THE INFINITE HEART
Songs, Mantras and Chants Honoring the Divine Feminine
with Crystal Singing Bowls
Divinely-inspired¸”The Infinite Heart ” the new release from ASHANA, transports listeners to transcendent states of deep peace and inner healing on the gentlest waves of devotion and compassion. In this stunning and elegantly crafted work, the pure voice of ASHANA and the celestial sound of the crystal singing bowls, blend together in a sublime alchemy that has the power to deliver the listener, literally, to the angelic realms. Here in this state, all that is unnecessary and untrue falls away revealing the pristine essence of Divinity that lies within.
Breaking new ground, Ashana blends her signature sound with Sanskrit and Sikh mantra, Tibetan and Native American chant, a song of devotion to the Virgin Guadalupe in Spanish, a hypnotic version of The Prayer of St. Francis, and an angelic choir of voices singing music inspired by 11th century mystic, Hildegaard von Bingen. This is the music of the new paradigm, birthed through sound and vibration from that all-embracing, tender pure source from which all religions spring.
“The Infinite Heart” is the fourth collaboration between Ashana and world-renowned producer, Thomas Barquee (Snatam Kaur, Seal), whose masterful and sensitve arrangements weave Ashana’s pristine vocals and crystal singing bowls into an extraordinary sensory experience of musical prayer.
With certainty, all who come to hear “THE INFINITE HEART” will be lifted to a place of pure peace, comfort, and unconditional love, where true healing awaits.
REVIEWERS ON "THE SOUND OF ASHANA"
“A Gift from Heaven” – New Age Retailer
"The miraculous quality of Ashana's voice, its power to soothe and heal as it soars up octaves and holds notes until they blend with chimes into infinity — comes to us like a message from beyond, bearing white radiance and creating the healing space with which we can remember true destinies and connect with the eternal grace of the present moment." — Daily Om
"When I first listened to "ALL IS FORGIVEN" my husband and I were driving in the car. I was thankful that I was in the passenger's seat, because all I could do was just close my eyes and be taken into the heavenly sounds. I noticed that my breathing actually slowed down, and I felt as if I was being taken into a beautiful place in my heart that was being awakened by Ashana's serene vocals, and the sacred bowls that she plays. The album is light and beautiful... but takes you right into your heart... where all is forgiven." — Snatam Kaur
"Ashana’s 'JEWELS OF SILENCE' is from another world, a better world, a world in which surgery is done by sound and travel done by light. It is from a world where unconditional love is as common as a handshake and deep peace is the standard operating procedure for every soul. Ashana is a goddess on this other world, this world of stillness and joy. She dances along the lines of sound and silence, weaving effortlessly the silken strands of healing into a blanket to place over the wounded. In the silence of your own soul, she kneels before you, bowing to the light within your heart, and offers you these jewels, these precious Jewels of Silence." -- Ramdesh Kaur, Spirit Voyage Blog
"If there are levels of heavenly ecstasy that can be measured by those of us in human form then it must be said that "BELOVED," takes the whole idea of magnificence and musical healing to the highest level. With "Beloved," Ashana has fully emerged as a truly divine artist in this ever-expanding genre of healing music."— Lloyd Barde, Aura Magazine
ABOUT ASHANA ...
Weaving together soaring, angelic vocals and the celestial sound of crystal singing bowls, Ashana is one of the premiere healing music artists and New Age vocalists of our time. Her music is an exquisitely crafted, luminous sonic tapestry that soothes and opens the heart, enfolding the listener in a transcendent experience of the Divine. This stunningly beautiful alchemy has been hailed by listeners all over the world as “breathtaking” and “a Gift from Heaven.”
Evolving from deep self-exploration, her style is truly eclectic. From her haunting rendition of the Lords Prayer in original Aramaic, to a Sufi chant, Latin verse, Gaelic song and Sikh mantra, Ashana blends Western and ethnic instruments with the unique drone of the crystal singing bowls to create the ultimate transcendent music for healing, relaxation and meditation.
A renowned Crystal Bowl Master, Ashana’s live performances have been called “powerful” and “deeply transformative” and she travels across the US, Canada and abroad offering concerts and sound healing workshops. With her producer, Thomas Barquee (Snatam Kaur, Seal), Ashana has received international acclaim for her CD recordings ALL IS FORGIVEN, JEWELS OF SILENCE (with Thomas Barquee), BELOVED, and the newly released, THE INFINITE HEART. Her intuitive and unique vocal improvisations and crystal bowl playing are featured extensively in the documentary film “The Sound You Feel: Vibrations of Healing,” released by Beyond Words.
Music beckoned from an early age. As a young girl growing up in New York City, Ashana began singing sacred music in churches. In the mid-80’s she was drawn to yoga, chanting and kirtan. Classically trained, she spent many years exploring a wide variety of musical genres including jazz, pop, gospel, musical theater as well as composing and teaching children’s music. From ancient to contemporary she immersed herself, graduating with a degree in vocal studies from the Mannes College of Music in New York City. For the last fifteen years, she has been on a deeply personal journey, studying and exploring sound healing and vocal toning. During this period she discovered and began playing quartz crystal singing bowls, instruments that are often used in contemplative practices to support healing, balance and well-being. Ashana is one of just a few musicians in the world to incorporate the bowls in their music and is a true innovator, creating a new genre that features the bowls prominently in vocal and instrumental music.
“It is always my intention that the music holds the highest frequency of light and love – that it is a blessing, a prayer, a healing for others, and that it comes deeply from my heart. For me, singing is a life path, a spiritual journey that has led to the very core of my being,” says Ashana. “Music can transport us, lift us to the place where we gently let go and open completely to receive and remember the divine that lives within each one of us.”
Performer, recording artist, songwriter, sound healer and teacher, Ashana tours the world with her concerts, workshops and crystalline activation ceremonies. Newly married, she currently divides her time between Santa Fe, NM and Mt. Shasta, CA with her husband, James. And, of course, her magnificent family of crystal singing bowls.
“With a voice that sounds like it was touched by an angel … Ashana is an artist like no other. Her music reaches you on an emotional level, welling up feelings of gratitude, longing and peace.” – Music Design