Chandra Lacombe to release his new album March 6th!
Estrela do Amor - Star of Love is the title of both a song and the album Chandra Lacombe has dedicated to his beloved wife Surya, and her devotional faith in God.
Brazilian Kalimba master Chandra Lacombe has a unique voice, vision and way of playing his instrument of choice. The African instrument is central to his work, and he gained worldwide recognition by expanding its use. Traditionally the Kalimba is just used for its melodic function and is played using only the thumbs. Lacombe invented a different technique, using several fingers, and has turned it into a lap piano of sorts on which he explores harmonic textures and creates new tunes.This creation of new sounds and new styles of music appeals to people all over the world, as proven when several hundred contributors from 10 countries crowdfunded his fifth album Carruagem (2014). Namaskar, released in 2012, connected with listeners around the globe and was finally made available for streaming in 2019.2020 sees the release of Estrela do Amor - Star of Love, a collection of songs based on Chandra Lacombes voice and Kalimba-playing, given wings by Satyadev Barman and Sebastian Andrades magnificent production. The process saw Lacombe recording his vocals and Kalimba in Denmark, and live instruments - including classical Indian sarod and bansuri, as well as cellos and violins and even a blues harp - mostly recorded in India. Combining technology and expertise with soul and a deep understanding of the uniqueness and value every participant brings, Satyadev and Sebastian where able to weave the intricate details together to a whole, working closely with Lacombe throughout.Again, Chandra Lacombe's repertoire takes you on a journey of celestial sounds through original compositions as well as traditional mantras given contemporary arrangements. Though rooted in his native Brazil, showcasing elements of folk music, and a traditional African instrument, Lacombe is also heavily influenced by his connection to India through Sanatan Dharma and Kriya Yoga.“Honestly this album came out to be the path divider of my musical journey as it brings the ever dreamed tapestry that captures the essence of my lyrical and spiritual side as a composer. I hope the listener enjoy and embark in a soulful and healing experience one that can still the mind and soothe the heart” Chandra LacombeThroughout his career Chandra has enjoyed international recognition and cooperation, recording his music in Brazil and Europe, performing and working with musicians and producers from all over the world. He communicates fluently, and is equally comfortable with lyrics in Portuguese, English and Sanskrit.Whether in the studio, or performing live, he allows his spiritually uplifting music to create a connection between himself and the listener. His aim is to guide you on a journey of healing, of the heart and mind, through celestial sounds. Chandra Lacombe is forever on a musical and spiritual journey. One you are welcome to join!
All proceeds from the Estrela do Amor - Star of love release goes to support the HospitAgua, a Holistic Center of Vibration Healing at Ashram Matri Surya in Brazil.
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