Bhakti Bazaar
by Jai Uttal; Ben Leinbach (0600835158121)

Bhakti Bazaar
Jai Uttal; Ben Leinbach
Release Date: 01 November 2010
Format: CD 68 Minutes
Publisher: SOUNDS TRUE 1HV
ISBN: 0600835158121

World rhythms and sacred chant for the activities that bring joy to your life.

Come visit the "Bhakti Bazaar" where the only currency is love. All are welcome to enjoy an endless feast of melody and rhythm, of longing and ecstasy, of divine moods and passions. Vocalist Tina Malia, Nepalese bamboo flutist Manose, and others join Jai Uttal and Ben Leinbach to offer Bhakti Bazaar - created especially "for yoga and other joys" and ready to awaken the flame of devotion in everyone. Instrumentation includes dotar, electric guitar and slide tamboura.
BHAKTI BAZAAR marks the second collaboration of Jai Uttal and Ben Leinbach, following their acclaimed spiritual CD MUSIC FOR YOGA AND OTHER JOYS from 2004.

Once again the pair conjure a sublime atmosphere of Asian instrumentation and kirtan chant that is tailor made for yoga and meditation work. The rhythms are mellow, featuring pulsing thump of the tabla amidst light percussion. The bamboo flutes of Manose pirouette throughout the recording, providing lightness and grace to the music, while guitar, banjo and dotar add depth. Uttal handles the vocals on the album, chanting familiar mantras like "Rama Bolo" and "Ganga Ma" while vocalist Tina Malia joins as a backing artist. The music has a laid-back Middle Eastern/Indian fusion flair to it, that makes for an exotic, intoxicating listening experience.

1. Rama Bolo 16:59
2. Devakinandana Gopala 16:20
3. Shyama Bolo 16:35
4. Ganga Ma 18:43

Total Time: 68:39

About the Artist
Jai Uttal is a pioneer in the world music community. His musical roots embrace a rich variety of cultures and traditions that span the globe and the centuries. From the hillbilly music of the Appalachian Mountains to the passionate strains of Bengali street singers, from the haunting rhythms and melodies of ancient India to contemporary electric rock sounds, Jai?s music distills the essence of diverse musical forms. He resides in the San Francisco Bay area of California.

Ben Leinbach is a producer, engineer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist residing in the San Francisco Bay area of California. He has been making records with Jai Uttal for over a decade. His production and engineering work spans the musical spectrum from world music to rap, from pop to salsa. Ben Leinbach resides in Northern California and is also a gigging jazz and rock drummer.

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