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Australian born, Edo Kahn spent his childhood growing up in Israel before returning to Australia in 1988 at age 10. The past decade has seen him touring the world under various monikers from Alt-Rock band Gelbison and more recently, The Kahn Brothers.
Edo’s music as lead singer/songwriter of Gelbison and Kahn Brothers has been widely played on radio, television and in film. His songs have featured on the soundtrack to hit TV show ‘Packed to the Rafters’ and ‘Only Love is Real’ starred as the title track in the film ‘The Waiting City’ starring Joel Edgerton. Edo has toured with the likes of Wilco, Beck, Gomez, Sarah Blasko, Lior, Sleepy Jackson, Ben Lee, Ben Folds, and is part of collaborations such as Nations By The River (with brother Nadav, Luke Steele and Old Man River). Edo won APRA Song of the Year ‘Blues and Roots’ 2009 for the co-write of Old Man River’s Sunshine.
Edo is devoted to Bhakti Yoga through pujas, mantra and the practice of bhajans/kirtan (singing the divine names). He has spent time over the past 5 years in India studying and traveling with his Guru, Sri Sakthi Narayani Amma. “Before my first trip to India my friend played me a recording of our Guru’s mantra ‘Om Namo Narayani’ (I Surrender to the Divine) and it has never ceased to reverberate in me or on my ipod!...My first trip to Sri Narayani Peedam (Tamil Nadu) shattered my world. I knew I was not coming back the same but I never could have imagined the depth of grace and divine love that was to unfold (and continues to do so along the winding road of surrender). When I left I asked Amma ‘how can I serve?’ and Amma said ‘just sing it brings joy!’ I felt like a green light had been given to me and huge blessings for all that I had ever dreamed of doing. When I got back from India I borrowed a friend’s harmonium and through bhajans (devotional chants) found a profound way to open my heart to divine love”.
In Australia, Edo works as a music therapist, running workshops for people with special needs in which the healing power of chanting and meditation is a central component. Drawing on his childhood in Israel and Jewish background, Edo has been exploring ancient hebrew chants and leading Kabala Kirtan with Orna Trigaboff.
See The World (2004)
Nations by the River
Holes in the Valley (2004)
Love Melts Fear (2008)
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