While her earlier influences lie in pop and jazz, this chanteuse can undoubtedly cross over borders without any difficulty As a person, or as a singer/songwriter, she is one. Her ‘Rancho Relaxo’ attitude and honesty towards life is what Lea and her music is all about. An accomplished singer/songwriter, Lea has had major film & television song placements for the movie “Cheaper By The Dozen” starring Steve Martin, the immensely popular television series “Dawson’s Creek”, “Party Of Five”, “Summerland”, Felicity” DVD collections and the hit series on Fox Television “North Shore.” It is in 2006 where Lea travels to India and discovers music mantras chanting with true chanting masters. This is where Lea’s transformation happens and it is at that moment when she decides to pursue world-ambient “Yoga Chanting” to a more profound level.
Moreover, upon her return, Lea decides to become a certified Kundalini Yoga instructor and teaches mantra meditation to deepen her yoga practice and musical expression. In 2007, Lea co-produces and releases ZEN VOYAGE -an ambient music CD showcasing her soothing and velvety voice featuring 10 sacred mantras based on Sanskrit texts. Well received in the new age world, Anne Williams from the New Retailer Magazine quotes: “wonderful CD for anyone who enjoys chant but is looking for a new sound. Very nicely arranged and performed”. "Peace Chants" is a collection of sanskrit, english and gurmuk mantras blended with world beats, melodic guitars,traditional persian and turkish instruments. Lea's voice is captivating and pure, leading the listener to a peaceful and meditative state of bliss. SONGS OF A SIREN getting Great reviews ! ￼￼￼￼ This wonderfully adventurous album breaks new ground left and right.
Who would have thought that smooth jazz and sacred mantras would combine so well. Only an artist as talented and authentic as Lea Longo could pull it off!” ~GuruGanesha Songs Of A Siren is an ambitous undertaking that could have easily missed the mark if done by a less accom- plished and innovative artist than Lea Longo and her tal- ented team of accompanists. Over the course of ten tracks, Lea has managed to create a musical mélange that ap- peals to both the inner and outer dimensions of the lis- tener. Songs Of A Siren will have your toe tapping and your spirit rising.
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