My name is Sirgun Kaur. Last year, I recorded a collaborative album with my friend Sat Darshan Singh called The Music Within. For Summer 2013, my dream is to release my first solo album of sweet, fun, and uplifting mantra melodies.
And it’s going to take a whole kirtan-loving village to make it happen!
We have already started recording and have completed 36% of the funding, thanks to independent contributions from people like you! Find out how you can get involved here.
A Little Background… or “Why Record My Music?”
The power of recorded music is almost unfathomable. For example, while my touring was restricted to the West Coast and Southwest of the USA this year, my voice got to travel the world! If you attended a White Tantric Yoga event in 2011-2012, you probably heard my version of “I Am the Light of My Soul” (or “Bliss”) being played during the breaks. When Sat Darshan Singh and I recorded our album last year, we had no idea this track would tour more than we did.
That’s the beauty of an album: it exists beyond the time and space in which it was created. It is boundless and limitless—like our true nature—able to travel the world in a second, without need for a passport, plane ticket, or visa.
Yogi Bhajan often spoke about the importance of leaving a legacy behind us. Experiencing the powerful effects of Kundalini Yoga mantras each time I lead kirtan continually reinforces my desire to leave behind a legacy of healing recorded music.
Introducing Ram Dass—Producer Extraordinaire
For this reason, I have just started recording my first solo kirtan album with Ram Dass Khalsa. If you heard Nirinjan Kaur’s new CD “Prem Siri”, you have heard his work. Other album credits include Prabhu Nam’s “Seasons of the Soul,” as well as his own masterpiece, “The Alchemists Prayer.” He is also producing Snatam Kaur’s long-awaited children’s album—to be released soon.
My album will be a combination of meditative mantras and songs, mostly from the Kundalini Yoga tradition, with the exception of one song that I wrote based on The Lord’s Prayer called “Amen.”
How Co-Creation Works
Because recording is a costly affair, I love the idea of making it a community event. People who would purchase the CD anyway have an opportunity to be actively involved in its creation from the start. You can pre-purchase the album for just $11, and participate for as little as $1. Any amount is meaningful in bringing this music to life.
For greater contributions, there are greater rewards—including the opportunity to be listed as a co-, senior-, or executive- producer of the album! Some other “rewards” include a song written for you, long-distance Reiki treatments, an invitation to the first listening party, stickers, and so much more!
5 Reasons to Participate
1. You’ll be actively involved in the creation of this album, not just a listener!
2. If you choose the advance digital download, you’ll get the album before it’s official release! (You can select this option at any reward level—just let me know you prefer mp3)
3. I will list you as a “contributor” on my website for contributing any amount over $1!
4. Yogi’s Law: Giving increases prosperity!
5. You’ll have bragging rights for years: “I co-created that album!”
Thank you for reading and for considering being part of this project!