Asha is a dynamic new album by AO Music that includes several guest artists from around the globe, children’s voices from Tibet, and of course, AO Music’s unique, hybrid approach to world music. “Asha” is a Hindi word for hope, and the songs on the album are full of pan-cultural roots and contemporary elements that are typical of Richard Gannaway’s production style. Miriam Stockley’s vocal arrangements are captivating as always, and the guest performers are some of World Music’s finest talent. Pre-order the album at Amazon, and on iTunes.
Beyond Dreams - Pathways to Deep Relaxation
With this album, Bekker's goal was to combine rhythmic entrainment with melodies that listeners could enjoy while preparing for sleep, meditating, or practicing yoga or general self-exploration. Six tracks comprising sixty minutes of continuous music that is designed to help the listener achieve a deep state of relaxation.Visit henniebekker.com for details.
Spectrum - An Anthology of Relaxing Instrumental Music
A colorful sequence of soothing music from some of Hennie Bekker's most memorable albums, including the best selling Spring Rain, Summer Breeze, Temba and Reverie. The album features fourteen tracks from eleven albums. Visit henniebekker.com for details.
Music of Israel - A Modern Odyssey
Kavanagh has brought some of Canada's top jazz and world instrumentalists together to create this fresh and inspired album of traditional music from Israeli culture. Kavanagh has modernized some of the most well known songs and made them accessible and enjoyable to people from all walks of life. Preview the album on gregkavanagh.com.
African Tapestries Series
Master composer Hennie Bekker brings you his trademark, multi-platinum selling "African Tapestries" series, consisting of the five albums Temba, Kusasa, The Smoke That Thunders, Jabula, and Amani. A unique journey through the majesty and mystery of Africa, the series is an expedition of World Music interwoven with the sounds and rhythms from his roots. Bekker draws on his experiences growing up in Africa and demonstrates a unique ability to fuse ambient, New Age, relaxation and world music together, allowing the listener to experience Africa through diverse sounds of the landscape.