About this project
Welcome to making the new AYKANNA album “ MOTHER” kickstarter campaign! We are AYKANNA ~ an Aramaic word which we define as the link between Heaven and Earth. It has been a burning desire in our hearts to share this music with you. After an 11 year journey together experiencing the power of music's ability to restore and heal our lives, the natural next step was to do whatever we could to share this with you. To put something in your hand that you could benefit from and share with others. Kundalini yoga and meditation and the mantras that we recite have had a powerful impact on our lives. This ancient scientific technology is known to restore balance so that the one chanting it can experience the peace that comes from Being our true self.
Check out some of the range of the healing MUSIC we have already done and our LIVE track BUTTERLFY EFFECT that will be on the album. A freestyle that happened in Costa Rica whilst doing music for a yoga retreat with our dear friends Kia Miller and Tommy Rosen
We are 50% of the way through the album and have had so much community support and we want to take care of people who have assisted us and finish our album for a June 2011 release which is the beginning of our "HEAL YOUR WORLD through music" USA tour which will have travel all over the US for the next three months teaching Yoga and performing.
We are asking for your support today so we can keep sharing this powerful music that gets downloaded into us even in our sleep! We are currently in the studio working on “MOTHER”. We feel it is the best record to this day and we are very excited to release it into the world. Our first record LIVELIGHT was made out of service to support our friend, yoga teacher Kia Miller for her debut yoga DVD. Out that service AYKANNA was born.
The last two years AYKANNA has performed in concert at yoga festivals and other events worldwide, including: USA, Central America, United Kingdom, Belgium, France and Switzerland. They recently shared their love and music at an orphanage in Namibia, Africa and supported LES NUBIANS at the Conga Room, Los Angeles.
Releasing a record is a big process and requires a lot of things: a studio, musicians, engineers, a publicist, radio promoters, an Internet marketing team, patience, ingenuity, creative ideas, merchandise, tour support, an excellent product, pressing thousands of copies, and, most importantly, a budget to make it all happen, you get the idea!
Major record labels spend MILLIONS of dollars releasing a record.
The amount we need is far less than that.
We are asking you for $100,000.
We are committing to raising as much as we can but are setting our mark at $10,000.
The truth is, to do it right, we could use at least $50,000 - but we wanted to set a realistic goal that we can reach together. That being said, there’s no ceiling on how much we’re allowed to raise... theoretically, we can raise millions!! But we have to at least raise $10,000 to receive any of your donations.
So it’s up to you friends how much you want to donate. We are excited to share our gifts with you and get to meet and hang with some of you in person!
Thank you for reading this and THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT!
And for those of you who are curious.... Here's are some tracks that will be on the new record “ MOTHER”
ADI SHAKTI ~ THE LIGHT ~ JAI MA ~ ONG NAMO ~ RISING WITH THE DAWN ~ BLUEZONE ~ AAD SACH ~ EK ONG KAUR/BUTTERFLY ~ MOTHER, FATHER ~ I AM WOMAN ~ HAR HAREY HAREE....and more!
Your pledge will be used to pay for musicians, studio rental, engineers, mixer, graphic design, mastering, CD pressing, and we hope to have some left for tour support and promotion! All the money will go to AYKANNA’s album support.
Thank you to our dear friend Fluid Frame Photography for this incredible video! We love working with you guys.
Fluid Frame Photography is a yoga, fashion, portrait and lifestyle multi-media company based in Santa Monica, California.
BILLBOARD MAGAZINE SAYS: ARTIST ALERT: “Pauline "Sukhdev' Drossart is a name to watch. An impressive artist who writes, produces, sings and raps in both French and English.”
MUSIC CONNECTION: “Pauline 'Sukhdev' Drossart is a songwriter, guitarist and vocalist far removed from your average guitar siren. With deep soul and Jazz influences, her unforgettable voice is heartfelt, her lyrics thoughtful and inspiring, all with a captivating presence on stage.”
LAYOGA “Aykanna is the result of the love and efforts behind the musical journeys of Pauline Sukhdev Drossart and Akahdahmah."Livelight" is a Kundalini album that is full of devotion and nectar that would also appeal to Yoga enthusiasts of any discipline."
" Pauline Sukhdev and Akahdahmah are true servants of the divine universal music. They plant seeds of love and joy in all our hearts. We love them! " Angelika & Markus ( Mirabai Ceiba)
“Aykanna is a pure delight! They are an awesome combination of spirit, devotion, talent, and flat out good vibes! Their performances are not to be missed…..” GuruGanesha Singh
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