Spirit of Bhakti

Spirit of Bhakti

Spirit of Bhakti is a unique trio of world musicians that offers music to nourish the soul. Their music is a soul-stirring fusion of original Western folk, Eastern rhythms, Hebrew prayers and traditional Indian mantra and melodies.

Bio

Spirit of Bhakti is a unique world music trio that presents a soul-stirring fusion of devotional music. The band features American born singer and songwriter Rebecca Bornstein, Indian classical vocalist Menaka Thomas, and Tabla maestro Shen Flindell. In 2014, Rebecca, Menaka and Shen formed Spirit of Bhakti. They released their first album, Open Door in June 2015. Their feature track Open Door was nominated as a finalist in the Queensland Music Awards (QMA) in 2016.

Spirit of Bhakti have featured in events such as the Brisbane YogaFest, and at Sydney’s Super Retreat. Spirit of Bhakti has also featured on ABC Radio National’s program The Rhythm Divine and on Evenings With David Curnow on 612 ABC Brisbane Radio.

Spirit of Bhakti – Music to Nourish the Soul

Spirit of Bhakti is a unique trio of world musicians that offers music to nourish the soul. Their music is a soul-stirring fusion of original Western folk, Eastern rhythms, Hebrew prayers and traditional Indian mantra and melodies. Their songs are inspired by the ancient poets and mystics like Rumi and Mirabai, and are rendered with ‘bhakti’ – devotion and service.

Singer and songwriter, Rebecca Bornstein, presents her original compositions with soulful vocals and acoustic guitar. Indian music songstress, Menaka Thomas, weaves a hauntingly beautiful pattern of ancient Indian melody. Tabla maestro, Shen Flindell, brings the music to life with his percussive brilliance.

Spirit of Bhakti will be singing a variety of songs, including key pieces from their debut album Open Door.

Assisi Hall – Saturday, 2 pm (75 mins)