Lifetimes Achievement Award & Ommiewood Hall of Fame
Deva Premal & Miten
Deva Premal and Miten Grammy- Nominated Artists
Featured in top media including The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, and The Huffington Post, endorsed by celebrities as varied as Cher, Tony Robbins, and the Dalai Lama, included in movie soundtracks and honored by 1.5 million album sales, 550,000 monthly Spotify listeners and 400,000 Facebook followers, groundbreaking musicians Deva Premal & Miten are modern nomads on a mission to share with humanity the medicine of mantra.
With original chants that are used for meditation, yoga, stress management, massage, and conscious sleep playlists worldwide, Deva Premal & Miten model not only spiritually-conscious living but also share powerful tools for wellness, mindfulness, and personal growth.
Creating an alternative to contemporary music culture, Deva Premal & Miten additionally offer sacred global gatherings with a temple-like environment, where music is not an ego-driven performance but rather a portal to contemplation, inner peace, and heart-centered celebration.
As the musicians chant the core of the mantra and improvise with instruments, all those assembled participate with their voices – making each gathering a unique work of art, an interweaving of humanity, and an offering to the Divine, as well as an antidote to the isolation, stress, and chaos afflicting so many in today’s world.
To the outside observer, British native Miten (then known as Andy Desmond) had it all: a wife, a child, and a successful career as a working musician – touring with, opening for, and being featured as a guest musician for bands like Fleetwood Mac, Fairport Convention, Hall and Oates, Randy Newman, and Ry Cooder, at stadiums worldwide. The sex, drugs, and rock & roll lifestyle, however, came with a hollowness and profound distortion that ate at Miten’s soul. At the end of the day, the music seemed to be nothing more than a sales commodity, with musicians serving as industry pawns who generated cash for company executives, at the expense of true self-expression and art. After spinning through this world for years, feeling increasingly alienated from himself, his family, and life itself, Miten hit a spiritual crisis and underwent a breakdown, where the only way he knew how to save himself was to get up and walk out, on everything and everyone he knew.
It was in this capacity that Miten, then 40, met German expat Deva Premal, 20, who at the time was a bodywork practitioner at Osho’s ashram – practicing Shiatsu, Craniosacral therapy, and Reflexology. The daughter of an artist father and a classical musician mother, who practiced Indian spiritual teachings, Deva had grown up with music and mantras. P