Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Band/Artist Name: Elika Mahony

Beloved - Elika Mahony

Band/Artist Name: Elika Mahony
Album Name: Glimmerings
Website Address: http://www.elikamahony.com/
Music Style: New age music
[Vocalist, composer, pianist, and artist, Elika considers herself a world citizen; her parents are from Iran, she was born in the US, raised in Kenya, and now lives in China. Elika’s love of music began when she was a child growing up in Africa. In between she has lived in Israel and Hong Kong. Her music beautifully expresses the diverse cultures that have been a part of her upbringing, blending and reflecting the influences of this varied background, drawing upon classical Western structures but incorporating instrumentation and styles from Iran to Ireland and China to Spain.
Elika studied classical piano from the age of five, and its influence can be heard in the stunning instrumental pieces that she began composing when she was in college. It was at the same time that Elika began singing and setting the Baha’i Writings to music. The enchanting “Melodies of the Nightingale”was the end result by Elika and two close friends, Michelle Brown and Fiona Doomun-Rouhani. This debut CD and launch into a professional music career was followed a few years later by a solo follow up titled “Melodies of the Nightingale for the Family” produced by Paul Meredith.
An artist as well as a musician, Elika loves to design and create beautiful things that bring joy to people and enhance their spiritual experience. Her current projects include making prayer beads from Chinese water pearls with matching Chinese clasps, silk (prayer) book covers and hand made specialty cards using exquisite Japanese paper and quotations from the Writings of Baha’u'llah. You can experience these under ‘Beautiful Items’ on her website.
Most recently, Elika released a piano instrumental CD of her original compositions entitled ‘Glimmerings’. Some of the pieces were composed over 10 years ago and others were created on the spot as she was inspired to play what came to her heart. In April 2011, Elika released 4 original songs on an EP entitled ‘Edge of Forever’. They were written and composed in collaboration with producer, Jarome Matthew. The style is a unique fusion of New Age, Pop and World. The 4 songs are ‘Edge of Forever’, Eternal Beloved, ‘Missing You’ and ‘Listen’.]

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