This White Swan Healing Arts collection of mantras and chants by some of devotional music’s greatest voices is a sonic wonder – a warm, enveloping, deeply comforting listening experience. Pristinely recorded, diverse instrumentation sparkles with luminous dimension around the voices – which include Jai Uttal, Donna De Lory, Ben Leinbach, Krishna Das, Deva Premal & Miten, Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band, David Newman, and Wah!, to name a few.
The call-and-response practice of kirtan has grown exponentially out of the Bhakti Yoga movement, with kirtan gatherings all over North America helping to make live music interpersonal and local again. The mantras on this enchanting album hail from several traditions, from Kundalini to Krishna, and address various deities, e.g., Krishna, Hanuman, Radhe, Nataraj and Shiva, with each chant offered in an original, stylized interpretation by its singer.
released April 20, 2018
Selected, edited & sequenced by Parmita Pushman for White Swan Records.
Cover & booklet design by Daniela Boifava, VisionGateDesign.com
p White Swan Records 2018