“Lea’s Manifesting with Mantras workshop was a sublime experience. It was a peaceful evening chanting inspiring mantras and meditating in a group with Lea’s beautiful vocals and live music.” – Lucie L
J’ai eu le privilège de te rencontrer!!!! Tu as réussi à me faire voyager en dedans de moi ,merci pour la douceur que tu dégages être à tes côtés et se faire bercer par ta voix angélique est cadeau précieux. – Doudja Mekamcha
Thank you for the wonderful and blissful experience of chanting mantras with you yesterday in our private group! You are simply amazing, soft and filled with love and compassion. I really appreciated the experience and still floating with the flow of this beautiful energy! Namaste Montreal Kirtan Group
Not really knowing what to expect (I’m used to more traditional settings for kirtans), I was pleasantly surprised. No, not surprised actually, rather feeling comfortably welcomed with open arms and heart, providing openness in me as well. All the musicians were top top notch and blended beautifully in the chants, rather than taking over. Lea herself is very generous and obviously a great lover of however you call which makes us all unique and at the same time all the same. To give yourself to such chanting is to find yourself.
Charles Des Chenes-Yoga/kirtan chanter
Lea is a wonderful and natural teacher who with her kind and calm presence makes everyone comfortable exploring sounds and voice. She connects effortlessly with the students sharing gracefully her deep knowledge of voice work. We are all looking forward to seeing Lea and Rad at Sun&Moon Yoga again and to hear more of their beautiful work.
Marianne Thorborg, (Sun&Moon Yoga Owner)
Once again, I am grateful to have been a part of this Kirtan Meditation and listening to Peace Chants music. I had to get over my initial self-consciousness but once I did (and this time much quicker), it was wonderful. Feeling the vibrations throughout your body, as a direct result of sound healing, was indescribable. I recommend this to everyone to try at least once.
Léa est une personne magnifique et dévouée. À l’écoute des battements de votre coeur et de votre petite voix intérieure. Elle saura vous écouter et vous guider pour vous apprendre à prendre soin de votre âme et à laisser l’harmonie vous envelopper. A l’aide des mantras, des mudras et de l’énergie de notre terre Mère, elle saura vous enseigner comment la méditation peut rendre votre âme paisible et votre vie Amour….
Lea, thank you again for the meditation session. You gently guided me through the mantras allowing to reconnect with True Self even for a few brief moments. Listening to your soothing voice on CD after the session reminded me the peace I felt in your graceful presence. I am looking forward to our next session… Peter
Lea’s voice & presence are invaluable in creating and holding a loving space. I feel comfortable and invited to project my own vocalizations with compassion, and total absense of judgement.
Perhaps their was Buddha-dust in the air, but from my perspective the artists came alive, and it was surely the best of the best, which was truly awesome if you consider the bar was already set quite high. Those that attended the famous Frampton Comes Alive show from the mid 70’s concert, they knew they had witnesses something very very special. I now think I know how those people felt. – Larry
At first I was timid but when I let myself go and go into it I felt free…free of all my ideas and misconceptions…free to be me fully alive in the moment as it was. What a truly incredible experience!! I must do this again soon!
I had a wonderful experience and enjoyed the peace & contentment I felt during and after the meditations
This has been the most powerful experience I had in years…
My first Meditative Kirtan experience, and I just discovered an easier way of drowning the mind into meditation.
Thank you Lea for introducing us to Meditation yoga chanting
Not really knowing what to expect (I’m used to more traditional settings for Meditation and kirtans), I was pleasantly surprised. No, not surprised actually, rather feeling comfortably welcomed with open arms and heart, providing openness in me as well. All the musicians were top top notch and blended beautifully in the chants, rather than taking over. Lea herself is very generous and obviously a great lover of however you call which makes us all unique and at the same time all the same. To give yourself to such chanting is to find yourself.
