The Ocean of Music (OoM) Sai Young Adults (YA) international subcommittee encourages YAs around the world to participate and contribute to a repository of original and uplifting devotional as well as Human Values based musical compositions and offerings.

​Devotional music plays an integral role in the lives of YAs globally, who are passionate about music and feel the presence of Sathya Sai Baba in their hearts. It is their love and devotion for Sathya Sai Baba that is expressed in their compositions.​

​Similarly, embracing the five universal Human Values i.e. Truth, Right Conduct, Peace, Love and Non-violence in our daily lives is imperative in our spiritual journey. Hence, we encourage YAs from around the globe to submit original musical compositions and to create other forms of art to inculcate and celebrate these values.​

​OoM provides a creative outlet for global YAs to express and share their musical talent with an aim to ignite the flame of unity in diversity around the world through these beautiful and melodious musical renditions.

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All is One, One with Sai

Celebrating 95 years of Selfless Love!

On the momentous and auspicious occasion of Sathya Sai Baba’s 95th birthday, the International Young Adults Ocean of Music (OoM) subcommittee, is pleased to announce a global musical offering: All is One, One with Sai – celebrating 95 years of Selfless Love

This initiative, led by the International Young Adults Ocean of Music (OoM) subcommittee, follows on from the International Young Adults music offering on Sathya Sai Baba’s 90th Birthday, wherein Young Adults from 50 countries came together to offer their love in the form of a unique and magnificent musical tribute sung in 37 languages and regional dialects spreading Sathya Sai Baba’s love to every corner of the globe. For reference, this compilation can be found here: https://soundcloud.com/onesaioneworld.

In commemoration of Sathya Sai Baba’s 95th Birthday, we plan to expand the scope and offer a beautiful garland of devotional and human-values based songs from 95 countries.

Sathya Sai Baba has said, “Wherever My glory is sung, there I shall install Myself.” The glory of Sai is being sung all over the world in many languages such as English, Mandarin, Spanish, Hindi, and Russian amongst others, which is a testament that His love truly knows no boundaries. Therefore, this offering is open to all devotees and will include a compilation of songs/bhajans in different languages which will be offered to our dearest Sathya Sai Baba in Prasanthi Nilayam during His 95th birthday celebrations in November 2020. The tribute will thereafter be made available online on sathyasai.org, together with the lyrics and meanings, so that they can be enjoyed by devotees all over the world.

The submission can be either be a preexisting high-quality live recording, or can be recorded specifically for the purpose of this offering. All recordings will be screened for musical and technical quality prior to being included in the compilation. Tentatively, the number of submissions included in the final compilation will be capped at five per country.

The final date for submission is Friday, 31st August 2020.

Please email oceanofmusic@sathyasai.org if you have any questions.

Submit songs: Submit Songs For All is One, One with Sai Musical Offering

Submission Requirements

All recordings will be screened for musical and technical quality prior to being included in the compilation. Tentatively, the number of submissions included in the final compilation will be capped at five per country.

Submissions from devotees of all ages will be accepted and must adhere to the following:

  • Bhajans/Value-based songs are encouraged to be sung in local languages and should of a reasonably short length; no longer than 6 mins
  • Bhajans should be sung in the same format as in Prasanthi Nilayam, (in two speeds, then finishing with the first line sung slowly). It is preferable that bhajans are sung in a simple way, as they are normally sung in your Sathya Sai Centre. Avoid introductory instrumental music or complicated musical arrangements.
  • Singing should be clear, so that words are easily understood. We kindly ask that the music quality is the best we can possibly offer - please allow the best singers and the musicians to lead and avoid mistakes of any kind in the bhajans/songs.
  • Recordings must be in the best possible quality. Recordings from smartphones or any portable device will be accepted as long as they are of a high quality.
  • Original compositions (encouraged, but not mandatory). Non-original compositions must be free of any copyright restrictions, and will otherwise not be accepted. Please avoid bhajans which are widely known and often sang in Prasanthi Nilayam.
  • Lyrics of all the bhajans/songs in the original language and an English translation must be submitted.
  • Devotees are encouraged to send short, good quality video clips of the recording process, good quality photographs of the musicians who took part. rehearsals, birthday wishes etc.

All submissions will be screened against the above criteria for musical and recording quality prior to inclusion in the compilation. The Ocean of Music subcommittee will make the final choice of bhajans/songs.

