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Deva Premal

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  • Years Active: 2000s

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Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

German born vocalist and classically trained musician Deva Premal was best known for her work in the field of new age music, specifically her unique brand of chanted Hindu mantras over contemporary musical stylings provided by life partner and collaborator Miten -- himself an established musician, having been part of the blues-rock scene in England in the 1970s. Her first album, The Essence, was released in 1998, and was followed by Love Is Space in 2000. In 2008, Premal and Miten released their latest work, a compilation of their earlier work entitled Into Silence. Their previous release, The Moola Mantra (2007), was an instant new age hit, topping some of the genre's charts.

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Goodbye New Age

By Robert Phoenix, Contributor

I recently read a piece online that deconstructed author Marilyn Ferguson's Aquarian Conspiracy, a seminal work charting and celebrating the integration of New Age culture into mainstream culture. The author, however, was not kind to Ferguson, nor to the movement in general. He saw it as latter-day manifestation of ideas put forth by HG Wells and his "Fabian Socialists." It was his contention that "The Aquarian Conspiracy" was just that. I found some of the ideas… more »