Ragani | Ancient Spirit (Kirtan Cafe, Vol. ii- Yoga Chant Music)

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Ancient Spirit (Kirtan Cafe, Vol. ii- Yoga Chant Music)

by Ragani

EDITOR'S PICK. The latest CD by this award-winning kirtan artist. Heartfelt, sacred Sanskrit chants to inspire and rejuvenate yourself. Listen to the delicious soundclips, relish these ancient mantras of India, and float away in a sea of bliss.
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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NEW RELEASE KIRTAN/YOGA CHANT CD!
From the producers of the largest independent and ongoing kirtan scene in the US, this kirtan CD offers beautiful vocals, a sea of chanters, and rich world instrumentation that bring to life the mantras of India. Following their award-winning CD, Best of Both Worlds (Kirtan Café, Vol. I), Ancient Spirit (Kirtan Café, Vol. II) captures listeners with its full-length, richly woven kirtan songs (yoga chants). Based upon the sacred kirtan chants of India, this Ancient Spirit CD was released as a tribute to Sri Swami Rama of the Himalayas.

CD sponsored in part by: MargaretAnnsPlace, a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the distinctive needs of grieving children.

“Ragani, who has grown to become one of the nation's leading kirtan chanters, proves her worth with this exquisite collection of mantras… a wonderful atmosphere for spiritual journeys and growth.”
-Music Design In Review

“…brings to mind a winning collaboration between Enya and the sadly departed George Harrison…”
-Conscious Choice magazine

“Though it involves music, the ancient practice of kirtan is not about musical ability or training, it is about the heart. These ancient mantras from India contain powerful renewing and transformational energies that serve to reconnect us to the Eternal Being that lies within us all. All the mantras, melodies, and instruments are designed to lead us toward this meditative state... Kirtan has an organizing effect on the mind and body, and it offers a means of finding our way back to the core of our being, to our heart, and to the divine.”
- Ragani (copyrighted text excerpt from ww.RaganiWorld.com)

AWARDS:
International Music Awards: Runner-Up in "Best Production"
CDBaby: All-time "Editor's Pick"
Backroads Music: "Best of the Year" 2006
White Swan Music: "Top Pick" CD

ADDITIONAL ARTISTS ON THIS CD:

Featured are master percussionists TIM MAHER and GIRISH GAMBHIRA (performed and recorded with Glen Ballard (Dave Matthews Band, Alanis Morrisette), Michael Brook (Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Youssou N'Dour), Lucas Arts, Rasa, Krishna Das, Axiom of Choice, Robert Gass, Lost at Last, Dave Stringer, Donna Delory, Wah, David Hykes, and Steve Gordon, among others).

Additional featured musicians are:
MICHAEL KASHOU (recorded with Garbage on their platinum debut CD; played and recorded for two solid decades with many prominent musicians, ie Paul Cebar, Brian Ritchie (Violent Femmes), Swamp Thing, John Kruth, among others); TERRY VITTONE (Bitter Pleasures, which toured extensively with acts including Mink DeVille and The Producers; sideman for John Seiger and Semi-Twang; Paul Cebar, national tours with Robert Cray and the BoDeans; Terry's songs covered by the House of Blues artist Paul Black, the gospel quartet Masonic Wonders, and jazz singer Donna Woodall, and he has licensed his songs for film and television).

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CHECK OUT KIRTAN WITH RAGANI- LIVE!
The monthly first Friday Kirtan with Ragani event in Milwaukee is one of the largest independent and ongoing kirtan scenes in the nation. Visit artist website for lots of kirtan goodies (videoclips, lyrics, photo gallery, etc.)!


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Sandra Fulgoney

Ancient Spirit -- Ragani
Excellent kirtan CD -- lovely clear voice inspires

Tisha

Radiant
This beautiful CD is easy to chant along with. The kirtan rings in your head all day. Be ready to melt into the inifinite. Thank you for this seva.

Cheri

Beautiful Kirtan music
The CD is beautiful and would be enjoyed by anyone who loves Kirtan.

Barbara Lee, ReikiLearningCenter.com

Mesmerizing chant of kirtan. Each song is a wonder.
I happened upon this CD at the yoga studio I attend, and I listen to it constantly. Ragani's voice is so genuine and beautiful... but really it's the magic of kirtan that elevates her near-perfect voice to a powerful level that brings the listener to some form of bliss. Thank you for music that will always be a blessed prayer.

Isabelle Tsang (Hong Kong)

Thank you...
Thank you for the beautiful Ancient Spirit. The chants from the CD has been with me literally all day. I must have listened to this CD for almost a 100 times since I acquired it in January and remain intoxicated each time I listen to it. Thank you, it is soooooooo wonderful.

Ron Fink

Bliss!!!!
It's absolutely the best! Thank you for letting something so beautiful flow through you and documenting it for the benefit of all of us; each melody is chanted lovingly and skillfully and the feelng of love really shines through. Thanks again to you and all involved; it's a thing of beauty that I'll use for a long time to come.

Jo Henning Kalbakken (Norway)

Beautiful!
Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!! I've been playing the CD non-stop now, for the past few days since I received it. In a lack of better words- ORGASMIC! Soothing, caring, tender and flowing. Just absolutely beautiful. :)

Thank you again! Let's all turn the world to love.

Ashoke Kumar


Divinely beautiful chantings and these kirtans have spiritual qualities which transport one's soul from a truth to a higher truth and life becomes transparent and transcendental. In an age of turmoil and turbulance in our world, Ragani's kirtans stand out as a beckon of love, hope and peace.

Rob Stevenson

Ragani - Ancient Spirit
I first heard Ragani on a compilation cd I received with a book about the yoga of kirtan. I was immediately drawn to her music, and I couldn't get it out of my head. I straight away looked up her website and ordered a copy of Ancient Spirit through cd baby. It is truly a breathtaking and inspiring cd. It gives you the feeling that you are actually there at the kirtan. Ragani's voice is pure and is rich with love and goes straight to your heart. I will definitely be purchasing more of Ragani's cd's. I host satsangs and kirtans myself and I was totally inspired by Ragan's cd. Om Shanti.

Sharon Petz

Love Ragani....deeply reverent, joyful, and even healing. Thank you.
This music is a great start to my day. The music is absolutely beautiful.
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