Dionysus is the lead singer, song writer and co-producer of the Sufi Rock Super-Project Sonic Ashtanga. The word Ashtanga is rooted in the sacred text by Pantanjali called the 8 Limbs of Ashtanga, which literally means “self-purification to create a mindset and mission in life to never create harm for anyone, to reach a state of purity where one only generates Love and Compassion.”
What started as a personal spiritual journey for Dionysus has blossomed into a movement bringing together generations of iconic musicians from Santana to Slash. Throughout this journey we have achieved a collective sonic cleansing of our souls.
Our mission is simple : Generate Love and Compassion through our Cathedral of Sound. Bringing together a festival of dance, performance art, fashion and film together with the music of Sonic Ashtanga to create light where there is suffering, joy where there is darkness.
Our Generation will fight for Liberty, Plurality and the Human Rights of Everyone in Everyland.
Sonic Ashtanga's song featuring Slash and Matt Sorum of Guns n Roses, "Love Can Reign" can be heard on Youtube. The accompanying video is not the official video for the song, but rather the documentary video version drawing from Dionysus's trek across Pakistan and in through India in 2005 following the devastating Kashmir Earthquake that caused the death of 76,500 human beings.
Youtube link for Sonic Ashtanga featuring Slash and Matt Sorum: "Love Can Reign"