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“Thanks and praises go to my guru, Neem Karoli Baba, and Sri Siddhi Ma and Sri Jivanti Ma, who carry His presence with such love.
Love and thanks to all the wonderful people who come and sing their hearts out night after night all over the world.
I have been singing these chants for many years and with every day they get deeper and more powerful as the beauty and mystery of the Name unfold. May the blessings of all the Saints and Sages always be with us and by their blessings may we be strong enough in that love to carry ourselves and others through all of life’s hard stuff.
- Krishna Das
Heart Full of SoulLISTEN TO SOUND CLIPS:
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Originally Released: September 2008
Night after night, in ashrams and temples, cavernous cathedrals and modest community theaters around the world, Krishna Das sits down behind his harmonium, flanked by his band of supporting musicians, greets the crowd that has gathered to sing, closes his eyes, and begins. And with his opening Om, everyone in the room sets off together on a priceless evening’s journey along the path of devotion.
Heart Full of Soul is a double-CD recording of just such an evening and just such a journey. It is rich with the burnished treasure of the Divine Name, passed back and forth, back and forth between KD and the audience, as they travel together the varied terrain of the heart: from the funky rhythms of “Radhe Radhe Shyam” through the intense longing of “All One (Hare Krishna)” and the balm of “Jaya Bhagavan,” and ending with KD’s joyous version of the gospel classic, “Jesus on the Main Line.”
This is not a single night’s performance caught in amber, but a gift that’s fresh with each listening, drawing us in to join in with Krishna Das in the compelling practice of namakirtan over and over, again and again, whoever and wherever we happen to be.
Krishna Das - vocals, harmonium
Ty Burhoe - tabla
Arjun Bruggeman - drum kit, shakers
Nina Rao - finger cymbals
Mark Gorman - bass guitar
Steve Ross - acoustic guitar, harmony vocals
David Nichtern - electric guitar
Genevieve Walker - violin
Kosmic Kirtan Posse of Los Angeles and New York
Jay Messina – mixing engineer, mastering
Recorded live in Los Angeles December 2007
Tim Bomba – live recording engineer
Concert sound mixed by John Potoker
Assisted by Archit Dave
Recording organized by Mitchell Markus
Cover photo credit Kevin Gölz
Inside photo credits Carla Cummings & Linda Savitz
CD design John Rummen, Artwerks Design