Spain; Balamek, Mexico; Braj, India; Rajasthan, India; Chichen Itza, Mexico; Machu Picchul, Peru; Byron Bay, Australia; Phoenix, Arizona; Warsaw, Poland.
Since its launch in 1991, Boulder-basEd White Swan Records has remained steadfastly attuned to the creative listener's sensibility, developing an alluring, diverse catalog of music styles including Sanskrit mantra, kirtan Americana, Indo-Jazz Fusion, traditional Tibetan chant, Zen moods, Afro-Celtic fusion and Sufi melodies. The label's catalog includes work by best-selling mantra performers Deva Premal & Miten, kirtan Americana troubadour David Newman, acclaimed Turkish Sufi multi-instrumentalist Omar Faruk Tekbilek, devotional pop singer Donna De Lory, UK world fusion activists Baka Beyond, flute maestro Gary Stroutsos, Canadian folk/kirtan singer-songwriter Brenda McMorrow and Tibet's Gyuto Monks produced by Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead. More information athttp://whiteswanrecords.com.