“It is not easy to anchor oneself in the calm of divine love in the middle of the chaos of New York City.But when Desert Rose is preforming, the soul sinks into that love so easily and profoundly.
Like no other sharing, Desert Rose’s spirited voice and music took all that encountered their performance to a quick journey of connection and love.Yes, indeed love among people working in so many sectors and meeting in so many venues from churches to business.That is the magic of Desert Rose.They unite people and bring all to their hearts.I can’t wait for them to be back again.
Zainab Salbi, Award winning Social Activist (voted one of the 20 most influential women in the US), Author of “Peace is an Inside Job”, October 2018
I have been a musician and composer of my own songs for over 40 years and have attended thousands of live performances of every genre of music available to my ears. The music of Desert Rose is something of a new league to me. It reaches the innermost depths of your soul and you feel the raw emotion of what is going on in the music. I will only be happy when I have heard them perform in world class venues to massive crowds. The work they are doing to bring the world’s eclectic mix of people together through music is truly wonderful.
Love and light
Jon Boys, Director, Inner Peace Centre For Conscious Living Letchworth, UK. June 2012
I enjoyed working with Desert Rose and her ability to combine classical orchestration with indigenous music is truly a gift to the South African music world. I hope this music will serve as an inspiration to not only the South African music enthusiast, but to the rest of the indigenous musicians all over the world. Desert Rose and myself are dedicated to the protection and preservation of indigenous african instruments in both ancient and modern context’s.Welcome to the Future!!
Pops Mohamed (Multi instrumentalist, music producer, SAMA Music Lifetime Achievement Award, Indigenous Musician), 7 October 2007
I gained insight into stillness. Learning how to relax, breathe and allow a unity of thoughts and emotions. The music was for me, the conduit that allowed me to release my inhibitions. Prior to the retreat I found high emotions to be limiting, hurtful and kind of dangerous but during last weekend, I was shown the tools of how to manage that perspective. I will continue to work on this as it has been the most liberating experience.
Nicky Elliot, Photographer, Artist….5 May 2019 (Sound to Silence Retreat Participant in Mozambique – April 2019, March 2020
“Listening to Desert Rose is not only entertaining but is also a spiritual exercise that develops in us the capacity to discover love, peace and tranquillity,”
Internationally recognized Sufi Scholar, Professor Sayyid Farid al-‘Attas, Associate Professor of Malay Studies at Singapore University. 10 March 2013