Technical Requirements

We will accept songs recorded in two formats:

  1. A studio-type recording done specifically for submission to this offering
  2. A recording a live Bhajan Session/Music program

For both types of recordings, a well-mixed direct line recording from a sound system is preferred. This would entail obtaining a recording directly from your audio system through an audio interface connected to a computer, or an audio recorder device that can connect to your audio system.

We do, however understand that such resources may not be available in all areas. We will also accept high-quality smartphone audio recordings. A few tips on how this method of recording should be done effectively:

  1. The phone should be placed on a hard, flat surface, without any obstruction to the microphone on your phone (usually on the bottom of the screen). Placing the phone on a soft surface, such as a carpet may muffle the sound input.
  2. The phone’s microphone should be pointed towards the loudspeaker, and placed within 2-3 feet away from the speaker. This will, to the best extent possible, replicate the sound of a direct line recording.

Todos somos Uno, Uno con Sai Sai

Celebrando 95 años de Amor Desinteresado

En la ocasión trascendental y auspiciosa del cumpleaños número 95 de Sathya Sai Baba, el subcomité Internacional Océano de Música (OdM) se complace en anunciar una ofrenda musical global: Todos somos Uno, Uno con Sai Sai - celebrando 95 años de Amor Desinteresado.

Esta iniciativa, liderada por Océano de Música (OdM), el subcomité Internacional de Jóvenes Adultos, continúa la ofrenda musical Internacional de Jóvenes Adultos en el 90 cumpleaños de Sathya Sai Baba, en la que jóvenes de 50 países se unieron para ofrecer su amor en forma de homenaje musical único y magnífico cantado en 37 idiomas y dialectos regionales que difunden el amor de Sathya Sai Baba a todos los rincones del mundo. Como referencia, esta compilación se puede encontrar aquí: https://soundcloud.com/onesaioneworld.

En conmemoración del 95 cumpleaños de Sathya Sai Baba, planeamos ampliar el alcance y ofrecer una hermosa guirnalda de canciones, devocionales y basadas en valores humanos, de 95 países.

Sathya Sai Baba ha dicho, “Dondequiera que se canta Mi gloria, allí me instalaré.” La gloria de Sai se está cantando en todo el mundo en muchos idiomas, como inglés, mandarín, español, hindi y ruso, entre otros, lo que es un testimonio de que su amor realmente no tiene límites, por lo que esta ofrenda está abierta a todos los devotos e incluirá una compilación de canciones/bhajans en diferentes idiomas que se ofrecerán a nuestro querido Sathya Sai Baba en Prasanthi Nilayam durante las celebraciones de su 95 cumpleaños en noviembre de 2020. El tributo estará disponible en línea en sathyasai.org, junto con las letras y significados, para que puedan ser disfrutados por devotos de todo el mundo.

La presentación puede ser una grabación en vivo de alta calidad preexistente o puede grabarse específicamente para el propósito de esta ofrenda. Todas las grabaciones se proyectarán por su calidad musical y técnica antes de ser incluidas en la compilación. Tentativamente, el número de presentaciones incluidas en la compilación final tendrá un límite de cinco por país.

La fecha final para la presentación es el viernes 31 de Agosto de 2020.

Envíe un correo electrónico a oceanofmusic@sathyasai.org si tiene alguna pregunta.

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Requerimientos de la Presentación

Todas las grabaciones se proyectarán por su calidad musical y técnica antes de ser incluidas en la compilación. Tentativamente, el número de presentaciones incluidas en la compilación final tendrá un límite de cinco por país.

Las presentaciones de devotos de todas las edades serán aceptadas y deben cumplir con lo siguiente:

