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TINA: A Shamanic Force Awaken

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10,000,000 views! 10 Million! The video clip for the mantra Sarvesham Svastir Bhavatu  reached this incredible number earlier this month. An incredible figure and the proof that TINA has become an incredible ‘shamanic force’ by bringing millions of people across the world around her mantras and buddhist teachings. With the release later this year of the fourth Beyond album ‘Awakening Beyond’, let’s have a look back at the birth of the project with a radio interview recorded in 2009 with Deepak Chopra and an article published in Science of Mind back in March 2011.

In the worst of times, Tina, a deeply spiritual woman who was raised Baptist, sought solace in reciting “The Lord’s Prayer” and, later, an ancient and mystical Buddhist chant to connect to a higher power beyond her human understanding. She began chanting “Nam Myoho Renge Kyo” over and over. “I found something changed inside of me, the load of the pressure of my life started to lift . I started to become happy, and then, slowly, the thoughts came to me of what to do to change my life.”

The power of prayer

Tina Turner believes in it with all her heart, so much so that in 2009, she joined creative forces with two renowned musicians based in Switzerland, one of Christian background and the other a Tibetan Buddhist, to go beyond religion, beyond theology, to go “beyond the beyond,” as Su Poet Rumi wrote, to meet together in a eld of pure potentiality. The result is a remarkable music CD entitled Beyond: Buddhist and Christian Prayers.

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TINA78: Coming this November

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We are back! TINA77 was a fantastic gathering again (a big thanks again to all of you who showed up and made it a success) that we definitely can’t stop now! So one more time, TINA Fans from all around the world will gather in Amsterdam to celebrate Tina Turner’s 78th Birthday on November 25, 2017. Again, this is an event organized by fans for fans and Miss Turner won’t attend the event.

We came up with a great theme for this year: TINA & Friends! We had such a great show last year with Nurlaila Karim that we thought we couldn’t beat it. So this year,  YOU will be the show:  Realize your Wildest Dreams by coming to the party  dressed  as one of your favorite celebrity/character!  It can be an artist related to TINA or anyone you would fancy to be for a night! Of course it is not mandatory, if you are the shy type just come as you are and you’ll still be welcome with Open Arms! But for the one who took their chance, we’ll vote for the ‘Best Costume’ of the evening and the lucky winner will get a special prize!

More details to be unveiled soon on TinaTurnerParty.com, until then here is our annual trailer for #TINA78

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TINA: Lotus Sutra / Purity of Mind

The meaning of the Lotus Sutra is ‘I devote my life to the Mystic Law of the Lotus Sutra’.

It is the royal sutra of Nichiren Buddhism in Japan (1253). Coming from India to China and then to Japan, the prayer was translated from the Sanskrit word ‘Saddharma-pundarikasutra’ first into classical Chinese as ‘Miao-fa Lien-hua Ching’ and then into an ancient form of Japanese as ‘Myoho Renge Kyo’.

The word ‘Nam’ derives from the Sanskrit ‘names’ and means ‘devotion’. It is placed before the name of all deities when worshipping them.

‘Myo’ is the name given to the mystic nature of life and ‘Ho’ to its manifestation.

‘Renge’ means lotus flower. The beautiful and undefiled Lotus blooms in a muddy swamp with all the obstacles against it. It symbolizes the emergence of our Buddha nature from the everyday problems and desires of ordinary life. ‘Renge’ stands also for the simultaneity of cause and effect, because the lotus puts forth its flower and seedpod at the same time.

‘Kyo’ literally means sutra, the voice and teaching of the Buddha.
It also means sound rhythm or vibration and therefore it might be interpreted to indicate the practice of chanting. Since everything in the universe is connected through sound waves, ‘Kyo » refer to the life activity of universal phenomena and indicates that everything is a manifestation of the Mystic Law.

‘Myoho-Renge-Kyo’ is the Mystic Law of the Lotus Sutra. An explanation can help you understand, but the Sutra can only be fully appreciated through chanting it.

TINA:

‘However you must do it, to truly understand. When you say ‘Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo’ it will slowly remove all of the bad decisions you have ever made. The more you repeat the words the more you make your life clearer. The more you chant it the closer you get to your true nature. Your true nature is the right way of thinking and the right way of acting. The longer you go on this path, the more you avoid making wrong decisions. The Lotus Sutra helps me in my daily life. It is indeed mystical! And my life has proven this!’

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Video: Xaver Walser
Music: Regula Curti & Roland Frey (NJP Studio Zurich)
Album Producers: Erwin Bach & Beat Curti

Beyond ‘Uniting Cultures’: Coming 2017!

