Please tune in Wednesday, August 8, 2012, at 12 noon US Eastern Time, to www.healthylife.net when I present “The Healing Sounds Show”. My guest for this show will be Jai Uttal.
Jai Uttal’s musical roots embrace a rich variety of cultures and traditions that span the globe and the centuries. From the hillbilly music of the Appalachian Mountains to the passionate strains of Bengali street singers, from the haunting rhythms and melodies of ancient India to contemporary electric rock sounds, Jai’s music distills the essence of diverse musical forms. As a child in New York City, he began studying classical piano at the age of seven, and later learned to play old time banjo, harmonica, and guitar. At the age of 19, Jai moved to California to learn the sarod, a 25-stringed Indian instrument from his musical teacher Ustad Ali Akbar Khan. Later he traveled to India where he was deeply inspired by the Bauls, the wandering street musicians of Bengal. Jai settled among them, communicating only through music, which ultimately helped establish his unique style. During these early visits to India, Jai also met his Guru, Neem Karoli Baba, and spent time with many great beings of both the Hindu and Buddhist traditions. He became deeply absorbed in the practice of kirtan, the ancient yoga of chanting, or singing to God. This form of prayer became the core of his musical and spiritual life. When Jai returned to the US, his music had been transformed. He began leading kirtan groups all over the country. The combination of Jai’s exceptional vocals and exotic instrumentation produced a new and captivating sound. Since 1991 he has produced many innovative and award winning albums, including “Footprints“, “Monkey“, “Beggars and Saints“, “Shiva Station“, “Nectar” and “Mondo Rama” which went on to be nominated for a Grammy as “Best New Age Album” of 2002. One of his most recent albums is “Queen of Hearts“. Jai’s music combines many different cross cultural elements. He is considered one of the recognized leaders of kirtan. Jai presents kirtan workshops and concerts throughout the world. For more information please visit: jaiuttal.com
Jai is an amazing and talented heart centered being. I know this will be a most entertaining and fascinating show. Please join us on August 8th for this Healing Sounds Radio show.
Please tune in on September 12, 2012 when my guest will be master drummer and rhythm teacher Christine Stevens.
If you have a question and would like to be “live” on the air with us on the Healing Sounds show, here’s the audience call in telephone number: 800 – 555 – 5453.
Please tune in to this Internet Radio Show Wednesday, August 8th, at 12 noon Eastern Time to healthylife.net