About Orenda Blu
Weaving pop melodies, world instrumentation and chants from indigenous cultures, Orenda Blu gently caresses the listener with the ethereal vocals of songwriter Emily Tessmer. Their first release, “Sacred Chants One”, entirely in Sanskrit, received the silver medal for Best Inner Space/Meditation/Healing Music of 2012 by the Coalition of Visionary Resources and has been mentioned on Public Radio International’s program ‘Echoes’ as being in the top 25 best albums during 2013.
Orenda Blu’s second release, “Chants Of Love & Light”, also distributed by Paradise Music of the UK and released spring 2014, features pop-infused chants from Japan, New Zealand, The Cherokee and Lakota nations, and other world cultures. This CD was featured in January 2015 by the Daily Om. Orenda Blu played the main stage at Prana Fest in 2014 and joined the lineup at Shakti Fest in Joshua Tree in 2015.
The band traveled to Ireland in summer 2015 to play the Bhakti Fest for Hope in County Roscommon and fell in love with Irish traditional music, which they now incorporate into their sound. They are currently working on their third release due out in Spring 2016 which is features eclectic rhythms and is rooted in Sanskrit mantra, Native American chanting and Irish folk music.
What they say
“When Emily approached me to produce some of her music, I didn’t expect to discover such a rare and beautiful voice. She is a true artist and everything she does is authentic and heart-driven…”
– AO MUSIC’S RICHARD GANNAWAY
‘Sacred Chants One’ Winner of the Silver Medal In the Category of ‘Best Healing Inner Space’ music of 2012!
– Coalition Of Visionary Resources
‘Sacred Chants One’ mentioned in ‘Echoes’ Radio Show as being one of their top 25 Picks in February 2013!
– Public Radio International
I am LOVING the “Chants” CD! I listen to it ALL the time before my readings to get into a meditative state!
– Medium Michelle, Author, Speaker and Life Coach