Shunia is a duo that combines addictive melodies, ancient chants and polycultural rhythms into a sound that feels both new and timeless. Their music captures and conveys deep energies and spirit. Shunia’s members – Lisa Reagan and Suzanne Jackson – realize nothing happens in a vacuum. Every movement, melody, and muscle have a ripple effect on everything else. Today they release “Akal”, a video about loss, mourning and the journey to eternity.
Enjoy this exclusive video premiere of “Akal”:
Here’s a message from Lisa Reagan and Suzanne Jackson:
“The world feels a little strange right now.
In a moment where we’re all struggling
with how to process what is happening,
how to cope with this feeling of helplessness,
how to survive amid the chaos that surrounds us,
it is vital that we find Peace, Stillness and Hope
It’s a feeling, one that washes over us
as we accept what has happened,
grieve what has been lost
and find peace with what is.
In these difficult times, Shunia gives the world a gift: “Akal.”
It is a calling to grieve for those we have lost,
to mourn them,
to lift them up,
and to help them on their journey to eternity.
In a time where we all feel isolated,
we hope “Akal” brings us together.
And in a time when we have all lost so much,
we hope “Akal” brings you solace.
Together we mourn.
Together we grieve.
Together we heal.
Riposa in pace. Rest in peace.
Here is audio of Lisa Reagan reading the tribute along with the music;
What is Shunia?
Through their music, Lisa Reagan and Suzanne Jackson merge the art forms of chant and opera into an exciting new sound. “When we discovered the hidden dimension and power of singing chant music, we wanted to share this profound experience.” .” The ultimate purpose of Shunia is to merge music and mantra in order to bring healing and connection. This practice has the ability to shift energy and create new levels of consciousness.
Shunia’s music has the power to transform, to connect you to the energy within and around you. It can put you in touch with something as simple as your five senses or as mysterious as the infinite.
For more information and music samples, visit shuniasound.com