Another GREAT experience. It keeps on getting better and better. The voices, the vibes, the energy and the great feeling of being one with all and everybody! The amazing freedom to just BE. Namaste to Lea and her beautiful voice..
I loved the evening of chanting. Lea has a beautiful voice. It i was my first experience but definately not my last. I will now meditate on my own as I was so inspired.
Meeting Lea for the first time was enchanting. Such a beautiful vibrating energy and such a powerful voice. I personnaly can’t hold a note, but last night, I couldn’t help but sing and I sang with my hearth and I loved it!… I loved being part of the group, singing the mantras together, one voice, one heart. Namaste!
it was quite beautiful, we are lucky to have this in Montreal
It has brought me better sense of being at peace with myself.
Recommend Lea anyone who wants to take their life to another level.
Through her active listening, intuitive approach and choice of mantras she helped me realize that old stories can be replaced by new stories, full of potential and creativity.
I would recommend Lea as a life coach to anyone in need of guidance and direction.
I am so proud to be one of her clients and fans!”
Music Reviews & Testimonials
“Lea is breaking new grounds with a sensuous combination of mantra & jazz that is relaxing and entertaining”
Thomas Gramuglia | Hindsight Records
A blend of classic smooth jazz and eastern Indian mantras, all blanketed by Lea’s sweet seductive vocal stylings Dean Olson Strongwriter on the Radio
Lea Longo creates a seamless musical experience with her silky voice and songwriting talents…that make this album lean closer to the 5 star range in the ratings. Poetic and rich with textured music and pop infusions, the song is a blend of Eastern and Western cultures at their best. Catchy and resonate joy.
NEW AGE REPORTER – Dana Wright
Up-bright with hooks from start to end.
RAY SCOTT Musical Director – MIX 96 Montreal
A fresh sound that has instantly memorable hooks with verses that build to big choruses, heartfelt, captivating and alive. Longo is a consummate songwriter with an evocative voice-truly remarkable.
Mitch Joel – THE Hour
Lea Longo lance son nouvel album, «Zen Voyage»,L’auteure et interprète Lea Longo lance son nouvel album, “Zen Voyage”, cette semaine.Le disque est présenté comme un voyage musical dans un univers zen et spirituel. Inspirée par un voyage en Inde où elle a étudié et pratiqué le chant et grande amateure de musique d’ambiance et de musicothérapie, Lea Longo en est à son deuxième album.
Certaines des pièces de son précédent album “Miserably Happy” se sont retrouvées dans le film “Cheaper by the Dozen”, les séries “Dawson’s Creek”,”Party of Five” et “North Shore”
Showbizz.net (Feb 27, 2007)
Je me suis littéralement senti transporté lors de l’écoute de Zen Voyage. Une musique qui m’a aidé à me concentrer, à stimuler ma créativité.
Piero Facchin – CH GLOBAL (Mar 27, 2007)
I needed this CD for so long ! It brought me energy and concentration. This album is a MUST.
Sonia Benezra – 98.5FM
Desde Canadá nos llega el nuevo trabajo de Lea Longo, una mujer con una dulce voz que nos sumerge en ese estado de bienestar en el que a todos nos gustaría estar. “Zen Voyage” es un viaje musical en el universo de la cultura zen, aquí nos encontramos con diez magníficos mantras basados en textos sanscritos, textos sagrados que sirven para sumergirnos en un estado de relajación y de bienestar con nosotros mismos. La propia compositora nos dice que “Zen Voyage” es un trabajo que le permite revivir esa paz, ese bienestar interior en cualquier lugar, en cualquier momento…
No lo dudemos y dejemonos llevar por este “Viaje Zen” hacia nuestro interior para lograr ese estado de ánimo que no siempre podemos conseguir pero que si nos gustaría mantener, trabajos como el de Lea Longo son el camino más indicado para poder lograrlo.
Ultima Fronteira Radio (Jul 13, 2007)
Your very beautiful album provides great pleasure to me, listening to it. it also brings back the feelings i had, when i was in india myself. your songs are very nice for calming down and warming up the environment even at the worst weather. if you will do more music in the future, please keep me posted. all the best.
