"Spirit Soul And Friends - A Musical Peace Troupe" are the 2017 Global Music Awards Bronze Medal Recipients for the "Music Video" category with their documentary musical feature film, "Kirtan Peace Vibrations With Spirit Soul and Friends". They also recently received the 2017 Global Music Awards Bronze Medal for the "World Music" category with the beautiful mantra, "Om Hari Om", one of the tracks which is also featured in the documentary musical film, "Kirtan Peace Vibrations With Spirit Soul And Friends".
"Spirit Soul And Friends - A Musical Peace Troupe" are also award recipients of the 2010 Los Angeles Music Awards for "World Music Artists of the Year" and "Showcase Artists of the Year". Their music video, "A Song of Peace (Nityananda Chaitanya)" received the 2009 Producer's Choice Award and was featured at the Los Angeles Music Awards gala event that year.
Their first music video, "Loving Thoughts," also received the 2008 Los Angeles Music Awards - Producer's Choice Award. The title song, "Loving Thoughts," was selected that year as part of a CD compilation project created for the U.S. Military troops stationed in Iraq and sent as gifts of peace. The song was received so well by the troops that it was played on all military radio stations located throughout the world.
"Spirit Soul And Friends - A Musical Peace Troope" also provides a family-friendly interactive program and show designed for any private, corporate or public event. This multi-talented versatile ensemble brings forth their common goal of taking music and dance to a higher level with inspiring original compositions, peaceful transcendental mantras and uplifting Kirtan accompanied by graceful Yoga Dancers.
"Spirit Soul And Friends - A Musical Peace Troupe" has over 15 years of experience in sharing the spiritual activity of Kirtan within the counties of Southern California to provide spiritual nourishment and help spread peace, harmony, and love to every community.
HAVE YOU HEARD OF KIRTAN?
WOULD YOU LIKE TO EXPERIENCE IT?
HAVE YOU BEEN TO A KIRTAN AND WANT MORE?
KIRTAN IS A JOYOUS CELEBRATION; A LIVING, MOVING MEDITATION
Kirtan is a universally recommended activity in all spiritual processes throughout the world. Engage and experience Kirtan, a non-denominational practice that has been passed down since time immemorial and a constant in all paths and religions.
Getting together as a group is a fun way to do this! It is a great activity for families and communities. We can sing mantras using all kinds of instruments and genres of music. Oftentimes, people will get up and move to the beautiful transcendental sounds or groove to a rock out kirtan. There are no hard and fast rules!
We invite you to come share the goal of utilizing peaceful mantras, music and dance to help create a more peaceful society. Our main goal is to give a gift of peace that you can take with you. You will be hearing and singing beautiful mantras and transcendental sounds that create peace and harmony by their spiritual potency wherever you go. Come and taste the sweet nectar of true happiness and peace.
PARTICIPANTS OF "SPIRIT SOUL AND FRIENDS - A MUSICAL PEACE TROUPE"
- Patita Pavana: Community Entertainment Project Coordinator/Vocals, Electric Acoustic Guitar, Harmonium, Ukelele, Keyboard, Djembe, Hand Percussion
- Harinama: Project Coordinator; Vocals, Keyboard, Guitar, Djembe, Hand Percussion
- Dee Kiana Laborte: Vocals, Congas, Djembe, Doumbek, Hand Percussion, Guitar
- Madhavaya: Vocals, Cajun, Guitar, Percussion
- Karuna Sundari - Yoga Dance, Vocals, Harmonium
- Jyoti Jennings-Roth: Vocals, Guitar, Yoga Dance
- Ivy Jennings Roth - Yoga Dance
- Jhulana Jennings: Vocals, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Yoga Dance, Ballet
- Janaki Jennings: Vocals, Electric Guitar, Mandolin, Bass Guitar
- Mahamantra - Assistant Project Coordinator
- Elijah Bustos: Vocals, Electric Acoustic Guitar, Ukelele, Bass, Djembe, Drums
- Roald Marinov: Vocals, Guitar
- Sankirtan: Emcee
- "Kirtan Peace Vibrations With Spirit Soul And Friends" (Documentary Musical Feature Film) - Bronze Medal - "Music Video Category" - 2017 Global Music Awards
- "Om Hari Om" (track from the film, "Kirtan Peace Vibrations") - Bronze Medal - "World Music Category" - 2017 Global Music Awards
