Born in Paris, vocalist Poumi is the daughter of an opera singer, and she's travelled throughout Asia, establishing a bridge between two cultures. Her entire life has been dedicated to music, dance and teaching, all of which has been steeped in Indian and Tibetan philosophy. Here, she presents Sanskrit mantras sung with a deep understanding of their spiritual meaning. Included is the traditional "Om Namah Shivaya" chant, sung as both a call to the divine energies and as a celebration of the powers of transformation. Instruments include harmonium, oud, bansouri, woodwinds, gongs and percussion.