Krishna Das-Om Namah Shivaya
Those who have enjoyed the blessing of catching Krishna Das live know how this professional recording comes very close to capturing the experience! Do yourself a favor and catch K.D. live sometime soon.
We are happy to share this professionally filmed and recorded video of Krishna Das singing “Om Namah Shivaya” live with you! There are lyrics in the video too, for you to sing along!
This video was shot in New York City at the Church Of St. Paul & St. Andrew in October 2013 and is part of a full-length kirtan recorded that evening.
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Krishna Das vocals and harmonium
David Nichtern guitar
Arjun Bruggeman tabla and naal
Nina Rao kartals
Yaitza Jaya Sita Lopez cello
John McDowell percussion and keyboards
Mark Gorman bass
Kosmic Kirtan Posse choir vocals
Jay Messina mixing and mastering
Kevin D Reilly live sound
Sandy Chase/ Fluid Film video and editing
Chants in a Lifetime
Harvard professors Richard Alpert and Timothy Leary made countercultural history in 1963 when they were fired for conducting controversial psychedelic drug research. In the purple haze aftermath, Alpert journeyed to India and found his guru Maharaj Ji, who renamed him Ram Dass (“Servant of God”). Best known for his 1971 bestseller “Be Here Now,” which was a spiritual touchstone of the era, Ram Dass became an inspiration to people across the globe. Filmmaker Mickey Lemle—who has known his subject for more than twenty-five years—intersperses vivid archival footage from hippiedom’s glory days with intimate glimpses of Ram Dass today, as he continues to remake his life since being—in his words—”stroked” in 1997.
One Track Heart
In 1970, a young musician named Jeffrey Kagel walked away from the American dream of rock ‘n’ roll stardom-turning down the lead singer slot in the band that would become Blue Oyster Cult. He sold all his possessions and moved from the New York suburbs to the Himalayan foothills in search of happiness and a little-known saint named Neem Karoli Baba (Maharaj-ji). One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das follows Kagel’s journey to India and back, his struggles with depression and drug abuse, and his eventual emergence as Krishna Das – the world-renowned spiritual teacher, chant master, and Grammy-nominated recording artist. Featuring interviews with Be Here Now author Ram Dass, Grammy-winning producer Rick Rubin (Beastie Boys, Metallica), New York Times bestselling author Sharon Salzberg, and two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee Daniel Goleman, as well as a score by Dinosaur Jr.’s J Mascis and Devadas, One Track Heart is the inspiring story.