Love Is the Best
Dada Veda is a singer-songwriter who blends the wisdom of yoga with the rhythms of folk, country and rock music. Garbed in orange, Dada has traveled the world teaching yoga, doing social work and singing songs. Dada was born in 1946 in New York City and grew up in the era when rock and roll emerged as the most popular form of music. Upon graduating from college in 1968, Dada hitchhiked to California where he met an Indian monk who taught him yoga and meditation. Following that initiation, Dada went deeper into the yoga practice and became a full time monk in 1977. As a monk, his work took him to over 50 countries in Europe, the Far East and the Middle East. In Albania, where he spent ten years, Dada founded a kindergarten and began writing songs. His first CD, Brighter Than the Sun was released in 2003, and featured an acoustic, folk-country sound. On the present release, Love is the Best, Dada has taken the help of an able producer, Ryan Sam of New York City, and his acoustic style has been amplified and expanded. Love is the Best features Dada's upbeat and inspiring songs backed by a full band playing in a variety of styles including country-rock, folk-rock, gospel and soul. There is even a doo-wop song, blending spiritual lyrics with the beat of early 1950s rock and roll. The CD concludes with two "kirtan" tracks featuring mantra chanting designed to help the listener find inner peace. 'One of the best Indie music CDs of 2009' - Indie Music Review.