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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

In Context: Alice Coltrane

Celebrate the sublime musical and spiritual legacy of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda in this special one-night engagement led by Surya Botofasina and the Sai Anantam Ashram Singers. Context is everything, so get even closer to the production with this curated selection of related articles, videos, podcasts, and more. After you’ve attended the show, let us know what you thought by posting in the comments below and on social media using #BAMNextWave.

Program Notes

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Universal Consciousness: The Spiritual Awakening of Alice Coltrane (Red Bull Music Academy)
A deep dive into the incredible life of Alice Coltrane. An essential primer for anyone unfamiliar with her extraordinary talent and path.

Lyrics from Sai Anantam Ashram Ceremonies (Luaka Bop)
Music originally created for the ceremonies at Alice’s Ashram. Lyrics to each song (bhajan) will be provided at the performance, but get familiar with this meditative music beforehand.

A Life on Alice’s Ashram—Q&A with Surya Botofasina (BAMblog)
“The importance of preserving the music is just simply for one reason and one reason only: I think it can make the world a better place.”

Watch & Listen

Forevermore Transcending: The Ashram Albums of Alice “Swamini Turiyasangitananda” Coltrane  (dublab)
Learn more about Alice’s singular music from the family members, students, musical collaborators, and scholars who knew her best.

Video Portrait: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane (Le Guess Who?)
Behind the scenes rehearsal footage and interviews, including one with Alice’s daughter Michelle, as the Sai Anantam Singers prepare for the celebration of her life.

Now your turn...

What did you think? Tell us what's on your mind in the comments below and on social media using #BAMNextWave.

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1 comment:

  1. Shows at BAM are very often excellent. There have been a few rotten apple/tomatoes over the years, and that's more than acceptable. But this?! This?! It was not a show, it was an evangelizing service for which one should never ever to pay, nor be fooled into attending as being a presentation of music, ecstatic or not. It was not ecstatic, - lousy would be a better epithet.


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