World renowned devotional artists Mirabai Ceiba will appear in concert at Hartford Seminary as part of their Awakened Earth tour. A gentle yet expansive spirit pervades all the music of Mirabai Ceiba. Their concerts are group celebrations for peace — joyous occasions that embody the duo?s profound belief in music as a universal language uniting all the world?s peoples, cultures and traditions.
Mirabai Ceiba consists of guitarist/singer Markus Sieber and singer/harpist/keyboardist Angelika Baumbach. Their music blends Gurmukhi mantras from the Kundalini Yoga tradition with original songs in English and Spanish that reflect a Native American influence and also draw from Rumi, Thich Nhat Hanh, Guru Nanak and Yogi Bhajan.
The name Mirabai Ceiba embodies the influences of both India and Native Latin America. Mirabai (1498-1547) was a Hindu mystical singer. Ceiba is a sacred tree of Latin America which is never cut.
Mirabai Ceiba recorded its first album “Flores” in 2004, followed by “Ocean” in 2008 and ?A Hundred Blessings? in 2010. ?Mirabai Ceiba?s most recent album is titled ?A Hundred Blessings.? “And that?s what the music feels like: a beneficent and abundant gift from the universe,? said Alan di Perna, writer for Yoga Journal and Rolling Stone.