Japa is proud to announce the release of her first solo album of original songs, recorded in Nashville and now out on most digital platforms worldwide. Yee-haw!
The album includes fun, humorous songs from the heart – true stories brought to life by an incredible team of musicians, co-writers and recording engineers. Thank you all – including the boys who inspired the music! – for bringing the songs to life.
Please welcome to the stage, Roman Zlobin on drums and Paul Wertin on bass!
Both are stoked and ready to rock!
Roman, Japa and Paul at Todos Santos Brewing 5th Anniversary Show, Todos Santos B.C.S.
The first gig in the new incarnation was a huge success, leaving everyone screaming for more. Luckily, more is on the way! Join us in El Centenario on Sunday, July 3rd for food, fun and fantastic music with your favorite band – Totopo Loco!
April, 2022 – “Too Many Brake Lights”, a new song by Japa, co-written with David Harper, is selected as a winner by The West Coast Songwriters, qualifying her to participate in the yearly final event which will be held in July at the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley, California.
Have a listen!
Japa Performs at Woman’s Music Festival in Todos Santos
It was a true honor to be featured among such an incredible lineup of talented female musicians during the week leading up to National Woman’s Day this March.
On the evening of my performance, I performed a set of original songs on keyboard, one on guitar, and a couple special surprise numbers on ukulele and accordion. It was a blast bringing out old favorites from the dusty Japa archives as well as featuring new songs that had just been born – on a recent trip to Nashville, Tennesee.
The bar was packed and the audience was attentive to the songs as well as the stories (mostly of boys in vans) that accompanied them.
Since the band was reunited after a brief summer hiatus, the trio worked hard (while pissing off the neighbors with amplified outdoor rehearsals) getting their chops up and songs ready. Since then it has been a flurry of gigging activity through the holidays and beyond! Shows have included appearances at Cerritos Cantina, Plaza Amigos, and two private birthday parties. Rock on!
In the spring of 2021, Japa teamed up with punk rock surfers Mike Colacino (drums) and Rich Bennett (bass) to form a rock’n’roll power trio that’s taking the Baja peninsula by storm! Original rock and classic covers that keep you wanting more!
So far we’ve only performed at a couple local house parties, but momentum is building! and yes – we already have T-shirts!
Waheguru! I will be leading the morning sadhana program (Recitation of the Japji prayer, Kundalini Yoga set and chanting of the Aquarian Mantras) from 4-6am MST for the eEquinox hosted by 3HO on March 20th.
The event will be held over Zoom. Free to attend. Donations welcome. Register here.
Yay! Should be a fun day of classes, music and yoga. Feeling honored to be kicking it off with the morning program. Sat nam.
I’ve been invited to lead the morning sadhana for the 3HO Winter e-sosltice event on December 20th. All are welcomed to join via zoom for this live event starting at 4am MST. The program will be as follows:
4am – Recitation of the Japji sikh prayer
4:20 – Kundalini Yoga Set
5:30 – Aquarian Mantras
If you are interested in attending the event, please register here. Waheguru!