- Artist: Mirabai Ceiba
- Format: CD
- Release Date:12/10/2001
Mirabai is a singer, storyteller, and composer who has fused her background in both Eastern and Western vocal traditions with story and poetry from around the world. She performs in a wide variety of musical styles and artistic collaborations, from jazz, dance/theatre, and New Music, to world music and original compositions; has appeared in concert with Baba Olatunji, Glen Velez, Steve Gorn, David Darling, Souren Baronian, Eddie Daniels, Max Roach, Coleman Barks, and Martita Goshen's Earthworks. She was a member of the American Festival of Microtonal Music Ensemble, recorded for Newport Classics and Great American Audio, and was part of the award-winning storytelling video series 'Sharing the Circle'. Most recently, she is involved in a production of Music and Storytelling with members of the New Mexico Symphony, and is on the faculty of the Contemporary Music Program at the College of Santa Fe. In addition to performing, Mirabai maintains a private studio and teaches the practice of the Voice. Mirabai has released a CD, 'This Love', of her compositions; settings of the ecstatic poetry of Rumi, Lalla, Ghalib, and her namesake, the 15th century Hindu poetess, Mirabai. In the company of world-class musicians, including Glen Velez, Steve Gorn, Eddie Daniels, Geoffrey Gordon, and Bruce Dunlap, Mirabai's compositions are unique, yet familiar, blending the complexity of Western harmony with the lean melodic and rhythmic beauty of the Indian and Middle Eastern traditions.
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