20 Years of Music
It's hard to believe that 20 years have flown by since White Swan opened as a small music distributor in Boulder, Colorado. Now, two decades later, though we're still small, we've earned our reputation as one of the leading distributors serving the yoga market, and our music label includes some of the brightest talents in this still growing corner of the music market.
We're making our 20th birthday a year-long celebration in 2011, the peak of which is the Hanuman Festival in June. It's Boulder's first major yoga festival, with concerts, workshops and other events taking place all over town. White Swan is bringing in many of our artists to join the party, with nighttime concerts at the Boulder Theater and daytime concerts at other venues around town.
Buzz is building for what will no doubt be a truly special weekend. We look forward to seeing you at Hanuman Festval.
Tickets for all concerts and events are on sale now.
White Swan Artists at Hanuman Festival
A full time yoga teacher & performing artist, MC Yogi combines his knowledge of yoga with his love for hip hop music creating an exciting new sound that brings the wisdom of yoga to a whole new generation of modern mystics, truth seekers, and urban yogis.
Listen to MC Yogi
DONNA DE LORY
Donna's dance-friendly meditative music can smartly – and sensuously - heal through both contemplation and celebration. In concert, Donna -- who performed with Madonna for 20 years -- delivers a seamless blend of Mantra and English devotional songs accompanied by an enticing east/west instrumental lineup.
Listen to Donna De Lory
Suzanne Sterling is an ecstatic vocalist and composer whose devotional music has been called a “groove-loving and seductive journey into Spirit.”
Listen to Suzanne Sterling
Desert Dwellers roots lay in the deserts of the American southwest. Skillfully blending deep bass, earthy percussion, etheric voices and culture-crossing instrumentation into a sonic incense for mind and body, Desert Dwellers offers a spellbinding hybrid with echoes of our tribal past and future. Listen to Desert Dwellers
During a 2006 trip to India, a transformational experience led Canadian singer/songwriter Brenda McMorrow to the realization that her next step musically and spiritually would be to combine her own unique songwriting with sacred devotional chants. Since then, Brenda has been exploring various sound and chant traditions and writing the melodies that now accompany some of her best-loved mantras.
Listen to Brenda McMorrow
(aka DUKE MUSHROOM)
Producer, composer, percussionist, multi-Instrumentalist, visionary and friend, David "Duke Mushroom" Schommer's lifelong quest is to explore this vast world of musical connectivity. Duke’s production and writing talents now focus on "The Yoga Sessions", a series of records on his Yoga Organix™ label.
Listen to Duke Mushroom
Gary Stroutsos is a composer, educator, producer, and performer of world flute music that celebrates traditional cultures and their reverence for the earth. His “tone poems” are deeply respectful of ethnic cultures and the spirit of place found around the globe.
Listen to Gary Stroutsos
MASOOD ALI KHAN
Masood is widely considered a master of the enchanting percussive instrument called the ‘Hang’ (pronounced “Hung”). He recorded his first album, The Yoga Sessions, with Producer David Schommer.
Listen to Masood Ali Khan
Join Us This Summer in Boulder!
In celebration of our 20th anniversary, White Swan is joining forces with Hanuman Festival to stage a four-day Yoga, Music Festival and Expo June 16-19, 2011 in Boulder, CO.
A broad offering of yoga styles including Vinyasa, Kundalini, Hatha, Anusara and Jivamukti will be complemented by an equally diverse lineup of music performances by White Swan artists including MC Yogi, Donna De Lory, Suzanne Sterling and more.
Please join us this summer in beautiful Boulder for a weekend of sound, movement and celebration. Tickets are on sale now!
THURSDAY, JUNE 16th
OPENING KIRTAN AND TRANCE DANCE
ST. JULIEN HOTEL
FEATURING: Suzanne Sterling, Brenda McMorrow, Desert Dwellers, David "Duke Mushroom" Schommer
Urban priestess Suzanne Sterling leads Hanuman Festival's opening night kirtan, inviting all participants to raise our voices together in song. This intimate experience, which also features kirtan artist Brenda McMorrow, flows directly into a full-on trance. dance. Global soundscape architects Desert Dwellers, joined by world percussionist David "Duke Mushroom" Schommer, Suzanne and Brenda, will raise the roof with "kirtronica" revelry. This evening of devotion and celebration sets the tone and intention for the weekend's festivities.
FRIDAY, JUNE 17th
WHITE SWAN RECORDS 20TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
FEATURING: MC Yogi, Donna De Lory, Gary Stroutsos
To help celebrate our 20th birthday, White Swan artist and Yoga hip-hopper MC Yogi brings his electrifying, unifying and uplifting stage show (backed by a powerful band and including amazing video projections) to Boulder for the first time. Other White Swan family members on the bill include devotional pop sensation Donna De Lory and world flute master Gary Stroutsos.
SATURDAY, JUNE 18th
ELEVATION CELEBRATION DANCE PARTY
A BENEFIT FOR OFF THE MAT INTO THE WORLD FEATURING: Globesonic DJ Alsultany and Special Guests
Globetrotting worldmix DJ Fabian Alsultany brings his deep bag of musical tricks to Boulder for the first time, igniting a riotously fun night of global beats, carnival acrobatics, guest performances by an all-star roster of talented musicians and, above all, dancing.
TICKETS FOR ALL HANUMAN FESTIVAL EVENTS ARE ON SALE NOW.
FREE Hanuman Festival Music Events
FRIDAY, JUNE 17TH
PEARL ST. MALL
FEATURING: Brenda McMorrow, Duke Mushroom, Masood Ali Khan
Ontario-based Brenda McMorrow brings her folk, acoustic kirtan style to the Pearl St. Mall for this midday performance. Accompanied by Duke Mushroom on percussion and Masood Ali Khan on the hang (pron. "hung"), a metallophone with an entrancing, otherworldly sound.
DONNA DE LORY UNPLUGGED
Acoustic by day, Donna De Lory shares her best-loved devotional pop songs in an intimate, outdoor setting.
DESERT DWELLERS UNPLUGGED
The downtempo maestros put the "chill" in your June afternoon with a special (mostly) acoustic set of atmospheric delight.
SATURDAY, JUNE 18TH
BRENDA McMORROW & FRIENDS feat. DUKE MUSHROOM
Brenda assembles a midday global-folk-kirtan jam session with percussionist Duke Mushroom and other special guests.
Global flute master Gary Stroutsos' flute playing reflects an innovative blend of his own cultural references and his background in jazz, Afro-Cuban and American Indian music.
BAND ON THE BRICKS
PEARL ST. MALL
FEATURING: Desert Dwellers, Suzanne Sterling, Brenda McMorrow & Special Guests
Desert Dwellers and friends get the party started early with this Saturday evening music event on the Pearl St. Mall. Joined by many of their friends, Desert Dwellers will turn the vibe in the right direction and point you towards Saturday night's Elevation Celebration Dance Party at the Boulder Theater.
Hanuman Festival takes place June 16 - 19, 2011, in Boulder, CO.
To purchase tickets and for a detailed listing of all of Hanuman Festival's music and yoga events, please visit HanumanFestival.com.
For questions about the the music lineup at Hanuman Festival, please contact White Swan Records.