World renown chant music icons Snatam Kaur, Krishna Das, Deva Premal, Manose, Todd Boston, C.C. White Soul Kirtan, and Ramesh Kannan, have come together to release "River Ganga," a song to express their love for this beautiful river of India and her people. "River Ganga" will be available for sale and streaming globally on November 19!
Join us on November 19th, for our special online River Ganga Celebration. November 19th is Dev Divali, the full moon after Divali, when millions of Indians make a pilgrimage to the Ganga River. We will livestream from the banks of the Ganga River, at the Parmarth Ashram in Rishi Kesh India, with a worship service called Aarti. The program begins at 5:30pm Rishi Kesh time, or 7am EST/4am PST, on November 19. Many of the artists from the song will participate, along with other special guests. This event will be recorded and made available for rebroadcast.
100% of the profits from the song River Ganga will go to the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA), an interfaith environmental group working to serve the Ganga and her people. The song "River Ganga" was written by Snatam Kaur, Todd Boston and Ramesh Kannan. It is an anthem, a call to clean up the river as she suffers from incredible pollution and unsustainable practices. Won't you join Snatam and the other artists in their support of the GIWA's important work?
MEET THE ARTISTS
Through inspirational concerts, workshops, immersion courses and retreats, the much-beloved devotional singer and Grammy nominated recording artist Snatam Kaur shares the power of Sikh sacred mantras with all the world. Possessed of an incandescently luminous voice and a deep knowledge of Kundalini yoga, her concerts and events are joyous occasions and a source of solace for our troubled times.
“A big focus in all I’m doing now is simply coming back to ‘I am love’ and feeling that vibration of love.”
Manose has released four solo CDs and is ever-more popular as a contributing artist for work by everyone from Deva Premal & Miten, and Grammy-nominated Jai Uttal to bluegrass great, Peter Rowan. He has also collaborated with the Chicago Children’s Choir, tabla maestro Swapan Chowdhury, John Densmore of the Doors, and The New Maihar Band, an ensemble created by Ustad Ali Akbar Khan.
He is a founding member of the classical raga group Sukarma, his music videos air regularly on Nepali TV, he performs annually in Nepal’s jazz festival where he has shared the stage with Australian maestro Don Burrows, and as a member of the nation’s most popular rock band, 1974AD, it has been his privilege to re-popularize his traditional flute.
C.C. WHITE SOUL KIRTAN
With her beloved signature burst of color Red Head Wrap, C.C. White's distinct Soul Kirtan concerts have won her worldwide recognition as “The Queen of Soul Kirtan!". Her unique, soul-flavored chant experiences effortlessly enrapture audiences and bring them to their feet! C.C.’s critically acclaimed CD This IS Soul Kirtan!, debuted at the top of the iTunes World Chart as the first of it’s kind. Featuring a unique blend of Kirtan, Soul, Reggae, Southern Blues, Gospel, R&B & Jazz, this CD brings music from her roots with the sacred devotion of Kirtan.
Music and its power to transform and heal has always been a passion for Ramesh Kannan. Growing up in a musical household, the healing power of music was introduced to him at a very young age. His mother, an accomplished carnatic vocalist, introduced him to tabla drums at the age of 8. His lifelong musical journey has lead him to learn a wide array of percussive instruments including drum set, djembe, dumbek, udu, and cajon. As a world-percussionist, Ramesh has had the opportunity to collaborate with numerous internationally renown artists including Snatam Kaur, Krishna Das, Jai Uttal, Bhagavan Das,Deva Premal, Mitten, Manose, Will Ackerman, Tony Levin, GuruGanesha Singh, Rick Allen, Gregory Alan Isakov, and many more.
DEVA PREMAL & MITEN
Grammy-nominated Deva Premal & Miten are modern nomads on a mission to share with humanity the medicine of mantra. With original chants that are used for meditation, yoga, stress management, massage, and sleep playlists worldwide, they not only model spiritually conscious living but also share powerful tools for wellness, mindfulness, and personal growth. They additionally offer sacred global gatherings with a temple-like environment, where music is not an ego-driven performance but rather a portal to inner peace, and heart-centered connection.
Todd Boston is an award-winning guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, and producer, whose music brings deep healing and peace. Todd discovered at a young age music’s powerful healing effects to transform emotions and to quiet the mind. His deep love and connection to nature and meditation are integral aspects of his creative process and the sound he produces.
From the core belief that music is a powerful medicine for us all, Todd continues to share his sound with a global audience reaching people in major festivals, performing arts theaters as well as hospitals, wellness, and yoga centers. His musical journey has led to collaborations with such esteemed artists as Will Ackerman, Snatam Kaur, Peter Kater, Tony Levin, Silvia Nakkach, David Darling and many others.
Layering traditional kirtan with instantly accessible melodies and modern instrumentation, Krishna Das has been called yoga’s “rock star.” With a remarkably soulful voice that touches the deepest chord in even the most casual listener, Krishna Das (known to friends as simply KD) has taken the call-and-response chanting out of yoga centers and into concert halls, becoming a worldwide icon and the best-selling western chant artist of all time. His album Live Ananda (released January 2012) was nominated for a Grammy in the Best New Age album category.