AND EVEN HAPPIER!!!!!
Soooooo happy to see my page in green now, the cd will be recorded!!!!! However, the project will continue until the 20th of April 11:00 am, so for all of you who want to contribute, please know that you can!!
I’m so excited to present to you Shabad Simran, a CD with mantras and improvisations or let’s call them “love songs” because to me they are! For the first time, I’m going to record my own melodies that came from this mysterious and yet so very familiar place inside and I love to be able to involve all of you via Verkami crowd funding. It will be a project with many owners, from all over the world and I'm afraid I'm going to burst out of pure joy just thinking about it!!
HOW DOES IT WORK?
At the right side of this page, you can see the different options. Remember it's not a donation you will be making, you will be compensated for your generosity!!! The money will only be taken from your account once the 40 days have passed and of course only in case I'll have achieved the entire amount. Verkami will ask you to register with a username/password, you can use your own name or any fruit, vegetable or animal :)
A SHORT HISTORY
In 2004, during my Kundalini Yoga teacher training in Barcelona, I sang my first mantra. This turned out to become the beginning of a journey, I never stopped singing after this day. I remember being on that stage singing and looking at the faces of the people in the hall, they were relaxed, happy, laughing and crying at the same time, moving their hands and arms. At first I thought that this must be some kind of strange community, but it didn’t feel that way. I realized that what I saw, was life itself being expressed through all of these people, men and women, love manifesting itself, bringing everybody together in that hall. I will never forget it!
Not long after that, I recorded the CD “La Luz del Alma”, with 2xmantras, with Joan Sendra (composer and guitarist) and I remember that on the very same day of the printing deadline, I received my spiritual name (*Shabad Simran Kaur*). I don’t use it, but the beautiful meaning of this name speaks to my heart and showed me a path that in the following years, I decided to follow: lioness or princess that takes people to simran, the ultimate state of meditation, pure joy, honey, lightness, happiness.
I started singing mantra’s everywhere, always with Joan at my side, working together with Happy Yoga, Gobinde Valencia and Hargobind Singh Khalsa, we sang during yoga festivals and we had a fantastic time, good laughs and making friends for life wherever we went. In 2005, we recorded a second CD All for Sadhana with the collaboration of my dear friend Paula Guersenzvaig. In 2006, Roger Horta (bass guitar) joined us and All for Mantras was born, we had an absolutely fantastic time together. Last year, after a magical concert in a beautiful church in Requena (Valencia, Spain), we decided to go our own separate ways and work on our personal projects. But we still get together every now and then as a group, to play and to sing during yoga festivals or retreats, as this friendship is for life and for the next couple of lives!
THE ARTISTS FRIENDS THAT ACCOMPANY ME IN SHABAD SIMRAN
Roger Horta - bass guitar and jokes - Catalonia
Ken Aiso - violin and unconditional love - Japan
Isis - percussions, voice and artistic design- Chile
Claudia Couwenbergh - voice and laughter – The Netherlands
David Golek - guitar and more jokes - Israel
Guiomar Burgos - mudras and my inspirator - Madrid
Jorge Garéis - photography and chocolate with little pieces of orange in it – Buenos Aires
Anna Carlota - photography - Barcelona
Esther Blázques Blanco - video’s/edition y overdoses of happiness – Canary Islands
Pol - video’s/edition and lots of patatas bravas - Granada
Gabriela Cantu - graphic design and make up- Mexico
Sophie Thirion - creator of red flowers - Brussels
Paula Guersenzvaig - advice and friendship until the end of times – Buenos Aires
Laboratorio Escuela de Expresión Corporal Dramática - "mejor arte es darte" - Barcelona
Happy Yoga, Gobinde Valencia and Hargobind Singh Khalsa - open up the path to mantra singing - Barcelona and Valencia
And I will keep adding the angels that are joining this project!
I’m really about to burst out of pure excitement, to launch this project that has been pending for a couple of years now (thanks to all of you that insisted and pushed me without getting tired of my eternal doubts!). I need you to help me realize this, but I wish it to be something that we share together, it will have many owners. Please, if you have any questions or doubts or remarks or ideas or requests or anything you would like to let me know, just write to me through this website or visit my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Carola-Zafarana-International/347418028696016 or call me or whatsapp me or come to see me in Poble Nou (Barcelona) or leave a comment on my blog in Verkami, I will update it on a daily basis. I would love to finish this CD before the 17th of June this year (my 39th birthday). Before and after this date, I will (pre) present * Shabad Simran* on several dates, I will inform you all as soon as there are more details.
And as Jessica Walker teaches me:
PLEASE, PLEASE, ENJOY!!!!