about mardana

Mardana is a spiritual music band from Germany which emerged from the known formation Khalsa Jetha. With Mardana, the three artists Sat Karam Kaur (Harmonium, Keyboards, Vocals), Guru Surya Singh (Tabla, Percussions, Vocals) and Gurbasant Singh (Guitars, Vocals) have created a new musical project in which they enrobe shabads, spiritual songs and Kundalini Yoga Mantras in a virtuosic musical vestment, and that with great variety.

The compositions, mostly sung in Gurmukhi, an ancient language that evolved from Sanskrit, are enriched with spiritual english songs and create an entrancing blend of western and traditional sounds.

The special attention of the trio lies in the multifold vocal settings, enhancing the character as a band, and finding unique expression in the choirs of many of their pieces. Mardana has a fantastic groove: capturing beats and invigorating rhythms are their speciality, yet as important as calm pieces and soothing ballads or an etheric chant which invites you to search for infinity…

Every once a while, Mardana invite other guest musicians for their performances and musical productions, for example Gurudass Kaur Khalsa, on whose newer albums the three have contributed a large part of the music and arrangements. Currently, Mardana is working on their new album of which some pieces will already be perfomed live.

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