The Yoga of Kirtan: Conversations on the Sacred Art of Chanting
21 conversations with accomplished kirtan masters from around the world, leading into depths about the philosophy, culture, dynamics, and lore of kirtan as practiced in India for centuries.
Satyaraja dasa interviews accomplished and talented Kirtan singers to find out what drew them to Kirtan and what it means to them to be singing the Lord’s names.
Karnamrita Dasi, Shyam dasa, Vaiyasaki dasa, Yamuna devi, Sri Prahlad, Dave Stringer, Krishna Das and many more reveal what they have found in practising Kirtan.
Satyaraja has such knowledge of the subject, the traditions and the performers that he is able to weave the discussions into a book that is a joy to read. The introduction describes Kirtan and its origins. Donﾒt be surprised that you will want to sing and maybe even dance once you start reading.
To help you along in regard to singing and dancing, Satyaraja dasa has included a CD compilation by some of the artists he interviews. ﾓFor those who want to hear the joyous sounds of Kirtan,ﾔ He writes in the introduction, ﾓwe have included a CD of some, but not all, of the artists represented here. If you have not heard Kirtan before you will get the essence from listening and participating with devotion in the songs contained in the CD.
More info at: www.yogaofkirtan.com
Steven Rosen (Satyaraj Dasa)
Softbound, 495 pages, black & white photos, size 14 x 21 x 3 cm, includes Audio CD.
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