Aykanna will be back at Sat Nam Fest West to enliven your mind, body and soul with their funky upbeat mantras and songs. Catch them playing live music for Tommy Rosen and Kia Miller’s class on Thursday at 4pm, in concert on Friday at 3:30pm, accompanying Krishna Kaur’s class on Saturday at 10:15am and finally as a part of Krishna’s concert on Sunday at 8:30am featuring special guest C.C. White! Sat Nam Fest checked in with half of the dynamic duo Sukhdev.
What’s your favorite memory from Sat Nam Fest?
Sukhdev: Bathing in Nirinjan Kaur ’s devotional presence and music at West last year. I was sitting in the back and my little girl was crawling around getting into all sorts of things and I just had a moment. Such deep gratitude for her and a tender moment for myself. Touching my own heart, tears flowed down my face and compassion rose for who I was in that moment.
What are you looking forward to this year?
Sukhdev: Playing every single day and seeing all the beautiful faces that we have not seen for a year. Gathering with the other artists and hugging, lots of hugging and laughing!
Spoiler Alert: What can you share about your concert at Sat Nam Fest?
Sukhdev: We are coming with our beloved band members and our intention is to gather as One people with this music and uplift each other as we share what has been medicine for us over this last year. Opening our hearts to touch the divinity within.
Can you talk about an album that you love and tell us why?
Sukhdev: Tough one! I have to say I love Krishna Kaur’s album One Creator. A classic, you can feel her whole life’s journey in that album and the pure love for the mantra and Yogi Bhajan. I love the ethnic and sassy vibes of this classy lady which is one our greatest examples of service in her community and beyond.
What’s your favorite mantra and what does it mean?
Sukhdev: Right now, today, I am really into Gobinda Gobina Hari Hari, so simple yet so profound. It was the mantra that Akah and I fell in love to 😉 And still one of my favorites 10 years later!
Gobinda: God, the Sustainer and Support of All
Hari: God, the Fresh, Beautiful, Potent Healing Energy that inherently exists within each of us. Continue reading >>