Kulimela 2009: Bhajan Kutir 2
In ancient Sanskrit, Kirtan is the sacred, joyful, spontaneous congregational singing and dancing for the glorification of the Divine. Kuli refers to a member of a community. Mela means festive fathering. Combined, 'Kuli Mela' tranforms into 'A Celebration of Community.' A 'Bhajan Kutir' is a special place dedicated to kirtans. These Kirtans were recorded live at the New Dwarka Temple in Los Angeles California. Volume 2 is lovingly presented by the following talented Kuli artists and musicians: 1. Hare Krishna (traditional) - 12:15: Kalindi dasi (lead vocals, harmonium) • Anirudha Kansal (backup vocals) • Nakula Kaufman (mridanga) • Rasika dasi & Sri Rama (kartals) • Purusartha dasa (bass guitar) 2. Hare Krishna (traditional) - 8:29 • Arjuna dasa (lead vocals, harmonium) • Radhika Manchanda (backup vocals) • Vijay Krsna & Sri Rama (mridangas) • Krishna Prema dasa (kartals) 3. Hare Krishna (traditional) - 7:20 • Abhay Clayton (lead vocals, harmonium) • Rasika dasi (backup vocals, kartals) • Sarasvati Dalldorf (backup vocals) • Vijay Krsna & Arjuna dasa (mridangas) 4. Hare Krishna/Prayers to Nrsimhadeva (traditional) - 21:46 • Visvambhar Sheth (lead vocals, harmonium) • Akincana Krishna dasa (backup vocals) • Bali Rico & Bhima Karma Saragrahi (mridangas) • Vijay Krsna & Rupa Patel (kartals) • Mukunda dasa (?ute) 5. Hare Krishna (traditional) - 23:08 • Gaura Vani (lead vocals, harmonium) • Ananta Vrindavan & Samba Wheeler (backup vocals, kartals) • Bhima Karma Saragrahi (backup vocals, mridanga) • Karnamrita dasi & Kishori Mohan (backup vocals) • Bali Rico & Vijay Krsna (mridangas) • Bala Bosch (kartals) • Jaya Sita dasi (cello) Thanks and credits to: Vrindavan Favors as Bhajan Kutir organizer * Los Angeles New Dwarka Community as gracious hosts * Szymon Potynski & Rasikananda Fitch for graphic designs * Rupa Schomaker for recording, editing and mastering the tracks * Kamal Vyas & Chaits Walker as producers. The Kuli Mela Association is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to serving an international community by supporting and encouraging it's members to come together as friends in service, association and empowerment. All proceeds from the sale of this album go to Kuli Mela Association and help facilitate future gatherings and recordings. Please support us by purchasing this album!