Satya Project

Satya Project

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An R&B, Soul, Funk band led by two male Spanish/Filipino songwriters & producers. Rich, uplifting, eclectic and original music with deep message and powerful sonic delivery.

Biography

Satya Project is the fruit of collaboration between Marcos Sainz and Juan Galiardo. These two musicians met in Boston during their studies at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, and after years of composing, arranging and live performing they finally bring us "Shine a Light", their first album work.

Satya Project's music is a blend of R&B, Jazz, Soul and Funk, young and elegant music featuring both female and male singers where equal amounts of attention has been paid to instrumental and vocal parts as well as to the message behind each song. The repertoire, arrangements and singer combinations make Satya Project's sound varied and eclectic. Satya Project's first work, "Shine a Light", contains two tracks sung by Kelli Sae (singer of Incognito and Count Basic) and includes the participation of musicians such as Mark Whitfield, Miguel Gandelman, Darren Barrett, Bernd Voss, Tito Alcedo, Marcos Vigio, Manolo Nieto, Alexei Gordeev, Aaron Bellamy, Louis Cato, Keko Baldomero, Juan Diego Mateos, Lolo el Pajaro, Samantha Nelson, Ettore 'Thor' Dulay, Lucas Vidal, The City of Prague Filharmonic, Marcos Sainz and Juan Galiardo.

Beyond music, "Shine a Light" also features the exquisite artwork of Spanish painter Juan Gómez Macías, who has contributed 13 watercolor illustrations that correspond to each one of the album tracks. The Satya Project logo is the work of renown designer John Langdon.

The album was recorded in Sevilla, Madrid, N.Y., L.A., Boston, Manila and Prague.

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Lyrics

Sarve Shaam

Written By: Marcos Sainz & Juan Galiardo

Sarve Bhavatu Sukinah
Sarve Santu Niramayah
Sarve Bhadrani Pashiyantu
Maa Kaschit Dukabhag Bhavet
(repeat)

Naked feet, crying for helping hands
Why fortunes to wars?
W’keep rising walls, can’t we see
we’re all One, all just One

Sarve Bhavatu Sukinah
Sarve Santu Niramayah
Sarve Bhadrani Pashiyantu
Maa Kaschit Dukabhag Bhavet

Rivers of red, trade for burning oil
Blind world we live in
Shattered lives, broken hearts
differing creeds, for differing creeds

Naked feet, crying for helping hands
Why fortunes to wars?
W’keep rising walls, can’t we see
we’re all One, we are all just One

Sanskrit to English translation:
May all be happy
May all be healthy
May all experience what is good and
Let no one suffer

Shine a Light

Written By: Marcos Sainz

SHAN-THI, OM, SHAN-THI
THY LIGHT SHINES SO BRIGHT

SHAN-THI, OM, SHAN-THI
THY LOVE HEALS WOUNDS OF ALL KINDS

GUIDE ME, AS I SHINE A LIGHT FOR PEACE
ALLOW ME, TO DO RIGHT IN THIS WORLD

SHAN-THI, OM, SHAN-THI
THY GRACE IS ENDLESS DELIGHT

GUIDE ME, AS I SHINE A LIGHT FOR PEACE
ALLOW ME, TO DO RIGHT IN THIS WORLD

SHAN-THI, OM, SHAN-THI
THY WISDOM CONQUERS THE VOID

IN THIS WORLD OF DRAMAS
AND DREAMS UNFULFILLED
LET ME SHINE A LIGHT

Discography

"Shine a Light" (2008). 13 full-length audio tracks, all original material, duration 56 minutes and 23 seconds. Produced by Marcos Sainz and Juan Galiardo.

Performing Rights Society Affiliation: SGAE (Spain)

Set List

Typically a 1-1.5 hour set containing original material and some covers.