Cover: Between The Shores Of Our Souls
Produced by Jamshied Sharifi

Winner of the ZMR Award for Best Vocal Album of 2012, USA – ‚Between the shores of our souls‘

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Description

A true musical love-affair, this album features the enchanting interplay of the vocals of this duo, evoking the perfect balance of yin and yang, masculine and feminine in every note. Angelika’s lilting song-bird voice is wrapped in the warmth of Markus‘ gentle melodies.

The wind of the heavens dances through this music. Allow yourself to feel it rustle the branches of your self.

You feel Mirabai Ceiba’s album move through your body like inhaling a sea breeze before you consciously hear it with your ears.
Their newest release Between the Shores of Our Souls is a daring new direction for the band, featuring 10 songs of poetry on love and longing from Kahlil Gibran and Rumi in English and Spanish.

On this album they are supported by a truly incredible line-up of world-renowned musicians who are each experts in their own field. Norwegian Jazz musician Nils Petter Molvær brings his world-acclaimed trumpet into the lush world of this album with such a gentle touch, it feels that it was made for this music. The double cello artistry of both Noah Hoffeld and Yoed Nir is a delight, with each of their individual styles evoking a range of musical expressions that carry you from song to song. Megan Gould’s violin and viola bring her signature touch of elegance and sweetness. And through it all, Benjamin Wittman’s steady, deeply moving percussion carries the music forward with a rhythm that you will feel deep inside of you.
And the weaving of this tapestry is artfully carried out by the skillful production of Jamshied Sharifi who also plays keyboards, bass, electric guitar, ukulele and tambour on this album.


Reviews


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‚Between the Shores Of Our Souls‘ has been selected by New Age Music World as one of the Top 10 Best New Age CDs of 2012
„Passionate beauty in the form of heartfelt vocals intertwined with a warm instrumental setting are the divine elements for Between The Shores of Our Souls by Mirabai Ceiba. Peaceful harmony and poetic verses are gently brought to life on the 10 songs that are magnificently serene and light to the touch, yet show inner depth and romantic intensity…“

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Lyrics


1. Between The Shores Of Our Souls (3:44)

based on lyrics by Khalil Gibran with courtesy by the National Committee of Gibran
Music Composed by Markus Sieber

Let your love be like a moving sea between the shore of your souls,
let the wind of the heavens dance between you.
Wake up at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of love.
Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping,
For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.
Sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart and a song of praise upon your lips.

2. Ocean Of My Dreams (4:32)

based on lyrics by Rumi
Music Composed by Markus Sieber

I sail with you on the ocean of my dreams.
To a far away distant place.
Of great beauty and tranquility,
Where suffering and pain do not exist.
Where we give praises for our joy and happiness.
Where our love intertwines with a love for all things.
O my beloved companion of my heart.
You have reached out and touched
the essence of my being.
You have shown me the way.
Your love has awakened me.

3. Become My Life (3:06)

based on lyrics by Rumi
Music Composed by Markus Sieber

To place you in my heart
may turn you into thought.
To hold you with my eyes
May turn you into thorn.
I will set you on my breath
so you will become my life.

4. Inside The Majesty (4:07)

based on lyrics by Rumi
Music Composed by Markus Sieber

When it’s cold and raining,
you are more beautiful.
And the snow brings me
even closer to your lips.

The inner secret, which was never born,
you are this freshness, and I am with you now.

I can’t explain the comings or the comings.
You enter suddenly,
and I am nowhere again.
Inside the majesty.

5. La Luna (4:31)

lyrics from an ancient Zen poem
Music Composed by Angelika Baumbach and Markus Sieber

La luna se refleja
en el rio
trato de tocarla –

Ella brinca y vuelve a brincar
dejo de moverme –

La luna me abraza

6. El Instante Eterno (4:52)

lyrics by Angelika Baumbach & Jorge Arturo
Music Composed by Angelika Baumbach and Markus Sieber

Somos el sueño de una sombra
Somos el instante eterno de las cosas

Y la mar, con su eterno azul
Se abre como una flor
Entre tu y yo

Somos un espacio en el tiempo, una puerta
Somos una hoja en el viento, una roca en el río

Y las olas me traen tu luz
Y poco a poco voy atravesando
Lo que me separa de ti
Sin pensar, solo estando aquí

Somos el sueño de una sombra
Somos el instante eterno de las cosas

7. Love Writes (3:14)

based on lyrics by Rumi
Music Composed by Markus Sieber

I hear nothing in my ear,
but your voice.
Heart has plundered mind of all it’s eloquence.
Love writes a transparent calligraphy
so on the empty page my soul can read and recollect.

8. Tells The Clouds To Weep (2:50)

based on lyrics by Rumi
Music Composed by Markus Sieber

Lightning is not guidance.
Lightning simply tells the clouds to weep.
Cry a little.
The streak-lightning of our minds
comes that we’ll weep
and long for our real lives.

9. Breeze At Dawn (4:37)

based on lyrics by Rumi
Music Composed by Angelika Baumbach

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you
Don’t go back to sleep, don’t go back to sleep

You must ask for what you really want
Don’t go back to sleep, don’t go back to sleep

People are going back and forth across the doorsill
Where the two worlds touch

The door is wide and open
Don’t go back to sleep, don’t go back to sleep

10. Burn Of The Heart (4:59)

based on lyrics by Rumi
Music Composed by Markus Sieber

It is a burn of the heart that I want,
It is this burn which is everything,
because it calls YOU
secretly, in the night