White Sun is an American musical group formed in Los Angeles, California. The line-up consists of Gurujas Khalsa (singer, principal songwriter), Adam Berry (producer, instrumentalist), and Harijiwan Khalsa (founder, percussionist). White Sun won the 59th Annual Grammy Award for Best New Age Album for their second album, White Sun II. White Sun's music has gone to #1 on Billboard, #1 on Amazon, and #1 on iTunes. Their music has been streamed 20 million times across 6 continents.
White Sun released their self-titled debut album in 2015. The album seized #1 on the iTunes World Music chart, and landed #10 on Billboard New Age. Less than two months later White Sun released three music videos and an EP, Long Time Sun & El Eterno Sol. “When I heard it, I wept,” said Christine Blosdale, of KPFK 90.7 FM, “I wept, I cried, and it was beautiful tears.”
When White Sun’s second album White Sun II was released in 2016, it reached #1 on the Billboard New Age chart. Six months later, White Sun’s music had garnered over one million streams and a Global Music Award. Called “a breakout New Age hit” by the Los Angeles Times, White Sun II captured a Grammy win for Best New Age Album in 2017, besting Enya and Vangelis.
In 2018, the band released White Sun Gong, a full-length album of solo Gong playing by Harijiwan that reached #2 on the Billboard New Age Chart. Called “an extraordinary listening experience” by Phase Global Radio, White Sun Gong is not considered musical, but rather a tool to create a healing vibratory field.
White Sun III, White Sun’s third release, is a double album containing 23 songs and over 90 minutes of music. White Sun III is available for pre-order now and will be released on September 28th, 2018. White Sun will celebrate their most ambitious release to date at The Greek Theater in Los Angeles on October 11th, 2018 as they perform songs from White Sun III live for the first time. The benefit concert, “Waters of the World,” will see 5,800 people come together in a collaborative global effort to support clean water initiatives.
White Sun has collaborated with some of greatest musical talents in the world. That list includes Grammy-winning kora player Mamadou Diabaté, 9-time Grammy Nominated Gabe Witcher of the Punch Brothers, and the Waters Family Singers, who have been a part of nearly 260 gold and over 100 platinum albums. Produced by two-time Emmy winner Adam Berry, White Sun’s music has also been used in studies at UCLA’s Neuropsychiatric Hospital led by Dr. Helen Lavretsky, and has been featured in the Psychiatric Times. White Sun is also on the course syllabus for Professor Stephanie Eggert’s classes at USC, where it is used to study stress management.
White Sun composed and performed a song called Love of Sound for "Nanak Shah Fakir," a film distributed by Viacom in 2018. A.R. Rahman, Uttam Singh, Resul Pookutty and Gulzar, all Oscar winners, joined forces to contribute to the film’s music, sound and lyrics.