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Stevin McNamara
United States
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January 2024 #33 - Top 40 for Indian & South Asian Influence Shakti Sunset - Part 2 (Theme ) (track)
November 2023 #39 - Top 40 for Indian & South Asian Influence Greeting The Dawn - Part 2 (Theme) Rag Jogiya (track)
November 2023 #40 - Top 40 for Indian & South Asian Influence Shakti Sunset - Part 2 (Theme ) (track)
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About: susnset at laguna beach
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About: Filming the video for Shakti Sunset - at Laguna Beach
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About: The Cover for "Shakti Guitar" (A yogic Journey from Radiant Dawn to Deepest Midnight)
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About: Savasana Yoga Music : Healing Guitar for Massage, Sleep and Yoga Nidra
Stevin McNamara has been playing and recording music for over 40 years. He is in the unique position of being an accomplished Composer/Musician and a Recording Engineer. This gives him total freedom in any music/recording environment. Born in South Africa, Stevin started learning piano and guitar at the age of seven. He played solo and in bands all the way through high school. At the age of twenty-one, Stevin moved to the United States, where he had more formal training at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass. He has been involved in music ever since.

Although Stevin grew up with the sounds of African Music, he also discovered Indian Music in the early seventies and studied the Sitar with Ram Chakravarty of Benares, who was then professor of music at Wesleyan College in Connecticut. This diverse exposure to such a broad spectrum of music, ranging from World to Pop, has contributed to the unique musical style he has developed over the years.

In the late seventies, after spending considerable time as a session musician in recording studios, Stevin became fascinated with what was happening on the "other side of the glass," namely the recording process itself. This passion developed into a highly successful career as an audio engineer.

He has worked in the fields of Popular music, World, Folk, Jazz, Film, and Television in top studios in South Africa, England, and the United States. He is perfectly at home in any State of the Art recording facility or Live Sound scenario, even at Stadium Concert level. He is qualified to teach Audio engineering at College level.

Stevin has worked with well-known producers such as Robert John "Mutt" Lange and a huge spectrum of recording artists (see Artist List - www.yogitar.com) - from Paul Winter to Tina Turner - from Bryan Adams to Zakir Hussein.

He now lives in Ashland, Oregon, where he spends his time doing freelance recording, original music production, live performances... and organic gardening.

Solo CD Releases:
"Shanti Guitar" - Released April 2012 - White Swan Records
"Prana Groove" - Released Feb 2011 - White Swan Records
"Om Guitar - Acoustic Meditation Music" - Released April 2008 - Sounds True

Prior releases include:
"Caroline Myss Chakra Meditation Music" - Sounds True
"Hafiz - The Scent of Light" - Sounds True
and "Yogitar" - Etherean Music.

Stevin's Music has also been recently released on various compilations:
Putumayo's - "World Yoga" - 2012
White Swan - "Meditative Massage Music: Healing Instrumentals for Peace & Quiet" - 2012
White Swan - "Savasana Yoga Music: Healing Instrumentals & Singing Bowls for Meditation & Relaxation" - 2012
White Swan - "Spa Relaxation Music: Soothing Spa Sounds for Serenity" - 2012
Seva Foundation - "Poised to Give" - 2012
Ambition Entertainment, Australia - "Yoga Yoga Yoga" - 2013.
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