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Shunia offers inspiration, purpose and respite with transcendent songs. Music for a fresh start / MUSIC INTERVIEW MAGAZINE

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PAUL J WOLFLE writes.....Getting centered and maintaining concentration currently requires a bit more energy than before the pandemic struck. But there is a way to battle COVID fatigue on a personal level, while feeling good physically and spiritually. Taking a distinctly proactive approach, the music of Shunia can help channel emotions and open pathways which bring about independent motivation. In other words, a rewarding listening experience. But this is merely the beginning of the story.

Balance and understanding

The songs and accompanying videos from the band Shunia tend to stir the interest of listeners, leading to subtle but strong, newfound mindfulness. For instance, on the band's website, the 4:12 "Breeze At Dawn," begins with a lone instrument and voice serving up repeated rhythmic phrasings that whir with artful energy and resonance. Watching the video, soothing atmospheric scenery and the duo's beautiful shimmering vocal work are sublime and reflective. Additional category tags might include hypnotic or even mystic.

Other highlights from Shunia include "Akal," where the band's ideas about polyculturural rhythms are seamlessly woven throughout the cut. The singing is ethereal, almost sacred in tone and mood. Keeping with more of a direct, hallowed feel, try "Alleluia," for meditation. Elsewhere, "Sa Re Sa Sa," conveys an East meets West blend.

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