100% of the proceeds from this album go to Maui's public Charity the Lovevolution Foundation.
Baraka is a magic carpet ride through the minds of ancient eastern mystics where words become worlds. Masterful musicians weave spell binding soundscapes, using exotic instruments of Ancient Turkey, Persia, India, and Lebanon. Entertainment meets enlightenment through the multimedia production of Baraka: Blessing of the Mystics.
Produced in Lovevolution's Matuiopia Studios located in Haiku Hi.
In the fabric of spacetime there is a wormhole of wonder that awaits us in the voices of the original edutainers, the mystic poets. This is the first volume of a passionate project to bring to life the luminous voices of the past, & to remember the value of what it means to turn words into worlds. These poems can perform that great feat of inspiration, & it has been an honor to be the mouth piece of the mystics.
These narratives are taken from a myriad of translations by various scholars, & then given a more modern poetic license in various ways. In this version the feminine is featured in place of masculine nomenclatures for the divine, eternal, & cosmic consciousness with whom these poetic greats were so in love. Also the word "God" has been replaced with the word 'Love' in order to secularize the message or golden thread of truth that pervades this poetry spanning from 1100-2012.
Modern Poetic Renderings inspired by Rumi, Hafiz, Kabir, Tukaram, Kahlil Gibran, Omar Khayyam, & Baraka Kanaan, Each poet has about 20 min. of oration, & this digital album is an extended version of the physical CD which is limited to 77 min of music, here you have 222 min of mind altering meditative magic.
Sound Weaving by Mateus Kotok.
Musicians: Don V. Lax on Violin.
Rasa Priya on Sarode.
Jitendra on Sitar,
Baraka on flute, piano, Hang, & drums.
Maesyn on Violin.
Don Mcclean on Ude.
All vocals produced & narrated by Baraka Kanaan
The BARAKA tour is a completely unique traveling edutainment experience involving a synthesis of exotic instruments & enchanting music, back-dropped by breakthrough projected time-lapse and CGI visuals, & interdisciplinary quantum poetics designed to infuse audiences with enthusiasm for the magic and wonder of the Cosmos. Each show focuses on a different theme including the wisdom of the mystics, a journey around the universe, returning nature, dream yoga, and creative genius programs for children. Each event culminates in a philosophical Q&A with Nature’s Poet Laureate from Maui Hawaii, Baraka Kanaan. All proceeds, including donations, as well as ticket and product sales are tax deduct- ible and go to the Lovevolution Foundation educational public charity tax ID# 37-1576756.