Many of today's hottest kirtan artists are brought together on this album of cutting edge chant talent. Featuring two discs of material, KIRTAN NATION features the music of Deva Premal, Jai Uttal, Krishna Das, Dave Stringer, Wah and many others. In other words, best and the brightest in the chant music scene. Music-wise, most of the songs blend Western instrumentation and acoustic melodies with Eastern influences. Devotional Sanskrit lyrics add power and potency to the singing of each artist, be it Krishna Das's deep resonance or David Newman's warm croon. It's music of the heart and for the heart, that's perfect for giving your yoga practice a blissful boost or for simply reveling in spiritual love.
A Kirtan Nation has no borders, no army, and no government. It is a place where all are welcome as citizens of the universal heart, and the only coin of the realm is sacred sound. Kirtan Nation is a two-CD celebration of yoga chant, giving listeners the opportunity to enjoy a premier selection of this increasingly popular form of devotional music.
From the angelic vocals of Deva Premal to the soulful resonance of Krishna Das, the top stars of kirtan bring listeners a cornucopia of bliss-infused compositions.
This must-have collection includes music from: - Krishna Das - the foremost ambassador of sacred chant in the West (Flow of Grace, Sounds True, 2007 and Heart as Wide as the World, Nettwerk, 2010) - Deva Premal - kirtan's most celebrated female vocalist (Into Light, Sounds True, 2010 and Mantras for Precarious Times, White Swan, 2010) - Wah!- a beloved star renowned for the heartfelt purity of her vocals (The Best of Wah!, Sounds True, 2007 and Savasana, Wah Music, 2004) - Jai Uttal - a premier world fusion artist and Grammy® nominee (Music for Yoga and Other Joys, Sounds True, 2004 and Bhakti Bazaar, Sounds True, 2010) - Rising kirtan stars Suzanne Sterling, MC Yogi, and more Kirtan is a joyous practice that has swept the yoga community and introduced thousands to the ecstasy of devotional chant.
No passport is required, for all are welcome as citizens of Kirtan Nation-joined together at the heart.
1 Om Gang Ganapataye Namaha
2 Om Namah Shivaya (Bhakti Brothers Remix)
3 Om Shreem Shriye
4 Rock on Hanuman
6 Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu
7 Saraswati Mata
8 Jai Jagadambe
9 Bliss Ma (Lullaby)
10 Ganesha Sharanam
11 Ananda Namah Shivaya (Live)
12 Amba Bhavani
13 Krishna Radhe Shyam Suite
14 Adi Shakti
15 Bolo Bolo Submila Bolo
About the Artist
In contrast to the rock 'n' roll lifestyle of Miten, Deva Premal was raised in an atmosphere of mantra and spiritual discipline.
Born in N?rnberg, Germany in 1970 of a mystic/artist father and a musically talented mother, she was taught violin, piano and received voice training. By the time she was five years old, she was already chanting the Gayatri Mantra daily, and since that time she continues to integrate meditation into her life.
She has studied Shiatsu, Reflexology, CranioSacral Therapy and Massage, but music remains her first love. The influence of Indian classical music is evident in her singing, although she has never attempted to copy or steal from the tradition
"It just comes naturally, as if I'd heard it all before, in another life."
Among the numerous letters of appreciation she has received since the release of her albums, many describe how her music has been used to accompany and enhance the sacred passages of birth and death. In fact, Elisabeth K?bler-Ross, the world famous author of On Death And Dying, requested that Miten and Deva bring their music to accompany her passing. "We have played for many people," says Deva, "but to play personally for Elizabeth was something I will never forget.?
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