Johannes Linstead (also known as Sevara) is an award-winning Canadian guitarist and instrumentalist that fuses virtuoso Spanish-style guitar with Afro-Cuban, Middle Eastern, and Latin American percussion and instrumentation. His recordings of world music have all charted on Billboard Magazine. In 2007, Johannes was named "Guitarist of the Year" in the prestigious Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards, and his CD, Cafe Tropical, earned a JUNO nomination for "Best Instrumental Album".
Johannes began studying guitar at the age of eight, when he was given a guitar for his birthday. As he progressed, he naturally gravitated to the classical guitar, as that was the only music he was exposed to as a child. However, in his teens he also developed a love for other styles, such as rock, flamenco, and jazz. In high school he joined the school's jazz band and won the "Musician of the Year" award - the first in a long list of awards and recognitions he has since earned.
Further influences in his music come from his journeys across the globe, including India, Bahrain, Spain, Cuba, Mexico, and at least two dozen others.
Having studied Kundalini yoga for many years, Johannes was bestowed the name Seva Singh or "Lion of Devotional Service" by Kundalini yoga master Yogi Bhajan. The name Sevara is derived from "Seva" meaning devotional service, and "Ra", the sun aspect which corresponds to his astrological sign. Having become a certified Kundalini Yoga instructor, he teaches whenever his tour schedule permits.
In the winter of 2006, Johannes founded the Divine Earth Organization, an online humanitarian community where members post information about spirituality, health, and world politics. The philosophy of Divine Earth is that in order to attain a happier and healthy world we must first understand what substandard conditions exist that undermine the individual's ability to find inner-peace.
Bitrate: 320 kbps CDs: 7 Tracks: 73 Covers: Included
 Sol Luna Tierra
01 - Mountain Mist 02 - The Temple At Delphi 03 - Don Juan 04 - Gypsy Rain 05 - Sol Luna Tierra 06 - Mi Angel 07 - Amazonico 08 - Between Tears 09 - Agua Negra 10 - Rio 11 - Djunga
 Kiss the Earth
01 - Mezza Luna 02 - La Serpiente 03 - Road to Marrakesh 04 - Kiss the Earth 05 - Chiaroscuro 06 - Caja de Cerillas 07 - Breathe 08 - Savannah 09 - Moonlight in Havana. 10 - Sadharasara 11 - Ritmo de Amor
 Guitarra Del Fuego
01 - Guitarra Del Fuego 02 - Mango 03 - A Mi Guitarra 04 - Suenos En Tus Ojos 05 - Ilusion 06 - A Mi Muerte 07 - Me Voy Manana 08 - Samba Por Alli 09 - Los Moros 10 - Zarzamora
01 - La Cabanita En La Playa 02 - Cielo Azul 03 - Guayabera 04 - Eleni 05 - La Rumbita 06 - Echoes Of The Forest I 07 - Echoes Of The Forest II 08 - Heat In Torremolinos 09 - The Bells Of San Miguel 10 - Zabuca (Shake Up)
01 - Andalucia 02 - Evening Embrace 03 - Sangre Del Toro 04 - Ambrosia 05 - Adelita 06 - Tabu 07 - Hour Of The Lamps 08 - Motika 09 - Estrellas Sobre Ella 10 - Journey To Alcazaba
 Cafe Tropical
01 - Cien Fuegos 02 - Cafe Tropical 03 - The Streets of Old San Juan 04 - Spanish Town 06 - Tides of Eden 07 - Ole Ole Ola 07 - Suave 08 - El Zocolo 09 - Santeria 10 - Chica Chica 11 - Para La Habana
Johannes Linstead & Nicholas Gunn - Encanto
01. Torre De Oro 02. Costa De La Luz 03. Magic City 04. To The Sea 05. Morning Star 06. Santo Domingo 07. Rhyme Of The Ancient Forest 08. Ocaso 09. Encanto 10. Island Song