I want you to meet my Mother: The Divine Mother that is !
Mastered with superb analog warmth and depth using 1/2 Inch 15 IPS tape, Amma features my voice on every track for the very first time. With eight songs in Sanskrit and three in English, lovers of the kirtan, bhajan, yoga and new age genres will not be disappointed, and fans of Deva Premal, Snatam Kaur and Krishna Das will find a fresh new style to enrich their listening experience.
Thanks to Amma’s Grace and Dayashila who sings on six of these songs, my wife Jen and I were drawn to India in February of 2015 to become devotees of Amma. On February 20, a few days after receiving our mantras, Amma gave us her blessing to have a baby. After three years of trying we got pregnant in May and Jen’s due date was February 20 of 2016!
12 days after winning a Grammy for my Grace album, on February 27, the exact same day of the month that Amma herself was born, our precious Amma baby Juliana Joy came into this world!
This album is an expression of the grace and bliss that I experience everyday in my relationship with Amma, a true living Saint. We offer this album at Amma’s lotus feet in the hopes that it will help to share her unfathomable Grace ever more fully in the world. For me, one hour of devotional singing is equal to ten hours of meditation – Paul Avgerinos