Robert Lochmann – Radio X DJ JazzMadass (Feb 2, 2009)
I felt immediately recharged after listening to the first three minutes of Lea Longo’s ZEN Voyage; what came next was closer to an out-of-body experience!
Brian Ball, Music Editor / Director of Music & Talent
Womens Radio Show (Nov 28, 2008)
I’ve used your cd in many yoga classes and you get lots of great comments. I really think you’ve done an amazing job- your music is pure good vibes!
David Bryson – Evolve Fest Organizer
I loved the selection of material.
Henry Brun – KRTU (Jul 21, 2007)
This is a CD of 10 sacred mantras, set in softly rhythmic arrangements that sway gently to the lovely voice of Lea Longo. She provides a description of what each mantra means in both English and French. This is a wonderful CD for anyone who enjoys chant but is looking for a new sound. Very nicely arranged and performed.
Anne Williams – New Age Retailer
Lea, Many Sincere thanks for the music. We have played it, and think that it is well worth having tracks from the CD included into our playlists. The character of the music style presented gives this CD a unique feel, with an individual personality presented inside it’s contents. Great work, and we sure look forward to hearing from you in the future.
Graham J Barclay – Soundwave FM
“This sixty-minute ‘voyage’ holds true to its title by making for an hour long pampering session for your soul..”
Brian Ball- Women’s Radio
I Bow To You Heartfelt, calming and exciting all at the same time? That scarcely describes the new album by Lea Longo called Zen Voyage. The music is a medium of ancient Sanskrit mantras sung sweetly and delivered with exceptional melody. Although my Western ears still have difficulty with the repetitiveness of Eastern music, I was never bored throughout this remarkable album.
Canadian Lea Longo is not only a talented singer-songwriter, but also a dedicated yoga instructor and Mantra Meditation facilitator. Her unique music appears on television and film and she is the recipient of many international music prizes. Lea’s voice is soft and gentle, a bit reminiscent of R&B artist Sade. The music, Eastern flavored with a medium tempo, is muted at times allowing the fervor of the human voice to dominate, but in this case, it is not a bad thing. Lea shares the metaphysical spotlight with co-writer “Radical” Rad Crasto, guitarist and producer.
Namaste, from the Hindi phrase, “I bow to you” is a well-known international greeting. Read More…
RJ Lannan – Sounding Board-Zone Music Reporter (Aug 21, 2009)
Lea Longo’s Peace Chants is meditative and blissful. Lea’s songs embody the Western kirtan movement. There are Sanskrit and Gurmukhi (Kundalini) chants. The opener, “Om Ram Ramaya Swaha,” features an Iranian rounded, bowed instrument that Lea refers to as a camanche . The sound is hypnotic. “Om Mani Padme Hum” has an afro-pop feel and is uplifting, while “Om Namah Sivaya” continues to haunt me. Hailing from Montreal, Lea is among Canada’s finest. The Chicago satsang (chanting community) is waiting for you, Lea. Come on out and play!
Everything around us can be formulated into a something new. Rewind! Reboot! Refresh! Enjoy music with your heart and soul. This will make the music your very own.
Buzil -Yoga Chicago
Lea Longo’s Songs of a Siren is a very interesting collection of original and cover love songs that mix smooth jazz vocals with Indian chants and mantras – and they actually sound like they belong together! READ FULL REVIEW :
MainlyPiano.com – Kathy Parsons
“Je ne connaissais pas du tout Lea Longo, mais cela m’intriguait un peu, j’ai téléphoné a son attaché de presse, pour en savoir plus, elle est québecoise, a travaillé et demeuré en Californie, et est de retour au Québec. Elle a fait plusieurs Cds de musique et de chant, et certains ont même servis dans des séries cultes américaines”
CITE BOOMERS – Par : André Maccabée