Conversation With Masood Ali Khan and Sheela Bringi on 'Music and the Spirit'

How does music and sound affect the spirit? Be inspired by my conversation with Masood Ali Khan and Sheela Bringi on "Music and the Spirit."
10/10/2012 12:09am ET | Updated December 6, 2017
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Singer Smokey Robinson speaks to students at Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, Friday, March 2, 2012. Robinson will perform at a benefit concert for the school on Saturday at the Kennedy Center. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

How does music and sound affect the spirit? Be inspired by my conversation with Masood Ali Khan and Sheela Bringi on "Music and the Spirit." Masood is an instructor at the Academy of Human Universal Energy and Spirituality, and has been a practitioner of yoga for two decades. In addition to playing hand drums, guitar and the didgeridoo, he discovered a relatively new percussive instrument called the "hang," which he used primarily on his album Hang With Angels. Sheela is a vocalist who plays multiple instruments including the North and South Indian classical flute, piano, harp and harmonium. She has worked with artists from a variety of backgrounds.PremaSoul is her collaboration with jazz musician Clinton Patterson. I caught up with them at Omega's 2012 Being Yoga Conference Retreat. The opening and closing music in the video is from a kirtan at the Dharma Yoga Center in New York.

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