Welcome! I am so thrilled to share with you my music!
Please, feel free to listen to the songs on my new album.
The selection of pieces on my debut album released in December 2011 is about a topic that I was reflecting on for some time … this sensation of longing so characteristic of the human heart. What does this longing mean and where does it take us?
It seems to me that we all long for something … for riches, for fame, for knowledge, for love, for safety, for happiness, for a sense of belonging, for world peace …we all share this longing! This makes us united in our search and that in itself makes it exciting for me to share my perspective with you gleaned from sacred writings and inspired poetry through the wonderful vehicle of music.
These musical meditations have touched my heart and my hope is that they will also touch the hearts of my listeners with their messages of peace and unity. Maybe the object of our longing is closer than we ever imagined.
I would love to stay in touch more regularly and update you about my music, so:
What do YOU think of, when you think of China? You probably think of green tea and the delicious, exotic foods that are prepared here, the detail-oriented, ancient architecture like that of the Forbidden City, the varied landscapes of this vast land, the smiling faces of its hardworking and beautiful people . . . the amazing juxtaposition of ancient culture and highly shiny modernism in this beautiful city of Beijing! And you would be right on all counts! It is ALL that and much, much more! I wish you could see Beijing with your own eyes...read more
Since moving half way across the globe 8 months ago, from laid back, cacti-filled Tucson (of just barely 1 million people) to one of the most populous and complex cities of the world, BEIJING (with a population of over 21 million people), I find that I have more time to myself and yet . . . I’m busier than ever. Every minute is used up – used to absorb the new, the unusual, the surprising, to digesting never-before-sensed images, sounds and smells and trying to make sense of them all. Every action and every interaction is new and...read more
INTEGRATIVE YOGA THERAPY tools for balance and healing Nasim Maani, BArch, E-RYI 500, PYT W i n t e r 2 0 1 3 Dear friends in yoga, Wishing you a belated very very happy New Year 2013! Firstly, let me thank you for your support this last year and the many kindnesses you extended, the smiles you gifted and the lovely energies you have brought to class every week. I am filled with true gratitude, as you are my true teachers! May this new year bring you health, joy and the coming closer to your heart’s desire! How wonderful it is to open...read more
Dear friends, honored to let you know that I’ll be performing this Sunday, December 23rd, 2012 at the Grand Canyon Baha’i Conference ( www.grandcanyonbahai.org ) in between the two keynote speakers! It’s a wonderful venue, as several hundreds or even thousands of people are assembled, wanting to learn and share experiences on how to change the world through community building and focus on our own spiritual growth! Great energy! Hope to see many of you there!!! Share...read more
Hi, I’m sharing with you the work I have been involved in for the last year … it is very similar to my music as it is all about peace and healing. This work is truly fascinating and I hope to hear what you think. At the end of the newsletter you will also find an updated list of my class schedule. INTEGRATIVE YOGA THERAPY your path to balance Nasim Maani, BArch, E-RYI 500, PYT F a l l 2 0 1 2 Dear friends in yoga, What a joy it is to share this newsletter with you for the very first time!! My intention is to share with you my...read more
Hi, just letting you know that my new music video, titled “True Lover”, is out! You can check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZJ0ka_1hZc The powerful words of this piece are taken from the writings of Baha’u'llah, the Founder of the Baha’i Faith and the beautiful music was written by Grant Hindin Miller (New Zealand)! The song was lovingly arranged by Daniel Rubin (Austria). The video was filmed in the gorgeous city of Budapest, Hungary, a country I was lucky to call my home for a year. It was filmed and...read more
Just wanted to share with you some thoughts on the 8th track of “The Longing”: Song of Badi. This piece was written by a very talented and insightful Stephen Miller, himself a young man then, describing the process of transformation and change within one individual alone, which immediately affected his surroundings and the world. He uses the example the true story of a young man, named Badi and his life of courage and sacrifice. He recognizes his Beloved in the person of Baha’u'llah and every fiber of his being becomes a new...read more
Dear friends, Thank you so much for all your support the last 30 or so days since my debut album “The Longing” was released!!! The Grand Canyon Conference www.grandcanyonbahai.org in Phoenix, Arizona was an amazing experience with 2600 people gathered from all over North America as well as places as far as New Zealand! The conference was all about community building and about how we all play our crucial roles in that process, as small and insignificant as we may feel at times. There were beautiful and dynamic presenters, as well...read more
Hello dear friends! This is my first blog post. I’m looking forward to sharing more on here about my music and my life as an artist. Share...read more