This growing collection includes links to news stories, interviews, and podcasts about Johanna and her music, as well as recordings by other artists that feature Johanna. Please let us know if you have something to add.
Yoga Chat with the Accidental Yogist interviewed Johanna Beekman on July 25th about the 2018 Ashland Shakti United! gathering, featuring music from her as well as others who were scheduled to play at the festival: Windsong Martin, Alice DiMicele, Lakshmi Devi feat. Tina Malia, Shanti Shivani, Mirabai Moon, Sydney Leigh, and Rob and Melissa Lundsgaard, and Donna De Lory. Listen here
Bhakti Fest and Yogi Tunes collaborated to release a special free download compilation album of artists who are part of their special 10th Anniversary event (featuring Deepak Chopra!). Johanna is featured alongside David Newman, Donna De Lory, Fantuzzi, Girish, Jai Uttal, Jaya Lakshmi & Ananda, MC Yogi, and more. Download it here.
ST Media featured the universal remix of Johanna’s song “Heart Beats One” on its compilation album of conscious music tracks, The Auricle Collective, Vol. 2, which is “Empowering and supporting individual artists while igniting the collective voice.” It is available at NoiseTrade, and will be playing on mainstream radio stations around the world.
Gary Goldberg interviewed Johanna on his WRPI radio show “Gary’s Music Show.” They discussed her East Coast tour, and her Shakti United! international project and Gary shared a couple of Johanna’s kirtan tracks. Listen to Gary’s shows here, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am-4pm EST.
LA Yoga Magazine featured a photo of Johanna performing on the Shakti Fest main stage in their May 2018 article “Shakti Fest: Devotion, Service, and Transformation.” The article features interviews with Ram Dass and Shakti and Bhakti Fest founder Sridhar Silberfein.
Parmita Pushman of White Swan Records / Black Swan Sounds included Johanna’s song “Hari Om” from Beyond Love: Soothing Songs for the Soul in a “Best Yoga Music of the Year” playlist on Spotify for 2017 — you can listen here!
Yoga Chat with the Accidental Yogist featured Johanna’s song “Kali Durge” from Heart Beats One on its episode “Women in the Spotlight” on December 20th, 2017. They also featured Johanna’s “Guru Deva” on their Shakti Fest preview episode May 2nd, 2018.
Johanna’s song “Hey Ma Durga (feat. Donna De Lory)” from Beyond Love: Soothing Songs for the Soul was nominated for Soul Traveller Radio’s Top 20 Conscious Music Songs of 2017.
The Center for Spiritual Living Las Vegas streamed a video of their August 20th, 2017 service, in which Johanna performed “The Light Inside” (starting around 21:50) and “Heart Beats One” (starting around 52:00) from her CD Heart Beats One.
The Music Industry News Network ran an article about Johanna’s event with Kimberly Haynes at the Unitarian Universalist Community Church on Sept. 16th, 2017.
Soul Traveller Radio Show’s Shayne Locke interviewed Johanna about Lullaby Yoga™ and her album Beyond Love on July 2nd, 2017, and her song “The Light Inside” from Heart Beats One was featured in an interview with the founder of Beloved, Elliot Rasenick on August 9th, 2017. Heart Beats One was nominated for the top 20 albums in their Conscious Music Awards in 2015.
YogiTunes Johanna’s kirtan album Heart Beats One is currently featured on YogiTunes, a music library of hand-picked music from around the world to accompany yoga classes and healing modalities.
10,000 Suns: Music fore Healing Peace & Awakening. Johanna is a featured vocalist on two of the tracks on this beautiful album by Saul David Raye & the Atma Recording Project.
New World Kirtan Podcast. Johanna’s music has been featured on several episodes of Kitzie Stern’s popular podcast, an ongoing exploration of the multifaceted world of kirtan. Most recently, the Be the Lighthouse podcast featured Om Shanti (Peace in our Hearts) from Heart Beats One. The 30th Fresh Tracks episode included Heart Beats One‘s title track and Fresh Tracks 31 featured that album’s closing track, Om Shanti (Peace in our Hearts).
Blissful Beats, Yoga Chats with the Accidental Yogist. This podcast episode includes an interview with Johanna as she embarks on her One Heart One Soul tour. Among other things, she talks about the path that led her to kirtan, starting with her first meeting with Ram Dass a few days before her zeroth birthday. The interview starts with Heart Beats One and includes the story behind that song.
Leanne of Bliss Bubble Radio featured Johanna on her show and played Heart Beats One all day. She said “Johanna’s music drew me in immediately with its sultry vocals and lush instrumentals. These gorgeous original kirtan chants, which include guest appearances from many of the “who’s who” in Bhakti music, create a direct path to the heart. A must-have album to all who love divinely devotional music!
Navigating the Journey by Debi Buzil, Yoga Chicago. Here’s a review of several new CDs, including Johanna’s. Spoiler: The review’s opening sentence is “Johanna’s debut, Heart Beats One, is stunning.”
Susan Grace Beekman Interview, Sunny in Seattle with Sunny Joy, KKNW Alternative Talk Radio. In this episode Sunny Joy interviews a Master Life Coach who happens to be Johanna’s Mom. The program includes excerpts from Johanna’s Heart Beats One CD, stories about Johanna’s journey toward the light through music and thought work, and more. The station’s archive of this interview includes many commercials and none of the music, so we’ve included a player here.
My Daughter, Myself: Heart Beats One, a blog post by Susan Grace Beekman. Johanna’s mother, a Master Life Coach, wrote this blog about the power of Johanna’s anthemic song and a certain irony of the timing of the song’s release. The blog includes a reference to (and a player for) the Sunny in Seattle interview referenced above.
Here’s what Gary Goldberg of WRPI Radio recently wrote about Heart Beats One: “I love Johanna Beekman’s ‘new’ CD, Heart Beats One. Played it in its entirety on yesterday’s “In The Spirit” radio show.”
Many came from Out of Town for Shasta Yoga Festival, Mt. Shasta News. This overview of the first-ever Mount Shasta Yoga Festival includes a photo of Johanna singing with Mike Cohen, Katie Wise, and Richard Cole. (Not shown is drummer Ben Leinbach.) Johanna also opened the festival with her own set and sang with David Newman.
Sound Recovery, Corvallis Gazette Times Entertainer. This article, published with the release of The Edge of Divine, tells the story of Johanna’s recovery from being hit by a drunk driver and the power of music for healing.