“Arundhati’s kirtan seems to come from an ancient place. Her voice expresses timeless devotion to Krishna.”
Arundhati Devi has been leading kirtans in India and the western world since the 1960s, and this is her debut album. Chanting is the great love of her life, and the chants on this CD express her many years of this practice. The music is at times meditative, at times ecstatic. Rather than doing short chants, on this cd Arundhati has engaged in very long versions of the chants in order to really bring the listerners deep within their own hearts. She is accompanied by excellent musicians, including Steve Gorn on bansuri flute, Naren Budhakar on tabla, Noah Hoffeld on cello and Tommy Be on kanjira, whilst Arundhati plays both the harmonium and kartals. All of these ancient mantras are devoted to Radha-Krishna, the divine loving couple. Krishna is all love, Radha is His beloved. Through these chants we can immerse ourselves in a pure devotional state, and give ourselves a taste of the nectar for which we are always seeking within our own hearts.
"If you like traditional classic chanting then you’ll love Arundhati’s CD. It’s a romantic and haunting tribute to the union between Radha and Krishna . Arundhati combines the sacred mantras with her soulful voice and the result is a beautifully, well done CD that touches the heart. It’s rare that I play any CD constantly but I’m listening to this one everyday and loving it. And the more I hear it the more it grows on me. " (M.Klein, NY)