Flame carriers of a 5,000 year old tradition, Deva Premal and Miten are at the forefront of the burgeoning world-wide chant phenomenon.
They are one of the major contributors to the soundtrack of just about every 21st century alternative healing modality, from rehab/detox/stress management clinics to yoga studios, spas and meditation centres, shamanic gatherings and ceremonies in the depths of the Amazon, and throughout the world.
Merging ancient mantras of India and Tibet with contemporary musical settings, their debut album The Essence introduced a unique musical genre. The album rocked to the top of World and New Age charts where it still remains. (Deva Premal: The Essence – 1999)
Since the release of The Essence, Deva & Miten have tapped into an apparently unending stream of uplifting and inspirational music, with 21 albums released, and sales of nearly 1.5 million.
They grace festivals, concert halls, rock venues and cathedrals around the planet. Their ‘fans’ – people who have wandered through the darker and more foreboding landscapes of our modern existence, include not only such diverse luminaries as Cher (who recorded and performed their version of the Gayatri Mantra) and HH Dalai Lama, life coach and motivational guru Tony Robbins and author Eckhart Tolle.
“…pure magic…” Eckhart Tolle
“…passionate and powerful…” Anthony Robbins
“…beautiful, beautiful music…!” HH Dalai Lama
“…my favourite album for Yoga…” Cher
What is perhaps most significant is that their mantras have also been embraced by inmates of high security prisons (Deva and Miten often take their music into prisons – most recently playing for the inmates of San Quentin).
Teachers of autistic children report great improvement in focus and attention spans when their children are exposed to the sound of Deva chanting. Brain surgeons email to report how mantras help them stay centered during operations. Journalists, actors, hospice caretakers, mid-wives, and even – or maybe, especially – Iraqi war vets and 911 firefighters have all written to express gratitude for having found solace – and support – in Deva and Miten’s mantric practice.