(Shunia) Shunia Releases “Har Hare Hari Wahe Guru” to Start Off the New Year.
An Empowering Album of Chants and Music
New album blends Sanskrit chants, Latin prayer, ancient poetry, and exquisite orchestration into a sound that feels both new and timeless.
Shunia – music duo Lisa Reagan and Suzanne Jackson, co-composed with Tony Award-winning producer Jamshied Sharifi an impressive new album called Shunia where they blend the art forms of opera, mantra, chant, and world music, into a captivating new sound. The mantras on their album have been sung for thousands of years.The intention in each word has a vibrational energy to it, that brings feelings of joy, hope, and awareness at a crucial moment in time. A page on the Shunia website further explains the meaning of each mantra.
Awaken Your Own Creative Potential
Shunia’s latest release is taken from their forthcoming self-titled album. “Har Hare Hari Wahe Guru” is based on a mantra that encourages your creative expression and lights the spark of artistry within.
Working with album producer Jamshied Sharifi and many excellent global musicians, Shunia creates a genre-defying track with the power to connect you to the energy within and around you. Collaborating again with renowned Moroccan artist Hassan Hakmoun, Shunia said, “Hassan’s performance on this song takes us to where we can feel the spirit and beauty of the life force.”
“Har Hare Hari Wahe Guru” uses the primal force of creativity to bring one through any block and awaken your own creative potential within.
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Har Hare Hari Wahe Guru
Har hare hari wahe guru
All aspects of the Creator are Bliss.
This mantra expresses the three qualities of the word Har – flow, completion, Bliss!
This mantra uses the primal force of creativity to rid one of unpleasant situations in life.
Shunia says, “This powerful mantra is one of protection, and we wanted to bring in the energy of creativity and compose a chant to empower the listener. We felt a good place to start was with the natural rhythm of the mantra. The strong and percussive mantra sounds engage the same muscles in your diaphragm as a hardy laugh. Jamshied gave us both a hand drum, and he grabbed his djembe. We played our drums and spoke the mantra in rhythm for a long time, changing up the rhythm from 6/8 to 7/8 and feeling our way through it. We finally settled on 7/8 because it gives you a chance to breathe!
Every time we hear Hassan’s performance on this song it takes us into the powerful vibration of this mantra, and we can feel the beautiful life force of the divine spirit.”
Lisa Reagan and Suzanne Jackson became friends while attending graduate school at University of Maryland. Both performed with the Washington National Opera for 20 years while launching successful solo careers. The duo decided to meld their love for the power of chanting with their Western vocal prowess. This led them to form Shunia (pronounced SHOON-ya), choosing the Sanskrit word meaning “stillness and receptivity” as the name of their duo. For more information or to connect with Shunia: website Shunia, Spotify, Facebook, Youtube, Instagram, Twitter. SHUNIA is available globally on most platforms today. Physical CDs are available at https://shuniasound.com/ and Amazon.
About Jamshied Sharifi:
Jamshied Sharifi is a New York-based composer, producer, and keyboardist. He has composed the scores for feature films including Harriet The Spy, Down To Earth, Clockstoppers, and Rollerball, as well as contributing music to numerous television shows and independent films. He has produced and/or performed with Paula Cole, Ray Charles, Dream Theater, Laurie Anderson, Hassan Hakmoun, Yungchen Lhamo, Mirabai Ceiba, and many others. Furthermore, he produced Snatam Kaur’s album, Beloved, which was nominated for the 2019 Best New Age Album Grammy, and Sharifi did some orchestrations for Sting’s Broadway musical, The Last Ship. His orchestrations for The Band’s Visit won the 2018 Tony Award.
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