Meditation, reflection, and deep appreciation of the Divine brought the singers and musicians from Universum Musica together. Inspired by the mystical spirit of Indian music, they decided to recreate it in a new way, abandoning the traditional frames. Their music combines the typical Indian sitar and the traditional Bulgarian tamboura, Irish flutes, and percussion instruments from India, Peru and the Balkans. This created an interesting synthesis of ethno, jazz, and folk.
The main collaborator in this project is Nikolai Ivanov: a brilliant musician, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and artist. His biography includes the musical composition of 14 CDs and 17 movie soundtracks. He has much experience in harmoniously uniting musical elements of different parts of the world. His enchanting timbre and the celestial angelic voice of Morrigan are essential assets to the album Fire & Love.
The lyrics are taken from kirtans and are in Sanskrit. Singing Kirtans is an expression of inner joy, a deep trust and surrender to Existence. Praising the name of the Holy Creator, kirtans offer a direct connection with the Divine. They have been chanted in Eastern cultures for thousands of years and are now gaining popularity in the West. Kirtans are the language of the heart that cannot be expressed in words; they are the breath of Existence that cannot be explained but can only be experienced; they are fire and love.