This new collaboration by the inspired singer Mercedes Bahleda and composer Ferenz Kallos offers traditional Indian chants, Tibetan prayers and a rare translation from Arabic of the secret Jesus Mantra, Jesu Rabbani Elte Pros Mey. Cradled by the lush strings of Noah Hoffeld’s cello and Ferenz on violin, Mercedes’ heartbreaking vocals evoke an ancient time with this oldest of Christian prayers.
Opera singer Jenna Karl guests on a gorgeously epic, 20-minute sadhana, Om Shanti, rich with airy flutes, deep strings and rolling harmonies over the steady drum of a heartbeat -- opening a landscape of hope through this grand prayer of peace.
released May 5, 2017
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(C) Songs of Mercy
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