A Love Alive

by Damodar Das

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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!

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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.

Love

Damodar Das





Lyrics

01. Expansive Sri Ram

Aum (x3)
Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram
Sita 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)

Aum (x3)
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)


Musicians:

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.

website: www.DamodarDas.com
Facebook: "Damodar Das Kirtan"
email: DD@DamodarDas.com
phone: 917-566-5095

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Damodar Das Ithaca, New York

Damodar Das sings traditional and non-traditional style Sanskrit chants as part of a complete bhakti (devotional) yoga experience. Drawing on his 11 years as a full-time pro guitarist and his studies with a certified instructor American Sanskrit Institute, Damodar Das delicately balances a spiritual engagement that is deep and heart-opening as well as rhythmically and harmonically fun to sing! ... more

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