About the Project
Dub Mantra is a labor of love that started in December of 2009 when I wrote a resolution for the new year on a piece of paper and mailed it to myself saying "I am creating a new album"
Recording began in January of 2011, over a year later, and steadily moved forward throughout last year. I have been blessed to work with very talented artists on the project including RIta Sahai and Montino Bourbon. The mixing phase began last fall and just finished in February of 2012. Amazing art and design materialized and all the puzzle pieces gravitated together. The Mastering was done at Precise Mastering in the UK. It has been a long and inspiring journey. Aaand... I just received the CD's in the mail from the manufacturer! The art looks so freaking cool! I am so grateful to visionary watercolor artist Meganne Forbes, please check out her work online.
I'm really looking forward to handing you this album and playing this music for you wherever you are. This is my second full length solo CD. I feel like I have grown and transformed so much musically since Off Into the Unknown came out in 2007, and at the same time this concept of dub reggae kirtan mantras really goes back a long way for me. This album really has been a dream since I was a kid. I remember saying to the lead singer of my high school band when it was disbanding 15 years ago, "What I really want to be playing is Sanskrit Mantras over Reggae Rhythms..." whoa. Where did he come from? Yea its here, Dub Mantra.
---Joss Jaffe 2012
Impressions of a magikal weekend during “From the Belly of a Traveler” ATS Belly Dance Workshop, Rotterdam NL July 12-13, 2014
World renowned ATS Belly Dancer Kristine Adams teams up with Joss Jaffe for a weekend of workshops, classes and performance in Rotterdam, NL!
July 12-13 2014 Rotterdam, NL
Vox Mundi Project
Mystery School of the Voice
Santa Cruz Summer Retreat
A unique and complete journey to nurture and inspire Your Musical Life. You’ll have a supreme experience, and no other music retreat will give you such a delicate balance of musical training and creative support, ecstatic chanting and personal transformation.
July 23-29, 2014
Pema Osel Ling, Santa Cruz Mountains
Yoga of Sound & Voice Retreat with Silvia Nakkach, Hasu Patel & Joss Jaffe.
Sivananda Yoga Farm, Grass Valley CA
May 24-25 2014
Śaśi Ian Mair’s bamboo walk
Śaśi is a Chinese Herbalist, Yogi & T’ai chi ch’uan practitioner currently living in China
He is also a Mantra singer & appears on tracks 7 & 10 of Dub Mantra
Saturday 1/25/14 6PM
Sunflower Center 1435 N MacDowell Blvd
Dasi Karnamrita, John Wubbenhorst & Joss Jaffe
San Francisco, CA
Sunday 1/26/14 6PM
San Francisco Sivananda Yoga Center
Dasi Karnamrita, Joss Jaffe & Todd Robbins
Winter Solstice Kirtan with Joss Jaffe, Michael Wall, Raquel Glassman & Friends
Tonight! 12/21/13 Still & Moving Center Hololulu 7-8:30PM
(via Winter Solstice Kirtan)