New Album: MANA ‘Teaching the Cause’ & Free t-shirt Giveaway

I’m super happy to announce the release of MANA’s latest album Teaching the Cause, which is based on the passages found in the sixth book of the Ruhi sequence of books.

MANA is a Baha’i inspired music and cultural performance group made up of young Pacific Islanders (mainly based in Australia), and over the last 10 years they’ve been putting the passages found in the Ruhi sequence of books to music.

Teaching the Cause is MANA’s fifth album, and their catchy tunes make the memorization of the passages easy and fun. As with all of MANA’s albums, the songs are predominantly in English, but they’re infused with various Pacific Island languages, rhythms and chants, something MANA has become well known for.

Over the last 10 years I’ve had the privilege of being heavily involved with the group, and sadly, this will be MANA’s last album, as the members of MANA are busy with other Baha’i initiatives and the group has spread out even more geographically, making it logistically more and more difficult to work on an album.

In the studio while recording ‘Teaching the Cause’.

MANA has been running as a service project and they’ve been a fantastic example and inspiriation to everyone. Check out a Baha’i Blog post I wrote last year about the group called The MANA Story …and why I think it’s important.

You can listen to samples and buy digital copies (or the actual CD) of Teaching the Cause and their other albums from MANA’s website or on iTunes.


Baha’i Blog is also giving away three MANA t-shirts!

Yes! We’re giving away three MANA t-shirts, and all you have to do is leave MANA a message about what you like about the group or their music in the ‘Comments’ section at the bottom of this post, and three winners will be randomly selected and contacted via email.

About the Author

Naysan is the editor of Baha'i Blog and he has worked in various avenues of media for two decades. He’s passionate about using the arts and media to support and explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith and he has produced and collaborated on popular music projects like the "DawnBreaker Collective" and the successful Ruhi-inspired sequence of "MANA" albums. His experience as a producer for CNN was invaluable while working on a number of special projects for the Baha’i World Centre, including the "Building Momentum" and "Pilgrimage: A Sacred Experience" videos. If there’s a media-related Baha’i project out there, chances are that Naysan was involved with it somehow!

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Discussion 11 Comments

  1. I think it is wonderful that you are using the arts to encourage the spread of the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven. Good on you!!!!!

  2. Absolutely love your music. I have used it with children, youth, and adults. What I like best is that it sounds like your having fun while your singing…the joy comes across in the music. The only downside it that I can’t recite the quotes form Book 1 and 2 with singing them or putting the emphasis on the wrong syllables 🙂 At least I have them memorized – thanks to you!

  3. Really enjoy listening to your tracks as it inspires me and motivates me, plus they’re fantastic to use at devotional gatherings, feasts etc 🙂 #lovemana

  4. The music of Mana is a soft, gentle breeze that uplifts the soul with its harmonic melodies infused with the Sacred Writings.

  5. Dear Beloved Mana Team,

    Thanks you very much for inspiring me by putting such wonderful album together. I truly want to inspire my Kenyan Baha’i community to embrace music through the use quotations. I hope one day to invite one of you to Nairobi, Kenya to teach and inspire us. Many thanks again. If there is any t-shirt left, I would love to show it here, otherwise many thanks and be blessed in all your service paths. AllahuAbha!

    Cheers!
    Peter

  6. It is really interesting and inspiring teaching the cause through different methods, techniques and arts. The Blessed Beauty addressed us that the essence of teaching as the most meritorious of all deeds. And i hope Mana should play a great role in addressing the message of Baha’ullah.

  7. I would really love to support/promote your group through a tshirt! I love your music its very motivational and inspirational. I also LOVE your tempos and beats. You tell everyone you’re message clearly I have even gotten some of my friends listening to you lol. I WOULD ABSOLUTELY LOVE A SHIRT!!!!!!!

  8. wish u all great success for future.. thought will also try my luck for this great looking T shirt.. M or L size is fine.. hope i dont sound greedy. cheers

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