Music is a gift that gives us wings to fly into a magical empty sky and singing calls our spirit back home.
Empty Sky- Sacred Songs and Chants is a collection of original songs, mystic poems and mantras, that Kavisha has musically adapted, which come from sacred traditions from all over the world. No matter how diverse the tradition, they share a mystic heart. This is an offering of holy songs for crazy times.
Empty Sky is a departure from Kavisha’s usual storyteller albums. Here Kavisha celebrates in song, the mystic poets, mantras and chants that have given her inner strength through the years.
This is her 8th album and it was recorded in a 100 year old wooden cottage in Malmsbury, Central Victoria on Dja Dja Wurrung Country in the Spring of 2019 with her collaborator, veteran world musician, Nicolas Lyon.
Lyon , a talented multi-instrumentalist and composer who once lived in the Yellow house in Sydney with artists such as Martin Sharp not only plays double bass, harp and glockenspiel but also engineered the album.
All the tracks are composed, arranged and sung by Kavisha who also plays guitar mandolin, castanets and Shaman Drum
The album is comprised of 11 tracks including Buddhist mantras such as the Heart Sutra, India’s Gayatri Mantra, the poetry of Kabir and Saint Francis of Assisi as well as Peter Makena’s “Magnificence”, plus a rousing anthem to Mother Earth. There’s even a touch of Led Zepplin’s folk feel in Sweet Divine Love celebrating the Inner lover that 15th century weaver poet, Kabir speaks about in his poems.
Kavisha acknowledges Osho for introducing her to many mystics and poets and she has imbibed this pan spiritual flavour that celebrates the wisdom traditions of the world.
The largely acoustic self funded album was lovingly mastered by Andy Busittil of Blue Mountain sound in Hazelbrook NSW. Maurizio Salvati took the portrait photo of Kavisha and Joe Malinaggi designed the cover.
This album runs for about an hour and is perfect for a yoga session , meditation session or just plain chilling out .
As Kavisha says – “ They’re holy songs for crazy times – Enjoy!”