- Showcase Artists Of The Year ~ 2010 Los Angeles Music Awards
- World Music Artists Of The Year ~ 2008 through 2010 Los Angeles Music Awards
- Los Angeles Music Awards Producer's Choice Awards - 2008 through 2010 World Music Artists Of The Year
- Los Angeles Music Awards Producer's Choice - 2010 Music Video (Featured at Main Event) "A Song of Peace/Nityananda Chaitanya"
- Los Angeles Music Awards Producer's Choice - 2008 Music Video / "Loving Thoughts"
- Music Ambassadors for the Supercut's Rock The Cut program
- Music Team/Music Directors for the Art Miles Mural Project
- Official Hosts of The Moon Stage for the San Diego Earth Fair/Balboa Park (2009 through 2015)
PERFORMANCES & PARTICIPATION:
- Oxnard Women's Festival, Heritage Square, Oxnard, CA
- Los Angeles Music Awards Gala Event - Paramount Pictures Studios
- Los Angeles Music Awards Showcase Series - Whiskey A Go Go
- Los Angeles Music Awards Gala Event - Avalon Theatre (Producer's Choice Award/Presentation of "A Song of Peace" - Nityananda Chaitanya Music Video)
- Los Angeles Music Awards Showcase Series - Life at Wilshire
- Orange County Fair, Costa Mesa, CA
- San Diego Earth Fair, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA
- SOKA International Cultural Festival, Aliso Viejo, CA
- San Diego Veg Fest, North Park, San Diego, CA
- Green Festival – LA Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA
- Mom Expo & Health Fair, Agoura Hills, CA
- Dharma and Yoga Fest, Norwalk, CA
- Tustin Tiller Days, Tustin, CA
- Cal State Long Beach - Children’s' Day, Long Beach, CA
- Irvine Global Festival - International Cultural Festival, Irvine, CA
- One Earth, One Dream - Festival of the Arts - Endangered Planet Foundation, Laguna Beach, CA
- Art Miles Mural Project - Muralthon, Anaheim, CA
- Art Miles Mural Project - Chatsworth University event, Mission Viejo, CA
- Across The Street - Mueller College of the Healing Arts, San Diego, CA
- Green Valentine Festival - Laguna Beach, CA
- Montage-Laguna Resort, Laguna Beach
- "Passport to the World" - Valencia Elementary School, Mission Viejo, CA
- Beyond Hot Yoga - Kirtan event, Dana Point, CA
- Ocean Beach Kite Festival, San Diego, CA
- Oceanside Festival of the Arts, Oceanside, CA
- Thousand Oaks Street Fair, Conejo Valley, CA
- Anaheim Fall Festival, Anaheim CA
- Laguna Nursery, Laguna Beach, CA
- Lotus Festival - Echo Park - City of Los Angeles Parks and Recreation, Los Angeles, CA
- Holistic Healing and Wellness Festival - Ventura, CA
- Yoga Channel Studio, Oxnard
- First Unitarian Universalist Church Of San Diego – San Diego, CA
- A Place Of Peace - Ventura, CA
- Au Lac Vegetarian Cuisine - Fountain Valley, CA
- Common Ground Spiritual Center - Tustin, CA
- Unitarian Universalist Church – Costa Mesa, CA
- Unitarian Universalist Church - Ventura, CA
- The WAV (Working Artists of Ventura/Arts & Performance Center) - Ventura, CA
- My Om Yoga Home - Huntington Beach, CA
- Yoga Sanctuary and Wellness Center - Tustin, CA
- RiseYogaHB - Huntington Beach, CA
MESSAGE OF PEACE
Oftentimes in modern society, there is a tendency to look to an organization or politician to establish World Peace.
Too few of us consider that PEACE starts with each separate individual as Spinoza did when he said, “PEACE” is not an absence of war; it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence and justice.
And as E.F. Schumacher wrote:
We can say today that man is far too clever to be able to survive without wisdom. No one is really working for PEACE unless he is primarily working for the restoration of WISDOM.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
In Hawaii, we have something called "Aloha Spirit" which is the foundation to World Peace. "Aloha" is a word we use not only in parting, but also in greeting and to express love. It is appropriate in all these situations. The word "ALOHA" is made up of three Hawaiian root words: a - lo - and ha. "A" means that which enables one to see. "Lo" means of the earth, and "Ha" means the life force. When I say "Aloha" to you, I am saying "I can see the life force within your earthly form." And when you say "Aloha" to me, you are saying, "I can see the life force in your earthly form." This is a gift that Hawaii can give to the World.
ALOHA & NAMASTE
PEACEFUL INDIVIDUALS CREATE A PEACEFUL SOCIETY