Kirtan Wallah

Kirtan Wallah

by Krishna DasKrishna Das

CD(Canadian Import)

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Continuing to blend Indian call-and-response chanting (Kirtan) with Western influences of country, blues, and rock, New York musician and bhakti yoga "rock star" Krishna Das delivers his 14th album, 2014's richly conceived Kirtan Wallah. Even more so than on his previous recordings, the songs on Kirtan Wallah lean heavily on Das' Western roots, incorporating electric guitars, Hammond organ, and fiddle with bansuri flute, tabla, and his trademark harmonium. On the track "Sri Argala Stotram (Selected Verses)/Show Me Love," he intones a meditative prayer to the Goddess Devi which eventually medleys into the refrain from the power ballad "I Want to Know What Love Is" by '80s rockers Foreigner. Other tracks, like "4AM Hanuman Chalisa" and "I Phoned Govinda," explore folk and Nashville themes which segue lovingly into the more spiritual fare. As always, threaded throughout the album is Das' rich, baritone voice, which is as compelling as it is calming.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/15/2014
Label: Imports
UPC: 0091037788399
catalogNumber: 1226959
Rank: 50004

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Krishna Das   Primary Artist,Harmonium,Vocals
Mark Egan   Bass
Steve Gorn   Clarinet,Bansuri
Kevin Bents   Keyboards
Jenni Muldaur   Vocals
Kevin Reilly   Choir, Chorus
Julia Murphy   Choir, Chorus
Nina Rao   Choir, Chorus,Kartals
Robin Renee   Choir, Chorus
Janaki Kagel   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Matt Kilmer   Percussion
Sundar Das Ruben Giron   Choir, Chorus
Arjun Bruggeman   Tabla,Naal
Genevieve Walker   Violin
Jerry Scarnato   Choir, Chorus
Satya Franche   Choir, Chorus
Adam Keller   Choir, Chorus
Lily Frindel   Choir, Chorus
Devadas Labrecque   Choir, Chorus
Jeremy Frindel   Choir, Chorus
Boris Grebenschikov   Vocals
Shyama Chapin   Choir, Chorus
Ambika Cooper   Choir, Chorus
Kirtan Soul Revival   Choir, Chorus
Ana Ban   Choir, Chorus
Leslie Graves   Choir, Chorus
Adrienne Jamiel   Choir, Chorus
Amy Dewhurst   Choir, Chorus
Duncan Haile   Choir, Chorus
Marie Maybury   Choir, Chorus
Marsha Bennett   Choir, Chorus
Mary Ellen Ross   Choir, Chorus
Michael Fantin   Choir, Chorus
Nandini Sharma   Choir, Chorus
Noah Naumwoll   Choir, Chorus
Pamela Barr   Choir, Chorus
Paulette Ciotti   Choir, Chorus
Raghu Naik   Choir, Chorus
Sarah Sarada Strickman   Choir, Chorus
Sarina Rao   Choir, Chorus
Shaina Leslie   Choir, Chorus
Sharada Kagel   Choir, Chorus
Terrence Pompey   Choir, Chorus
Tom Cucinotta   Choir, Chorus
Yaitza Jaya Sita Lopez   Cello
Lalita Lynn Taylor   Choir, Chorus
Kurt Lindsey   Choir, Chorus
Keith Villanueva   Choir, Chorus
Matt Thomas   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Jay Messina   Engineer
David Nichtern   Producer
Nina Rao   Cover Photo
Michael L. Jones   Composer
Boris Grebenschikov   Composer
Diana Schilke   Executive Producer
Jim Sanger   Executive Producer
Laura Bouch   Executive Producer
Nancy Wittenberg   Executive Producer
Shamina Rao-Herel   Package Art Direction
Thomas Eason   Executive Producer
Yogi Beaty   Executive Producer

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