American Sikh Woman Sings Message of Peace Around the World

August 10, 2006

Source: The Union

http://www.theunion.com/article/20060810/NEWS/108100130

On August 10, 2006 The Union reported, "In the cool shadows of the trees in the garden of St. Joseph's Cultural Center in Grass Valley, Snatam Kaur looked more like an angel than a singer on a world tour. Dressed in immaculate white, the 34-year-old American Sikh performer spoke of God, peace and music in a young, soothing voice. The lush lawn - with overgrown hedges, foliage bent with purple blossoms and roses outlined by the afternoon sun - was a serene setting for Kaur as she explained the nuances of her craft: her spiritual music, chants and kundalini yoga. 'In all my music, my words are very positive and they are from the Sikh tradition,' Kaur said. 'These words are meant to give a positive effect and inner peace. It's been really powerful to be able to record positive music and see the effects of it.' Kaur was born to American Sikh parents in Trinidad, Colo., in 1972. Her family was deeply influenced by the teachings of the kundalini yoga master, Yogi Bhajan. As the latter was a Sikh, the Kaurs were also drawn to the East Indian religion."