Music Is My Therapy

Esha's Talk Published at TED.com


Ever since the release of my first album, ‘Beautiful’ in 2016, I have been working really hard to spread a message of healing through music. In addition, it’s been important to me to address the stigma behind neurological disorders and mental illness. 

As a person with Tourette Syndrome, I struggle daily with the symptoms and consequences of the disorder. I feel certain there are many people around the world who feel the same way and I want to put forth an alternate way in which they might find healing. I found a way to soothe my symptoms through music. Ever since my diagnosis, music has held me up through my best and worst days

This past year, I was invited to present a talk about my healing experiences with music. I am so very honored and grateful to announce that my TED-Ed speech, ‘Compose Yourself’ has been selected for inclusion on the official TED Website. This is a dream come true! I can’t thank TED enough for giving me the platform to share my story and spread my message.

A video of my speech has been uploaded on the website and is now viewable at this link: 
go.ted.com/eshaalwani

In addition to thanking TED, I would like my to thank my Team for helping me reach this point. And of course all of you for supporting me and encouraging me to keep pursuing my music. I’m so excited to be able to share this with all of you. I hope that it inspires healing in your life and that you can find some importance in the message. 

I’d like to extend a special thank you to Saint Andrew’s School and my 9th grade advisor Ms.Lisa Winer, for giving me the very first opportunity to talk about my syndrome on a TED platform.

Please share this video with your family and friends, (I hope that they too can find something in the talk that speaks to them). Leave a comment to let me know your thoughts! 
Thank you for all the love and support. 
Stay Beautiful, 
Esha xx

This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured on the TED home page. View video below or direct link- go.ted.com/eshaalwani 

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International Day of Yoga

Happy International Day of Yoga! 

To celebrate this day, and mark the importance of chanting energy as a tool to awaken peace on our planet, I was invited to lead the chanting of the peace mantra. I gratefully accepted knowing that this would be an excellent way for me to connect with my Indian heritage. However, not only was I able to share my culture and connect with my cultural roots, I was able realize first hand how powerful chanting can be.

Chanting the mantra helped me feel peaceful yet energetic and aligned me to my goals, a valuable resource during my busy days preparing for upcoming festivals. I encourage you, especially today, to find some time for yourself and allow yourself to be peaceful! In a world where our lives are so busy and hectic making time to find peace and giving yourself the chance to connect with your surroundings is a practice worth trying. I am extremely grateful to Prana Aruba for helping me find my peace. I hope this video can help you find yours! 

Stay Peaceful and Stay Beautiful, 

-Esha

In Celebration of International Day of Yoga June 21st
There are different practices of yoga that can cultivate enlightenment of the being. Mantra chanting is a beautiful way to uplift your own frequency and the field around you. 

Peace Mantra featuring Esha and Yogakids Aruba

There are different practices of yoga that can cultivate enlightenment of the being. Mantra chanting is a beautiful way to uplift your own frequency and the energy field around you.

This mantra serves as a beacon of Light to the world. For the children, people, plants, planets, galaxies, the entire universe and cosmos.

Esha Radio/TV tour for release of "Dangerous"

Promoting my second album ‘Dangerous’ has been a fun and amazing experience. I am so grateful to all the radio and TV stations that invited me to share the album’s first single, “Until I Let Go,” and helped me promote my new album to their listeners and viewers. I’m so lucky to be able to share my music with not only my home, Aruba, but also all of you across the world. Thank you so much for all your support! You can listen to my new single on Spotify, Apple Music and Youtube, or you can purchase it from the iTunes Store and Google Play. You can get a "real" cd at CDBaby.  I hope you love it as much as I do! 

Stay Beautiful,    Esha xx

Nos Mainta TV . Telearuba

Nos Mainta TV . Telearuba

Nos Mainta TV . Telearuba

Blue FM 107.5 with Guisette Croes (Esha and producer Kim Copeland)

Canal 89.9 FM with Ivo Yanez

Canal 89.9 FM with Ivo Yanez

Power FM 101.7 with Rubin Garcia

Power FM 101.7 with Rubin Garcia

Blue FM 197.5 with Guisette Croes

Blue FM 197.5 with Guisette Croes

Top FM 95.1 with Mark Maduro

Top FM 95.1 with Mark Maduro

Bo Guia 88.9 FM / Jerrino

Bo Guia 88.9 FM / Jerrino

Music producer Kim Copeland / Esha

Music producer Kim Copeland / Esha

Cool 98.5 FM Morning Show / Esha, Dangerous

Cool 98.5 FM Morning Show / Esha, Dangerous

Magic 96.5 FM 

Magic 96.5 FM 

Fresh FM 104.3 with Daphne / Esha, Dangerous

Fresh FM 104.3 with Daphne / Esha, Dangerous

Esha on Spotify

 
Click to FOLLOW Esha on Spotify

Click to FOLLOW Esha on Spotify

 

This past week has been so busy! With so many preparations for the new EP and of course my school work, I’ve had a lot on my plate. Sometimes it’s difficult to fall asleep with so many thoughts swarming in your head. I know I’m not the only one who feels this way, so I’ve decided to share a playlist with you, with a few of the songs that help me relax. Listening to this playlist helps me calm my nerves before a show, when I’m stressed out, or when I just feel like relaxing.

