New Age: Meditation
by Desert Rose
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Hymn of the Soul is a musical journey that will lead you to your deepest and innermost sanctuary, celebrating and discovering the beauty of your own soul. Described as a master piece for deep relaxation, healing and meditation.
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New Age: Meditation
(Mr Leslie Elderkin, music teacher, Cape Town)
“The alchemy for opening the heart into higher levels of consciousness is conjured by the mystical melodies of Desert Rose. They are able to transport the listener to angelic heights through their refreshing composition of Sufi fusion music (with a uniquely African twist). Their music has the power to communicate across racial and denominational divides, and allow us to immerse ourselves in a musical experience that is both joyous and reflective. I wish more and more people will experience the healing power of their work. Desert Rose truly allows us to “see” with our ears.”
“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. I plan to do everything I can to ensure that next time they tour the UK they have a professional agent who paves the way for them to be a global phenomena. I would highly recommend anyone goes and hears their beautiful sounds.”
Love and light
Jon Boys, Director, Inner Peace Centre For Conscious Living
Letchworth, UK. (June 2012)
“The aesthetic combination of invocations with sounds engineered by Yusuf and Lynne are not only beautiful and pleasing to the ear but also helps the listener to be in awe of the majesty of the Creator or Al-Jamal (Beauty). 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 tranquility.”
Dr. Syed Farid ALATAS :: Head, Department of Malay Studies; Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences ::The Shaw Foundation Building (AS7), #04-21 :: 5 Arts Link :: Singapore 117570 :: Republic of Singapore :: (June 2013)
Thank you so much for Saturday’s concert in London it was a profound & beautiful experience & am so soo happy to finally meet all of you!! after all this years of listening to your wonderful music !!
hope to see you again soon in London !!
love & best of grace to all :-*:-*
From Livia Maritzia, Oneness University, London (June 2012)
It would not be an exaggeration to say that I was transfixed by the sounds and rhythms of the music. I found it quite magical the way the sounds of Islam merged with the sounds of Africa and Muslim and Jewish lyrics were woven together in at least one of the songs.
The evening gave me a new insight into the meaning of diversity and it was a truly spiritual experience. I felt a rare and inexplicable calm by the end of the evening and it came on slowly and lingered. I lived in the Middle East for several years and am familiar with the sounds of the muezzin. Listening to Islamic chanting is not what I grew up with but I think it was the compositions and the context of the music that made it such an enduring and moving encounter.
UK Country Manager, London, UK
Brand South Africa (June 2012)
Desert Rose is a unique group of musicians that is so needed in today’s world. The richness of their universal music awakens our original and innate qualities of goodness, peace, freedom of spirit, compassion and love for one Creator allowing us to overcome artificial barriers that divide humanity today.
I believe that Desert Rose with their professionalism and beauty of their voices will greatly help in any difficult negotiations such as talks about climatic changes and the future of our planet.
Their sacred and highly spiritual music will definitely help open many minds and hearts to higher truths and in a quiet and incognito way will guide them to better resolutions and decisions.
BK Halina Paradela
Spiritual Coach and Founder of Brahma Kumaris University in Poland
Warsaw, Poland (Nov 2013)
I would like to share how much I have appreciated Desert Rose’s music, their presence and spirit. Their music is just so beautiful, the voices, the lyrics, the melodies have the power to take the listener to a state of awe.
Their presence is also very special because they come from South Africa and are representing many diverse cultures and religions from the African continent.
Valeriane Barnard, COP19 Interfaith Committee Member,
Geneva, Switzerland (Nov 2013)
Some say that words are food for the mind and music food for the soul. This would certainly be true for the music of Desert Rose. It is food for a tired body, for the lethargic mind and the battered will. It is difficult to put to words the plethora of feelings one gets when hearing this meditative music. When Desert Rose performed at the Institute for Advance Islamic Studies, IAIS Auditorium, we heard it with silence and the lights dimmed, and many hearts were filled with love and eyes filled with tears. With the main theme of the music of Desert Rose, that being God and His beloved ones, one cannot but be strengthened with the love for the Almighty, and reminded of times lost when the prophets walked the earth. And I cannot help but wonder that if we could be reminded of the beauty that surrounds us all the time, there will be no time for war and no space for hatred to take root on Earth. Desert Rose certainly reminds of the times of past, of what could have been, and what should be.
Dr Yunus Yasin, Director: Fajr Symphony
21 June 2013
Comment on Desert Rose concert at Institute for Advanced Islamic Studies, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (June 2013)
“Desert Rose’s music and singing never fails to open my heart every time I hear it – and resonates in my whole being. I never tire of playing it.
What a fabulous combination of performers – African singing, dance and drumming that is deeply moving – and a true representation and message of hope from a true Rainbow Nation -”
Sue Lake and Bilal, Clophill, UK (June 2012)
I was taken by surprise with the talent on show and how cleverly they wove Sufi traditional songs with African rhythms and visa versa. All music arrangements and most of the compositions are credited to Lynne Holmes on keyboard, but the outstanding singing from Yusuf Ganief and Nceba Gongxeka was something special. Complimenting this were Sisonke Godlo on African percussion, Farah Jawitz on Clarinet and Lynne Holmes’ daughter, Michaela on vocals. She is a talented singer in her own right with an interesting future ahead of her. Nceba Gongxeka also played a number of instruments some of which I’d not seen before, e.g. Mbira, African Mouth Bow, African Harp and Shakers. He also showed off some great dancing moves when he stepped off the stage and went into a short set of well known South African songs.
This group carry a wonderful spirit with them from their Sufi teachings and possess a sound that is indeed unique, exciting and definitely uplifting. The combination of the five musicians on show here worked and they presented a marvellous show, feedback from those attending has been nothing but complementary. Hopefully they will swing by London again on another occasion and when they do, we’ll be happy to host them again.
Wallee Mc Donnell
Music Events Co-ordinator
www.stethelburgas.org (June 2012)