“Her voice is one of wisdom and elegance. I am deeply moved by the depth of her performance and how commited she is to delivering an experience to her audience at a level they never could have expected” – Shiva Baum (former Head of Artists and Repertoire of Triloka/Mercury Records, current head of music programming Bhakti Fest/Shakti Fest)
ABOUT SANGEETA KAUR
Continuing to bend genre and break new ground as a unique leader in the modern renaissance wave of New Age music, Teresa Mai, the artist known as SANGEETA KAUR, is embarking on a banner year in her multifaceted career.
Cinematic and hypnotic in sound and scope, Sangeeta alchemizes her Vietnamese American roots, Classical Crossover Operatic expertise and authentic connection with Sacred Mantra Music to create a new sonic and vocal experience.
With a great passion for performance, Sangeeta brings an award winning pedigree aligning classical opera training, Kundalini yoga and a deeply personal Tibetan Buddhist practice. Her unique style and commitment to honoring her dharma as a Voice for the sacred path, has taken Sangeeta all over the globe from world renown venues in the United States such as the Broad Stage and the Segerstrom Center for the Arts to Sydney Opera House in Australia, Sangeeta delivers a presence and live experience that is internationally compelling.
She is the first artist to compose a “Mantra Opera”, that work known as “Niguma” and its sequel “Ascension” opened to rave reviews and was the first work of its kind to congruently combine Ancient Sacred Wisdom of the East with a cinematic visual choreography on the stage that built a bridge between the worlds of sacred chant and classical opera and modern dance.
Sangeeta’s current album MIRRORS demonstrates a delicate stripped down approach in production while simultaneously serving to expand boundaries unfolding a cascading cultural landscape of classical music woven in a modern eclectic twist. The result is a sonic event both cinematic and intimate that summons deep rooted emotions in the listener.
Speaking to her experience on creating this new recording, Sangeeta recalls, “In the recording process I was super intimate and super exposed in my goal to be as relatable as possible to the listener, while not abandoning my traditional classical roots and discipline which must be a part of anything I do as an artist. I wanted the challenge and I loved it.”
As far as what audiences the world over can expect from her upcoming tour as well as her other upcoming new productions in 2019, Sangeeta shares, “My soul has a commitment to infuse the dharma and ancient wisdom into everything I do. I want to be available to those who are ready for it. The songs must serve a true purpose and for anyone being challenged in these times, I am committed to sharing music that uplifts and inspires the soul. I want my performance to shift the audience’s perspective to a more positive point of view. There is great personal empowerment and liberation when we allow ourselves to truly be seen. It takes courage and it takes faith. I want my songs to help inspire the journey that redefines the concept of reflection and how we see ourselves."