New York-based artist, yogini, and musician sings the traditional Kumaré Chant.
1. Jai Shri Kumaré
Pandit Thirti Thute Gupta ji
Sri Kumaré childhood friend, Pandit Gupta sings in the pure tradition of the Kumaré's - the unique "Aali'kash" style of music.
From the Aryan invasion to Alexander the Great to Genghis Khan, the Himalayan Range has been a cultural crossroads, and the music represents this melting pot of sounds.
Here are rare studio recordings of Pandit-ji. (Much thanks to Sasha Kliment for donating his technical expertise)
1. Kumaré Cha
2. Frunt Asu Faise Asu
3. Shuru ka Uguthana (Prelude to the Unveiling) Listen
Led by Mahanta Mithi, the Rudradas Kumars are a troop of Rajastani devotional musicians whose sounds often travel with Sri Kumaré throughout the Indian subcontinent.
This Rajasthani troop offers endearing chants praising their guru, Sri Kumaré. They often sing of the glory of past Kumarés, and the unbroken chain of compassion upheld by the tradition.
1. Rama Nama Rupa Listen
2. Kumaré Mayakara Listen
One of the great Kumarasthanas ("One on the Path to Kumaré"), Prakash Shivalik is a harmonium master and man of intense devotion. In his song, we hear the beautiful intermingling of Hindu sanskrit chants notably "Twameva matha.." juxtaposed with the Kumaré tradition. Shivalik, a honored devotee of Sri Kumaré, believes in the multiplicity of spiritual paths.
1. Twameva Matha Listen
2. Song of the Kumararasthana Listen
Hisham B and the Laita Mandala
A Burmese of Punjabi heritage, Hisham shares ethnic roots with his Guru.
He has spent most of his life in Tokyo and New York playing his brand of experimental and meditative noise.
A darling of the New York art world, Hisham is a fixture in the downtown music scene.
He now lives in Brooklyn, New York.