tulsi bloom | aka: tulsi devi
Tulsi Bloom is an American born Jamaican/Puerto-Rican singer-songwriter, violinist, composer, and producer. She is a world/pop artist who combines elements of reggae, jazz, funk, soul, classical, electronic, kirtan, rock, dance and hip hop and into her work. Tulsi also creates progressive remixes of ancient sanskrit mantras. In 2013 Tulsi was featured on the album, Chanting With Tigers, which went #1 on iTunes for World Music. In 2015, Tulsi was also featured on the Grammy nominated album, Bhakti Without Borders for the New Age category. Tulsi is dedicated to making music that is a breath of fresh air for the soul and empowers, rejuvenates and inspires all who hear it!
Tulsi Bloom is an American born Jamaican/Puerto-Rican singer-songwriter, composer, and producer living in Los Angeles. She is a world/pop artist who combines elements of reggae, jazz, funk, soul, classical, electronic, rock, dance and hip hop and into her work. Tulsi also embeds sanskrit mantra chants within some of her english songs.
Born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in Northern VA / Washington, DC, Tulsi took up violin, flute and singing in the choir, at age eight.
By age fourteen, Tulsi expressed a keen interest in spirituality, which lead to an immersive study of metaphysics and philosophy. Tulsi learned sanskrit pronunciations, mantra recitations, sonnets and meditations. During this time, Tulsi regularly attended Interfaith programs in Washington D.C., traveled to holy places in India and visited various places of worship including temples, churches and ashrams across America.
In 2001, the artist received her spiritual name, Tulsi Devi Dasi; from her Guru, Srila BV Narayana Goswami Maharaj (a widely respected Vedic scholar and teacher of the path of love and devotion found in the ancient Bhakti texts of India). The name Tulsi Devi, referring to the presiding female deity of divine Mother Nature and devotion to God.
In 2003, while attending Northern VA Community College, Tulsi happened upon the jazz room mistaking it for the orchestra room and consequently never came out! It was here under the guidance of jazz teacher (Herb Smith), that Tulsi truly realized herself as a singer. She began to play and sing jazz as well as many other genres of music for many years to come.
From 2004-2006, Tulsi was the lead singer of her band “Temporary Fix” which broke up just as they were in the lead of a "Battle of the Bands” competition in Washington, DC! This unfortunate circumstance also not only left Tulsi without a band and unable to finish the competition, but subsequently all her original recorded music was also lost due to the break up.
In 2010, Tulsi hit the west coast. Feeling inspired and rejuvenated by the thriving conscious music and kirtan (call and response sanskrit mantra chanting) scene in West LA, Tulsi once again began to write, compose, and produce. Devi has performed and recorded, with many artists of various genres such as Dave Stringer, Madi Das, Dj Drez, The Kirtaniyas, Sita Devi, Heroine December (Nandy and Maya McClean), The Other Deepak, Sheila Nichols, Donna De Lory, Saul David Raye, Calisway, Michael Hathaway, Srikala, Amit Singh, and many more. In 2013 Tulsi was featured on the album, Chanting With Tigers, which went #1 on iTunes for World Music. In 2015, Tulsi was also featured on the Grammy nominated album, Bhakti Without Borders for the New Age category. Tulsi's masterfully thought out approach to the formulation of her sound has taken the time and experience of her own life's journey to reach; eastern thought, meets western music. Tulsi's goal as always is to rejuvenate, empower and inspire all that hear her music...
Tulsi is due to have new music coming sometime in 2019, so stay tuned!!!