April 4, 2011

Tina Malia and GuruGanesha Kick Off First World Tour Together in Sacramento April 15


World Tour to Support Non-Profit “Int’l Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers”
& its Global Mission of Peace and Unity for All People

LOS ANGELES (April 4, 2011) – Co-headlined by singer/songwriter/ producer/ instrumentalist Tina Malia and world devotional visionary/guitarist GuruGanesha Singh, the first leg of the “Song of the Soul” World Tour, featuring musicians Hans Christian, Craig Kohland and Jared May, kicks off at Guild Theater in Sacramento, CA, on April 15.   Performing a diverse collection of music that spans the globe -- from kirtan to pop and raga to rock -- the soulful evening promises something for everyone.  “Song of the Soul” World Tour will be supporting non-profit “International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers and its mission of global peace and unity for all people. Produced by Spirit Voyage Live Events, the concert starts at 7:30 p.m., tickets are $25-$35 and can be purchased at www.SongOfTheSoulTour.com.  Be sure to ask about onsite merchandise discounts for ticket-holders who are grandmothers in honor of our global partnership. 

From Tina Malia:
"For two hours we want to throw out labels and boundaries and simply be a community of souls focusing on the beauty that exists within life itself,” said Malia. "We are living in challenging times, and now more than ever we need to be reminded of the calm within the storm.  When we take the stage, we know it’s not enough right now just to talk about hope; our intent is to create an environment in which people can feel it, sense it and experience it from the inside out. That's what ‘Song of the Soul’ is all about.”

From GuruGanesha:
“There’s an incredible alchemy at work here that you can’t question, you just have to experience it,” said GuruGanesha. “Musically, we’ll be going places where artists in this genre don’t usually go, which makes it so accessible to anyone – great music becomes the connector.”

From “...Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers”
“We are so blessed to be allied with Tina Malia, GuruGanesha and the Song of the Soul Tour. Once again the Divine Mother has guided our community from the Center for Sacred Studies to join hearts and hands with others in spreading this prayer of unity. In this ever expanding hoop of solidarity and love, we come together to honor our beloved Grandmothers Council as they inspire us all to live in peace.”

About the Concert:
Tina Malia’s magical voice and profound gifts as a music maker have enabled her to span a multitude of musical genres, from devotional mantras to pop to electronic.  Malia’s vast body of work includes her own exquisite albums, as well as performances with artists such as Jai Uttal, Carlos Santana, India.Arie, Kenny Loggins, and Bassnectar. GuruGanesha, perhaps best known for his supple, crystalline guitar work with bhakti superstar Snatam Kaur, is the founder of Spirit Voyage Records and a solo artist with a beguiling back catalog of albums and a new CD slated for end of April. Acting as catalysts for the divine chemistry of Malia and GuruGanesha are multi-instrumentalist Hans Christian (Rasa, Krishna Das, Robbie Robertson, Jai Uttal, Vas), percussionist/producer Craig Kohland (Shaman’s Dream, Desert Dwellers, Dave Stringer, Donna DeLory), and fast rising young bassist Jared May.  Given the virtuosity and rich musical history of each band member, this will be a world devotional music super group.

Tour Cities & Dates
Sacramento, CA                     04/15/2011
Santa Rosa , CA                     04/16/2011
Grass Valley , CA                  04/17/2011
Ashland, Oregon                    04/20/2011
Seattle, Washington                04/22/2011
Eugene, Oregon                      04/24/2011
Berkeley, .CA                         04/29/2011
San Rafael, CA                       04/30/2011
Santa Cruz. ;CA                      05/01/2011
Santa Barbara, CA                 05/04/2011
Los Angeles, CA                    05/06/2011
Encinitas,, CA                         05/07/2011
San Diego, CA                        05/08/2011

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About Int’l Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers
The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers was brought together by a common vision, and set in motion by the Center for Sacred Studies (CSS), a non-profit organization.  CSS is dedicated to sustaining indigenous ways of life (cross-cultural spiritual practices, ministry, and education) and committed to cultivating peace and unity for all peoples. For more information, visit www.grandmotherscouncil.org.

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