About Deva Premal
Deva Premal, a New Age vocalist/multi-instrumentalist known for her contemporary versions of ancient Tibetan and Sanskrit mantras, began chanting the sacred Gayatri Mantra daily at age 5.
∙ The Essence, Premal’s 1988 solo debut, sold nearly 1 million copies and helped introduce Sanskrit mantras to a Western audience.
∙ In the early ’90s, she began a musical and personal partnership with ex-blues rocker-turned-spiritual musician Andy “Miten” Desmond.
∙ Cher is a fan and has included Premal’s recording of “Gayatri Mantra” in the set list of her touring shows since 2001.
∙ During a 2002 Unity in Duality conference in Munich, Premal and Miten gave both a public concert and private performance for the Dalai Lama.
∙ She collaborated with the famed Gyuto Monks of Tibet for the 2010 benefit album Tibetan Mantras for Turbulent Times.