Between 2009-2013 samjjana was a music duo that comprised of Maia and Pratika Kshemya. Its legacy lives on...samjjana albums continue to be available through The Alchemy of Sound. (and the YouTube channel will also remain available.)
With unique instruments of alchemy, samjjana's music is profoundly soothing and uplifting.
It features the enchanting 'hang' sound sculpture, exquisite harp and swarmandal, sansula, chimes, Alchemy crystal bowls and haunting Native American Indian, Bansuri and Shakuhachi flutes. Their albums offer instrumental music ('Peace Within' and 'Gently Now') and music with vocals ('Follow your Bliss (R) ').
Maia will continue to perform, both solo and in collaborations, and intends to go back into the studio in 2014.
Pratika's focus has increasingly been on sharing the joy of 'take home' sound as offered through The Alchemy of Sound market stall and online store, which both continue to expand, enabling more people to create their own magical, alchemical sound at home. He is also recording an 'Alchemy of Sound' CD along the lines of samjjana's popular 'Gently Now' album, with a variety of new instruments and special features.
Maia and Pratika feel huge appreciation for all the magic and miracles it has blessed them with...
"We thank everyone who has contributed to our samjjana journey, and we appreciate all the beautiful sentiments people have expressed to us about how our music has touched their lives. It feels like samjjana has been a wonderful foundation from which to expand, and we carry the essence of samjjana forward with us, just in a different form. Watch this space!"