Yvette’s Music Videos
Yvette’s Music is a mystical blend of traditional Eastern melody with Western popular harmony: Her original songs marry the ancient healing practice of chanting Sanskrit mantra, with inspirational English lyrics to open the heart and free the soul.
Live it for Today, DIVINE ~ Yvette Om
The single from the album DIVINE, Co-Produced with Ben Leinbach ~ YvetteOm.com Videography and production: Justin Knecht and Jen Green. 'Live It For Today' was inspired by my beautiful niece. After serving in the army in the Middle East where she was on call for ‘Booty Duty’ (securing women safely from one place to another), she decided to seize the opportunity and get a college degree on full scholarship. I had the pleasure of escorting her to Drexel University and sat in on her college interview! Meanwhile her mother came down to Philadelphia to be with us. While sitting together before dinner, she reached across the table placing her healing hands on her daughter’s neck and began to massage her. Instantly she located a lump in the throat area. It was not visible to the naked eye. With a concerned tone, she told her daughter to go straight to the doctor and get it checked. She kept saying ‘Immediately, this is not good.’ Being a nurse, she knew the lump could be cancerous. So my niece’s plans of attending college were mired by throat cancer. The good news is that after having her thyroid removed and some treatment, a year later she was able to follow her dream and is now mid way to graduation! And so it goes… you can see the healing hands of the Divine in this. From a mother’s touch to early detection and now a healthier today. Thus the title for this song. LIVE IT FOR TODAY. However, while writing the piece the lyrics began to express something quite different. So interesting how you can start with one idea and end up with quite another. The song started to express through the lenses with which I witness my own life unfolding, and the timelessness between changing seasons. Seems like my niece's predicament brought up my own personal relationship with ‘dying’ and death. After all, aren’t we all dying every day? One day past, never to come again? Aren’t we all set to a destiny clock ticking away as each birth year comes and the numbers climb? … Or do they climb at all? And are we from a wider perspective more likely spiraling inward, round and round so that no matter what ‘happens’ in this our life, on some level, we, our soul as consciousness are’ going’ nowhere at all. What a conundrum between what we call ‘ life’ and what we call ‘death’. What a puzzling wonder! All these messages hidden yet made clear by the very nature of death and dying in Mother nature’s own beginning and endless cycles. Here, where even the visibly ‘dead’ corn stalks of destiny clocking in end of life for dying autumn leaves … is this really finite death? … Or more likely a new configuration in motion yet unseen? Round and round… What a trick to the naked eye! Ha! And my own clarity at once revealed. “If one thing becomes another, that’s how I know, it’s just that clear. I’ll Always Be here.”
Yvette Om's Peace Campaign ~
FREE DOWNLOAD LINK HERE :https://soundcloud.com/yvette-om/free-download-lokah-samastah-sukhino-bhavantu Please join me on my PEACE CAMPAIGN! To All you Lightworkers. This is a gift for YOU. Who are the lightworkers? Well, you know who you are… heart centered, willing to walk the spiritual line where this life and healing meet in authenticity and generosity. Where the daily unfolding offers a new conundrum of mystery and curiosity to share the lessons learned with an inner will to lighten the load for yourself and others. Sharing in both the asking and in the answering so that however, or whenever the windS blow… as the winds... oh they will come a blowing, tearing away and destroying old structures of mind safety thinking so we can move together towards a newer, brighter motivation for peace. For seeing and choosing the peaceful resolution in as many compelling ways and situations as we can. This track from my new album ‘MA’ I gift to you as a reminder of the powerful and beautiful light being you are with a wish for yourself and for all those on this planet … to opt in to the call, a prayer, a challenge to the freedom inherent in this ancient Sanskrit mantra. “Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu. Maly all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all.” Please play this track in your home, in your studio, share it with a friend or a stranger… let’s raise up for a purer more peaceful 2020! Here is a link to listen to more of my music: https://yvetteom.com/music/
Yoga on the Steps with Yvette
Living Beyond Breast Cancer's 'Yoga on the Steps' at the Philadelphia Art Museum. This Out Door Living Expo fundraiser for LBBC is held annually on the Rocky steps each May. Yvette Om provides live music with Yvette on vocals, harmonium, Rama Bala on guitar and Bill Nixon on violin. Yoga class taught by yoga leader Jennifer Schelter. YvetteOm.com
Philly's Winter Love Fest ~ Merge Heaven and Earth
A special evening on a winter's night at the Philadelphia Ethical Society with bandmates Shawn Hennessey on percussion, Jonathon Dichter on guitar, Taylor Jamison on Bass and Mira on response vocals. A sweet night of a double bill with Songwriter/chant artist David Newman. Here is a clip from my album We Are One entitled Merge Heaven and Earth. ~
The Making of Yvette's Album MA ~
This Video is snaps of our MA recording day at Gradwell House Recording Studios in Haddon Heights, New Jersey. Engineered by Dave Downham and Matt Weber with Musicians: Jon Dichter on guitar, Shawn Hennessey on percussion, Taylor Jamison on bass, Bill Nixon on violin, Marianne Sutin on bansuri, Randy Sutin on vibes: Our band of chanters: Mira, Anjani Bellamy, Julie Fischer, Alan Fitts, Marthe McDonnell, Martin Orimenko, Christopher Pecoraro, Renee Trailes, Bill Stauffer and Elizabeth Venart.