Kirtan Soul Revival (KSR) is New York City's newest, funkiest, devotional musical experience. The trio (Calia Marshall, Todd Keller & Helen Styring Tocci) use Sanskrit mantras, original music, spirituals and traditional music from around the world to create a unique, dynamic sound that merges funk, rock, rhythm and blues, world grooves, and chants. Lush three-part harmonies add fullness and depth to their sound. Kirtan is a celebration of spirit through the chanting of sacred names. KSR invites their audiences to participate fully through call-and-response chanting. Through KSR's simple presentation, even non-singers can easily experience the joy of being surrounded by harmony in a space that encourages improvisation and exploration. The Kirtan Soul Revival experience invites participants to open their hearts to Spirit and to life!
“I played Ganesha Sharanam by Kirtan Soul Revival for about 2 months straight in my car. I just couldn’t get enough of it. What great energy and fresh melodies, I just love these three! They have great voices and lots of bhakti to share.” -Wah!, kirtan artist
"Kirtan Soul Revival is a fresh and exuberant addition to the world of Kirtan. This NYC based trio mixes heart drenched melodies, lush harmonies and infectious grooves, serving up a sultry and dreamy passion that works it's way into every corner of your heart. In person or on CD, their original chants will get your hands clapping and feet stomping. This group is not to be missed!" -Mike Cohen, kirtan artist
"All of their voices are very pure and their offering sincere. The chants stay with me for a long time after listening." -Anjula Saraswati Prasad, kirtan artist
"Where many bands, of any genre, may have one outstanding vocalist who carries the weight of the singing, KSR has three. And they don’t hold back. In between solos showcasing their individual vocal prowess, they were belting out three-part harmonies like the best a capella barber shop trio. You couldn’t help but sit up and take notice." - The Bhakti Beat