Simrit – Songs of Resilience (Simrit Kaur Music, 2016)
Songs of Resilience is a crossover album by singer-songwriter Simrit. The Greek-born artist raised in the United States has composed a set of song that bring together devotional poetry and music influenced by Greek orthodox chants, Indian mantras, American folk-rock, pop, American Indian chants, West African, various other world traditions, and dreamy electronics.
Although her musical arrangements are varied, her vocal style has a trance-like ability, using repetitive techniques found in Indian mantras.
Highlights are the folk-rock song “Prithvi Hai; the ethereal mantra “Pavan Guru”; and the beautiful kora and cello-infused “Ad such” and “Nana.”
Although many of Samrit’s followers practice yoga, Songs of Resilience’s captivating vocals should appeal to a wider audience.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.