Dance when you're broken open.
Dance when you've torn the bandage off.
Dance in the middle of fighting.
Dance in your own blood.
Dance when you're perfectly free.
Don't put blankets over the drum!
Open completely your spirit-ear: Music. Dance.
A brilliant city inside your soul
A collection of songs and instrumental pieces, with influences and inspirations taken from South American Folk music, Sanskrit Mantras, Rumi poems, Yoruba spirituality and more. Songs that speak of love, peace and surrender. Praful gathered his favorite musicians and a love support team, the Spirited Tribe, to record music from a shared magical experience of love and friendship.
“For a few years, I’ve had the dream to gather some of my favorite musicians and record in a big, inspiring studio. I was longing to invoke and record the kind of magic, inspiration and spontaneity that we experience during concerts. Like back in the ‘old’ days, in the last millennium, when there was no way of recording other than playing all together, instead of using an overdubbing and internet sharing process which is so common now in this digital age.
In January 2017, we spent 4 days in Fattoria Studio near Osnabrück, Germany: 6 musicians, a love support team, a cameraman and a sound engineer. The plan was to record both new compositions I had especially written for this project, as well as give lots of room to improvise and create entire pieces out of the moment. The love support team of 4 goddesses was there to support us, feed us, hug us and be there physically inside the studio doing Yoga, Massage and Healing while we are playing. My hope was, in this field of love, magic would happen and divine inspiration would come kissing us.
What happened during those 4 days was beyond all expectations and belongs to my most beautiful and joyful experiences in music and friendship – we became a truly Spirited Tribe. All that these sonic diamonds needed was a little polishing, adding a few voices and extra elements. So much music was recorded in this short time, that it is released on 3 CDs with each a different theme. This album, Call of the Beloved, is the second of the trilogy, presenting mostly songs I had composed prior to the recording session. Some of them are instrumental, some feature lyrics, in various languages: English, Sanskrit Mantras, Rumi poems, Portuguese, Yoruba, Hindi or simply fantasy words channeled in the moment.
The 1st CD, Silence Speaks, contains the most delicate, soft and purely improvised pieces, which make the perfect soundtrack for Massage, Healing, Yoga or simply relaxation. Completing the trilogy, the 3rd CD also offers extended, improvised pieces, which carry a more shamanic, tribal energy that build from subtle to flowing rhythms, similar to Sufi whirling music.” Praful
released October 15, 2017
The Spirited Tribe
Musicians: Praful, Andy Blissett, Joshua Samson, Terence Samson, Gil Lopez, Dana Devi -- Love Support Team: Vimal Gabrielsen, Dana Devi, Chandra de Rijk, Isha Nayomo -- Film Crew: Eddie Boschma – Sound Engineer: Stephan van Wylick
Produced by Praful
Recorded by Stephan van Wylick @ Fattoria Studio, DE
Additional recordings and mixed by Praful @ Skywalker Studio, DE
Mastered by Darius van Helfteren @ AmsterdamMastering.NL
Cover Design by Vimal G. Gabrielsen / www.vimalgabrielsen.com
Photos by Andrei Jewell (cover, inside, backside), Eddie Boschma, Vimal G. Gabrielsen
All music & lyrics written by Praful except:
Don’t Fight / Om Namah Shivaya music & lyrics by Peter Makena & Praful; Call of the Beloved music by Praful, Andy Blissett, Gil Lopez, Joshua Samson, Terence Samson – lyrics by Praful; Good Beginnings music by Praful, Gil Lopez, Joshua Samson, Terence Samson - lyrics by Praful & Traditional; Whispered the Heart & Perfectly Free: lyrics based on poems by Sufi mystic Jallaluddin Rumi
Praful is a master sound healer, multi-instrumentalist, singer, composer & producer. He amalgamates Shamanic power, Heart
medicine, Indian sweetness, Mantra ecstasy, Jazz virtuosity, World rhythms and Meditative depth into his own unique blend of Sacred World Fusion. His 10 Solo albums and many collaborations garnered international success. His Bandcamp discography is the most complete on the net....more