MP3 Jeremy Occhipinti - Simply Satsang
Blending Classical Indian Folk Music and Pop Rock, Occhipinti has created a fantastic fusion of two very different worlds. South Indian flutes, bouncing rhythms, and heartfelt lyrics create a unique sound that should appeal to a variety of music lovers.
8 MP3 Songs in this album (43:47) !
Related styles: World: Chants, Spiritual: Mantras, Spiritual
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Simply Satsang is Jeremy Occhipinti’s second offering of his signature blend of Classical Indian Chants and Pop Rock. Jeremy has been writing acoustic songs since 1998, but his style took a dramatic turn during a four-month trip to India in 2001. His discovery of traditional call & response Sanskrit Bhajans (the Sanskrit word for sharing) had a profound effect on his musical vocabulary. The deeply spiritual nature of this ancient music, which seemed to create an almost instant communal environment, realized the best aspirations of his folk and psychedelic rock influences.
Upon returning from India, Jeremy began incorporating the call and response style into his writing, even creating his own original Sanskrit Bhajans. As a volunteer teacher traveling internationally with the Art of Living Foundation, Jeremy used his new musical style as a catalyst to forge deeper connections with people from diverse cultural backgrounds. He recorded his first English/Sanskrit album, ‘Sound In Silence’ in July 2004 in only two days in a semi-professional studio in Bangalore, India. With the popular “Hari Hari Om’ leading the way ''Sound In Silence did well in India, and Jeremy was eager to see the results of an album recorded under more ideal circumstances.
It wasn''t until April 2009 that Jeremy would get the opportunity to record his next album. ''Simply Satsang'' is an album born out of his deeply inspiring and often challenging international travels. Universal themes of pain, hope, devotion, love and oneness, became the foundations for his most insightful musical creation thus far. He recorded the album with a group of talented South Indian musicians at the Art of Living International Center in Bangalore, India. With more time and better equipment, ''Simply Satsang'' emerged as the album Jeremy had been longing for.
With the release of ''Simply Satsang'' Jeremy was able to advance another long time ambition, sharing his unique style of music with youth from around the world. Incorporating musical influences from the United States, Central and South America, China, and India, songs like, ‘Govinda’ and ‘Namah Shivaya,’ seek to rekindle the almost universal but declining art of communal celebratory music. With people increasingly isolated in their technological caves, Jeremy hopes to play a role in reminding the world of importance of singing together.