Singer Nagavalli to release new album ‘Immersion’

Singer Nagavalli to release new album ‘Immersion’
Austin-based world music songstress Nagavalli is thrilled to announce her new album “Immersion” set to be released on Jan. 15, 2019 with a Sunday, Jan. 20 performance at the One World Theatre located at 7701 Bee Cave Road, Austin TX 78746.
Doors open at 4 p.m.with the show beginning at 4:30 p.m. Opening acts are to be announced. Tickets for the show range from $35 to $55 and the show is open to all ages. To purchase tickets, please gohere. For information about the artist, please see www.nagavalli.com.
Nagavalli’s music, described as “Eastern soul with delicate touches of pop, rock, trance and pure Eastern tradition,” blends Western melodies and instruments with traditional Eastern overtones, vocals, sitar and percussion.
“Immersion” is a back-to-roots journey for Nagavalli, channeling the spiritual and devotional quality of traditional Indian music, said a press release. As the title of the record suggests, it is meant to have an immersive, meditative quality that is only enhanced by a continuous format, as each song seamlessly transition together.
Nagavalli’s music, described as “Eastern soul with delicate touches of pop, rock, trance and pure Eastern tradition,” blends Western melodies and instruments with traditional Eastern overtones, vocals, sitar and percussion. The result is executed with such power and emotion that Valli’s music is unique, yet familiar and it often results in the listener achieving a state of meditative tranquility.
“Immersion” is a back-to-roots journey for Nagavalli, channeling the spiritual and devotional quality of traditional Indian music. As the title of the record suggests, it is meant to have an immersive, meditative quality that is only enhanced by a continuous format, as each song seamlessly transition together. However, listeners will still have the ability to skip between tracks.
“I composed the melodies on the album,” said Nagavalli. “The album was recorded as one continuous piece of music, even as it strings several different Shlokas/Sanskrit chants and Bhajans (devotional songs) together using, primarily, instrumental interludes. The album also brings together western instruments such as keys, synth and pedal steel with traditional Indian vocals, sitar and percussion instruments.”
The new album presents music from the rich spiritual and devotional music tradition of India. Songs on the record feature lyrics from ancient Sanskrit chants and writings by ancient saints such as Sant Kabir (1440-1518: Kabir was an Indian mystic poet and saint whose writings influenced Hinduism’s Bhakti movement and his verses are found in Sikhism’s scripture Guru Granth Sahib) and Meera Bai (1498 – 1546: Meera Bai was a Hindu mystic poet of the Bhakti movement, born into a Rajput royal family in India; legends about Meera mention her fearless disregard for social and family conventions, her devotion to Lord Krishna, her treating Krishna as her husband and her persecution by her in-laws for her religious devotion).

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.