Joya Diane Skye
Joya Diane Skye began her songwriting career at the age of 13 while living
in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Since then she has written in nearly every genre and
performed in most of them as well. Her gypsy life-style has taken her all
over the planet and has enriched her life with a love and respect for the
wonderful diversity of Mother Earth and her peoples.
Skye (as her friends call her) had an impressive fling with commercial
success, penning 5 gold records for various artists like the Monkees, Jody
Miller and Bobby Sherman, and several TV shows including The Flying Nun,
Bridget Loves Bernie, and The Partridge Family. She had recordings with
such diverse artists as Tiny Tim, Mama Cass, Tammy Wynette, and the Scruggs
Brothers. She recorded her album “Early Morning Blues and Greens” for
Elektra Records and “Skye Songs” independently.
She left the LA music scene when she became pregnant with her first child
and plunged into a life of parenting, education, natural healing modalities,
spiritual quest and, always, her music. Her long-term love affair with
Auroville, in South India www.auroville.org began at this time and has
continued to this day.
Sadhana in the Streets was produced in concert with Holger Jetter in his
Sunshine Music Studio in Auroville. Skye’s lyrical depth and heartfelt
melodies are enriched by Holger’s sensitive handling and impressive
arrangements. Skye write songs that speak to the open heart and call for a
thoughtful listening. A perpetual student of life, Skye often expresses
lessons learned in her songs. It is from the philosophy expressed by Sri
Aurobindo that “all life is yoga” that Sadhana in the Streets has its
foundation. These songs are loving expressions and gentle reminders to warm
your heart and enliven the common bonds of people everywhere.