Soulrise Melodies is a musical duo consisting of husband and wife, Zafar and Chelsea. The couple met in Haifa in 2005 and were married in 2006. Chelsea is from the USA originally and Zafar grew up in Papua New Guinea. They have two children born September 2008 and March 2011 and currently live in Australia.
Although the two always enjoyed singing, playing, and composing music together, their desire to write music to selections from the Baha’i Writings intensified after becoming parents. They found that singing prayers and quotations allowed them to share the beautiful words in an accessible and heart-warming way with their young children. Singing also encouraged the whole family to memorize the Baha’i verses in an enjoyable way. Thus the “At First Light” series was created: Volume 1 contains 20 quotations from the Baha'i Writings and Volume 2 contains 20 Baha'i prayers.
Chelsea and Zafar have endeavored to write simple, easy-to-learn tunes. Along with acoustic guitar and percussion, you will also hear a bit of piano and violin. “At First Light” has natural sound, with uplifting instrumentals and soft beats that will appeal to children and parents alike. Their four-year-old son Zorion is also featured in a couple tracks on Volume 1.
Visit their website for more info, free downloads, and more: www.soulrisemelodies.com