SNATAM KAUR – Light of the Beloved tour (ENGLISH)
The renowned contemporary sacral chanter Snatam Kaur will be visiting Riga with a concert taking place in March 31st in Riga Congress Hall as a part of her Light of the Beloved tour.
Snatam Kaur is an American singer, peace activist and author raised in the Sikh and Kundalini Yoga tradition. She has an amazing ability to transform traditional Sikh chants of India into a contemporary sound that appeals to the modern ear and awakens an ancient yearning in the soul.
Snatam’s Light of the Beloved Tour will bring her joyous, uplifting music to audiences everywhere as she performs both new compositions and much-beloved songs from her rich catalog of classic world devotional CDs. Timeless Snatam Kaur recordings such as Prem, Grace, Anand, Liberation’s Door and Light of the Naam, have brought inspiration and a deep sense of peace to listeners worldwide with their captivating blend of traditional sacred mantras and expansive musical settings blending Eastern and Western influences. But the best way to experience the music, warmth, and wisdom of Snatam Kaur is live in concert.
For over thirty years, she studied with and grew up in the presence of her spiritual teacher, Yogi Bhajan, while he was in his physical form, learning the essence of Naad Yoga, a form of yoga focusing on sacred sound. At the core of this practice is an essential experience of peace and healing which has helped her music to be accessible to people of all walks of life.
“The concert is an occasion for people to become awakened to the power of mantra,” she says; “to fall in love with mantras and experience them in the purest form that we can present. With these concerts, I hope to connect with people so that they get a sense of light and love. That is so important these days, with the political climate and environmental challenges we face. I know for myself that chanting together in these settings is super healing and super powerful for relieving stress, tension and that feeling of being overwhelmed that I think is pretty common for all of us in this day and age. It’s a way for people to come and find that sense of peace again.”
She has taught and shared Naad Yoga and Kundalini Yoga and meditation through her recorded CDs, concerts, and workshops for the past 20 years as a part of her commitment to give people tools for a daily experience of inner peace. Her new book Original Light; the Morning Practice of Kundalini Yoga is a compassionate and supportive guide to creating a personal daily spiritual practice.
The purity and beauty of Snatam Kaur’s voice arise not only from her abundant musical talent. They are also an audible reflection of a life of steadfast spiritual devotion and tireless service to humanity—which includes everything from feeding impoverished members of her southern New Hampshire community to aiding earthquake victims in Nepal and Syrian refugees in Greece through her role as a board member of the Sat Nam Foundation. All of this compassion-in-action is palpably present in the room when she sings.
The intimate experience of a Snatam Kaur concert is perhaps the most direct way to bask in the glory of her music. Tickets to March 31st concert already available at Biļešu paradīze – price starting at 25 EUR. This is a unique occasion and the only chance to see Snatam Kaur performing here in Riga, Latvia. We advise to buy your tickets in advance since the seating in the Riga Congress Hall is limited.