As Kindred Spirits | Nectar of Devotion

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Nectar of Devotion

by As Kindred Spirits

Energetic and dynamic. Ancient Indian songs, rich ethnic melodies and rhythms infused with a fresh "world-music" twist. Soul stirring and spine tingling.
Genre: World: World Fusion
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1. Bhajahu Re Mana
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2. Jaya Radha Madhava
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3. Gurudeva
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4. Prayers to Lord Nrsimha
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5. Radhika Stava
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6. Maha Mantra (Live Recording)
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7. Hey Gopal (Yashomati Nandana)
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8. Vaishnava Thakura
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9. Je Anilo
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Empty rooms become a churning mass of bodies; dancing feet, flashing eyes, hands striking two-headed mrdanga drums. The pure energy of soul-satisfying vibrations fill your chest as you chant ancient mantras. Magical instruments fill your ears. Rhythms soothe your body. A typical suburban neighborhood transforms into the most beautiful place in creation, where you are eternally youthful, beautiful and full of bliss. Every word is a song and every step is a dance.

This is the epicenter of the American kirtan sub-culture. Hiding in plain sight in run-of-the-mill locations, behind curtains in the basement of your seemingly average neighbor, this vibrant spiritual and musical subculture thrives.

This unique recording of World Music perfectly captures the uplifting and energetic atmosphere in which As Kindred Spirits crafts their music. Ancient Indian songs of devotion, with rich ethnic melodies are infused with fresh, Western grooves and modalities, creating tracks that are both hip and inspired.

The music of As Kindred Spirits is like a lotus growing from the mud of American materialism. We are the honeybees swarming to drink the nectar of this flower.

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Background

“Kirtan” refers to the very ancient practice of group musical worship in the Vaishnava/Hindu tradition of India. 'Nectar of Devotion' is a candid collection of songs from these very diverse and talented musicians. Gaura Vani and Sandeep Mody open our hearts with their sincere music and evoke long forgotten spiritual feelings dormant for countless moments of eternity.

Gaura says, “I was given the gift of devotional song from birth, raised with the music of the temple, taught to sing and play beautiful instruments and dance…for love and for God. I am one of a group of children called gurukulis or those raised in the village of the guru. Even as children, we were aware that though it felt like we were partying when we played music, we were in the physical presence of God himself, who danced with us.

“An old friend said he saw me as a baby for the first time, cradled in the arms of my father with a group of devotees, chanting God’s ancient names. Hare. Krishna. Rama. It’s in the blood.”

As Kindred Spirits features Gaura Vani and Sandeep Mody along with many of their closest friends, in this fresh take on sacred Indian music. Allow this album to place you in direct contact with the Divine through the universal language of music.


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jahnavi

never get tired
Every time I listen, and it has been many, many times, I still just want to close my eyes and dance, sing, and flow with the spiritual emotion charged beat. It is great to clean house to. :)

Jahnavi (UK)

A Few Words on My Favourite CD
I was captivated from the very first time I heard this CD, several years ago. I have heard so many kirtan CDs, but this touched me like no other. The melodies are beautiful; the arrangements fresh and interesting; the collective talent is inspiring, and the devotion is tangible. I don't know how many times I've listened to it, but it never gets old. I have also heard As Kindred Spirits play live, something definitely not to be missed if you have a chance. Until then, have a listen to this CD!

Can't wait until the next is released...

Amul Sutaria

Music for your soul.
This music not only sounds good, it feels good to listen to! It's sung with love and more love. All the artists love each other and genuinely love the music they are making together. The love shows through the music. They are AMAZING live too! BUY THIS CD, YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!

Brahmi

My Favorite CD
Listening to the music of As Kindred Spirits transports me to a place of peace. I've purchased multiple copies of this CD to give as gifts to my friends. The beauty of the musicians comes through so clearly. The Love Light shines.

Micheal

My Favorite
This is my favorite album in the Kirtan genre. I have listened to this CD more times then I can remember and each time it gets better. Thank you so much for this wonderful music.

Acyuta Gopi

My Guiding Light in Music
I first got this CD when it was on cassette tape! That's how eager for this music I was. I played the tape until it wore out and then the CD came out bigger and better than before. After that it became my dream to get to know the musicians behind the music, and not only do they produce beautifully uplifting, inspiring, and absolutely PIMP music but they are wonderful people. I have had the absolute pleasure and privilege of having this CD in my collection and I cannot wait until the next one comes out. Anytime I hear music I put it up to the standard that this CD has set and still nothing has come close. From the bottom of my heart, thank you AKS.

Akunthita

Best CD Ever!!!
If you want to be taken away to a spiritual place where every step is a dance and every word is a song then you need to listen to this CD. Truly music from another world!!! Don't miss out on the bliss.

Diana Alter

Special Power
This CD is very special. Every time I listen to it, it puts to silence all other noises around me and in me. Very grounding, centering and pacifying--the inner place where I love to be. The AKS music has the special power of opening my heart and connecting with my deepest longings. I've given this CD as a gift to many friends and I highly recommend it to everyone who wants to experience the special power of kirtan in its authentic form.

Boaz Ramos

spiritual gone digital
Mahatma Gandhi was once asked what he thought about western culture. He answered, "What culture?" I've always dreamed of majestic India but India is far away from me. Culture may be even more distant from me. This separation from a life of honoring beauty within and appreciating Gods gifts which abound fills me with anxiety and frustration about my destination. I was uplifted and inspired when I first heard this album. I asked, "Who are these angels? What can I do to assist them in their mission to share this music with more and wayward and seeking souls in this world? The artists have skillfully revealed their hearts of gold and the devotion they have been blessed with overflows with each prayer. Simply Wonderful! I can't wait until their next album comes out! Anyone wanting an experience of spiritual life purchase this album! Anyone wanting to be transported to another world where every step is a dance and every word is a song, purchase this album with out another thought.

manish

You won't stop listening
wow, when i first heard this cd i just kept playing it for days and days. it totally takes you away from where you are to a different world. tracks 6 and 7 are my personal favorites. i'm totally looking forward to the next album.
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