SPIRIT OF TRUTH – Starchild SUPAMAN – Prayer Loop Song BURAKA BLUE – Love & Light TRUTHSEEKAH – Esoteric Agenda ATMA – Eternal Boundlessness SON OF SATURN & LIFE SCIENTIST – Mystic Pantheon LOST CHILDREN OF BABYLON – Where Every Breath Is A Prayer MASTA BUILDAS – Meditation Chant ANAHATA SACRED SOUND CURRENT – Uprising
Always love finding bands who’s music is more than just benign and simplistic lyrics. SPIRIT ADRIFT definately brings the classic Rock feel of BLACK SABBATH to the mix with their newest release “Forge Your Future” off the three-song EP, of the same name, out August 27th.
Hip-Hop speaks about the struggles and issues within a given community, as well as the expression of accomplishments in life. For many it is a representation of their world and their vision of reality.
Below are a variety of Hip-Hop artists that infuse the plight, as well as the powers, in their lives to express humanity with positive vibes.
FERAL THE EARTHWORM – YouTube – Website – Facebook
Caught this guy both times in Houston at For The Community. Great Spoken Word Hip-Hop artist out of Austin.
REPOST: Another gem of a find is in the music of Islamic singer AHMED BUKHATIR. The first song I hear was an English nasheed* called “Forgive Me.” Even though the English isn’t very well put together the essence and the emotion is felt. The video for the song shows Ahmed coming in contact with various children, one with no leg, another with no sight, and one with no hearing. When he realizes these things his words, “Oh God, forgive me when I whine” A subtle and strong song about how we complain about things in life and when we come to the realization of other people’s suffering, we must humble our selfs about trivial things.
REPOST: Was roaming around YouTube looking up Native American artists and found LITEFOOT, probably the first Native American Hip-Hop artist I have heard of. Litefoot has been in the music scene for close to 20 years now but might be recognized best as Little Bear in the movie The Indian in the Cupboard as well as other movies including Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, Kull the Conqueror, Song Of Hiawatha and The Pearl as well as other movies and TV appearances.
REPOST: I found Black Thunder Singers through the NAMA (Native American Music Awards) website while strolling through their past winners. Black Thunder Singers won a 2011 NAMA for Best Pow Wow Recording Artist. Formed in 2001 Black Thunder are a Northern Tradition drumming group that sing the songs of the Black Hills and the Great Lakes regions.
REPOST AND EDITED: This interview was done when I ran a small fanzine years ago. Only a few video interviews are posted here.
First posted 7/2/2011. All the others are lost or only available in print. Link to full interview no longer available. Only this short print is available sorry.
Interview 6-30-2011 Musician, poet, animal rights and human and gay rights activist and soon to be Internet radio talk show host Otep Shamala spoke with Crossroads Music Magazine on the last leg of the Atavist Tour with fellow label mates Blackguard, Sister Sin and Destrophy as well as Austin, Texas band One-Eyed Doll while they played Theo’s Billiards in Corpus Christi the last day of June.
Verse 1 I see you at the liquor store leaving with the cheapest can of beer on the shelf You ain’t living on the street, but you barely making rent, and I relate because I’m struggling myself I see you smile at the clerk while you fumble through your purse, I just wish I had a little more to help I imagine where you living, how you feeling, what you love and who you’ll be if you can make it out your hell I see you at the bus stop, looking at the sidewalk, smoking half a cigarette, waiting for a ride Kinda limp when you walk and look away when you talk, you’re ashamed, I can see it in your eyes Probably got a NASCAR shirt and a car that you love, but you’re here ’cause you’re too afraid to drive It’s been almost ten years since the day that you crashed, can’t forget about the little boy’s life
Intro Like anybody, I would like to live — a long life; longevity has its place. But I’m not concerned about that now. I just want to do God’s will. And He’s allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I’ve looked over. And I’ve seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the Promised Land. So I’m happy, tonight. I’m not worried about anything. I’m not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord – MLK Jr
REPOST: Yeah, I’m one of those long haired Metal-head types that grew up listening to aggressive music, getting into the mosh pit at concerts, stage diving into crowds, and a bit of headbanging at times. One thing that drew me to Heavy Metal was the depth of some of the lyrics in some of the bands I listened to. I contribute music in being one of the main vehicles that made me question the reality of life as well as death. Below is a small list of songs that made me open up to the understanding of the last aspect of life….Death.
Krishnacore: A sub-genre of punk and hardcore music that is influenced heavily on the teachings and traditions of the Hare Krishna movement, a spiritual practice within Hinduism that practices the devotion toward Divinity.
Here is a new list of Ambient, Light Music that I feel have a spiritual/conscious feel throughout.
LOST AT LAST – Shalom Asalaam(A Call for Peace)
LIQUID BLOOM – Ecstatic Grounding
JAYA LAKSHMI and ANANDA – This is the Day
MICKI FREE – My Heart is Crying
SIMRIT KAUR – Mul Mantra
ASURA – Le Dernier Voyage
JAI-JAGDEESH & KRISHAN – Aap Sahaee Hoa
JAH CURE – Nothing Is Impossible
MATISYAHU – King Without a Crown
KALYA SCINTILLA – Manzanita
VIDEOS BELOW Continue reading “Conscious/Spiritual Music – AMBIENT/LIGHT – Jan-April 2019”
Fish Daddy Glass and Top 5 Ways to Help You Get Inspired
Fish Daddy Glass is the collaborated effort of “two guys looking to make great glass art” (aka Michael Fisher and Xavier Juarez) from the central Texas region. Saw these guys blowing glass a few days back at Art Haus@Pour Haus in New Braunfels (Between San Antonio and Austin) and was impressed by the quick items that were created, including glass pipes, necklace pieces and little animals. Continue reading “Fish Daddy Glass and Top 5 Ways to Help You Get Inspired”
From their Facebook Page:
Bliss Goddess music, visual art and temple dance is an alchemy of the ancient, future and eternal present. As sonic shamans, they blend live instruments and ethnic percussion with remixes of the hottest tracks from the best tribal dub and world electronic dance music artists. The music is brought to your eyes by projected visionary art and sacred geometry, while radiant Temple Dancers invoke and embody the Divine Feminine, leading the listener/dancer on a journey across exotic, lush landscapes.
I first discovered BLISS GODDESS earlier this year while doing a Soundcloud search for artists and bands that relate to spirituality in one form or another. I found a live recording of their Jan. 29th show in Austin earlier this year. Continue reading “MUSIC – BLISS GODDESS”