"RA MA Records Volume 2" features members of the the famous 80's band, the Go Go’s - now as a mantra all-girl band called the Go Gobindays on their original song "Sat Narayan." The song is a female Ramone-esque track with lyrics that are a kundalini sacred poem. The remaining album features 7 other tracks from various artists. RA MA Records' music is a departure from the traditional Kundalini mantra recordings. The label's mission is to trail blaze a new genre of music for mass consumption--in and out of the yoga space, onto the dance floor, radio and beyond. Get it here: www.smarturl.it/RAMArecords_Vol2
Sean Johnson And The Wild Lotus Band will be headlining three yoga-music festivals this summer. Bhakti Fest-Midwest, The Telluride Yoga Festival, and The Omega Being Yoga Conference Retreat. http://www.SeanJohnsonAndTheWildLotusBand.com
Will Blunderfield's new single "Amazing Grace" (Pink Ribbon Celebration Remixes) feat. Bif Naked is now available on iTunes. All proceeds benefit the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Listen to one of the included tracks below and download the single here: www.itunes.com/willblunderfield
Yoga Journal, January 2012
QUEEN OF HEARTS, by Jai Uttal. Nutone Music; nutonemusic.com
Kirtan artist Jai Uttal rocks the yoga house (yet again!) with a genre-bending blend of old-school reggae and ska, Brazilian samba, and traditional Bengali kirtan. Dedicated to Radha, the Hindu goddess of devotion, Queen of Hearts is the musical equivalent of a four-course meal--and just as likely to satisfy. Co-produced by Uttal's longtime friend and collaborator Ben Leinbach (whose album Sangha is also reviewed on this page), Queen of Hearts is a tantalizing mix of sensuality and spirituality performed with stellar musicianship.
Each song is buoyed by soaring vocals from Uttal and a choir of angelic yet earthy female backup singers, including Tina Malia (who has sung with Carlos Santana, Bonnie Raitt, and India.Arie) and up-and-coming kirtan divas such as C.C. White and Prajna Vieira. Highlights include the sultry, reggae-centric "Ocean of Milk" and the prayerful, folk-tinged "Vishnu's Dream."
Many yogis will use this album as a high-octane accompaniment to a fast-ﬂowing asana practice, and that's not a bad idea. But Queen of Hearts is not background music; it merits repeated, intent listening in its own right. One spin will get your body moving; the next will put this album at the top of your playlist.
Yoga Chat with the Accidental Yogist creates "An Alternative Global Musical Experience" this week, and features music from Jai Uttal
Will Blunderfield talks about his album "Hallelujah", his first US tour and more on the iTunes Podcast "Yoga Chat". Listen here:
Sirius XM has just launched a Yoga Channel (channel 360)!
Created in partnership with yoga musician Krishna Das, the channel also features music from Jai Uttal, Wah!, Donna De Lory, Sean Johnson And The Wild Lotus Band!
Krishna Das streaming on London Radio...
Check out Jai Uttal's interview on "In The Spirit" Radio
Nutone is the featured playlist on YOGITUNES.COM this week! Check it out!