Deva Premal & Miten

Дева Премал и Митен

“I wake every morning feeling like I’m living in a miracle – where spirituality, creativity, work, and love have all come to mean the same thing.  My life has been shaped by mantras; I have become their servant.” - Deva Premal  

After touring non-stop for almost 15 years and with over 300,000 CDs sold worldwide, Deva Premal & Miten are living proof that mantras are as relevant today as they were thousands of years ago.  Singing mantras has been a passion for Deva Premal since growing up in a German home permeated with Eastern spirituality.   

Now Deva Premal and her partner Miten travel the world sharing their gift of mantra music with enraptured audiences.  "Our music has always felt precious," says Deva Premal.  "Now our job is to travel and share it.  Over time more and more people are coming to the celebration."  

Deva Premal and Miten’s music is an invitation into the nature of love, devotion, and consciousness.  The couple have been living and playing together since 1991, releasing a string of acclaimed CDs along the way.  Their concerts have touched the hearts of seekers throughout the world.  

“Our music is born out of meditation and a celebration of life.  It’s not a matter of entertaining people.  We play to nourish a longing in the heart for that which never dies – the experience of love and meditation.” 
 - Miten  

Deva Premal, best known for her top-selling chant CDs, is a classically trained musician and gifted singer.  Her albums, The Essence, Love Is Space, and Embrace have topped New Age charts and popularity polls in record shops, yoga studios and healing centers all over Europe, Australia and America.   

Miten, originally from England, began as a singer-songwriter-guitarist in the 70s, opening for such groups as Fleetwood Mac and Ry Cooder.  He then discovered the power of meditation and left the world of rock ‘n’ roll behind.  Miten’s focus on a more spiritual path is reflected in his meditative, joyful and often sensual songs featured on CDs including Songs For The Inner Lover, Strength Of A Rose,
and Trusting The Silence.     

Deva Premal & Miten originally met at an ashram in India.  One morning, Miten was sitting on the edge of his bed playing guitar when Deva Premal spontaneously began singing harmony with him.  Everyone was astounded by the sound of her voice, including Miten.  “Her voice is such a pure expression,” says Miten, “there’s no ego in it.  That may be what touches people…”  

Deva Premal and Miten’s offering to the world is supported by a simple yet elegant vision:  "Everybody with a voice can sing, and everyone with a breath in their body can experience their divinity.  Our nourishment and life’s work is to create spaces around the planet where the silence that follows the chant is clearly tangible.  We share with others the healing power of the voice… and the bliss that it brings.”

The world is a better place thanks to Deva Premal and Miten’s gift of music. 


Global Heart Native Soul Title Of Album: Global Heart Native Soul
Artist: Miten
Year Of Release: 1991
Strength of a Rose Title Of Album: Strength of a Rose
Artist: Deva Premal & Miten
Year Of Release: 1998
Dance Of Life Title Of Album: Dance Of Life
Artist: Miten
Year Of Release: 1999
Love is Space Title Of Album: Love is Space
Artist: Deva Premal
Год выпуска: 2000
The Eccence Title Of Album: The Eccence
Artist: Deva Premal
Year Of Release: 2001
Blown Away Title Of Album: Blown Away
Artist: Miten
Year Of Release: 2002
Embrace Title Of Album: Embrace
Artist: Deva Premal
Year Of Release: 2002
Satsang Title Of Album: Satsang
Artist: Deva Premal & Miten
Year Of Release: 2002
Songs for the Inner Lover Title Of Album: Songs for the Inner Lover
Artist: Deva Premal & Miten
Year Of Release: 2003
Dakshina Title Of Album: Dakshina
Artist: Deva Premal
Year Of Release: 2005


Deva Premal

In contrast to the rock'n'roll life-style of Miten, Deva Premal was raised in an atmosphere of mantra and spiritual discipline.
Born in Germany in 1970 of a mystic/artist father and a musically talented mother, she was taught violin, piano and received voice training. By the time she was five years old, she was already chanting the Gayatri Mantra daily, and since that time she continues to integrate meditation into her life. She has studied Shiatsu, Reflexology, CranioSacral Therapy and Massage, but music remains her first love.

"My father has been on the spiritual path since the 50's, studying Yoga, spiritual scriptures and whatever books were available back then, making it his daily discipline to meditate every morning between 3 and 5 a.m," she says. "When I was growing up he devised exercises for my sister and I, to help us become more aware of the moment.
As a child she studied the violin and piano but it wasn't until she met Miten, at the Osho Community in India, that she began exploring her voice.
"When Miten began encouraging me to sing harmony with him, I didn't need a big push! I had grown up with music so the ground work was already done. And we sounded pretty good together!
At first I played a supporting role, singing second voice, playing keyboards, and co-leading our workshops, which used mantras and chants from different cultures. I was very shy to sing alone, but encouraged by Miten, I became more confident and eventually discovered my voice."

The influence of Indian classical music is evident in her singing, although she has never attempted to copy or steal from the tradition. "It just comes naturally," she says, "as if I'd heard it all before, in another life." Among the numerous letters of appreciation she has received since the release of her albums, many describe how her music has been used to accompany and enhance the sacred passages of birth and death. In fact, Elisabeth Kьbler-Ross herself, the world famous author of On Death and Dying has requested that Miten and Deva Premal bring their music to accompany her passing. "We have played for many people," says Premal, "but to play personally for Elizabeth was something I will never forget, and to grant her wish will be an honor and a privilege."


Miten grew up in the 60's. "At that time, England was alive with rock 'n' roll music and the sound of The Beatles. Everywhere you went it was on the street. It was a time of innocence, a time when you could sense the possibility that life has no boundaries."
He later went on to establish a successful career for himself in the 70's and 80's as a singer/songwriter, touring with such bands as Fleetwood Mac, Lou Reed and Ry Cooder. During this time he released two well-received albums, one produced by The Kinks, another by noted Los Angeles producer Bones Howe for Ariola Records. Ultimately he found the rock 'n' roll life-style unfulfilling and empty, and he began an inner search which led him into the world of meditation. It was at this time he came upon the most important and influential figure in his life, the rebel mystic, Osho. "After I met Osho, everything fell into place," he says. "He gave purpose to my life, and an understanding that divine chaos is the essence of it. My eyes were opened to new possibilities which I continue to explore to this day." Miten proceeded to live his explorations, spending most of his time in India at the ashram of Osho, where he eventually found a way to express his gratitude, not surprisingly, through music.

Miten has incorporated elements of Sufi dance, natural rhythms and ambient grooves into his music, which combined with Premal's mantras and chants form a rich, unforgettable tapestry of sound. His solo CDs include Blown Away, Dance of Life and Global Heart Native Soul. "Premal and I have never thought in terms of having a 'future' making beautiful music," he says. "Our music has always felt precious right from the start. Our job is just to travel and share it, which was something we have found very easy to do. And over time more and more people have come to join us in the celebration."
"The true purpose of our music," he says "is to awaken a longing in the heart for that which is omnipresent: the experience of silence and meditation. This is the blessing that Premal and I receive, every time we sing the mantras.
Our vision is simple - everybody with a voice can sing, and everyone with a breath in their body can experience their divinity."