AYKANNA is a stunning musical duo created by Pauline Sukhdev Drossart and Grammy nominated percussionist Akahdahmah. Together they merge devotional chants with uplifting music. Pauline Sukhdev’s Soul and Jazz upbringing and Akahdahmah’s West African percussive influences seasoned with Afro-Cuban, New York City funk resonate throughout the album “Livelight”. The duo also produced the popular album that is filtrating itself throughout the LA Yoga scene and beyond. Their medicine music gift has been recognized by prominent yoga teachers, Guru Singh, Krishna Kaur and Kia Miller, whose classes they are called on to support with their unique nourishing sound.
Pauline Sukhdev’s solo career stems from Brussels to London and landed in Los Angeles eleven years ago playing acoustic Soul under Mosaic Group’s Management who now manages Jack Johnson and Duran Duran. Akahdahmah’s musical journey is weaved with the likes of accompanying India Arie & Tina Malia amongst many. He is also one of the founding members of Herban Shamen.
In the late 90’s music called Pauline Sukhdev and Akahdahmah together to accept a journey into a medicine music training that would reveal to them the healing power of the Sacred Sound Current. The transformation was so profound in their lives it inspired them to accept the mission to awaken with music the healing and creative powers of Love in all people. Bringing awareness to all people as they travel the seas to spread this conscious music is the foundation of their work together.
“Livelight” is an album designed and inspired to cultivate a yoga and mediation practice. A selection of Kundalini Mantras which help to open the heart and cultivate the strength, focus and peace of mind that is required of us during these times. Akahdahmah’s captivating Udu lays a healing earthy groove for the soothing soulful chants and acoustic guitar by Pauline Sukhdev Drossart. Their debut CD as AYKANNA, the sacred sound collective is now available.
AYKANNA has performed in concert at yoga festivals and other events worldwide, including: USA, Central America, United Kingdom, Belgium, France and Switzerland
For more info and to listen to their music, please visit their website.