Simrit Kaur Concert
March 15, 2014
“For Simrit Kaur, singing is not a performance, it is a sacred worship of the Divine. Her voice, her music, and her teaching, reflect this devotion which seems to come from her so effortlessly. This devotion is a gift, a talent beyond any, that will lead thousands into the lightness of being and awareness that is so vital to humanity in this day and age.” …Snatam Kaur
“Simrit sings from a place of spacious happiness and her voice carries the pure sounds of limitless joy and celestial blessings, the enchanting sounds of endless, wondrous possibility.” …Harijiwan
Simrit Kaur was born at 12:30 p.m on 12/30 in Athens, Greece. When she was just over a year old, she moved to South Carolina. Her childhood was steeped in rich Greek culture: she attended the Greek Orthodox Church twice a week where she sang in the church choir, performed in the Greek dance troupe, and attended Greek school where she learned to read, write, and speak Greek. As a young child in the church, she developed an appreciation for the mystical aspects of the ancient Byzantine music that she studied and sang. During these years, Simrit also studied piano and hand drums. She grew up with a daily dose of the Greek folk and classical music of Nana Mouskouri, Glykeria, Parios and Demis Roussos in addition to Bob Marley, Led Zeppelin, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Pink Floyd, Joan Baez, The Grateful Dead, Talking Heads, Jeff Buckley, and many others.
Simrit went to the College of Charleston where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Anthropology and Spanish. She then attended Trident Tech., also in Charleston, where she earned a second degree in Biology and Chemistry so that she could become a doctor of Naturopathy. During this time she also studied West African drumming and traveled and performed with an African drumming company. While she was in college she started her study and practice of Kundalini Yoga. She continues today to practice and teach the tools of Kundalini yoga which have greatly enhanced her life.
One of Simrit’s favorite things to do was to go to the beach alone and sing. She loved this time to deeply connect with her soul. One particular night on the beach, it was very cloudy. As Simrit chanted, the clouds parted and formed a circle of clear sky directly over her, and the moon came through. This was the turning point for her.