Meet Breath of Life Band
Daniela de Mari
Starting at the age of 6 , ethereal , inspirational songstress, Daniela de Mari´s angelic and enchanting voice is a pure and warm embrace for the heart, guiding you to remember the sounds of heavenly doors, she gently takes the listener in to a deep state of communión with the Divine and the infinite love of existence.
Born in Italy and raised in Colombia, Daniela has dedicated her life to music, Sound Healing, spirituality and the study of foreign languagesand ethnic cultures. Gifted with a crystalline sound and a soaring vocal range, the visionary dream of this transformational Soprano is mostly based on the true longing of giving her audiences infinite states of harmony and well being through the power and magical force of music and the human voice touching deeply the hearts of her public . Having taken voice lessons from a very young age, Daniela's elvish voice and work is centered on modern new age music, which combines electronic and original organic sounds to remind us of the healing power of music. She trusts the relationship between music and the heartbeat of the universe, which makes for unique and magical performances.
Daniela de Mari and Breath of Life have shared stages with Deva Premal, Manose Newa, Jai Uttal, Deepak Chopra , Silvia Nakkach and more, and she has recentely just recieved a nominación for BEST VOCAL ALBUM in the UK, for her álbum AWAKENING.
"Music as a Sacred Language of the Heart"
In many occasions people have asked Daniela about the languages she uses in some of her songs and concerts, some are in english, Italian ,spanish, sanskrit and even aramaic , but many of her songs are sang in what she calls a "Sacred language of the heart" , a language that flows through her and that doesn't condition the listener with any particular meaning, that is why "it reaches the absolute", she says...... It is kind of an ethereal language, I believe sacred sounds that come together and just flow through me .....but all of them connected through a pure intention of infinite love..... "music breathes and my voice flows , flows and I surrender to a feeling, a feeling expressed with pure sounds that want to reach in to the infinite beauty of peoples hearts "
For the last four years, Daniela has been working with her husband, Latin Grammy nominee, producer, pianist, and composer, Orlando Sandoval giving their audiences a beautiful messages of love, light and joy .
As a professional in Reiki of Sound and certified in different workshops with sound healing authorities like Jonathan Goldman and Jhon Beaulieu, and Nada Yoga(yoga of Sound) authority Sri Shyamji Bhatnagar, Daniela believes in the healing power of sound and how it connects us with our true inner selves, leading us to a state of constant well being and infinite love.
Daniela has been studying for years with recognized authority on the healing power of music, sound and the voice Silvia Nakkach at the Vox Mundi Mystery school of the Voice CIIS , learning a deep practice of vocal Yoga and has recently retourned from India after a profound sacred singing training with Dhrupad master Ritwik Sanyal, Lakshmi Santra, Joy Chowdhuryand Nakkach as well . Daniela has been also certifified in Yoga Music Program for kids.
"Since I was a little girl music changed my life, it touched my heart so deeplyand filled it with universal blessings…. I knew that singing would take me to infinite and deep states of meditation and self knowledge and allowed me to find my true essence and embrace my divinity.
Singing is a sacred channel that connects me to God and life... it is the sacred doorway to my inner soul.
Our concerts are not only meant for entertaining , they are inspired by the heartbeat of the universal sound so that the audience can live a complete healing and liberating experience where their hearts can be swept away by the profound magic and infinite love of music."
May music be an eternal prayer.... In love and Gratitude
Magic Winter 2004
Soplo de Vida 2011
Orlando is a composer, arranger, producer and pianist from Colombia. His experiences living in South America, Europe, and the United States have given his music a unique style encompassing varied rhythms, harmonies, and an exciting sound palette. He is a Two times Latin Grammy Nominee Producer, Finalist at "Festival Internacional de la Cancion de Viña del Mar" Chile, 2nd place at SGAE Latin Jazz Composition Prize, Spain and Best Song of the Year at Festivegas, competition USA. He has produced artists such as: Snowy White (Pink Floyd-England), Nuno da Camara, (Portugal), Fania Garcia, Roxana, Lucrecia, Claudia Gomez, (Spain), Adriana Bottina, Jorge Celedon, Julian Caycedo, Daniela de Mari, Ana Maria Gonzalez, Sebastian Mejia, Giselle, Karito, (Colombia), among others. Orlando has released two CD's as a soloist recording artist. The first one is a very sensitive solo piano album, BEHIND THE MOON. The second on 2012, is an instrumental jazz CD called TOMORROW IS NOW. Orlando is about to release his new solo piano CD called LIVE PIANO MEDITATIONS.
Luis has performed with the Bogotá Philharmonic, the Opera of Colombia, the Broward Symphony, and the Lynn Philharmonic Orchestras, in addition to a variety of chamber music, Latin, and jazz ensembles.
He received his Bachelor of Arts in flute performance from the National University of Colombia, and a Master of Music and a Professional Studies Diploma from Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida; he also studied Jazz Improvisation and Sound Recording in Miami Dade Comm. College.
“…impressive and substantial program…fine performance of a very demanding work…” Roberta Rust, pianist. “…warmth, humanity, and musicality…a beautifully thought out and well played program…” Christina Burr, flutist. “…wonderful timbral effect…” John Smith, French horn. “Bravo!” Sergieu Schwartz, violinist.
German is one of the best drummers and multi percussionist in Colombia today, with extensive experience in many musical styles. He has worked with renowned artists such as Armando Manzanero, Cheo Feliciano, Volker Kottenhahn, Tilmann Dehnhard, Jose Carreras, and Paloma San Basilio, among others. He studied Colombian folk percussion with Marco Oyaga and Pedro Gutierrez, African percussion with Mamour Ba, Indian Tabla with Anandita Basu, Arabic percussion with Hossam Ramsey, Flamenco drawer with Rafi Gomez, and drums with Peter Webster, Satoshi Takeishi, and Mario Restrepo.
In 2002 German won first place in the VI Jazz Composition Contest of Colombia, and Best Chamber Group with the band ARSIS in the ICDT Contest.
He also performs original music internationally with his own jazz group.