I’ll update this playlist sometimes when I find new songs that help me chill out! You can hit the follow button on my playlist, to get notifications when I add new songs!

Link to playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/eshaalwani3/playlist/2c7eVuMBNf7ydmCxfDgBqH

You can also listen to my original music on Spotify! Follow my profile so you can get a notification when my new EP is released!!

Link to my profile: https://open.spotify.com/artist/48bqe3Gs7O27rXL5OXoVs6

Thank you always for the support!

Stay Beautiful!

-Esha xx

 

Esha - Ed Sheeran - Divide (@edsheeranmusic)

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran

            Yesterday, Ed Sheeran released his third studio album, Divide. Ed is an amazingly talented singer-songwriter who somehow manages to make each of his songs so unique yet maintain his Sheeran style in all of them. I’ve always been a huge fan of his music, not just because his songs are catchy, but also because his lyrics are so powerful, beautiful and touching. After listening to the album just once, I was in love. Here’s a list of my top songs from the album!

            Dive: This song is so different from songs Ed usually writes, and I love it! It has such a cool feel to it. I think this one might be my absolute favorite on the album. It’s so melodically beautiful and catchy. I love the way Ed Sheeran tries different styles in this album, but at the same time stays true to his authentic sound!

            Perfect: This is the most beautiful love song ever! It melts my heart. The lyrics and emotion in Ed’s voice make the song. The energy in this song is beautiful. It would be the perfect wedding song!

            Happier: This song is so sad but so amazing! Ed really captures the attitude of this song well. The instrumentation, lyrics, and the way he delivers the song all come together to give me serious goosebumps.

            Picking favorites from this album was so difficult. All the songs are so well-written! If you haven’t already, you should definitely listen to the album!

Leave a comment to let me know what you think, and what your favorite Ed songs are! You can also check out my music video for my original song “Yesterday”, released a few months ago. You can find it on my YouTube channel or right here on my website! The views have been climbing quickly and I’m extremely grateful to everyone who has viewed it and shared it.

My new album will be released very soon. Be sure to "like' my Facebook Page to keep up with the progress

New ESHA CD 2017

New ESHA CD 2017

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Music has become such an important part of my life. Listening to music and writing music have taught me to understand my emotions and accept them. Music has made it possible for me to share my thoughts, rather than just keeping them to myself. My happiness derives from being able to create something that other people can hopefully resonate with, and connect to. Music has helped me preserver through tough times, and has given me an opportunity to find myself. I encourage all of you to find what you love and let it save you! Music Is My Therapy, what’s yours?

Stay Beautiful!

- Esha xx

Ariana Grande - Dangerous Woman

Ariana Grande - Dangerous Woman

Ariana Grande - Dangerous Woman

This February, Ariana Grande starts the American leg of her tour for her newest album, “Dangerous Woman”. For those of you who don’t know, when it comes to music, Ariana is my biggest role model. Her talent and her confidence on stage is motivational and inspirational. I always admire the way she can sing such high notes, and her ability to hold them out for so long. When she released “Dangerous Woman”, it quickly became my favorite album. Every single song is just so catchy. Here are my top 3 favorite songs off the album:

Leave me Lonely: Leave me Lonely, featuring Macy Gray, is my favorite song on the entire album. The melody is so addictive that I find myself humming it all day. I also really like Macy Gray’s part. I feel like it adds to the song, and definitely makes it stand out on the Album. Love, love, love!

Sometimes: This song is just so fun, and it gets you hooked as soon as it starts. And, as always, Ariana’s vocals are flawless. I constantly have this song on repeat, it’s on all my playlists, and I’m not even close to tired of it.

Jason’s Song (Gave it Away): I always knew Ariana’s voice was amazing but I never actually realized how amazing. This song isn’t technically on “Dangerous Woman”…It’s a bonus track. Regardless, I’m blown away every time I listen to it. I especially love the empowering lyrics that remind listeners to, as Ari says, “get the hell away from those who block my vision.”

If you haven’t listened to Ariana Grande’s “Dangerous Woman”, I suggest you do. You definitely won’t regret it. Let me know which Ariana songs are your favorite! You can also check out my music video for my original song “Yesterday”, released only a few months ago. You can find it on my YouTube channel or right here on my website! The views have been climbing quickly and I’m extremely grateful to everyone who has viewed it and shared it.

Ariana's Facebook

Esha's Facebook     Esha's Video


Music has become such an important part of my life. Listening to music and writing music have taught me to understand my emotions and accept them. Music has made it possible for me to share my thoughts, rather than just keeping them to myself. My happiness derives from being able to create something that other people can hopefully resonate with, and connect to. Music has helped me preserver through tough times, and has given me an opportunity to find myself. I encourage all of you to find what you love and let it save you! Music is my therapy, what’s yours?
Stay Beautiful!
- Esha xx