"Perfecting their fusion of indigenous healing chants with fresh, starry worlds of harmonic sound, Anima's music and live performances are creating a love evolution around the world"
Anima's beautiful and profoundly healing music touches the heart and soothes the soul, embracing the listener in a translucent experience of the Sacred. With angelic vocals, sacred chants and ceremonial instruments infused within specially sculptured soundscapes and healing frequencies, Anima’s music is an offering of peace and tenderness to the Earth.
Ali Calderwood and Daniela Broder have both spent a number of years living with indigenous elders and healers, studying ancient ways of ceremony, spirit medicine, yoga and the use of sacred sound.
Ali is a musician and producer, having worked with music from an early age. Through his sensitivity and connection to the spirit world, he has learnt to develop a unique style of sculpturing sounds that can invigorate and awaken the soul's knowing. His compositions are known for the luminous depths of harmonic sound that they contain, which are greatly influenced by many years of immersion within ancient and indigenous ways of shamanism.
Weaving nurturing, angelic vocals, lyrics and prayers with gentle compositions, sacred instruments and guitar, Daniela’s music soothes and opens the heart, enfolding the listener in a tender embrace of the Sacred. Her music and work with yoga and healing is filled with sensitive and profound expressions of her own journey of healing and awakening; influenced by years of study of yoga, shamanism and the teachings of Advaita.
Anima emmerged in 2004 with Ali releasing two solo albums, “Celestial Baptism” and “Star Ancestory”. In 2006 he joined together to perform music with Daniela while travelling in Mexico. Later that year, after spending time individually in different parts of the Americas they rejoined in Peru and while living in the Amazon jungle and later Bolivia, they created their first collaborated album, 'Lemuria Emerging' (2007). Anima have now released 7 albums, including “Crstaligned Dreams” (2008), Temple of the Stars (2010), Temple of the Heart (2010) and “Sound Medicine”(2011) which have been an evolving journey of musical alchemy, inspired by their experiences of ancient wisdom and the awakened heart. Anima are currently based in the UK, and continue to offer concerts and workshops internationally.