Musician, Pianist, Composer, Vocalist, Artist

Elika Mahony

Welcome! My passion is creating Bahá’í inspired music that inspires the soul and nourishes the spirit. I hope my music brightens your day and brings you joy!

I just released my new album, ‘The Exalted One’, in honor of the bicentenary of the Birth of the Báb.  

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The Exalted One cover

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Recent Blog Posts


Marriage – an ongoing conversation

Dear friends,

If you are a subscriber of my blog posts, I apologize for the accidental old blog posts that have made their way to your email yesterday!  We have fixed the issue so thank you for your patience!

Wedding Anniversary

January 7th was our 24th wedding anniversary and a friend of mine asked ‘What has contributed to marriage going well for you?’

So I wrote down some answers for her and decided to share them on my blog.

I could spend a whole day talking about this topic… I listed some of the more significant things that have contributed to the progress of our marriage below (not in order of importance):

My favorite instrument…


As we are reaching the end of 2018, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for being a part of my music journey.  I am still marveling at all the loving support I received for my Kickstarter campaign in the month of November.

I’m feeling so very blessed and am now working diligently with my talented producer, Daniel Rinaldi, to get this album out to you in 2019.

Flamenco Guitar

Currently we are exploring the beautiful sound of the flamenco guitar (one of my favorite guitar styles, originating in Southern Spain). Daniel and I wanted to give some of the songs on the album a Spanish flavor. This style of playing is unique so Daniel looked for a specialist in Bogotá where he found Eliécer Martínez.  Eliécer lived in Spain for several years just to hone his flamenco playing.


A lot of the style is based on improvisation: the act of spontaneously playing unrehearsed.  Daniel met up with Eliécer and improvised the guitar parts in a studio in Bogotá. The result was glorious! The guitar was so beautiful for one of the songs that it ended up replacing the original piano part (I’m so thrilled)! These types of recording sessions rely a lot on trust, prayer and chemistry.

As I reflect on the past year, I feel extremely blessed to be able to compose and record music during this special time in history. And what a blessing to be able to share it with you!

As we approach the last few days of 2018, I am overwhelmed with gratitude for friends like you all over the world.

Wishing you a joyous year ahead in 2019!

As this is the holiday season, here is a cover of the song ‘Mary did you know’ that I recorded a couple of years ago. Enjoy! Click here to listen to the song.

We did it!! Thank you!

We did it!  The Kickstarter is officially over and thanks to friends and family around the world we almost doubled our funding goal!  Thank you for the the best birthday gift — the generous support from so many for this campaign.

I now look forward to finishing the album – recording all the songs (a few more pieces to go), and having the album mixed, mastered, designed, printed and shipped by July 2019.

I will continue to post updates about the project in the next few months so that you remain informed about the process.

Successfully Funded

Altogether we raised $30,971 with 268 backers (this includes other payments that came in through PayPal and WeChat)!

I can’t wait to finish this upcoming album for the Báb titled ‘The Exalted One’ and continue working on one for ‘Abdu’l-Bahá for 2021!

Thank you for all the love, support and generosity you have shown me!


48 hours left!

Only 48 hours remain until our Kickstarter Campaign ends on Nov 30 at 10 am EST/7 am PST (11 pm AWST) and 11pm Beijing time!

I am most grateful to all who have supported me throughout the process!

Final Hours

During these final hours any additional funds received will go towards producing an additional new album that will be released in 2021 in honor of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, thus making a trilogy together with “The Ancient Beauty” (for the bicentenary of the Birth of Baha’u’llah) and “The Exalted One” (for the bicentenary of the Birth of the Báb).

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With my deepest thanks for your support of my music!  I could not have done it without you.

Beautiful cover reveal…

I’m so excited to share with you the gorgeous cover of ‘The Exalted One’!

The striking gold laser cut cover traces the design of the gate that leads to the Shrine of The Báb, and the green cardstock invokes His memory.  The design also reflects that of ‘The Ancient Beauty’, creating twin album covers for the twin bicentenaries of the Twin Manifestations!

As we only have a few days remaining for the Kickstarter campaign, I wanted to be sure to share this with you before it ends.

If you haven’t pre-ordered yet, please go to: 
>>> Elika’s Kickstarter Campaign <<<

Only 4 days left to support the project!


Gift for Kickstarter Backers

It is the season of Thanksgiving and I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate all your support of my music.  This month in particular I have been blown away by all the kind support of my Kickstarter campaign!  Thank you!

Thanksgiving Gifts

As a gift for all backers of the Kickstarter campaign, I will be giving a free download of the song and video for the ‘Prayer for Protection’ (after Nov 30 when the campaign ends).

>>> Support Elika’s Kickstarter Campaign <<<

Additional Funds for a SECOND album

Any funds received during the next 7 days will be used for an additional album in honor of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in 2021.

Thank you for all your kind support and for spreading the word.

If you haven’t had a chance to see the video yet here it is: Prayer for Protection

And thank you for all your incredible support of the Kickstarter!  I’d be so grateful if you would continue to spread the word about the Campaign.

Why I did a Kickstarter campaign?

Why a Kickstarter Campaign?

Six months ago I started creating a video for my Kickstarter campaign to share my thoughts about the new album we are making titled ‘The Exalted One’ (see video below).

At first the process was daunting.  Knowing this sacred event comes once in a lifetime raised the bar for composing music that would be worthy of the occasion.

Several friends had encouraged me to launch a Kickstarter as a way of involving the community in the making of this album.  I was hesitant at first but then realised what better way of overcoming my fears!

To be honest, embarking on this Kickstarter campaign caused me some fear and anxiety.  I would often ask myself ‘What if I don’t make the goal? What if people don’t respond?”

