Lovesongs & Sutras
Peter Makena has stories to sing. They are stories of this journey called Life - of it's loves and it's longings, it's prayers and poetry. They come from a deep exploration of his own journey- songs sung in a voice warm and compassionate. To music rich with meaning and sweet melody. Peter's music has a way of showing us our inner depth, of revealing that place where everything is perfect as it is, and we see clearly that this life is a blessing. Devotional songs inspired by Rumi. "Lovesongs and Sutras" is a celebration of the world of Sufis. It is richly textured music, reflecting a devotion to that same Beloved addressed so ecstatically in the great poems of Rumi and Hafiz. We find ourselves drawn in layer-by-layer of delicious melodies interwoven with chants and verses from these and other Sufi traditions. The final track, Nayaz is a beautiful Sufi prayer, reminding us of the unity at the heart of all religions.