Amidst shows in Calgary, Vancouver, Portland and Seattle, a yoga workshop in Los Angeles, and a warrior experience in Peru, Simrit Kaur’s performance in Revelstoke stands out as an unusual stop for the large-scale presence she draws.
Revelstoke’s Allie Bruni, a huge fan of Simrit, jumped at the serendipitous opportunity to bring Simrit to Revelstoke when she discovered the artist and her band would be travelling past.
“I knew in my heart I just had to bring her here,” Bruni says. “To introduce folks who may not be familiar with her music and how powerful it is. This is an incredible opportunity for Revelstoke to see someone of her calibre.”
Simrit’s voice has been described as haunting and she approaches her singing as a sacred workshop of the divine. If you haven’t heard of her before, this may give you an inkling of the all-encompassing experience she and her band delivers. The music, a hypnotic mix of singing and chanting accompanied with a strong melody and deep grooving drum and base, is the type that echoes and moves you deep inside.
“People say our music is healing and they have a big experience with it,” Simrit says over the phone from South Carolina. “It’s dynamic as far as volume and intensity and in one song you can travel through a whole world of emotion.”
Furthermore, Bruni explains that the vibrations of sound and chanting bring vitality to the body, in turn healing the nervous system and stimulating healthy tissue and organ activity.
“I think our world is need of healing and positive energy,” Bruni says. “This is what Simrit’s performances represent, not only from a holistic perspective but also from a scientific and neuroscience realm.”
Born in Greece, Simrit was an orphan who was adopted by a Greek family in South Carolina. With this unique upbringing having no-one blood related, Simrit learned at an early age that connection is profoundly deep through the heart and soul.
She is a teacher of Kundalini and Naad yoga and a level II Reiki practitioner and the band performs concerts and workshops across the globe. But, with her music topping world music charts many times, her music isn’t just well known in the yoga sphere.
“The music creates an experience for people,” Simrit says. “It’s not like any other music out there. It cannot be defined by any genre — and I like it that way.”
Simrit Kaur and her band play at the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre on Friday September 15, 2017 from 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 online, $40 at door, Kids 12 and under are Free. revelstokeperformingartscentre.com.