  • Se anima a que se canten los bhajans/canciones basadas en valores en los idiomas locales y deben tener una duración razonablemente corta; no más de 6 minutos
  • Los bhajans deben cantarse en el mismo formato que en Prasanthi Nilayam (en dos velocidades, y luego terminar con la primera línea cantada lentamente). Es preferible que los bhajans se canten de una manera simple, ya que normalmente se cantan en su Centro Sathya Sai. Evite la música instrumental introductoria o los arreglos musicales complicados.
  • El canto debe ser claro, para que las palabras se entiendan fácilmente. Pedimos amablemente que la calidad de la música sea la mejor que podamos ofrecer, por favor permita que los mejores cantantes y músicos lideren y eviten errores de cualquier tipo en los bhajans/canciones.
  • Las grabaciones deben ser de la mejor calidad posible. Se aceptarán grabaciones de teléfonos inteligentes o cualquier dispositivo portátil siempre que sean de alta calidad.
  • Composiciones originales (alentadas, pero no obligatorias). Las composiciones no originales deben estar libres de restricciones de derechos de autor y, de lo contrario, no serán aceptadas. Evite los bhajans que son ampliamente conocidos y que a menudo cantaban en Prasanthi Nilayam.
  • Se deben enviar las letras de todos los bhajans/canciones en el idioma original y una traducción al inglés.
  • Se alienta a los devotos a enviar videoclips cortos y de buena calidad del proceso de grabación, fotografías de buena calidad de los músicos que participaron en ensayos, deseos de cumpleaños, etc.

All submissions will be screened against the above criteria for musical and recording quality prior to inclusion in the compilation. The Ocean of Music subcommittee will make the final choice of bhajans/songs.

Requerimientos Técnicos

Aceptaremos canciones grabadas en dos formatos:

  1. Una grabación tipo estudio realizada específicamente para su presentación a esta ofrenda
  2. Una grabación de un programa en vivo de una Sesión de Bhajans/Programa Musical

Para ambos tipos de grabaciones, se prefiere una grabación de línea directa bien mezclada desde un sistema de sonido. Esto implicaría obtener una grabación directamente de su sistema de audio a través de una interfaz de audio conectada a una computadora, o un dispositivo grabador de audio que pueda conectarse a su sistema de audio.

Sin embargo, entendemos que dichos recursos pueden no estar disponibles en todas las áreas. También aceptaremos grabaciones de audio de teléfonos inteligentes de alta calidad. Algunos consejos sobre cómo este método de grabación debe realizarse de manera efectiva:

  1. El teléfono debe colocarse sobre una superficie dura y plana, sin ninguna obstrucción al micrófono de su teléfono (generalmente en la parte inferior de la pantalla). Colocar el teléfono sobre una superficie suave, como una alfombra, puede amortiguar la entrada de sonido.
  2. El micrófono del teléfono debe apuntar hacia el altavoz y colocarse a una distancia de 2-3 pies del altavoz. Esto, en la mayor medida posible, replicará el sonido de una grabación de línea directa.

Young Adults Musical Performance in Prasanthi Nilayam

Sai Ram Dear Young Adults!

As the excitement builds up for Bhagawan’s 95th Birthday, the Ocean of Music International Young Adults Subcommittee is seeking auditions for vocalists and instrumentalists for a Young Adults Musical Offering to be held in Sai Kulwant Hall as a part of the 11th World Conference Musical Offering on November 18th, 2020.

The auditions are open to YAs who meet the following requirements:

  1. The YA must be between the ages of 16-40
  2. The YA auditioning for the 11th WC Musical Offering must be present in Prasanthi Nilayam from November 12th to November 18th and willing to attend all mandatory practices whilst there.

Auditions are open until 31 May, 2020 with no extension planned. Please email oceanofmusic@sathyasai.org if you have any questions.

Kindly complete this audition form if you would like to be considered for the offering. A blinded panel will review the recordings and select singers and instrumentalists based on the quality and proficiency demonstrated through the submissions.

Audition For Musical Offering  Deadline: 31 May 2020

World Conference Theme Song Challenge

The Ocean of Music International Young Adults Subcommittee is on the hunt for a theme song for the 11th World Conference of the Sathya Sai International Organisation, that will take place in November 2020, Prasanthi Nilayam as a part of the 95th Birthday Celebrations of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.

The theme of the conference is "Unity is Divinity, Purity is Enlightenment"

Theme Song Standards:

  1. The song can be in any genre.
  2. The song can be sung in any language. If a language other than English is submitted, it is mandatory to include translations of the lyrics with submission.
  3. The song should be centered on the theme of Unity and Purity.
  4. The song must be less than five minutes.
  5. The composer must release the rights of this song to the SSIO.

The chosen song will feature as part of the World Conference promotion and will also be sung in Prasanthi Nilayam, in November, during the event.

Kindly complete this submission form if you would like to submit a song for consideration.

Submit a Theme Song