Kulimela 2009: Bhajan Kutir 1 / Various
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 Gathering.' 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. KulimeLA 2009: Bhajan Kutir - Volume 1 is lovingly presented by the following talented musicians: Track 1. Jay Jay Radha Ramana Hari Bol (traditional) 9:11 - Kishori Mohan (lead vocal, harmonium) * Sudevi dasi (backup vocals, kartals) * Sarasvati Dalldorf (backup vocals) * Vijay Krsna (mridanga) Track 2. Hare Krishna (traditional) 5:29 - Gaura Mani dasi (lead vocals, kartals) * Kalindi dasi (backup vocals, harmonium) * Nakula Kaufman (mridanga) Track 3. Hare Krishna (traditional) 16:07 - Ananta Vrindavan (lead vocals, kartals) * Gaura Vani (backup vocals, harmonium) * Karnamrita dasi (backup vocals) * Braja Diniz (backup vocals) * Samba Wheeler (backup vocals) * Jagi Aragones (mridanga) Track 4. Hare Krishna (traditional) 18:41 - Vijay Krsna (lead vocals, harmonium) * Bali Fergusson & Sri Rama (kartals) * Sarasvati Dalldorf (backup vocals) * Dharma Dev & Arjuna Ochoa (mridangas) Track 5. Hare Krishna (traditional) 19:18 - Rasika dasi (lead vocals, harmonium) * Kalindi dasi (back up vocals, kartals) * Dharma Dev (mridanga) 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!