Grammy-Winning Producer Ricky Kej Joins Singer-songwriter Kathy Sanborn In Lights Of Laniakea


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Teaming with GRAMMY-winning producer Ricky Kej, recording artist Kathy Sanborn combines her trademark silky vocals and heartfelt compositions with Kej's consummate production skills for her seventh album, Lights of Laniakea, to be released worldwide August 14, 2015.

Sanborn says, “Lights of Laniakea is packed with cheerful songs and positive energy. Always an optimist, I wanted to share my upbeat vision for the world in Lights of Laniakea, and Ricky Kej was the ideal producer to bring my compositions to life.”

Just what is Laniakea? Back in 2014 at the University of Hawaii, scientists mapped a new supercluster that contains our own galaxy, the Milky Way. They named it Laniakea, which means, “Immeasurable Heaven.” The album, Lights of Laniakea, describes our universal desire to live in the light – in the “immeasurable heaven” that is our home.

Lights of Laniakea is World music that weaves delicate vocal tapestries and delightful melodies in a stirring musical treat for the senses. A cross-cultural collaboration between GRAMMY-winning producer Ricky Kej (India) and vocalist/composer Kathy Sanborn (United States), Lights of Laniakea introduces a fresh and inspiring perspective to the genre of World music.

Kathy Sanborn is an American singer and composer renowned for her velvet voice and elegant style. For her seventh album, Lights of Laniakea, Sanborn stretches vocal boundaries on twelve lovingly crafted, original World songs. Sanborn was a 2014 Hollywood Music in Media Awards nominee for the World single, “Fantasy.”

GRAMMY Award-winning producer Ricky Kej has earned multiple honors for his composition and production skills. His most recent project, Winds of Samsara, reached #1 on the Billboard New Age charts and won a 2015 GRAMMY Award. The album also won Album Of The Year and Best World Music Album at the 2014 Zone Music Reporter Awards.

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