Beautiful, smooth and flowing spiritual music for deep relaxation, healing and meditation.
Desert Rose are Cape Town based, and live in Muizenberg.
The Desert Rose Story
Founded in 1999 by world music composer, Lynne Holmes, Desert Rose is based in Cape Town and is widely regarded as leading composers, producers and performers of Universal World Music.
Yusuf Ganief and Lynne Holmes are at the heart of Desert Rose, constantly exploring the creation and emergence of universal world music that allows the listener to access their inner worlds, facilitating healing and shifting of consciousness, exploring the soul qualities of love, peace, happiness and joy
Yusuf Ganief, (Manager and Lead Vocalist), is currently the leading multilingual world music vocalist in Southern Africa and together with Lynne they have performed to standing ovations in London (St Ethelburgas Centre for Peace and Reconciliation and London Interfaith Centre – June 2012)), Oxford (Jacqueline du Pres Hall –Mutlifaith Music Festival), Penang, Malaysia (Georgetown Festival – 2012 and 2013), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur – 2013), Warsaw, Poland (COP19 – 4 performances - November 2013), Singapore (Esplanade Theatre – Festival of Sacred Tapestry - April 2013), India (Brahma World Spiritual University – various venues in Madhuban and Delhi - March 2014), Lima, Peru (COP20 - Dec 2014) Istanbul and Sarajevo, Bosnia (Brahma Kumaris - March 2015), Brazil (Soul Journey Tour in 10 Cities with Brahma Kumaris - April 2015).
Lynne Holmes, (Music composer, Director, Pianist, and Keyboard/Harp player), is the winner of numerous awards including performing as a soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra for National Television at the age of 13. One of her performance highlights was composing and performing for Nelson Mandela in 1995. She has composed and produced 14 world music albums and received a 5 star rating for her album, ‘Silence of the Music’. She is recognized locally and internationally as the one of the leading composers of sacred world music.
The Desert Rose experience has been described as epic, emotive & mystical and is a fusion of classical orchestration with indigenous rhythms and sounds. They have left a lasting impression on audiences and headlined major events in South Africa including: Mandela Day (2009), Human Rights Day (2009 & 2011), Peace March Celebrations in St Georges Cathedral (2009), launch of the Charter of Compassion with Archbishop Desmond Tutu (2010), Indigenous Orchestra Ensemble at Artscape Theatre (2011), Yoga Sanga Festival and Reconciliation Day Celebrations in Greyton (Dec 2013), iMeditate Africa Day (May 2014), International Peace Day celebrations in Durban on 21 Sep 2014. They have also done major interfaith events internationally in the UK, Poland, Singapore, Malaysia, Peru and recently in Brazil.
Desert Rose is committed to creating new works annually which merge a kaleidoscope of cultures with the innovative use of ancient languages that ultimately transforms into a language beyond words. They have been internationally acknowledged as ambassadors for peace, non violence and interfaith and strives to develop live performances, workshops and retreats which will allow further development of their promotion of peace, social responsibility and common humanity through their unique universal musical signature.
In a World of Difference, Music Unites.......Desert Rose
Lynne Holmes - Lynne Holmes - Music Composer/Producer/Director, Piano, Keyboard, Harp
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