NEW ALBUM NADA BRAHMA LAUNCH TOUR IN NZ NOV-FEB 2019/20!
Jon released his new album Nada Brahma and is currently touring NZ with guests. Five years in the making, it features an ecclectic blend of self penned afrofunk, celtic and Kirtan chanting styles reflecting the myriad of emotions in life. “I was inspired b the 1983 book Nada Brahma -the world is sound by Joachim Berendt which celebrates the universal vibration in all matter. Matter has a frequency therefore a pitch. Therefore its music. This album hopefully acknowledges that and also captured the joy within as an authentic and positive expression of ourselves,” he says. It’s a progression of the “deeply meditative, impishly playful, jazz tinged” recognition Zoukelele received.
He’s also delighted to be touring Germany in June with Craid Denham in the Alpaca Social Club, in August with the Dave Alley band, and in September with Sanders Alley Geiling and Scottish singer songwriter Frank Burkitt. He will also perform in Ireland through the summer at: the St James folk concert series in Dingle, Kerry, with uillean piper Eoin Duignan; with the Catherine Young dance company as one of the musical directors for K Fest in Killorglin and Feile na Bealtaine, Dingle; some solo shows in Trim and Donegal and Mountshannon Arts Festival; and in the funk band Dréimire. Tour dates and gig details below.
Nada Brahma (2019) follows the success of Zoukelele (2014) and is currently featured on the Acoustic Calm Spotify playlist with over 3.2 million streams. It features more of the Mali-inspired ngoni uke sounds alongside Arabic anthems on his hybrid bassouki, but also featuring Kirtan chants and Tibetan monks and a collection of world class musicians. Alol his music is available on this website or www.cdbaby.com and on Spotify and other download sites.
The "quantum leaping" music of Jon Sanders has circumnavigated the globe many times over the last 25 years, entertaining thousands of listeners along the way. His compositions for drop D guitar, bouzouki and ukelele have been covered by bands and used in film, television and radio and he has performed in an impressive number of bands in the modern acoustic scene - see Bio page.
His last three albums, Zoukelele, Latitudes and Twigs of the Neem Tree have been critically acclaimed, earning him the title of "bold explorer" and his music as "pure magic".
He is currently a driving force in the world music bands Alpaca Social Club, Dreimire, the folk trio Sanders Alley Geiling, Welcoming the Strange and has also been making films and audio for meditation using Tibetan singing bowls tuned to the earth's resonant tone of C#. His interest in vibrational healing music and giving workshops in this area is in demand.
Feel free to peruse the website and to contact him for further information, bookings or to purchase music.