This is Damodar Das' 3rd album, and most accurately represents the sacred chanting he leads throughout the Finger Lakes and beyond. Sacred, fun, and musical!
released November 5, 2016
Plainly and simply, this CD is meant to be sung along with. It's intention, unlike my previous 2 CDs, is to give a good representation of the kirtans we do regularly at yoga studios and venues throughout the Finger Lakes and beyond. While it's not a live recording per se, each track received little or no editing to preserve a live feel. As such, I would like you to consider the possibility of using the CD as if you were actually coming to a Damodar Das Kirtan event, which means, of course: don't just listen, sing! Or as they say in Kirtanland, "Hari Bol!"
When you sing the 'responses' during a Kirtan, it's part of the Divine process of hearing the mantra, internalizing it, expressing it forth, then hearing what you and everyone else has sung yet again. The cylce repeats itself in a never-ending sea of Love that you take home with you and spread into the world.
May this CD be an expressing of the Love that you already are, a Love alive.
01. Expansive Sri Ram
Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram
02. Ska Govinda Jaya Jaya Radhe Radhe
Govinda Jaya Jaya Radhe Radhe (x2)
Radhe Shyam Radhe Shyam
03. Deena Dayaal
Govinda Gopala (x2), Keshava Madhava Govinda Gopala
He Govinda He Gopala, Keshava Madhava Deena Dayaal
Govinda Deena Dayaal, He Prabhu Deena Dayaal
04. Blue Lotus Feet
Engrossed is the bee of my mind on the blue lotus feet of our Divine Mother
Divine Mother, our Divine Mother
Kali, Durge namo namah (x2) (Bhagavati, Kalyani, Parameshwari, Narayani, Jagatambe, Adyashakti, Mahadevi, Mahakali, Maharani, Mother Mary, Saraswati)
05. Seven-Four Govinda
Govinda, Govinda Jaya Jaya Gopala, Gopala
Govinda Jaya Jaya Gopala, Gopala Jaya Jaya Govinda
Govinda Jaya Jaya
Gopala Jaya Jaya
Govinda Govinda Gopala
06. Bhairav Hare Krishna
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Ram Hare Ram, Ram Ram Hare Hare
07. Closing (2:25)
Asatoma Sad Gamaya, Tamasoma Jyotir Gamaya Mrityor Ma Amritam Gamaya (x3), Aum
Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu (x3)
Aum Sri Gurubhyo Namaha Harih Aum
Shanti, Shanti Shantih
Damodar Das Kirtan “is filled with devotion and enthusiasm. It is infused with a spiritual energy that makes it both captivating and uplifting.” – David Newman
01. Expansive Sri Ram (22:07)
02. Ska Govinda Jaya Jaya Radhe Radhe (8:06)
03. Dina Dayaal (11:57)
04. Blue Lotus Fee (9:50)
05. Seven-Four Govinda (7:26)
06. Bhairav Hare Krishna (12:53)
07. Closing (2:25)
Damodar Das - voice, harmonium, guitars, bass, mandolin, light percussion
Cliff Hackford - tabla
Madhuri Devi - flutes
Lloy (Prem) Katz - percussion, chimes, didgeridoo
Erin Kerr, David Gallahan, Sagara Mati, Umaa, Becca Harber, Kuan Yin, Lynne Jackier, Christopher Ananda - response vocals
All compositions by Damodar (c) 2016 except: "Seven-Four Govinda" by Eileen O'Hare and Damodar Das; "Blue Lotus Feet" - lyrics by Paramahansa Yogananda and Damodar Das, music by Damodar Das. Recorded in or near Ithaca, NY on the Neem Karoli Baba PortaStudio February to July 2016. Cover artwork by Kuan Yin.
Also check out Damodar Das' other CDs "Ancient Nectar, Modern Vessel" (under band name Mantra Magic), and "Celebration of the Self: 11 Hanuman Chalisas plus live bonus tracks" both available on CDBaby, Bandcamp.com
, and on various streaming services.
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