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Snatam Kaur Honors the Hearts of Mexico City
A tangible feeling of heart-centered love emanated from the audience of over 1000 people as Snatam Kaur and GuruGanesha Singh took the stage in Mexico City. Snatam was moved to tears. “They applauded before we did anything at all. This show of love right off the bat was overwhelming.” As Guru Ganesha Singh puts it, “We felt their deep love long before the concert began. The organizers put so much love into the way they prepared the stage; it was the most beautiful stage I’ve ever seen with flower petals and luminescent fabric everywhere. It was so magical, we felt transported just doing the sound check!”
A good portion of the audience in Mexico City had never heard Snatam Kaur’s music prior to the day of the concert, and yet the entire audience – many of whom are Catholic – chanted, danced and participated in the sacred music of the Celebrate Peace Tour. During the performance, Snatam Kaur and Guru Ganesha Singh sang two songs, Ma (specifically the words of Yogi Bhajan, “Bountiful am I, Blissful am I, Beautiful am I”), and Long Time Sun, in Spanish and a translator shared the meanings of the sacred chants offered during the concert. The music Snatam Kaur shares in every performance is offered in peace to people of all faiths and helps each individual to embrace who they are on a higher level and to embrace their own faith in a deeper way.
During a nationally syndicated radio interview, Snatam Kaur shared the message in the music with an audience of over one million people. “The Celebrate Peace tour is about healing the planet by helping individuals create a vibration of love and peace within – inner healing – and radiating this vibration out into the world.” The interview was only supposed to last seven minutes but, because of the high level of interest on the part of the interviewer and the listeners, it turned into half an hour. Snatam was amazed by the receptivity. “The people of Mexico City are really ready for peace – not a superficial peace, but a deep down inner peace and healing. They are ready to look to themselves for inner strength and were receptive to the chants we shared because this sacred music helps to create that vibration of inner strength and peace that we all seek.”
The Celebrate Peace tour has received warm invitations from many Spanish-speaking countries. In Spain in 2006 they had an awe inspiring reception with a large, sold-out concert and a fifteen minute standing ovation at the end. With this warm response, the concert organizer in Spain is already planning to bring Snatam Kaur and Guru Ganesha Singh back for several concerts and workshops in Valencia, Madrid and again in Barcelona. Guru Ganesha Singh says he’s also looking forward to performances that are on the schedule for Chile, Argentina and Brazil.
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