Acclaim for "3 Words" (info on Mid Day Meals Charity)
“I applaud my friend Major Black in celebrating the oneness and magnificence of the universe through the eyes of God. Listen and enjoy”. KEB MO
“..enjoyed the new sound of this kirtan..it is fresh and exciting-“
SRIDHAR SILBERFEIN – Founder-Producer Bhaktifest
“Very well put together, I enjoyed it, I would recommend it to a friend”.
SVAVASA DAS – President, ISKCON Los Angeles
The maha-mantra is defined by the Vaisnava tradition as the great mantra for deliverance. With origins in India, it has been chanted for over 500 years.
It is: Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare, Hare Rama, Hare Rama Rama Rama, Hare Hare
It took three years to complete this record, from inception to hard copies, and I loved every aspect of it. I didn't have the financial resources to go into the big studio with all my players and singers and just "lab" there 'til all was well. But what I was able to do was, get it into the digital domain with a digital recorder and build it from there. And with the help, kindness and talent of a few friends, I now have a product I'm very proud of. It was a great experience! I produced, engineered, mixed, wrote and performed on this album and coming out through the back side of this project has made me a more well-rounded musician, producer and human being.
"3 Words" is a musical odyssey vehicle for the maha-mantra...yes THAT maha-mantra you see the Hare Krishna's performing on the streets of cities around the world. I came in contact with the mantra in 1980 and being a musician, I wanted to feel it applied to various musical forums. I decided to make this one "dance" - there are already many lovely meditation records out there. I wanted to do something different. My songs are mantra and English lyrics - some silly, some playful and some serious, but all with great feeling and soul. I feel I was able to capture good "soul" on all of the tracks and as you listen and allow yourself to "go" with the mantra, you will be transported to a blissful spiritual place, I guarantee that.
By spiritual initiation, Mighty Govinda (Govinda Datta das), received the Maha-Mantra through the Brahma Gaudiya Vaishnava disciplic lineage. He’s been chanting it since 1980.
The Mid Day Meals Charity
The album is linked to the “Mid-day Meals” hunger relief charity with a portion of the proceeds from album sales going to benefit that charity.
Midday Meal is a program to provide meals to under-privileged school children. Education is needed for a better future, but hunger forces a young child away from school. In 2004, the Government of Maharashtra appointed Midday Meal to provide nutritional support for primary school children. The initiative aims to break the hunger cycle by providing impoverished families the incentive to keep their children in school—and off the streets…