You won't want to miss Gina Sala and Daniel Paul At the Temple of Peace in Haiku this coming Sunday, Jan. 27th.
We are in for a treat here!
Here's the flier information and some links and then I want to tell you a bit about Gina Sala coming to Maui and my personal experience of Daniel Paul.
Cirque du Soleil Vocalist Gina Salá Joins Tabla Drummer Daniel Paul
World music troubadour
Gina Salá & tabla drum virtuoso Daniel Paul
will be hosting an evening of kirtan chanting at
the TEMPLE OF PEACE
on Sunday, January 27th at 7pm,
and a six day
KIRTAN & DRUM IMMERSION
on Maui’s north shore starting Jan 30th.
Gina Salá, a vocalist, composer, teacher and kirtan chant leader has a repertoire spanning 23 languages, and a reputation as a musical healer among her devoted fans in the Pacific northwest. Born into an Acadian family of singers she began chanting at the age of 3 in a remote Canadian ashram and continued much later under her spiritual teacher Papa-ji in Lucknow, India. She has since gone from wandering with sadhus in the Himalaya’s to programs in Japan, Asia, the United Nations and on stage as lead singer for Cirque du Soleil. To this day she continues to teach and tour internationally, still picking up knowledge in India, but also more fans everywhere along the way!
Similarly, Maui resident and tabla drum virtuoso Daniel Paul has been a fixture on the international kirtan chanting circuit for decades. He has primarily accompanied grammy nominee Jai Uttal along with many of the top artists of the genre. As a young man Daniel’s nine years of musical study gave him the opportunity to assist several of India’s greatest classical maestros.(Ali Akbar Khan, Zakir Hussain & Swapan Chaudhuri), and he was later awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to further his studies throughout India. Returning to Maui he has since played in countless programs such as opening at the Waikiki Bandshell for both the Dalai Lama at the
“Hawaiian Kingdom’s 100 Year Overthrow Commemoration”,and for Bob Dylan accompanying Hawaii’s legendary Henry Kapono.
Gina Salá and Daniel Paul first met at, and are now featured fixtures on the main stage at Bhakti-fest, the center of the universe for chanting festivals. With Daniel’s new CD “Tabla Mantra” (featuring Gina and several Maui musicians), and a highly successful 20 city mainland tour just completed, their passionately authentic and yet innovative blend of kirtan chanting is rapidly gaining momentum. In addition to the program at the TEMPLE OF PEACE in Haiku they are also hosting
a KIRTAN & DRUM IMMERSION this Jan 30th to Feb 5th on the northshore. For further info see: www.tabladaniel.com
Gina's web site that you will want to check out is www.ginasala.com
Later today I will be publishing a personal message to all of you from Gina that she emailed me this morning, and also my previous experience with Daniel Paul. Subscribe to me so that you don't miss that... or check back..
Aloha Nui for now and see you Sunday at The Temple of Peace in Haiku 7 PM
Gina will have her CD's on sale there also!