Light of the Sun – Clearance

Light of the Sun CD Muktiís debut album, offers diverse Sanskrit kirtan music and vocals for yoga and meditation. Departing from a more ‘traditional’ kirtan sound, Light of the Sun reflects the diverse elements of a highly polished musical gem. Co-songwriter of Light of the Sun, Donald Fontowitz, merges his Indian-influenced, flamenco guitar with Ramana Erickson’s tabla rhythms, creating an earthy backdrop to lead singer and lyricist PrajnaVieira’s ethereal vocals and piano. Prajna’s voice has been compared to that of kirtan pioneer Snatam Kaur in purity and presence, and her musical influences include Western artists like Tori Amos and Joni Mitchell – women singer-songwriters with an independent streak. Beyond artistic expression, however, the purpose of Mukti’s music differs from most contemporary artists; the songs on Light of the Sun communicate a deep longing for union with the sacred. As Prajna says, “We set out to make music that would uplift, inspire and bring peace to people’s hearts.” And Light of the Sun does just that!-

  • Light of the Sun CD is produced by award-winning producer Ben Leinbach (known for his outstanding collaborations with Jai Uttal and Deva Premal, among others).
  • Light of the Sun also features incredible guest performances by Manose on bansuri flute and two-time Grammy-award-winning violinist David Balakrishnan (founding member of the Turtle Island Quartet).

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