With Garcia as a reluctant leader of the hippie movement, the largest countercultural movement in American history, the Grateful Dead quickly evolved from a rock and roll band into a new religious movement.
The powerful mix of music, friendship, collaboration, and spiritual transformation constitutes a unique legacy. In celebrating the remarkable life of Pandit Ravi Shankar, it should be appreciated as much as his astonishing virtuosity.
Tabla, one of the oldest Indian drums to date, lends an increasingly common rhythm to movie soundtracks, world music compilations and fusion songs. The Chhandayan School of Music tries to sustain the spirituality of the practice.
The study of religion and literature grew quite naturally out of the curiosities and interests first nurtured by Bob Dylan's music, and without that seminal encounter with a 1967 album ... well, who knows.
With all the rhetorical force and righteous anger of the prophets, the Nightwatchman's biblically literate activism rails against the individuals and institutions responsible for the plight of the needy
The Catholic Church first truly cultivated the art of music as we know it. In the service of praising God, it fostered a number of innovations that inform the ways we create and transmit music even today.
Following in the foot steps of so many of the spiritual teachers she admires, DJ Alyson Calagna is melding ancient spirituality and contemporary life to bring those teachings to a new audience and generation through music.