'a truly beautiful and inspiring piece of devotional work.'
- Nikki Slade, Free the Inner Voice
Dedicated to healing the inner and outer waters,
Shiva's Rain is an album of songs to swim in.
Dive deep in the waters of oceanic mantras and melodies and surf the songwaves
Shiva’s Rain is the latest release from Katie Rose, featuring love songs for the inner waters, songs for the seas of the world and devotional songs invoking the divinity of water.
Stirred by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Katie was moved to dedicate her new album to water in order to raise funds and awareness about water issues.
Water is a precious life-giving substance which forms about 70% of our bodies and covers 70% of the planet. Only 2.75% of the world’s water is drinkable and this vital resource is being polluted at a devastating rate. 14,000 people and countless numbers of sea creatures die daily as a result of water pollution.
The ancient shamans and teachers of many spiritual traditions used sound to attune with the natural world. Contemporary scientists such as Dr Masuru Emoto and Alexander Lauterwasser have been able to provide photographic evidence of the effect of different words and sounds on water crystals.
Shiva’s Rain comes with an invitation to visualize pure, clean water for all and to move towards sustainable solutions for our planet:
“Just as whales transmit sounds to each other across long distances, the sound waves of our songs ripple out beyond us into the universe. It is my sincere hope that this album will be both soothing and stirring to the waters within and without.”
Having experienced the profound power of mantra to calm troubled waters, Katie was drawn particularly to Shiva mantras. This Hindu deity can be seen as the spirit of cleansing, creative destruction, as found in the wild waves of storms and seas. His hair is said to be the water of the river Ganges and, like Neptune in Western mythology, he carries a trident. These powerful mantras form the core of the album which also includes a jazz standard, Gospel songs, Buddhist and Sikh mantra interwoven with original material.
Donations from this album will be given to Greenpeace
With gratitude for the support of Strummerville
Available from The Rose Window www.therosewindow.org
Listen oh listen for the song of the sea, may all beings be happy and free
Listen oh listen for the song of the sea, may all beings live in peace
Copyright Katie Rose 2011
Katie Rose - Artist Bio
Singing from an early age in churches gave Katie Rose a direct experience of the power of the sound to create a powerful meditative state. At the age of fifteen she knew her vocation was to use her voice for healing.
She trained in Theatre and embarked on a voyage of exploring voice and spirituality, learning from many sound healers including Nikki Slade, Don Conreaux and Jill Purce.
Passionate about sharing the power of sound, she has works with individuals and groups helping them to express themselves in a way which is fun, liberating and empowering.
"I've never liberated my voice quite like that before!" – Marian
Witnessing the profound effect of sound in others, Katie was inspired to start recording healing music – Shiva’s Rain follows The Singing Tree (2009). Committed to promoting interfaith tolerance and inclusivity she interweaves songs, chants and mantras from global traditions with her own original material.
Katie has also released an EP of traditional folk music fol-de-rose (2010) and was invited to contribute a track to the compilation album Echoes from the Mountains (2010 Rif Mountain)
"you'll be totally hooked” … "an eye (and ear) opener." - fROOTS magazine
Katie has performed and lead groups at festivals and venues across the UK including Mind Body Spirit, Tree of Life, Big Green Gathering, Glastonbury. She will be sharing a sound meditation at the Sound Oasis at the Mind Body Spirit Winter Festival on 12th November 2011. Please visit her website for details of this and other events.
Committed to supporting the growth of the sound healing community, Katie runs a free monthly newsletter listing the work of sound practitioners across London. She also showcases conscious artists at her monthly event The Garden of Roses at Inspiral Lounge, Camden.
Katie recently sung in a choir of 800 at Sing for Water at the Thames Festival which has raised half a million pounds for Water Aid over the last ten years. She is working with Water Aid to create a very special event for World Water Day on March 22nd 2012 – watch this space…!