An international all-male a cappella choir, “Oneness-Dream” present songs of Sri Chinmoy.
Sri Chinmoy (1931-2007), an indian spiritual Master who lived since 1964 in New York City and established meditation centres in over 60 countries, was a true Renaissance Man. Poet, painter, writer, musician, composer, philosopher, athlete, peace-dreamer and world-traveller, he composed over 22,000 devotional songs, mostly in his native Bengali, and in English.
Sri Chinmoy saw music as a pure language of the heart, a pathway to meditation, an expression and revelation of the Divine. His songs, flowing from the depths and heights of meditation, were composed spontaneously, and are unadorned with harmony or accompaniment – just the purity, beauty, simplicity, intimacy and immediacy of word and melody.
For Sri Chinmoy, all faiths are branches of one life-tree. In addition to his own words, he has set music to sacred texts from Christian, Buddhist and Hindu traditions. “Oneness-Dream” celebrate this oneness-in-diversity by singing in places of worship of all faiths around the world, these sacred places the perfect setting for songs of pure devotion to the highest and inmost we all share.
The members of “Oneness-Dream” are disciples of Sri Chinmoy, following his spiritual path of meditation and service. None are professional musicians. The 14 members come from 14 countries – Finland, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Scotland, England, USA, Italy, Australia, New Zealand and Colombia – and range in age from their 20s to their 60s.
“Oneness-Dream” have recorded four CDs – In Vastness-Peace (2011), from a tour of the churches of Iceland; In Oneness-Light (2012), sung in the temples and pagodas of Myanmar; Oneness-Dream at Tarpan Studios (2016), recorded at Narada Michael Walden’s Tarpan Studios in San Francisco in September 2015; and Oneness-Dream in Ireland (2016), from a tour of the churches of southern and central Ireland.
Find out more about Sri Chinmoy at www.srichinmoy.org »