Rakkatak’s Heliosphere opens CBC Radio 1’s, Big City Small World

We were thrilled to receive a phone call from Big City Small World radio host Errol Nazareth letting us know that the introduction of Heliosphere from Rakkatak’s album Small Pieces will be used as an opening to the show.

The song features Rex Van der Spuy on sitar, Oriana Barbato on bass, Randolph Jiminez on drums and Anita Katakkar on tabla.


Photo by Dani Gagnon

We’re sending out big love to the CBC <3

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Music For Meditation

In the time of covid19, a meditation based practice is so valuable for maintaining balance in your mind and body. Rhythm and music can be a powerful resource and gateway for meditation, so here are a couple of suggestions for music to support your practice.

Yoga Trax, made back in 2014, served as a meditative soundtrack for a movement and breath based practice and choreography. These tracks feature sitar player and dear friends: Joanna Mack and Christopher Dicran Hale. Thanks to Reza Moghaddas for his amazing, as always, mixing. And last but not least thank you to bass player and co-producer Oriana Barbato for her work on this series.


Indian classical music is an introspective tradition, that can support listeners in a meditation practice. The following video of Raga Rageshree performed at a Toronto mehfil can be used in this way. It features Christopher Dicran Hale again on sitar and Katja Juliannova on tanpura. Thanks to dear friend Shawn Barry who made the video.

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Happy practicing.

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