Empty rooms become a churning mass of bodies; dancing feet, flashing eyes, hands striking two-headed mrdanga drums. The pure energy of soul-satisfying vibrations fill your chest as you chant ancient mantras. Magical instruments fill your ears. Rhythms soothe your body. A typical suburban neighborhood transforms into the most beautiful place in creation, where you are eternally youthful, beautiful and full of bliss. Every word is a song and every step is a dance.
This is the epicenter of the American kirtan sub-culture. Hiding in plain sight in run-of-the-mill locations, behind curtains in the basement of your seemingly average neighbor, this vibrant spiritual and musical subculture thrives.
The As Kindred Spirits - Nectar of Devotion Album
This unique recording of World Music perfectly captures the uplifting and energetic atmosphere in which As Kindred Spirits crafts their music. Ancient Indian songs of devotion, with rich ethnic melodies are infused with fresh, Western grooves and modalities, creating tracks that are both hip and inspired.
The music of As Kindred Spirits is like a lotus growing from the mud of American materialism. We are the honeybees swarming to drink the nectar of this flower.
As Kindred Spirits features Gaura Vani and Sandeep Mody along with many of their closest friends, in this fresh take on sacred Indian music. Allow this album to place you in direct contact with the Divine through the universal language of music.