Sapta: The Seven Ways
"I have heard many albums like this in my past, but SAPTA: The Seven Ways by Radhika Vekaria must be crowned king with ease, this is one of the best produced and best performed albums of sacred spiritual music I have heard for many decades, Vekaria’s vocals are absolutely pristine and simply perfect, and the multi-instrumental nature of the overall album is utterly sublime....
...I felt deeply moved by this album, and I personally feel it is one of the best of its kind for over 20 years at least. SAPTA: The Seven Ways by Radhika Vekaria is an open door to a blissful album of sacred and heart felt spiritual mantras, and within the magic of the performance and her intent of openness, Vekaria has made this special music totally accessible to all who have an open heart, an open mind and a willing ear."
Steve Sheppard - One World Music Radio (Full article)
MULTI-SENSORY ARTIST RADHIKA VEKARIA
CHANNELS HEALING FOR THE FUTURE WHILE PULLING FROM
TRADITIONS OF THE PAST WITH TRANSFORMATIONAL NEW
ALBUM SAPTA: THE SEVEN WAYS.
"SAPTA is comprised of seven pieces in Sanskrit, one of the world's oldest languages... dating back thousands of years. When I was a child I always felt something both resonant and reverent about it. I would come to understand that Sanskrit is a vibratory language, affecting both the performer and listener. The nervous system calms and one's consciousness enlivens. My intention with this project is to bring ancient sounds into our modern world. To help us remember who we are. These pieces have helped me through the years and I hope in the midst of this very unique time in history that this music brings you some peace and a little closer to your own knowing of self." - Radhika Vekaria
Radhika Vekaria is no stranger to capturing purpose & a higher calling within her music - her namesake "Radha" is the Vedic goddess of love and devotion; two concepts that are synonymous with Vekaria's pursuit of the arts. A classically trained musician who has performed in an impressive number of situations; from the lead in multi-faceted stage production INDIA INDIA to a member of bands fronted by luminaries like Prince, Vekaria's latest SAPTA:The Seven Ways is an homage to her journey as an artist as much as it is an offering of healing through art.
Falling stylistically somewhere between world music, textural soundscape and a collection of mantras, SAPTA (the Sanskrit word for "Seven") is a powerful ode to Vekaria's Indian roots and the Sanskrit mantras which have guided thousands of years of healing for devotees of yoga and meditative arts. Los Angeles based producer George Landress (No Doubt, Dionne Warwick) preserves the sonic authenticity of traditional Indian instruments (harmonium, tanpura, etc) while taking a modern approach to production; stellar performances from Vekaria, Shashank Acharya (flute) and Manas Kumar (violin) create an experience for the listener that is as healing & unifying as it is deeply musical.
WATCH RADHIKA PERFORM LIVE: https://youtu.be/HKEpqNan0VM
"Radhika's album (Sapta) changed my life"
Richa Moorjani (Never Have I Ever - Netflix)
"Radhika music is a gift to the world. Her voice is so powerful & intense. I was transported and completely lost myself. I’ve never heard anyone like her."
Baroness Kimberly Moore (Kimberly Moore Foundation)
"Radhika has an emotion in her voice that is exceptionally rare"
Roger Love (Voice of Success)
During the pandemic Radhika has held space and offered healing music to audiences worldwide. She has performed for the likes of His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Rimpoche Shaylpa, Sai Maa to name a few. In 2021 her rooms on the breakthrough audio app Clubhouse have attracted over 100,000 listeners while also performing for organizations and charities like Yoga Gives Back, All Love UK, and Art of Living Global events. She was invited as a special guest performer for Roger Love's 2021 Voice of Success conference. Radhika sings and speaks passionately about the healing transformational power of mantra and bring this ancient practise and its philosophies to new audiences everywhere, transcending cultural divides, perceptional differences and unifying listeners in the experience of timeless sound.