This Spring Celebration Jai Uttal Concert for Roots, Rock, Rama! is going to be so exciting! Celebration, meditation, dance of the devas, and love song to the universe...Jai Uttal's new dbl album "Roots, Rock, Rama!" is all that and more. This will be held in the beautiful Mill Valley Community Center with a full band and the wonderful voice of Jai Uttal. Jai's recent CD Release Party at Spirit Rock was packed to the roof, so we're bringing it back fully alive for everyone!
** tickets on sale via BrightStar Live Events **
** watch the latest video of Jai Uttal, family, friends & villagers in India:
With his unique gift for phrasing and melismatic ornamentation, Jai can wrest a thousand moods from a simple Sanskrit mantra. "Roots, Rock, Rama!" represents not only a grand summation of Jai Uttal's musical and devotional journey but also a new chapter in conscious music-making. After all these years and many recordings, concerts and workshops, he's still wide open to new musical epiphanies. "The universe is filled with colors and melodies," he says. "They're just everywhere, if only we could see and hear them more clearly. I feel that all art exists to enhance devotional practice and devotional expression. So I just try to hear the melodies." Tickets available now; expect a full house!
The title "Roots, Rock, Rama!" is a play on the name of the Bob Marley song "Roots, Rock, Reggae." Marley is one of Jai's main musical influences, and disc 1 of his new album is deeply steeped in reggae's earthy rhythms, hypnotic bass lines, jubilant horn charts and soulful vocal harmonies. Jai calls this disc the "Rama Sun" CD. CD 2, known as "Rama Moon," evokes an entirely different mood. Grounded in the gentle, lilting sway of Brazilian samba, it touches on the pastoral splendor of the more acoustic tracks from the Beatles' "White Album." The Beatles are another major influence; Jai brings their pioneering fusion of Indian music and Western pop into the 21st century.
Joining Jai will be Prajna Vieira, Ben Leinbach, Greg Barnett and other awesome musicians who've played with & supported Jai over the years... stay tuned for details!
Presented by Lloyd Barde Productions ~ "Keeping the Living Music Alive"