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TINA in studio

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It’s a picture we would like to see more often: TINA in a recording studio! Taken last December in Zurich, Tina looks radiant and appears very concentrated on her message! But don’t get your hopes too high, Miss Tina isn’t recording a new rock album, she is just putting her voice again on a few tracks for the upcoming Beyond album due to be released later this year. Apart from that, it’s been very quiet lately, TINA, The Musical is still in development and the first newsletter should arrive soon! Until then here’s a couple of new photos posted by the musical team on social networks.

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Paris Loves TINA

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It seems like everywhere in the world there’s hidden gems celebrating TINA. From the never dying posters surviving under a bridge in Germany to window painting of the Queen in a deserted St Louis street, here is a new found one in Paris. Located near the famous Moulin Rouge cabaret, this beautiful piece of street art has been created by artist Ilèa and now appears on the walls of the Rue Planquette. Don’t know if it will be permanent but if you ever are in Paris soon, guess it’s a nice spot to get your picture taken with TINA! Thanks to Gustavo for the tip!

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A Message from TINA

Tina Turner Musical - London 2018 .jpgA new musical based on music legend Tina Turner’s life story is now in development:

“To me this is big, this is what will get people’s attention, and in order to make it as good as possible I must be involved”.

Tina pictured with director Phyllida Lloyd and Adrienne Warren who performed the role of Tina Turner at the recent workshop of the musical. Get closer to Tina’s journey, sign up now!

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Phyllida Lloyd – Tina Turner – Adrienne Warren

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TINA The Musical: Official Announcement

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Tina Turner in London, TINA The Musical Workshop – December 2016

We talked about it for months (even decades among TINA Titans) and today it is finally official! TINA The Musical, will hit London’s West End in 2018. A special website has been launched for the occasion: TINA The Musical. Check it out & subscribe to the mailing list!
Moreover, here is a message from TINA herself:

We have been working on the musical for over a year now and today I am delighted to be able to share our news as we begin the next chapter of our journey. It has been wonderful to collaborate with Katori and Phyllida and to have my story nurtured by such an amazing creative team is thrilling. London has always had a very special place in my heart and it’s wonderful to be back.

Stay tuned for updates & follow TINA The Musical on Twitter & Facebook 

Visit & subscribe to TINA, The Musical

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Tina, Peter & the Eiffel Tower

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‘The man who ‘invented’ Supermodels’, photographer Peter Lindbergh has some great things to say about Tina Turner! We highy recommend you to visit his sucessful exhibition at Kunsthal Rotterdam, The Netherlands, which last until February 12, 2017!

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Beyond IV: Awakening BEYOND

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Teach Us Again Tina! Exciting news for all the Beyond fans out there! A very nice sneak peek video from the recording of the upcoming Beyond album has emerged earlier on Youtube. And guess what! Parts of the music from the album have been recorded by the Philharmonia Orchestra at the legendary London’s Abbey Road Studio where Tina recorded her classic hit Let’s Stay Together among others!

What do we know so far? The new Beyond album, ‘Awakening Beyond’ will feature Buddhist nun singing for freedom, Ani Choying Drolma as well as Jewish Sephardic singer Mor Karbasi. The great Regula Curti, the creator of the Beyond albums will once again unite her voice with the mesmerizing  Sawani Shende. Tibetan singer Dechen Shak-Dagsay however won’t be featured on the new album,  currently promoting her ‘Day Tomorrow’ album.

Also some news on the production side!  Kareem Roustom,  an Emmy nominated composer who has composed music for film, television, the concert hall and album projects will compose music for the album. Steeped in the musical traditions of the Near East and trained in Western concert music and Jazz, Syrian-born Kareem Roustom is a musically bilingual composer who has collaborated with a wide variety of artists.

This all sound very promising of course and we can’t wait to hear more from the upcoming Beyond IV: Awakening Beyond and let’s not hide it, so we can delight us from the hypnotic voice of Tina once more!
We send Peace & Light to everyone involved in the project!

Beyond IV: Uniting Cultures

Artists: Tina Turner – Regula Curti – Sawani Shende – Ani Choying Drolma- Mor Karbasi
Producer: Erwin Bach
Composer: Kareem Roustom
Conductor: Arturo Rodriguez
Technic: John Weston

Coming in 2017

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TINA The Musical: Curtain Opens 2018

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UPDATED DECEMBER 2016: READ TINA THE MUSICAL OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT HERE 

Dutch musical producer and business man Joop van den Ende has announced he will collaborate with Tina Turner on a musical production of her life. He just revealed the first details about the show this evening on Dutch television. For several years, Joop has been negotiating with Tina, visiting her several times in Zurich. Last weekend, the contract was finally signed, when Tina and her husband Erwin Bach visited Joop and his wife at their home in The Netherlands.

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