But I decided to practice courage, determination and perseverance in order to accomplish the goal I had set out to create an album in honor of the Bicentenary of the Birth of The Báb.

Below are three reasons I decided to do a crowdfunding campaign.

Reasons for doing a Kickstarter Campaign

1. making an album is an expensive endeavour and often takes years to recoup the costs – sometimes never!  (Watch the video below to see where all the costs go)

2. Involving the community in the making of this album

3. Personal growth – pushing myself out of my comfort zone

Below is the video I created for the Kickstarter explaining the project and sharing some of the details of the album.

We have 11 days left to the end of the campaign!  Please share the video with your friends.  Even though we have made our goal we hope to fund a second album in honor of Abdu’l-Bahá for 2021!  I am already collecting the songs to start on the project as soon as I finish this album for The Báb.

To support the Kickstarter click here.

I am also accepting PayPal payments separately (please contact me here about that) and also WeChat funds.


Unique Rewards for my Kickstarter

We are now at the mid-way point of the Kickstarter campaign. I am very excited to share that we reached our goal for ‘The Exalted One’ in the first week of the campaign!!

Going forward, any additional funds received from now until Nov 30th will go towards the production of a second new album in honor of Abdu’l-Bahá.

Below are a few new rewards that will only be available during this Kickstarter campaign:

All these rewards come with CD “The Exalted One”.  Within each package there is a unique digital download code for the album.

New Rewards

  • Prayer book cover with beaded bookmark + 10 CDs – The beaded bookmarks are packaged in an elegant green silk box. An inspiring quotation from The Báb is attached. This package also comes with a matching teal Silk Prayer Book Cover.
  • Twin Abstract Paintings – I painted two matching round silver and forest green abstract paintings which are titled ‘AFRICAN FOREST’ and ‘ARRIVAL OF SPRING’.
  • 20 CD gift pack – A pack of 20 signed CDs of the new album to share with your friends (each CD package comes with a unique digital download code).  Perfect gift for the upcoming celebrations for the bicentenary of the Birth of The Báb.
  • Set your favorite quotation to music – Choose your favorite quotation or prayer and I will compose a melody and set it to music for you or as a gift for a loved one! (4 left!)
  • Original piano piece – composing instrumental piano pieces is a joy of mine.  I will compose a piano composition specially for you or a loved one to give as a gift.  You can help choose a title! (4 left!)

To support the kickstarter or pre-order the album, click here:

Thank you for all your kind support in this campaign and for sharing the project with your friends.

To watch a slideshow of the rewards go to under the Updates section.

Some of the rewards for Elika Kickstarter campaign

New Video – Prayer for Protection

As a gift for the 199th anniversary of the Birth of The Báb, I am thrilled to share with you a new video for a song called ‘Prayer for Protection’. The words are from a prayer of The Báb and the piece will be on my upcoming album “The Exalted One”.

Many thanks to Daniel Badi Rinaldi for producing and mastering the song, to Stefano Pizzaia for mixing, and to Sacha Ghalili for creating the video.

Here’s the video: Prayer for Protection

Thank you!

I also want to take this opportunity to thank you for all your support of the Kickstarter Campaign!

We reached our goal in 3 days!  As the campaign is still live till November 30th, I’d be so grateful if you would continue to spread the word about the Kickstarter Campaign.  Any additional funds will be used for an additional second new album.

Here is a link to Support the Kickstarter Campaign.

Some of the rewards of the Kickstarter Campaign.

Special rewards for my Kickstarter

I feel truly blessed by all the love and support I’ve received since the Kickstarter started!  We have already reached over 50% of our goal for the Kickstarter campaign after only 24 hours!  Thank you for your kind support.

[Update – Since this blog post we have now funded the album.  Any additional funds received will be used for an additional album in honor of Abdu’l-Bahá.  Thank you for continuing to spread the word].

For the last 6 months I have been planning and creating special rewards for my Kickstarter project.

Below are just a few of the unique rewards that will only be available during this 30 day period and one is almost sold out! (Below is a photo collage of a few rewards).


  • Chinese Calligraphy Scroll – The scrolls were specially commissioned for this campaign by an outstanding Chinese calligrapher. SOLD OUT!
  • Twin Bicentenary Album Set – receive copies of both of my Bicentenary music albums: The Ancient Beauty (released in honor of the Bicentenary of the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh in 2017) and “The Exalted One” in honor of the Bicentenary of the Birth of the Báb.
  • Prayer Beads + Silk Box –  I had such a great time choosing the gorgeous gold and green clasps and the 95 water pearls for the prayer beads.  Each is packaged in a deep green silk box. Perfect for daily meditations.  Only 6 are left!
  • Lyric Print – a beautifully designed limited edition Lyric Print of the piece ‘Unto Thee I Repair For Refuge’.
  • Paintings – Original abstract acrylic paintings with a circular motif representing spheres of unity, oneness and harmony in multiple shades of green. One of the paintings took me 6 months to complete!

As you may have noticed, many of these special rewards are various shades of green, a color often associated with The Báb.

Since the album “The Exalted One” is in honor of the 200th anniversary of the Birth of The Báb, I have incorporated the color green to invoke the memory of His life and the “divine springtime” that He announced.

To support and find all the rewards on kickstarter, click here:

Thank you for all your kind support in this campaign and for sharing the project with your friends.

Tomorrow morning at 7pm PST (10am Beijing time) I will be going live on Facebook to show you some of the rewards.  Join me on my facebook music page.

I am thinking of adding a few rewards since we are out of 2 of the rewards already!  Will keep you posted!