Ilumina is a duo of lifelong musicians who perform an uplifting blend of dazzling instrumentals, world music, jazz, sacred poetry and soulful original songs. Stuart Fuchs (guitar, ukulele, native american flute & didjeridoo) and Sarah Carlisle (upright bass, mandolin) tour internationally to music festivals and with the renowned sacred chant artist Snatam Kaur. Stuart Fuchs is a performing multi instrumentalist who is passionate about bringing the healing benefits of musical play into everyone’s life. He performs dazzling instrumentals and soulful original songs on Classical Guitar, Ukulele, Native American flute and Aboriginal didjeridoo. Though his innovative, compassionate and holistic workshops he introduces people of allbackgrounds to their “long lost musician” – from Fortune 500 company executives to hospice patients. Stuart has been featured on National Public Radio with his award winning gypsy jazz band “Babik” and has collaborated in creating and performing orchestral arrangements of Django Reinhardt’s music with symphony orchestras. Stuart worked as an artist in residence atRoswell Park Cancer Institute for seven years – in 2014 was awarded a grant from theNational Endowment for the Arts to compose and perform healing music with cancer patients. Stuart performed these multimedia compositions live at the University at Buffalo MainStage. Sarah Carlisle (Siri Kirtan Kaur) began her musical studies on the double bass at the age of ten, and in 1998 attended the Peabody Conservatory on full scholarship. She studied classical and jazz music in college and spent many years playing jazz in Washington, DC, and New York City. She has studied Kundalini Yoga since 1998 and currently plays and records with kirtan artist Snatam Kaur Khalsa. She has collaborated with many other kirtan artists, including David Newman, Simrit Kaur, Aykanna, Gurunam Singh, Prabhu Nam Kaur, Sada Sat Kaur, Dharm Singh, Harnam Singh, Kristin Luna Ray, Girish, Prema Hara, and Shantavaani.