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Kirtan Superstars: Some of My Favorite Yoga Music


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My Top 11 Old School Kirtan Artists (in no particular order)

Snatam Kaur & Guru Ganesha Singh

Fave Tracks: Snatam Kaur —> “The Sun Shines on Everyone”
Guru Ganesha Singh —> “Hari Om”

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Shantala

Fave Track: Baba Hanuman (remake of a Krishna Das song)
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Wah!
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Krishna Das

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Deva Premal
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Bhagavan Das
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David Newman (Durga Das)
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Sean Johnson & The Laughing Lotus Band
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Jai Uttal
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MC Yogi
Fave Track: Rock On Hanuman
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Dave Stringer — If you want to learn a little bit about Dave Stringer’s radical life change to become the kirtan rock star that he is (in his own words), watch the great yoga documentary “Y Yoga.”
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Temple Bhajan Band
Fave Track: “Loka Samasta”
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Special Mention: Anugama, Shaman’s Dream, Shimshai, Jaya Lakshmi & Ananda, Singh Kaur, Playing for Change
Shimshai will be playing at the Mystic Island Festival on Maui in early 2013.

Two Major Events Where You Can Experience Many of These Artists: Bhakti Fest in Joshua Tree, and at Omega

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Kirtan Fun Fact: What’s the difference between the words “Jai” and “Jaya” (two words used a lot in kirtan?)? Not much! Both words mean essentially “Victory!” or “Hail!” (and I like to say it’s like “Yay!,” perhaps derivative of it) The word “Jaya” is Sanskrit, and that is how it would have been said way back when. “Jai” is more how the word is written and pronounced in modern Indian languages, and my source says that other variants include “joi” and “jey.” Also, we often hear “Jai” pronounced as “Jai,” and also a lot as “Jey.” It seems both are correct. One Source for this: http://www.indiadivine.org/audarya/hinduism-forum/214908-meaning-jai.html

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