Music dissolves barriers. It gives power to people who feel powerless. It increases empathy, and allows for safe expression of emotions. I believe we need that more than ever in the world now.
Leading group chanting has put me in a unique position to witness people suddenly feeling safe, trusting each other again, and perceiving the world from a place of love, not fear.
Through grace, I was able to experience this feeling myself, during a trip to India & London last year.
Through Nourishment, my vision is to honor India’s ancient tradition of mantra repetition & sonic mysticism in a creative way that’s aligned with a jazz/ rock/ hill country background. You can also think of it as an offering of interactive chanting experiences for anyone who wants to elevate their mood & access unity consciousness through music.
Oh and did I mention there’s going to be a powerhouse of women creating this record?
It is important to me this album convey to the listener a sense of shared power/ global community that feels safe and loving and transmits universal belonging.
In order to make this happen I need your support.
For anyone who contributes to the making of ”Nourishment” I’ll reciprocate with these gifts, from my heart to yours: original lyric/ chant-along books, handcrafted wire wrap pendants, oracle readings, original poetry, and downloads of the album on plantable seed paper bookmarks(!!) All of these you can view here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tarakimes/nourishment-a-kirtan-album
If you believe nourishing music & unity consciousness is a good thing for the world, please donate generously to this modest budget. The way kickstarter works is all or nothing- either I make the goal and the album gets made or all money is refunded. Let’s go all in and see this come to fruition!